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Thursday, May 31, 2012
RON GOWER/TIMES NEWS Summit Hill American Legion honor guard stands at attention during Memorial Day service at the White Bear Cemetery in Summit Hill.

The speaker at the Memorial Day weekend service at St. Joseph's Cemetery in the White Bear section of Summit Hill paid tribute to local soldiers who died in combat.

Carbon County Commissioner William O'Gurek mentioned fellow St. Joseph's Church parishioner Airman George M. Bevich Jr., "Carbon County's first casualty of the Vietnam War."

Thursday, May 31, 2012
Gail Maholick/TIMES NEWS Jeanine D'Andrea, owner of a Good Vybrations whole body vibration machine at a kiosk at the Carbon Plaza Mall said 10 minutes on the Sonix Whole Body vibration machine helps people lose weight and a heightened feeling of wellness.

Good Vybrations kiosk, located across from Holiday Hair Salon at the Carbon Plaza Mall, can provide you with a personalized Sonix Whole Body vibration experience.

Jeanine D'Andrea, owner of Sonix, said the whole body vibration machine improved the condition of her skin, helped her lose weight and gave her a heightened feeling of wellness despite her own serious health issues.

"I used to have extreme pain in my body," she admitted. "I have stress fractures in both my feet and I couldn't do anything."

Thursday, May 31, 2012
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS In addition to repairing washouts from recent rain storms, West Penn Township workers are continuing their seasonal road repairs. West Penn Township road crew lay 240 degree asphalt on Golf Road in the township. From left are Joe Fritz, foreman Jeremy Frable and James Balliet. Not pictured is truck driver Tony Sfara.
Thursday, May 31, 2012

Mr. and Mrs. George Trexler, Washington D.C. visited with the former's mother in Lehighton. Mr. Trexler was Lehighton's first mail carrier. He went to Washington under the late Fourth Assistant Postmaster General James I. Blakeslee and became assistant director of the postal department, which is next in line to Fourth Assistant Postmaster General. Mr. and Mrs. Trexler registered at the County Commissioners office today as voters.

Thursday, May 31, 2012

A Lansford man pleaded guilty in Carbon County court on Tuesday to six criminal counts after previously entering pleas in three other cases, and was immediately sentenced to a state prison term. He also faces a big restitution bill.

Thursday, May 31, 2012
TERRY AHNER/TIMES NEWS Dan Stevenson, president of Northern Lehigh Future Focus, and Marilyn Kaul, chairperson of the historic preservation and tourism task force of Northern Lehigh Future Focus, unveil the Northern Lehigh Historical Markers Program brochure during a news conference Tuesday at the Victory Park Historical Marker, in Victory Park, Slatington.

A snapshot of the Northern Lehigh area at a glance.

That's exactly what those who come in contact with a brochure to cap the Northern Lehigh Historical Markers Program can come to expect.

The pamphlet was displayed at a news conference conducted by Northern Lehigh Future Focus Tuesday at the Victory Park Historical Marker in Victory Park, Slatington.

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Members of the Eldred Township Veterans Commission, left to right, Leon Smale, Marlene Prutzman, Janet Smith, Mary Correll, Lorraine Everett, Helen Mackes, Wilbert Kleintop and Elmer Frantz, conducted a Memorial Day observance with patriotic songs, poems, readings and the recognition of area veterans lost serving their country.

Thursday, May 31, 2012

PennDOT workers and contractors have been working non-stop over the past few days repairing roads and washout areas since Saturday's violent rain storm. Pictured is a crew working on SR902 southeastof Summit Hill.

Thursday, May 31, 2012
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS A wet Brittany Spaniel looks down from a rocky cliff along SR309 in Kline Township as McAdoo firefighters set up their ladder truck for a rescue.

Firefighters and police in Kline Township responded to the Mile Hill (SR309) in Kline Township Wednesday morning after a motorist heard a dog barking and noticed it perched on a high ledge overlooking the road.

"There was no way I could reach the dog," Township Police Chief John Petrilla said. "I radioed dispatch to have McAdoo Fire Company bring their ladder truck."

Petrilla closed one northbound lane of SR309 while firefighters arrived.

Thursday, May 31, 2012
 Samantha Schubert of Scranton (left) and Caitlynn Rendon of Tobyhanna ride the Sizzler at the Community Block Party at Sam Miller Field.

The Jim Thorpe Community Athletic Association held a three day Community Block Party at Sam Miller Field in the Heights section of Jim Thorpe.

In addition to rides, games, food, and beverages, there was live musical entertainment each night.

Association member Shawn Sheckler, who is the Vice President of the Jim Thorpe Community Athletic Association said, "we're here to raise money for Sam Miller Field and for the youth of Jim Thorpe and the community."