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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Deeds recorded

Banks Township

Charles J. Schalles to Charles J. Schalles, P.O. Box 133, Tresckow, property on East Maple Street, $1.

Franklin Township

Elsie M. Getz to Clarence R. Getz, 1060 Main Road, Lehighton, property at 20 Maple Road, $1.

Marie A. Christman to Marie A. Hood, 696 Hemlock St., Palmerton, property at 696 Hemlock St., $1.

Sheriff of Carbon County to Federal National Mortgage Association, Philadelphia, property at 175 Franklin Road, $1.

Jim Thorpe

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

The Schuylkill County Chamber of Commerce Transportation Committee will present an overview of transportation funding legislation and county projects at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 26, at Carmelo's Roman Delight on Route 61 in Orwigsburg.

The presentation will feature state Secretary of Transportation Barry J. Schoch.

The cost is $25 per person

Reservations for the luncheon must be made by Friday. They can be made by emailing Tarah Dove at tdove@schuylkillchamber.com, or by calling the office at (570) 622-1942 or (800) 755-1942.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013
VICTOR IZZO/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Present at Jim Thorpe Area High School to acknowledge two donations of $500 each to aid the school's Olweus Bullying Prevention Program are, l-R, Christine Rosenberger, Olweus District Coordinator and In-House Trainer; Sharon Cimino, branch manager of the Mauch Chunk Trust Company; Bob Stevenson, Olweus Committee community representative; Lori Cinicola, loan officer, Jim Thorpe National Bank; and Tom Lesisko, principal, Jim Thorpe Area High School.

The Olweus Bullying Prevention Program (0BPP) at Jim Thorpe Area High School was the recent recipient of two $500 donations.

The donations were due to the generosity of the Jim Thorpe National Bank and the Mauch Chunk Trust Company.

OBPP will be able to purchase additional books and supplies for teachers to use when training Jim Thorpe Area High School students about bullying behavior and preventative measures during the 2013-14 school year.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

NORTHAMPTON, Pa. (AP) – Fire and rescue crews are still searching for a kayaker who went missing on the Lehigh River in eastern Pennsylvania over the weekend.

The kayaker, who one report said was from Walnutport, went missing around 5:45 p.m. Sunday in Northampton. Crews have been searching a 5-mile stretch of the river, which has been running high because of recent rainfall. They have also been searching the shoreline.

Fire department officials say they found a blue kayak Sunday.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Honors for the fourth quarter of the 2012-13 school year at the Penn Kidder Campus of the Jim Thorpe Area School District has been announced as follows:

Honor roll

Grade 3: Travis Benson, Emma Connors, Christian DeFelice, Evan Fedora, Matthew Fezenko, Randi Garner, Matthew Goodhue, Elijah Heckman, Heather Herbott, Kelli Hogarty, Victoria Jamie, Daniel Kempton, Alicia Lombardi, James Lordi, Jada Mahmde, Rachel McFeeley, Kalyn Monroe, Victoria Ress, Emma Rodriquez, Aidin Schlegel-Lucas, Matthew Shapiro, Emma Spath, Jack Trovato, Isabella Verhage, Edward Weaver

Monday, June 17, 2013
Gail Maholick/TIMES NEWS Lehighton Area Lioness Lions Club installed new officers for the 2013-2014 year. Front from left are, Richard Galloway, lion tamer; Linda Benner, corresponding secretary; Barbara Walck, trustee; Pat Whitehead, tail twister; Kimberly Babcock, president; Barbara Christopher, co-treasurer; Cleo Balliet, trustee; and Brenda Green, chaplain and membership chairman; and back row, Bob Neumoyer, PDG, and installing officer; Steven Anthony, vice president; Lisa Whitehead, trustee; Rose Galloway, trustee; Gerry Andrews, treasurer; Alicia Silliman, trustee; and Sue Anthony secretary. Also new officers are Kay Teets and Maggie Armbruster, trustees.

Lehighton Area Lioness Lions Club celebrated the chartering of its club and installation of 2013-2014 officers and new members last week at the annual Charter Night, held at Carbon Career and Technical Institute's Harvest Cafe.

Robert Neumoyer, PDG, was the installing officer. Also attending the meeting was Liz McElwee, vice district governor of 14-U.

Monday, June 17, 2013

The Mahoning Township supervisors awarded various bids for road materials and fuel for the upcoming year.

All the bids were awarded by 3-0 votes with supervisors Franklin Ruch and Todd Weaver absent.

Monday, June 17, 2013
Gail Maholick/TIMES NEWS Dawn Ferrante, executive director of the  Carbon Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development, has been named one of the Top 25 Women in Business in Northeast Pennsylvania. Awards were presented Friday at the Hilton Hotel in Scranton. From left are, Michael Bean, president and CEO of Mohegan Sun; Ferrante, and Elizabeth Zygmunt, editor in chief of the NE Pa. Business Journal.

Dawn Ferrante, executive director of the newly formed Carbon County Chamber and Economic Development, has been named one of the Top 25 Women in Business. The award recognizes the top women in business in northeast Pennsylvania.

Presentation of the awards took place on Friday at a luncheon held at the Hilton Hotel in Scranton.

The awards are sponsored by the Northeast Pennsylvania Business Journal and Northeast Pennsylvania National Association of Women Business Owners.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Local firefighters were kept busy this weekend with two rescue calls on the Lehigh River.

The first happened Saturday afternoon when a kayak overturned between Packerton and Jim Thorpe, sending a male and female into the river.

The male didn't see the female immediately after the incident and phoned the Carbon County Communications Center.

The Jim Thorpe Fire Department responded to the Jim Thorpe entry into the river and the Lehighton Fire Department went to an area in its borough.

Unknown to the male, the female was picked up by a rafter.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Volunteer Reading Coaches from the local AMETEK Chemical Products Division scooped water ice for over 500 students celebrating 100 hours of reading at Panther Valley Elementary School recently.

This year the 15 volunteers spent half an hour each week reading with and to students in kindergarten through third grade as part of the 100 Book Challenge program sponsored by a grant from the AMETEK Foundation. The partnership is in its 10th year and will continue into the next school year.