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Wednesday, November 6, 2013

United Presbyterian Church, 6750 Route 873, Slatington, is hosting the 55th annual Gymanafa Ganu (Welsh hymn sing) at 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

The conductor is Ellis Williams of Bangor and organist is Robert Miller of South Portland, Maine. The pianist is Anna Mary Milot, choir director/organist at the church.

Special music will be by the "Quartet of 5," a local well known men's group. Music is sung in mostly English and some Welsh. An expanded "Te Bach" (Welsh Tea) will follow the program.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Blue Mountain Health System will offer a Diabetes Health Fair, a free community event, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, at the Palmerton Hospital Campus, 135 Lafayette Ave., Palmerton.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013
TIMES NEWS FILE PHOTO Jim Thorpe Mayor Michael Sofranko

Jim Thorpe residents have spoken and current mayor Michael J. Sofranko will serve a second term in office.

Sofranko, when reached for comment via telephone this morning, thanked his constituents for their support and confidence in him.

"I am humbled," he said. "I'm thankful for the support the residents have shown me. It really means a lot.

"I can't say enough to all who came out and worked and helped with the election," he added.

Sofranko said that he plans to continue what he started four years ago.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

At Wednesday night's Bowmanstown Borough Council meeting, President William Ravert announced a 1-mill budget increase, equivalent to $14,882, for the proposed 2014 budget. He then announced some of the changes that account for the increase.

One such change, Ravert said, is a $2,000 donation in 2014 to the Bowmanstown Volunteer Fire Department. Ravert suggested that both the 2015 and 2016 budgets also each include a donation to the fire company of $2,000.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

The mayors of Nesquehoning and Lansford went down in defeat during the general Election balloting on Tuesday in the Panther Valley area.

Nesquehoning Mayor K. Tony Walck lost a three-person race for the right to continue as the town's top elected official, while his wife, Rose Sniscak Walck, also fell victim to a challenged race.

In Lansford, Mayor Ronald Hood was defeated as well by borough voters, who, like Nesquehoning voters, also decided a borough council race.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

The Carbon County Animal Shelter will host an open house for all municipal officials, as well as local and state police officers.

The event will take place from 8:30-9:30 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 30, at the shelter, located on top of the Broad Mountain, off Route 93, in Nesquehoning.

Tom Connors, the dog warden at the shelter, explained that the open house will allow officials to learn what services the shelter provides; how it handles the animals and prepares them for adoption; as well as answer any questions they may have.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

The Monroe County Area Agency on Aging APPRISE program will have free plan comparisons for Medicare beneficiaries. The days for comparisons will continue through Dec. 3.

Hours available for appointments are 9 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. at the Monroe County Loder Building at 62 Analomink St., East Stroudsburg.

Limited appointments will also be taken at Kinsley's ShopRite Community Room, Brodheadsville on Thursday, Nov. 14 from 9 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.

Call 570-420-3735 for an appointment.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

The Over-60 Club of Palmerton will meet at noon on Nov. 19, inside Palmerton Borough Hall, 401 Delaware Avenue.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Carbon County voters on Tuesday cast their votes for persons who serve in positions of judges of elections and inspectors of elections in the Carbon County's voting precincts.

By law, each of the 51 precincts has a judge of elections who is responsible for overseeing the election process. In addition, one inspector of election from each party (Democratic and Republican) is elected in each district. All of the positions are for four-year terms.

Receiving token votes from voters in their precincts yesterday were:


Inspectors of elections

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Nesquehoning residents will have a new mayor in 2014.

Sam Kitchko, who ran on the Independent ticket, defeated incumbent K. Tony Walck and Republican candidate Michael Frey during Tuesday's municipal election. Kitchko secured 68.4 percent of the votes; while Walck received 23.58 percent and Frey, 7.53 percent.

When reached by telephone this morning, Kitchko said he was relieved and glad.