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Saturday, July 21, 2012
HEATHER BACSICK/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS From Left to right: Back row- James Hauze, project advisor and JTHS Computer Teacher; Tai Xi Gentile, 11th; and Rebecca Osborne, 11th; Front row- Nolan Rehrig, 4th; Evan Fikentscher, Kindergarten; Ryan Fikentscher, Kindergarten; and Anna Shigo, 4th.

This past spring, six Jim Thorpe Area School District students participated in the Pennsylvania Educational Technology Expo and Conference (PETE&C) Student Showcase in Hershey. The topic was, "Handhelds and Portable Devices in the Classroom."

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Carbon County Commissioners Thomas J. Gerhard, left; and William O'Gurek, right, recently accepted a $1,000 donation from members of the Carbon County Animal Shelter. Representing the shelter were Debbie Craver, county animal warden, second from left; and Tom Zimmerman IV, volunteer. Volunteers raised the money during the Rockin' Rescue event, held last weekend in Lehighton. Craver said to raise the money, they held a basket of cheer with dog products; a pick a pop game; and sold food.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

There are a number of student aid programs offered by federal and state governments.

Federal Pell Grant:

Saturday, July 21, 2012
CHRIS PARKER/TIMES NEWS Calen Foose of Andreas goes over papers and books as he prepares for his first semester at Lehigh Carbon Community College. Foose and his mother, Charlene Foose-Belzner, right, are exploring how to pay for Foose's education beyond LCCC. The Morgan Success Scholarships program pays the LCCC tuition for Tamaqua Area High School graduates.

Tamaqua Area High School 2012 graduate Calen Foose sits at his dining room table amid piles of papers and books, preparing for the start of his college career. He has enrolled at Lehigh Carbon Community College's Tamaqua campus. After two years there, he plans to study art at a four-year college.

His tuition at LCCC is paid for, thanks to a grant from the late John E. Morgan. But Foose, of Andreas, will still have to buy books and pay other costs. Thinking ahead, he and his parents are already laying the groundwork for paying for his post-community college education.

Friday, July 20, 2012

What seemed like a routine motion to pass a revised employee volunteer policy turned in to an argument between supervisors and some audience members at the Rush Township board of supervisors meeting Thursday evening.

The revised policy guidelines prevent any Rush Township employee who is a member of a volunteer fire company or other emergency response group from getting paid if he or she responds outside the border of the township and are only to be paid if he or she is responding to the emergency between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Due to several conflicts, Jim Thorpe Chamber of Commerce will change July's meeting 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 24 at the Old Jail.

There was a Borough Council meeting rescheduled to our normal third Thursday slot, plus it's 'Date Night' in town and movie night at the Opera House.)

This will be a unique opportunity to see the inside of the Old Jail and refresh your memory of the place so that you can recommend it to visitors. Plan to bring business ideas and updates to the meeting.

Old Time Christmas Committee is sponsoring a "Christmas In July" event this weekend.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Rex Martine of Hazleton was re-elected president of the Lake Hauto Club at a meeting in the club offices. This is Martine's third consecutive term as president of the recreational community. Other officers elected are Edward Watto, Lake Hauto, vice president; Robert Bennett, Lake Hauto, secretary, and Norman Kujawa, Lake Hauto, treasurer. Atty. Robert Lazorchick of Nesquehoning was appointed to serve as club solicitor for the 1974-75 term.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Week long Good News Camps will be held at Mauch Chunk Lake Park from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, sponsored by Child Evangelism. Camps will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., July 23 to July 27; and Aug. 6 to Aug. 10.

Children accepted must be in first grade through age 11. The theme of camp is "Daniel." There will be swimming, Bible lessons, hiking and picnics on the trail.

For more information call (610) 377-3632. There is a fee to attend camp.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Local author Gene Duffy, writing under the name of Jozef Rothstein, has written a semi fictional memoir about his life and times working at a Hollywood Jewish Deli while trying to make it as an actor. Duffy will be doing a meet and greet and will sign copies of his books during the Saturday book sale at the Dimmick Friends House on Saturday, July 28, from noon to 4 p.m.

His book, As The Matzo Ball Turns, is full of stories of stars, starlets and agents who came into his life while he was trying to make it as an actor.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Carbon County is making sure that transportation is available to people who need a ride.