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Saturday, April 5, 2014
TERRY AHNER/TIMES NEWS Hailey Helmer, 10, of Nesquehoning, poses for a picture with the Easter Bunny recently at the Aquashicola Fire Company. Hailey is the daughter of Jason and Sharon Helmer.

Cousins Hadlee Lake, 6; Alex Kuneck, 8; and Harper Lake, 3, of Palmerton, recently had their pictures taken at the Aquashicola Fire Company. The event was sponsored by the Palmerton Area High School Class of 1972.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Morning Worship will be held at First Congregational Church, Coaldale, at 9 a.m. Sunday, April 6, followed by Sunday School at 10 a.m.

A Palm Sunday service will be conducted at 9 a.m. Sunday, April 13. Confirmation of new members will be conducted and palms will be distributed.

The church board will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, April 14.

The annual Passover Meal and Easter Message in Scripture and Song will take place at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 15. The event is open to the public.

Holy Thursday will be observed at a service at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 17.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Two Summit Hill women were among a group of nine individuals charged with allegedly participating in a prescription drug ring that operated throughout the Lehigh Valley.

Alison Monfre, 33, of 141 Fell St., and Barbara Monfre, 134 W. Fell St., both face multiple charges.

Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane announced Friday that agents from the Attorney General's Bureau of Narcotics Investigation (BNI) have charged the individuals with participating in a corrupt organization.

Saturday, April 5, 2014
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Work has begun on constructing the new bays for the American Hose Company in Lansford. Shea Industries Inc. of Clarks Summit, Lackawanna County, was awarded the bid for the project at a cost of $23,723. The bid was actually awarded April 10, 2013, but delays occurred by historic preservationists, zoning setback issues and winter weather.

Saturday, April 5, 2014
SHARON STANLEY/TIMES NEWS Only the second Scout within the Minsi Trails Council to ever receive a Doctorateof Commissioner Science, Assistant Council Commissioner Linda Roth displays her award certificate.

The Scouts of the North Valley District of the Minsi Trails Council held a recognition dinner last week, with a theme of "Recognizing Our Superheroes," at the Lehigh Township Volunteer Fire Company banquet hall in Cherryville.

The group included not only Boy Scouts of America but also Cub Scouts and Adventure Scouts, which includes both boys and girls who enjoy high adventure.

In addition, the spouses of older Scouters and their children, some of whom are Girl Scouts, were also in attendance.

Saturday, April 5, 2014
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The Miller-Keystone Blood Center held a mini-bloodmobile at Marian Catholic High School on April 1. A total of 32 units of much-needed blood was collected. Donors included Albert Wolk and Emily Betterly.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Carbon County officials made a number of personnel salary moves.

On Thursday, the county salary board approved the following actions:

Juvenile Court

Ÿ Changed the rate of one department clerk I from $10.94 per hour to $9.72 per hour, effective April 7.

District Attorney

Ÿ Established the position of one part-time county detective at $15.98 per hour, effective April 14. The position is temporary and excluded from the retirement fund because the person is not anticipated to work 500 hours.

Children and Youth Services

Saturday, April 5, 2014

The West End Relay For Life event will be held from 10 a.m. May 31 to 10 a.m. June 1 at the Pleasant Valley High School stadium, Brodheadsville.

There is always something to do in the 24 hours of the event, including the craft and vendor show from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. May 31. They are taking applications for crafters and vendors now.

It is free for crafters and vendors, local business sponsors, and nonprofits who bring their own table and tent or canopy.

Saturday, April 5, 2014
TERRY AHNER/TIMES NEWS  Dr. Andrew E. Schwarz and Dr. Ahmed Hasan serve patients at Carbon-Schuylkill Endoscopy Center at 400 S. Ninth St. in Lehighton.

In search of experts in the health and diseases of the digestive system?

If so, then plan to visit the Carbon-Schuylkill Endoscopy Center at 400 S. Ninth St. in Lehighton.

It features two board-certified physicians, Dr. Ahmed Hasan and Dr. Andrew E. Schwartz, and specializes in colon cancer screenings and wireless capsule endoscopies in its state-of-the-art facilities.

The physicians, along with their medical support staff, offer a wide variety of services to help patients deal with every aspect of gastroenterology.

Saturday, April 5, 2014
MICHAEL A. HEERY Cecilia Koerbler, right, president of Blue Mountain Candle Co. Inc., was guest speaker at a recent meeting of Lehighton Rotary Club. In the candle business for 17 years, Koerbler discussed her Lehighton-based business and how she helps nonprofit organizations with fundraisers. At left is Barbara Belon, Lehighton Rotarian and district governor nominee for 2015-2016.

Cecilia Koerbler, right, president of Blue Mountain Candle Co. Inc., was guest speaker at a recent meeting of Lehighton Rotary Club.In the candle business for 17 years, Koerbler discussed herLehighton-based business and how she helps nonprofit organizations with fundraisers. At left is Barbara Belon, Lehighton Rotarian and district governor nominee for 2015-2016.