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Thursday, May 3, 2012
LINDA KOEHLER/TIMES NEWS The Palmerton Hospital Auxiliary presented certificates and pins to its dedicated volunteers. Some of those that received them are: front row, left to right-Gayle Eckhart, Belva Greene, Alice Frable, Nan Campton, Bernice Kleintop, Carol Papay, Janet Morgan; back row, left to right-Donna Mackes, Lillian Strohl, Elaine Waitkus, Delbert Eckhart, Lovey Irvin, Jenny Serfass, Joann Kercsmar.

The Palmerton Hospital Auxiliary (PHA) recognized their valued volunteers and welcomed new members at a tea held in their honor at the Palmerton Hospital's conference room.

Thursday, May 3, 2012
Gail Maholick/TIMES NEWS St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church Sunday School Students are, from left, front row, Shelby Solomon, Hailley Hentosh, Christopher Fredericks, and Jack Schaeffer; and back row, Heavenly Dailey, Haley Moyer, Nolan Wentz, Nathaniel Cunfer, John Steinfiniur, Matthew Eckhert, Colin Haydt and Cody Semmel.

A Sunday School class at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, 826 Mahoning Drive West, Lehighton, is gearing up to serve an All You Can Eat Community Spaghetti Dinner, to raise funds for two families who have had unfortunate events recently happen to them.

The spaghetti dinner will be served from 4 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, May 12 at the church. For ticket information, call Jan Wentz at 570-386-2073. The meal includes spaghetti, meatballs, salad, bread, applesauce, drink and a homemade dessert.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Time is running out on the letter of credit for Sunny Hill Farms' letter of credit for the unfinished development in Mahoning Township and supervisors gave Rick Bjorkman of PKR Enterprises their opinions on whether or not to extend the letter by one year or two years

Thursday, May 3, 2012
SHERI RYAN/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Excellence in academics and conduct was recognized recently when Panther Valley Middle School selected its Students of the Month for the month of March. From left are, Robin Krajcir, sixth grade; Samuel Arroyo, seventh grade; and Darren Goida, eighth grade. Students received a certificate of recognition and a gift card for their efforts.

Thursday, May 3, 2012
AMY MILLER/TIMES NEWS Sue Dopira of the Panther Valley seniors eyes the hoop during the basketball shoot event of the 2012 Carbon County Senior Games. The games will run until May 10.

With two days of competition complete, Southern Carbon County is still in the lead. But with the Northern Carbon County seniors following close behind, it's still anyone's game.

The standings are Southern Carbon County: Lehighton with 205 points and Palmerton with 19 points, for a combined team score of 224; and Northern Carbon County: Jim Thorpe with 151 points; Panther Valley with 45 points; and Weatherly with 10 points, for a combined team score of 206.

Wednesday's events included the basketball shoot and darts. The results are recorded below.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Gnaden Huetten Memorial Hospital in Lehighton has opened the first floor of its newly constructed wing, an addition which adjoins a three-story building erected in 1967. Accomodations for 43 patients, including 16 new patient rooms, circle a centralized nursing station in a setting similar in design to an upper story which opened last month. Albert U. Koch, chairman of the board of directors, said that an enlarged Same Day Surgery unit, which will adjoin the operating room, is still under construction.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Conservation volunteer "Pap" Knauss of the "Spirit of Tuscarora Trail" will lead a wildflower identification and bird walk on Saturday, May 12, beginning at 9:30 a.m. at Tuscarora State Park in Barnesville, Schuylkill County.

Thursday, May 3, 2012
AMY MILLER/TIMES NEWS Members of Carbon County Safe Kids and Pyramid Sports Performance Center accept the proclamation that named the last week of April as "Sports Safety Week" in Carbon County during last week's commissioners' meeting. The groups are now planning two sports clinics to educate children and parents about sports related injuries. From left, are, Carbon County Commissioners Thomas J. Gerhard and Wayne Nothstein; Brian Fetterman, head, strength and conditioning coach at Pyramid; Mindy Graver, chairperson of Carbon County Safe Kids; Mel Zeigler, member of Safe Kids; and Commissioner William O'Gurek.

Carbon County officials recently proclaimed the last week of April was "Sports Safety Week" in the county.

During the county commissioners' meeting last Thursday, the commissioners adopted a proclamation to support an effort that Carbon County Safe Kids and Pyramid Sports Performance Center is working on to help stop sports-related injuries in children.

Thursday, May 3, 2012
TERRY AHNER/TIMES NEWS

This 1995 Honda Civic operated by Jacob Serrano, 22, of Palmerton, was traveling east along Route 248 at around 1:10 p.m. Wednesday when the driver lost control and went down an embankment. No one was injured.

Thursday, May 3, 2012
MICHAEL A. HEERY/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

In honor of Earth Day, Lehighton Rotary Club Vice President Rev. Leon Morgan recently presented to the club "The Blue Planet." As a follow-up to an article in Rotarian magazine, he discussed the importance of clean water around the world. Pictured left to right are Morgan, Lehighton Rotary Club President Erica Heery, and Rotarians Becky Wanamaker and John Hanosek. Rotary Club of Lehighton meets Mondays from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. at Beacon 443 Diner / Restaurant. Prospective new members are invited and encouraged to attend.