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Friday, July 13, 2012

Major Sharon Whispell is looking for 3 to 5 community members (ages 18 and up) who are able to volunteer two or more hours a week at the Tamaqua Salvation Army providing supervision to youth playing in the gymnasium.

Whispell stated, "The open gym provides a safe and fun place for kids to hang out when school is over." Dina Depos, programs director, added, "Open gym times can be made to fit the hours of the volunteers, although fixed times are always best."

Friday, July 13, 2012
VICTOR IZZO/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Rotary Club president Susan Sterling and vice president Bob Stevenson display the four award certificates that the Rotary Club of Jim Thorpe recently received at the District 7410 Awards Banquet.

The Rotary Club of Jim Thorpe recently received four award certificates at the Rotary International District 7410 Awards Banquet.

The club received four awards out of a possible five which were for club accomplishments in Literacy, Leadership, New Generations, and Community Service.

Rotary Club president Susan Sterling noted that "these awards represent a club effort because everyone contributes to raising the money that we use to fund these projects and everybody in the community benefits in the process."

Friday, July 13, 2012
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS Performing during the free event were Sean, and his son Dakota McGeehan, 17.

About a dozen talented performers showed off their vocal or instrumental talent Thursday evening at the Tamaqua Community Arts Center.

Some of the performers consisted of Sean McGeehan, Cody McGeehan, Jack Kulp, Kathy Rimm, Faith Roberts, Nathan Harpster, Stew Brodian, Vincent Smith, Amy Walburn, Ray The Snowman, Adam Bachert, Amy Walburn and Dakota McGeehan.

Friday, July 13, 2012

The third reunion of the one room elementary schools in Franklin Township will be held on Sept. 29 at the Franklin Township Fire Co., Fairyland Road, Franklin Township.

Anyone who attended any of these schools: Long Run, Walcksville, Big Creek, Indian Hill and Wagner elementary schools is invited to attend the reunion.

Let us know if your address has changed since our last reunion.

We are looking for any photographs of the schools, especially Indian Hill schools.

Friday, July 13, 2012
Gail Maholick/TIMES NEWS Outgoing 14-U District Governor Scott Dudley, right; presents the 14-U District Governor Banner, to incoming District Governor Angela Mimms.

Nearly 100 Lions attended the District 14-U Banner Exchange when outgoing District Governor Scott Dudley turned over the District 14-U Banner to incoming District Governor Angela Mimms during an outdoor picnic held Wednesday evening at the West Penn Community Grove.

Lions from West Penn Township prepared a great steak dinner as part of the evening's festivities.

Friday, July 13, 2012

One of four men charged in a drive-by shooting incident in Weatherly last year entered a guilty plea in Carbon County court on Thursday afternoon and faces a state prison term at the time of sentencing.

Friday, July 13, 2012
LINDA KOEHLER/TIMES NEWS Left, William Cramer, Chairperson of the Dale and Frances Hughes Capital Campaign addresses the audience at the ribbon cutting ceremony where he was joined by Stacy Goetz, the center's executive director, Dr. Michael Greenberg, the center's medical director, Kathleen Kuck, president and CEO of Pocono Health System/Pocono Medical Center and Andrew Worthington, vice chairman of PMC's board of directors.

The word "Cancer" can bring dread and despair to one's heart. But thanks to the new Pocono Medical Center's Dale and Frances Hughes Cancer Center of East Stroudsburg, cures and care is now available close to your backyard.

The official opening of the brand new $39 million 59,000-square-foot building was held Thursday, June 21 in a ribbon-cutting ceremony, right across the street from the Pocono Medical Center at 206 East Brown Street. The two buildings are connected by a glass-enclosed bridge.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Grace-St. Paul's UMC will host a free community dinner from 4-6 p.m. on Saturday, July 21.

The church is located at 40 Church Road in Penn Forest Township, just off Route 903, next to Bear Mountain Butterfly Sanctuary.

For more information, call the church at (570) 325-9151.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Five defendants in pending criminal cases entered guilty pleas on Thursday in Carbon County court while two defendants ,who previously pleaded guilty, were sentenced.

The cases were heard by Judge Joseph J. Matika.

Palmerton incident

Ryan Rehrig, 32, of Walnutport, and formerly of Palmerton, pleaded guilty in two pending cases.