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Monday, April 22, 2013

State Sen. David G. Argall on Friday released his weekly legislative update.

The Senate unanimously approved bills improving and expediting access to lobbying disclosure and campaign finance data, and creating an online voter registration system on Wednesday. The bills now go to the House of Representatives for consideration.

Monday, April 22, 2013
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An exhibition of the work of Panther Valley students, who participated in the 2011-2012 spring semester's Artist-in-Residence Project, is currently on display at the Tamaqua Community Art Center. "Victor Stabin-Daedal Doodle: An Extraordinary Journey through the Alphabet." Created through assistance by Victor Stabin of Jim Thorpe, and co-funded by the Panther Valley School District and Allentown Art Museum.

Monday, April 22, 2013
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Pau Lanchantin (left) leads a Tai Chi demonstration at Race Street Park as part of the Jim Thorpe Earth Day festivities.

Monday, April 22, 2013

According to the Pocono District of Penn State Extension, a "Technology Tuesdays: Animal Welfare and the Dairy Industry" free online workshop designed for dairy producers, their employees and advisers will be held from 8:30-10 a.m. Tuesday, April 23.

Animal welfare continues to be a hot topic in not just the dairy industry, but in animal agriculture in general. Discussed will be the importance of third party evaluations and the relationship between the score, cow comfort and production.

Monday, April 22, 2013
AL ZAGOFSKY/TIMES NEWS FILE PHOTO Michael Koehler, the son of Charlotte Thorpe and the grandson of Jim Thorpe, is troubled by last week's decision in the Jim Thorpe repatriation lawsuit. The photograph of Michael Koehler was taken in front of  Thorpe's mausoleum in Jim Thorpe during Jim Thorpe birthday festivities in 2011.

Michael Koehler is troubled by the ruling in the Jim Thorpe lawsuit. Koehler is Thorpe's grandson and spokesperson for the progeny of Thorpe's first wife, Margaret Iva Miller.

Late last week, federal Judge Richard A. Caputo declared, "The borough of Jim Thorpe is a 'museum' under the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act and subject to the requirements of the Act, including those provisions governing repatriation requests."

Monday, April 22, 2013

The required five-year update of the 2007 Schuylkill County Hazard mitigation Plan is drawing to a close, according to Susan Smith, executive director of the Schuylkill County Planning Commission.

A steering committee has completed updating the plan documents, formulated new goals and identified both county-wide and specific municipal mitigation actions and held public meetings. Many of the county-wide actions relate strongly to land use planning.

Monday, April 22, 2013
Children of Tamaqua's Child Development spent time recently viewing all the types and forms of artwork on display at the Tamaqua Community Arts Center. They also browsed their artworks, also on display for a few more weeks. Children pose for a quick photo with some of their artworks on display at the center.

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Monday, April 22, 2013
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Destiny Steinmetz, 5, shows tender loving care to a two-week old chick as part of a project at the Child Development Inc. in Tamaqua. She is the daughter of Richard and Jolleen Steinmetz.

Monday, April 22, 2013

In a meeting that lasted less than 30 minutes, the Kidder Township Board of Supervisors took care of business.

Only three of the five supervisors were present at the April meeting. Supervisors Robert Lengle and Tom Bradley were unable to attend.

Fortunately, there were no major issues to decide on the agenda. The normal business was conducted, the bills were paid and the monthly reports of the various commissions, councils and departments were accepted.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Members of the Tamaqua Volunteers group are in need of a few trucks and drivers to help them pick up 25 donated televisions, 4 dressers and other items for this Saturday's free Tamaqua Community Giveaway. If you are available to be at the Hometown Fire Company with your truck this Wednesday at 5:30 p.m., please call the event organizer at (570) 668-1234. The move should only take less than an hour and a half.

In addition, organizers added that donations can be dropped off this Saturday from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. The free giveaway, for Tamaqua residents, will start sharply at 9:15 a.m.