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Saturday, October 18, 2014

The Carbon County Veterans Day Parade will be held at 2 p.m. Nov. 9 in Nesquehoning.

Organizers are currently looking for organizations who wish to participate in the parade.

If your organization is interested, contact Henry Desrosiers at 570-325-3986.

The rain date is Nov. 16.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Seven first-time offenders in the criminal justice system were placed in Carbon County's Accelerated Rehabilitation Disposition probation program on Thursday by President Judge Roger N. Nanovic II.

If a person successfully completes all conditions of the program, their record will be wiped clean. However, if they fail to complete it or are revoked from it, they will face trial on all pending charges. A person does not admit guilt in entering the program.

All were placed for a year.

Saturday, October 18, 2014
AP Photo/The Times-Tribune, Jason Farmer Police search an area in Price Township, near Alpine Ski Resort last week as they look for Eric Frein, the suspect in last month's deadly ambush at a state police barracks.

The American Red Cross has historically loaned a helping hand to residents and emergency officials when disaster strikes.

In fact, the nonprofit's website proclaims it responds to around 70,000 natural and man-made disasters each year from fires to hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, tornadoes, hazardous material spills, transportation accidents and explosions.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

In 2013, 107 Pennsylvanians were murdered as a result of domestic violence.

Hotlines are available 24 hours a day to help people looking to get out of a bad situation.

Carbon County

Domestic Violence Service Center, 800-424-5600

Victims Resource Center, 866-206-9050

Schuylkill County

Schuylkill Women in Crisis, 570-622-6220 or 800-282-0634

Monroe County

Women's Resources of Monroe County: 570-421-4200

Lehigh and Northampton

Crime Victims Council: 610-437-6611

Turning Point of Lehigh Valley: 610-437-3369 or 877-438-4957

Saturday, October 18, 2014
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS State Rep. Doyle Heffley, left; Ship 260 Commander Scott Reinhart, center; and Carbon County Veterans Affairs director Henry Desrosiers with the certificate from the Carbon County Commissioners.

At the monthly meeting in September, the Navy Club of Carbon County officially became 5 years old.

The meeting was dedicated to a celebration of that milestone of Ship 260's history.

In an address by Commander Scott Reinhart, various activities over the last five years were highlighted. The Navy Club offers a program, "Honoring Our Flag" to schools, scouts and civic groups, and over the past several years the program has been presented over 35 times.

The club was chartered as Ship 260 of the Navy Club of the United States on Sept. 28, 2009.

Saturday, October 18, 2014
BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS Dr. Michael Martinez, of Carbon Surgical Associates, works on a tattoo removalon Holly Holland recently at his Palmerton office.

Tattoo removal just got a whole lot faster.

That's thanks to a breakthrough tattoo removal, which allows people to erase unwanted tattoos.

PicoSure is the name of the laser. Its name comes from the fact that the laser energy is sent at a trillionth of a second, a picosecond.

It is the first one of its kind, and is FDA approved for laser tattoo removal, age spot removal, wrinkle reduction and the treatment of acne scars.

The services are being performed at Carbon Surgical Associates in Palmerton, as well as TruSpa and Skin Care Center in Palmerton.

Saturday, October 18, 2014
AP Photo/File In this February 2014 file photo from a still image taken from a hotel security video released by TMZ Sports, Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice punches his then-fiancée, Janay Palmer, in an elevator at the Revel casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

In an Atlantic City, New Jersey, hotel elevator this past February, NFL star Ray Rice and then-fiancee Janay Palmer argued.

That argument escalated into a physical altercation between the pair as Rice punched his soon-to-be wife, knocking her unconscious.

Initial videos released showed the aftermath of the incident with Rice dragging Palmer out of the elevator by the shoulders.

One month later, the couple exchanged vows as disciplinary action against the Baltimore Ravens running back weaved its way through the court system.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Earlier this year, the state house approved the 2014-15 state budget and fiscal code.

The spending plan includes $10.5 billion in K-12 education spending, representing the highest total in our state's history.

The figure includes funding increases for each school district in Carbon County, adding up to more than $2.1 million in additional funding compared to last year.

In addition, the budget calls for an increase of $20 million for special education, which is the first increase in six years.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Many of us suspected that there would be a day when Ebola would arrive in the United States, and indeed it has. A man who traveled from Liberia was recently diagnosed and died in Texas.

While not an epidemic in the United States at this moment, the first case diagnosed in our country is proof that Ebola could someday come to Pennsylvania.

That's why we must be extremely serious about being prepared and taking appropriate precautions.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Faith Alive United Methodist Church, located in Bowmanstown, will serve a Thanksgiving dinner on Nov. 22 at the church.

The meal will be served at 1, 2 and 3 p.m.

All are welcome to enjoy. There are no takeouts.

Transportation or delivery for the homebound can be made available by prior arrangement, at least four days ahead of the dinner.

For more information, and or arrangements, call 610-852-3833 or 570-386-5586 before Nov. 18.