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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

TANNERSVILLE State police seized a jump drive and paperwork from various East Stroudsburg University departments in an attempt to learn more about accused cop killer Eric Matthew Frein, according to search warrant documents obtained by The Times-Tribune, a Times-Shamrock newspaper.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

The world seems to be filled with chaos, confusion, anger and despair. The America Needs Fatima prayer group is hoping to turn some of that around Saturday as members fill the Panther Valley with prayer during public recitations of the most holy rosary.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

NEW YORK Heating bills should be lower this winter because the deep freeze that chilled much of the nation last year is unlikely to return.

Last year, persistently low temperatures across the Midwest, South and East forced people to crank up the heat. The high demand jacked up the price of some fuels, especially propane. Heating bills soared.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

The "10th Annual All Alumni Family Day" will take place Saturday at the New Orioles Park in Lehighton.

Anyone who has attended Lehighton Area High School, or who has been associated with the school, or is a spouse or child of an attendee, are invited.

Monroe Berger will provide musical entertainment from noon until about 8 p.m.

There will be a grill available for grilling your own food whenever you would like. Those attending are asked to bring their own food and beverage.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Camp Papillon will hold a Meet & Greet/ Adoption Day from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Tractor Supply, Route 209, Brodheadsville. The public is invited to come and meet the dogs, cats and critters that Camp Papillon has for adoption.

Fill out an online application and get pre-approved in advance. Email adopt@camppapillon.org. Or, if not ready to adopt, why not foster? The organization provides vet care, food, crates and whatever else is needed.

Email volunteer@camppapillon.org or visit www.camppapillon.org or phone 570-420-0450.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Just like last month, over a dozen residents gathered at East Penn Township's board of supervisors meeting to discuss a variety of topics, including getting lines painted along Lizard Creek Road to permitting the parks commission to become autonomous to "junk" on people's properties throughout the township.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

It is only October, but it isn't too early to be thinking about the flu. Getting a flu vaccination before the start of the season is your best protection.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends getting a flu vaccination in October or November. It takes the body approximately two weeks after the vaccination to develop effective protection.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

A Run to End Violence 5K will be held Oct. 26 at the Pleasant Valley School District stadium in Brodheadsville. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the walk/run begins at 9 a.m.

It is sponsored by Women's Resources of Monroe County Inc. to raise money and awareness about domestic violence and sexual assault.

The course is scenic and made up of sidewalk and blacktop. If you're not a runner, enter the Fun Walk, which is a 3 mile or less pleasure walk.

Race registration is $25 before Oct. 16 and $30 on race day.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Bloodmobile

A bloodmobile will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. Oct. 17 at the Fairview Hose Company and not this coming Friday, as printed in Monday's column.

Recycling

The Jim Thorpe Borough will have a tire and electronics recycling program from 7 to 11 a.m. on Oct. 25 at the borough garage.

All tires should be off the rims and all electronics are to be in one piece. No parts will be accepted and there is a fee for discarded televisions.

Those recycling must show proof that they are borough residents. If you have questions, you may call the borough office.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014
CAROL ZICKLER/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

The Nesquehoning Woman's Club hosted Janene Holter Solarczyk, outreach senior supervisory agent for the Attorney General's Office, to its October meeting. She told the women about various types of scams and answered questions. The presentation made the women aware of phone scams, which have become very apparent and in abundance. The next club meeting will be Carbon County's District Attorney Jeanne Engler on Nov. 3. The Christmas dinner will be held at Macaluso's in Nesquehoning Dec. 1. The club will once again be donating gloves to needy students at Panther Valley Elementary School.