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Saturday, July 28, 2012
AL ZAGOFSKY/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Susan Sterling, the director of the Dimmick Memorial Library, holds a cake pan mold in her right hand and a tubular bread pan mold in her left hand. The library is developing a collection of decorative cake and bread molds, and is currently accepting donations.

If you're like most families with growing children, you probably succumbed to the urge to buy an Elmo or a Teletubby cake pan mold for your youngster's birthday.

Maybe, the urge came over you more than once, and as your child grew older, you moved on to cake pan molds of increasing maturity.

Saturday, July 28, 2012
TERRY AHNER/TIMES NEWS  Chuck Thomas, president of Home Solutions of Lehighton, administers a pulse oximetry on resident Kay Evans of Weatherly. Looking on is Kay's friend, Judy Cooper.

It was a one-stop shop for preventive medicine and medical screening, all free of charge.

Indeed, for individuals concerned with their well-being, the annual Health Fair held Thursday at the Village at Palmerton was just what the doctor ordered.

An ample supply of vendors and exhibitors were on hand to offer literature, and conduct various health screenings such as blood pressure and cholesterol testing.

Resident Kay Evans, of Weatherly, said she invited several of her friends to attend the Health Fair.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Trinity Lutheran Church, 175 S. Third St., Lehighton, will hold a Service of Healing and Blessing of Prayer Shaws at the 9 a.m. service on Sunday, July 29. Coffee haus fellowship follows the service in the parish hall.

The Service of Healing features prayers, anointing with oil of blessing, and laying on of hands to those who are troubled with physical, emotional, or social burdens. It is hoped that all who are sick would be made whole and their burdens lightened for the journey.

Friday, July 27, 2012

With the end of summer approaching, parents need to be certain that their children are ready for school before Aug. 27. It is extremely important for parents to register their children for kindergarten and grades one through five before school begins.

In order to register a child for kindergarten in the Panther Valley School District, the child must be 5 years of age before Oct. 1, 2012.

A state-issued birth certificate or other acceptable proof of name and age along with immunization records and two proofs of residency are required for each child registering.

Friday, July 27, 2012

HARRISBURG - Attorney General Linda Kelly and State Police Commissioner Frank Noonan today announced that narcotics agents and troopers, along with local police officers in communities across Pennsylvania, have executed more than 50 search warrants as part of a statewide crackdown on the trafficking and sale of dangerous synthetic drugs.

Friday, July 27, 2012
Mini Olympic winners named in S. Hill

The Summit Hill Recreation recently held its 2012 Mini Olympics competition at the Ginter Field in that community. Event winners included Brenna McAndrew, front-left, and Isabella Miller, front-right; middle row, from left, Matthew Juracka, Trey McAndrew, Michael Pascoe, Harry Swinehart and Jonas Swinehart; and back, same order, Ava Kosciolek, Cassidy Englert, Megan Pascoe, Justin Juracka, Sarah Hood, Chloie Englert, Sophia Tuccillo and Brenna Beshock.

Friday, July 27, 2012

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Franklin Township, has planned a special event for the public that features Dutch oven cooking on Saturday.

The Dutch oven cooking, as part of a Pioneer Days celebration, will be held starting at 5 p.m. along the Sgt. Stanley Hoffman Boulevard (Route 209) in Lehighton.

Members of the church will be doing the cooking, said Gary Schoenberger, high priest group leader.

Friday, July 27, 2012

State Sen. John Yudichak (D-Luzerne/Carbon/Monroe) encourages local small business owners to apply for the Department of Environmental Protection's Small Business Advantage Grant program.

Businesses can apply for 50 percent matching funds of up to $9,500 to adopt or acquire energy-efficient or pollution-prevention equipment or procedures.

Friday, July 27, 2012
LINDA KOEHLER/TIMES NEWS Kathy McIntosh talks to members of Western Pocono Women's Club about Medicare fraud.

"Never ever give your Medicare ID number to anyone," said Kathy McIntosh of PA Senior Medicare Patrol. She was the speaker at the Western Pocono Women's Club and the topic was Medicare Fraud.

"Medicare will never call you or come to your door. So you should never give your Medicare ID number to anyone who asks," she said.

"If anyone calls you or comes to your home and offers you something from Medicare for free but first you have to give them your ID number, remember this, Medicare gives nothing away free."

Friday, July 27, 2012

State Senator John Yudichak (D-Luzerne/Carbon/Monroe) released the following statement in response to Thursday's Commonwealth Court ruling that struck down Pennsylvania's attempt to establish statewide zoning for Marcellus Shale drilling.