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Thursday, May 31, 2012

Any Tamaqua firefighters interested in joining the Tamaqua Fire Police are encouraged to attend their next meeting at the Tamaqua Borough Hall on Sunday at 1:30 p.m. For more information call (570) 668-1234.

Thursday, May 31, 2012

To most students when the school year ends it means free time during the summer months. But to a few who were cited in juvenile court during the school year it means fulfilling a court order to carry on a sentence imposed to perform community service since the services cannot be carried out during school hours.

Thursday, May 31, 2012
Hugging their grandfather during the dinner are Anthony Greco, 12, Thomas Greco, 10 and Lucy Greco, 5.

"He possessed the important ingredients of being a teacher ... caring for people."

Those were the words guest speaker and friend John Harkins had for Vincent "Vince" T. Spisak, this year's Lansford American Legion Person of the Year.

Harkins, a fellow coach and teacher who has known Spisak since 1962, also described Spisak as someone who possesses many leadership traits, depicting him as "not a clock watcher."

Thursday, May 31, 2012
Marc Beleno of Northern Lehigh High School played "Taps" for the Memorial Day services at Fairview Cemetery and 10 other sites.

Allen O. Delke Post 16 American Legion of Slatington completed its annual tour of local cemeteries on May 27 and 28. The Sunday programs were scheduled so that, where possible, church services would be concluded when the Legion arrived allowing members to attend the service.

The tour began at Williamstown, a small cemetery outside of Slatington, and moved on to Jacksonville, Lynn Township.

Thursday, May 31, 2012
At the Pleasant Valley High School Academic Awards night it was announced that, left, Marissa Gray is the PV Class of 2012 Salutatorian and Lauren Heckelman, right, is the 2012 Valedictorian.

It's that time of year when the academic stars of Pleasant Valley High School come out to shine. Many students were recognized for their hard work at the 31st Annual Academic Awards Program held in the new high school auditorium.

"It is the night we recognize the accomplishments of your sons and daughters," said Mr. John Gress, PVHS principal in his welcome to all.

"It is exciting, uplifting and satisfying to recognize our students for their accomplisments," Dr. Douglas Arnold, PVSD superintendent said.

Thursday, May 31, 2012
Reenactors of the 26th Cavalry, 12th Phillipine Division joined the Slatington Memorial Day parade.

Memorial Day was as busy as Sunday had been for the Allen O. Delke Post 16, American Legion. It paid one more church visit, which was to Washington Catholic, and then went to Slatedale to help with their ceremony. The last stop before returning to the Post to organize a parade was at the covered bridge over Trout Creek in Slatington.

The parade marched up the hill to Union Cemetery led by the Color Guard and followed by reenactors of the 26th Cavalry, 12th Phillipine Division.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Jordan Weber, second from left, a senior at Marian Catholic High School, and Amy Yusella, second from right, a senior at Panther Valley High School, receive $250 Service Award Scholarships from the Summit Hill Lions Club, during club meeting at the Parkview Inn in Summit Hill. Looking on are Sister Bernard Agnes, left, principal at Marian, and Judy Midas, chairperson of the Lions Scholarship Committee.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

The Lehighton 9/12 Project has a special movie presentation this evening.

"Rumors of War III: Target U.S." will be shown at 7 p.m. in the Mahoning Valley Ambulance Building, 902 Mill Road (Route 902), Lehighton.

Sandy Dellicker, president of the Lehighton 9/12 Project, said the documentary shows that America is under attack and the enemy isn't an ocean away, "it's much closer than you think."

She noted that the film has been shown on Capitol Hill to some members of Congress.