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Friday, May 20, 2011

Northern Lehigh School District's ability to craft next year's budget with a zero mill increase has no doubt placed it in rare company.

So much so, that several district administrators attended a recent luncheon with state Gov. Tom Corbett at DeSales University. Corbett addressed the current state budget.

At that time, Corbett asked Superintendent Michael Michaels and business Manager Jeremy Melber to stand and be recognized for their "outstanding job" with their 2011-12 budget.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Two grants that Carbon County was hoping to use for its electronic fingerprinting and photo system have been rejected.

During the monthly meeting of the county prison board, Warden Joseph Gross explained that he had been informed that the grant that specifically covered $38,743 of the costs for the Live Scan Booking Station and Commonwealth Photo Imaging Network had been turned down.

Friday, May 20, 2011
Rev. Richard L. Hinkle

The Rev. Richard L. Hinkle is celebrating his 50th year of ordination at Christ Lutheran Church, Hazleton's, morning Eucharist on Sunday, May 22. Several congregations, including his home parish and others he served, will also be holding celebrations.

Hinkle, who resides in Weatherly, was ordained by the Ministerium of Pennsylvania and Adjacent States of the Lutheran Church in America on May 28, 1961 at St. John Lutheran Church, Overbrook, Pa.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

A number of fisherman taking part in the Rabbit Run fishing derby held recently were confused after noticing their casted lines were all moving. When one of the fisherman pulled in his line, he was surprised to see a snapping turtle had entangled itself in all the lines. Doug Daniels, Pennsylvania Conservation Officer, noted the turtle as being approximately 30 pounds and about 30 to 50 years old.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

A free day camp for children 8 years and older of military personnel wil be held from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m, Saturday, June 4, at the Pelbano Recreation Center, Bustleton and Solly Avenue, Philadelphia. Register by calling 215-471-2200.

Thursday, May 19, 2011
SUSAN LAYLAND/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Jeff and Michelle Lucien stand under their son, Duane Lucien's, awards and pictures.

In 1999, the Lucien family was devastated by the loss of a son who was killed in an automobile accident.

Duane Lucien loved life, and his death was not only untimely but it deeply saddened many people in the Slatington community and many friends and peers at Bloomsburg University, where Duane was a freshman.

"Duane attended only one year at Bloomsburg, but after his death, three busloads of students attended the funeral," said Jeff Lucien, Duane's father.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Northeast Environmental Partners will hold their 21st Annual Evening for Pennsylvania's Environment on Oct. 27 at the Woodlands Inn and Resort, Wilkes-Barre.

Nominations are being sought for the 21st Annual Environmental Partnership Awards and the 17th Annual Thomas P. Shelburne Environmental Leadership Award. The awards are presented annually to recognize the achievements of individuals or organizations that, through partnerships, have achieved excellence in environmental protection or conservation.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Carbon County Safe Kids and Palmerton Ambulance will host a free car seat check up on Tuesday, May 24, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Palmerton Community Ambulance, 501 Delaware Ave., Palmerton.

Parents can have their child's car seat checked by a safety specialist to make sure the seat is properly installed; as well as see if the seat's expiration date has passed, if there are any recalls on the model, etc.

To assure the most accurate check, parents are asked to bring the child that uses the car seat.

The free car seat check up will be held rain or shine.

Thursday, May 19, 2011
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS The Palmerton Area High School Concert Band enjoy a celebratory moment at Busch Gardens after the awards ceremony, learning they are "Superior." From left: Alex Sestok, Laurel Seemiller, Kalyn Lehr, conductor Mr. Tom Heinick, Billy Heinick, Lydia Anthony, Monica Handwerk, David Silverstein, Austin Luers, Patrick Driscoll.

"Palmerton Area High School Concert Band – Superior."

Those were the words of the announcer at the awards ceremony for the "Music In The Parks" adjudication in Williamsburg, VA. There were eight bands in Palmerton's category (high school Class A), and Palmerton was the only one to receive the highest rating. Of 28 total instrumental groups performing there, including junior and senior high bands, orchestras, and jazz bands, only four received Superior ratings, putting Palmerton in a very elite group.