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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

A motion to change the name of St. John's Lutheran Church, North Street, Jim Thorpe, was rejected by the congregation. The change in name was suggested in an effort to avoid confusion with other congregations bearing the same name. George W. Smith was re-elected to a three-year term on the church council. Other councilmen re-elected were Nathan Melber and Norbert Hawk. Smith has served 39 consecutive years on the council.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Pennsylvania dairy farms are invited to apply for this year's Dairy of Distinction award from the Northeast Dairy Farm Beautification Program. Applications must be submitted by April 15.

The award is based on the idea that attractive farmsteads enhance consumer confidence in the wholesomeness of milk and stimulate milk sales and public support for the industry. Dairies receiving the highest scores in each of 10 Pennsylvania districts will be awarded an 18-inch-by-24-inch Dairy of Distinction sign to display in front of their farm.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

The following recalls were issued Jan. 9 - 13 by federal and state agencies:

Youth Jackets:Prairie Mountain Inc. is recalling youth hooded wind/rain jackets sold February - July 2010. The jackets have a drawstring through the hood which poses a strangulation hazard. Consumers should remove the drawstring from the jacket hood to eliminate the hazard, or contact Prairie Mountain, 800-370-4941, www.prairie-mountain.com http://www.prairie-mountain.com/ , to receive a full refund.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Gail Maholick/TIMES NEWS Wilkes University student Brianna Edgar meets for the second time Arthur Terembula, a junior at Lehighton Area High School, who was diagnosed last spring with anaplastic large cell lymphoma. Edgar undertook a fundraiser that raised $3,357.68 for Terembula's medical expenses.

A Wilkes University student's desire to help a boy with cancer raised a whopping $3,357.68 when she was assisted in the cause by her volleyball coach.

Brianna Edgar, a 2008 graduate of Lehighton Area High School, and a student at Wilkes University, heard about Arthur Terembula's battle with anaplastic large cell lymphoma.

"I learned that when your heart is in the right place to helping someone else, others are willing to pitch in too," said Edgar.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

The fourth and final defendant in a Lansford home invasion incident was sentenced in Carbon County court on Monday. Like the other three, he received a prison term. He was one of several defendants who previously pleaded guilty to be sentenced by Senior Judge Richard W. Webb.

Prison term

Jarred M. Dillman, 20, of Palmerton, was sentencd to serve one day less 12 to one day less 24 months in the county prison on charges of robbery, receiving stolen property, unauthorized use of an automobile, criminal conspiracy and theft.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

The new photo license center in Lehighton opened today at the PennDOT garage. Employees are Russell Jacoby of Lehighton and Paul Flickinger of Franklin Township. On the first day, the two employees spent much of the day talking to media about the operations there. They also practiced utilizing the Dek-Electro Instant Camera equipment. The first visitor to the center was Mrs. Ruth Kerling of Lentz Avenue, Lehighton.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011
TOM FORD/Special to the TIMES NEWS

Ice coats most of the Lehigh River as the sun begins to dip below the horizon in Lehigh Gorge State Park recently.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011
AL ZAGOFSKY/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Gerhard Finger, left, designed two 30-inch wide by 12-inch tall transom windows for Bob Ewashko's Gilded Cupid. The design focuses on a red-hearted shield on a teal field.

After a several-year absence, stained glass artisan Gerhard Finger is noting his return to Jim Thorpe by completing two works at the Gilded Cupid Bed & Breakfast on West Broadway.

Finger is completing stained glass transom windows for Bob Ewashko, who along with Sheila O'Neil, are co-owners of the Gilded Cupid.

Finger has designed and installed 10 stained glass windows, in both the original 1850s section and in the 1903 addition. The Gilded Cupid currently has three guest rooms. Two additional guest rooms are planned.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Carbon County Conservation District announces that its annual poster contest is open to any student in Carbon County, with five grade categories, kindergarten/first, second and third, fourth through sixth, seventh through ninth and 10 through 12th grades. This year's poster contest theme is from NACD Stewardship Week, "Forests for People: More Than you Can Imagine."

Tuesday, January 18, 2011
BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS

Vehicles inch their way along Route 209 through the Packerton Dip in Mahoning Township this morning.