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Monday, July 11, 2011

St. Luke's Miners Memorial Hospital offers patients and families educational and informational services through the Diabetes Support Group. Conducted by Jennifer Gross, MA, RD, LDN, Clinical Dietician the group addresses problems and concerns for the diabetic patient.

The next Diabetes Support Group Meeting will be held on Wednesday, July 13, 2011 at 6 pm. The meeting is held in the board room at St. Luke's Miners Memorial Hospital. The topic is "Recipes: How to Make Them Healthy".

Monday, July 11, 2011

The congregational council meeting of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Summit Hill, which was scheduled to be held Tuesday, July 12, has been canceled.

Instead, there will be a brief meeting immediately following the worship service on Sunday, July 17.

Monday, July 11, 2011

WZZO, Carbon County NAPA, and Lehighton Ford have teamed up to host a Miller-Keystone Blood Center blood drive from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, July 13. The drive will be held at Carbon County NAPA, 90 Blakeslee Blvd., Lehighton. For MKBC's summer promotion, donors who register to donate at this drive, or any MKBC location between now and September 3, have a chance to win a $100 gas card. Winners will be drawn weekly. Prospective donors should call Regina Flyzik at (610) 377-1700 or Sarah Miller (610) 377-6330 to schedule an appointment and remember to bring a photo ID to the drive.

Monday, July 11, 2011
Special to the Times News/Submitted Photo Emergency crews responded Sunday evening after the driver of a Jeep Cherokee accidentally drove into the side of a home located on West Broad Street in Tamaqua. See additional photo on Page 2.

Emergency crews responded Sunday evening after the driver of a red 1991 Jeep Cherokee accidentally drove into the side of a home located at 418 West Broad St. in Tamaqua.

Reportedly, Christa Miller, driver, and Ronald Miller Jr., passenger, both of MaryD, undershot the turn coming into Tamaqua on SR209 east from the Pottsville stretch. They were taken via Tamaqua ambulance to St. Luke's Miners Memorial Hospital, Coaldale, for unknown injuries. Both the Jeep and home had major damage.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Chiz Rider, one of America's foremost professional trumpeters, touring and recording artists, will be appearing in concert at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 17, at Christ Evangelical Free Church, Route 443 West, near Normal Square, Lehighton.

Earlier this year Chiz released his ninth album entitled, "Live Worship," which features live concert performances of traditional hymns, patriotic, and contemporary praise songs. Chiz performs over 250 concerts annually throughout North America as well as several international tours.

Monday, July 11, 2011

An East Penn Township resident complained to township supervisors about people walking their dogs on her property and not cleaning up the messes the pets leave.

"We went to Duane Schleicher because they come from Northside Heights," Michele Beckett told the board at its July 5 meeting. "He has rules about not messing his trailer park. I put up no-trespassing signs facing Northside Heights.

"I told a woman she has no right on my property. No one's dog has the right to be on my property. You should let people know what 'right-of-way' and 'no trespassing' mean."

Monday, July 11, 2011
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS

Taking his first swing on hole number one is Travers Schmidt, playing a fun game of golf at the White Birch Golf Course in Barnesville with brothers Torrey and Tyler, all of Hometown.

Monday, July 11, 2011
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS Pictured are rescuers cooling down at the Weatherly Ambulance recovery tent, staged across from the CEMA command point.

Rescue crews and paramedics, most utilizing four-wheelers and other off-road vehicles, spent a little over an hour Sunday traversing four square miles of Lehigh Anthracite property between Lansford and Nesquehoning as they searched for a missing teenage girl who reportedly fell down a cliff.

Just after 10:30 a.m. two teenage girls flagged down Nesquehoning Police officers as the teenagers exited the woods on SR209 near the WMGH/WLSH radio station. They told officers their friend had possibly injured herself after falling down a cliff and couldn't get herself back up.

Monday, July 11, 2011

A Weatherly woman was killed in a one-vehicle crash that occurred early Sunday morning. State police at Hazleton said the crash occurred about 5:36 a.m. along SR4006 in Banks Township.

Troopers said Mary E. Doria, 68, was westbound when her 1992 Oldsmobile sedan left the roadway and struck a ditch.

Doria was taken from the scene to the Hazleton General Hospital where she was pronounced dead on arrival, troopers said.

Monday, July 11, 2011
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS Gregory Badger, Collegeville, entertains visitors while playing his old time calliope.

Thousands of visitors enjoyed warmer weather outside, while over 500 took advantage of the cooler temperatures inside the mine during the Fourth Annual Coal Miner's Festival, held Sunday at the No. 9 Mine and Museum in Lansford.

Dozens of unique attractions and exhibits were offered as part of this year's festival. In keeping with the theme, the coal miner's competition and demonstrations were educational as well as fun.