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Thursday, May 19, 2011
DONALD R. SERFASS/TIMES NEWS Arthur J. Argall, Lake Hauto, Fulbright International Educational Exchange Program scholarship recipient

A Tamaqua area college student pursuing the field of neurotransmitters has been awarded a Fulbright Scholarship.

Arthur J. Argall of Lake Hauto, a University of Pennsylvania senior, has earned a Fulbright International Educational Exchange Program scholarship sponsored by the U.S. State Department and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.

"I was very happy," said Argall, 22, about learning that he had passed the second round of a rigorous application process.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Join the park naturalist for a basics of kayaking course at Tuscarora State Park 1:30-3:30 p.m. June 3, 5:30-7:30 p.m. June 10, 3-5 p.m. June 11, 5:30-7:30 June 17, 6-8 p.m. July 1 and 2-4 p.m. July 3.

Kayaks, paddles and life vests will be provided. Maximum weight capacity is 275 pounds.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

It's not a question of to cut or not to cut. School districts throughout the Commonwealth are dealing with what to cut.

Over 260 people, consisting of students, teachers, parents and Tamaqua area residents, crowded into Tamaqua's Middle School Cafeteria last night to hear what cost-cutting measures the administration and board are proposing in dealing with a $2.4 million deficit caused by reductions in state subsidies.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

The importance of buckling up before driving was stressed to Weatherly Area High School students and staff members last week, just in time for the senior prom. Weatherly Police Officer Michael Eyer (center) stopped cars leaving the school at the end of the day of May 12, making sure everyone's seat belts were buckled. Weatherly Student Government Association members Derek Fillory and Cody Gerhard handed out safety literature after Eyer spoke with the drivers.

Thursday, May 19, 2011
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Pictured taking part in the Tamaqua library's PA One Book program from left are Angelina Casella, 6, library employee Susan Schlosser, McKayla McLaughlin, 9, library director Gayle Heath, and Alexander Barron, 8.

For the sixth consecutive year, Pennsylvania's One Book, Every Young Child program will lead the way and highlight the importance of early literacy development in preschoolers ages 3 to 6. In its inaugural year, the One Book, Every Young Child program won the coveted, national John Cotton Dana Library Public Relations Award.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

On Monday, April 18, the Palmerton Lions Club presented Tammy Muniz (second from right) with its Outstanding Service Award at a dinner meeting at the Fireline Hotel. The club president, the Rev. John F. Hanzel, Jr. (right) presented the plaque to her. It read, "For dedicated service in fulfilling the roles of Educator, Motivator, Counselor, Liaison and Humanitarian s Leo Club Advisor." The evening's speaker was Past International Director Robert Miller, (second from left) about Eye Research and Sight Conservation. He was accompanied by his wife, and Lion, Judy Miller, (left.)

Thursday, May 19, 2011
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Holding a 24 inch fish they caught during the Rabbit Run Fishing Derby are, from left, Joseph Sanzi, 10, Rachel Sanzi, 7, and Kyle Kairewicz, 13.

The Rabbit Run Fish and Game Association held its 44th annual 2-day fishing derby recently at the Rabbit Run Reservoir Dam on Rabbit Run Road in Tamaqua. Despite rainy weather, hundreds of youths and adults participated in the event.

More than 1,100 trout were stocked prior to the two-day event. More than 100 prizes, to include two bikes, were awarded for various categories.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

The American Legion Post 16, Slatington will have memorial services at outlying cemeteries on Sunday May 29 beginning at 8 a.m. They will be visiting Williamstown Cemetery at 8:10 a.m., Jacksonville Cemetery at 8:40 a.m., New Tripoli U.C.C. Cemetery at 9:15 a.m., Heidelberg U.C.C. at 9:45 a.m., Neff's Lutheran Cemetery at 10:15 a.m., 7th St. Catholic Church at 10:45 a.m., Union Cemetery at Delke's grave at 11 a.m., Friedens Cemetery at 11:15 a.m. and Presbyterian Church Cemetery at 11:45 a.m.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

There will be a moderately difficult 4-mile dog walk/hike at 5:30 p.m. Friday, June 3 at Locust Lake State Park.

The pine stands and brush are the perfect habitat for birds and other wildlife. The hike will go up to the top of the mountain.

Meet at the visitor parking lot at Locust Lake State Park, located before the contact station.

Bring your dog for a nice, relaxing hike in the woods. All pets must be leashed and get along with people and other pets.

Registration is required; call Robin at 570-467-2506 or online under Locust Lake State Park calendar of events.