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Friday, October 11, 2013

Representatives from the Bowmanstown Rod and Gun Club present a $1,000 check to Carbon County Board of Commissioners for the operations of the Carbon County Animal Shelter. The money from the club is raised through various fundraising efforts including breakfasts, dinners and block shoots. Representatives during the check presentation are, from left, Commissioner Thomas J. Gerhard; Bowmanstown Rod and Gun Club trustees Del Swartz and Lee Techentin; and Commissioners Wayne Nothstein, chairman; and William O'Gurek.

Thursday, October 10, 2013
JOHANNA BILLINGS/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS @Caption Stand Alone:Playground fun at festival Kendall Hoffman of Lehighton enjoys the swings at Becky's Drive-In, Berlinsville, during the annual Dream Come True car show and festival held Oct. 6.
Thursday, October 10, 2013

Members of the Tamaqua Community Arts Center are hosting a free open mic (mike) night today from 6-9 p.m. at the center.

Entertainers Jack Kulp and Doug Betz will be hosting this event. Kulp added that this event is for all ages and levels of talent. Sign-up starts at 5:30 p.m. Artist should bring their own instruments, amplifiers (if needed) and CD/MP3. A trap set, PA, piano, organ and two microphones will be provided.

"This is a loud room, so no amps bigger than a 2x12 combo amp," said Kulp, who stressed that this is not a karaoke event.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

A former Mahanoy City man, who assaulted a police officer received a state prison sentence. He was one of five sentenced on criminal charges in Schuylkill County court.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

A Barnesville man was among 10 machine delivery drivers hired by the Schuylkill County Commissioners at a public meeting Wednesday at the courthouse in Pottsville to deliver the electronic voting machines to the 129 precincts for use on election day, November 5.

Hired were:

Thursday, October 10, 2013

There were over 40 amazing works of art like these quilts on display in the sanctuary at St. Peter's United Methodist Church in Saylorsburg at its Awesome Autumn Quilt Exhibit and Craft Expo. The exhibit showcased the many talents of parishioners from quilts, quilted wall hangings, knitted and crocheted afghans, crocheted tablecloths, jewelry, notecards and so much more.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

The Claddagh Keepers Giving Circle will host That 70s Show Halloween DJ Dance Party at 9 p.m. Saturday at the West End Saloon, 1121 Mauch Chunk Road, Palmerton.

Stop in early for dinner and support the cause; 70s attire is suggested. There will be a trivia contest and giveaways.

Proceeds from the event will benefit Family Promise, Carbon County's homeless families and children.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

School safety was on nearly everyone's minds at Monday evening's meeting of the Jim Thorpe Area School Board following last week's deadly attack at an Amish school in Lancaster County and an incident in which bottles of ketchup were thrown at two Jim Thorpe school buses returning from the Minersville football game on Friday evening.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Carbon County 4-H clubs and members will be honored in this year's Lehighton Area Halloween Parade.

The 43rd annual parade will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19. The rain date is 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20.

At the front of the procession will be Carbon County's longest-active 4-H volunteer Robert "Bob" Miller of Franklin Township.

He will be riding with his wife, Ferne, who also is a long-time 4-H member and volunteer.

Julie Harris, chairman of the Lehighton Area Halloween Parade Commitee, said last year marked the centennial celebration of 4-H.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

The partial government shutdown has affected the market value of the retirement fund of Schuylkill County employees.

Controller Cristy Joy, secretary of the county retirement board, reported to the board Wednesday that the market value of the fund, as of Wednesday, dipped from $115,191,417 to $114,351,199.

Prior to the partial shutdown the market value had climbed steadily as the fund reached record heights.