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Thursday, July 14, 2011

Heaven's Gates and Hell's Flames" is a drama presentation you will never forget – a look at the eternal impact of our life choices.

Mount Eaton Church will be hosting performances on Sunday, July 24; Monday, July 25; and Tuesday, July 26, at 7 p.m. each night. Admission is free, and children's ministry will be provided.

The church is located on Mount Eaton Road, Saylorsburg. For more information, please contact the church office at (570) 992-7050 or

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Attorney Claude A. Lord (Cal) Shields, former district attorney of Schuylkill County, was appointed chief county solicitor by the commissioners at their public meeting held Wednesday at the courthouse in Pottsville. He replaces Attorney Eric Mika, Shenandoah, who resigned for personal reasons.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

More than 60 people attended the Cressona Band performance Wednesday at the East End Park in Tamaqua. The event, sponsored by an anonymous donator, was held free to the public. Stephen Ulicny, President, East End Park Association, exstressed his appreciation to the band, sponsor and volunteers who operated the park's concession stand during the performance. For more information about the Cressona Band or to view their schedule, visit them on their Facebook page.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Carbon County is looking for five volunteers to help at the K-9 shelter.

Randall Smith, county administrator, said Tuesday during a meeting with various animal organizations, that the county is hoping to build its volunteer pool at the shelter. Volunteers can do a variety of things, including walking, feeding or grooming the dogs; working to make the animals more adoptable; or even some renovation work on the building that is needed.

Last week, the county hired a second part-time shelter officer, Rebecca Bailey, who will be in charge of the volunteer program.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Brien Meinhart was scheduled for surgery on May 6.

He was not planning on working on May 5, but eventually decided that he would go in for a half-day.

That decision changed his life.

On his way to work, Meinhart, who is a Jim Thorpe resident, stopped at Giant Super Market in Quakertown to purchase a coffee. As he made his purchase, he decided to buy a scratch-off ticket, the "Million Dollar Mega Multiplier." The "Million Dollar Mega Multiplier" is a $20 ticket that has five top prizes of $1 million.

Thursday, July 14, 2011
Special to the TIMES NEWS The Travel Club, taken across the Thames Rivers in front of Big Ben and the Palace of Westminster in London. Pictured are (front row, l-r) Alex Sestok, Cheyanne Williams, Rebekah Ahner, Sarah Graver (back row, l-r), Rosa Elvir, Belinda Armijo, Lydia Anthony, Jen Snyder, Jocelyn Ascencio, Briana O'Neil, Kelly Kmetz, Samantha K. Smith, Brandon Mazepa, Jose Elvir, and Gabriela Elvir.

For the first time in its 10-year-history, the Palmerton Area High School International Travel Club has traveled across "the Pond" to Europe.

Señor Elvir, Spanish teacher and club advisor, and a dozen students from the Palmerton Area flew British Air to London, took the chunnel by Eurostar to Paris, and slept on the night train to Madrid during a 10 day tour from June 16 to June 25. The tour, led by Education First Tours, was an unforgettable experience unlike any other.

Thursday, July 14, 2011
RON GOWER/TIMES NEWS Five-year-old Jason Malek of Lehighton turns up the water flow at the Lehighton Municipal Swimming Pool, while having fun with him is three-year-old Gabrielle Hoffman. The youngsters found the perfect way to spend the hot days of summer.
Thursday, July 14, 2011

Callen James Walck, nine-months old, and Kaitlyn Marie Strohl, 3, enjoy morning cartoons after a sleepover at Nana and Pap-Pap's house. They are the Grandest Kids of Kim and Robert Walck of Nesquehoning. Callen is the son of Robert and Jamie Walck of Lehighton and is also the Grandest Kids of Sue and Harry Procina and Sue and Kenny Sterling of Lehighton. He is the Great-Grandest Kid of Ronald and Dolores Moulthrop, George Rhoades, Sandra Walck and Lucille Hudock.

Thursday, July 14, 2011
Pictured around 3 a.m. this morning are Rob Jones, Tamaqua Public Works Director, left, and Mark Emerich, General Superintendent with Ankiewicz Enterprise of Tamaqua, looking over one of the tow holes that will house a cemented anchor block for new pipes that will west to the sewer plant water line.

Construction workers with Ankiewicz Enterprise, of Tamaqua, as well as Tamaqua borough workers detoured traffic around the southbound lane of SR309 leaving Tamaqua and spent last night into this morning continuing their Center Street bridge water main relocation in preparation to the temporary relocation, demolition and replacement of a new Center Street Bridge.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

The Lehigh Navigation Coal Company intimated today that the life of the Lansford Colliery depends upon the men who work there. Describing the district as a "consistently steady loser," the firm asserted the operation has shown financial losses over the years that reflect poorly not only on that district but on Panther Valley as a whole. The company stated that it wants closer cooperation immediately to ensure future job security for more than 2,000 people employed here.