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Tuesday, May 1, 2012

The Carbon County Democratic Executive Committee will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday, May 3, at 7 p.m. in the conference room of the Inn at Jim Thorpe.

William O'Gurek Jr., party chairman, will preside.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS The event consisted of a visit from a search and rescue team from Consummate K-9 Training, Andreas. From left visitor Abigail Coles, 6; dog trainer Don Wilcox with "Alex;" training director Dave Balmat with "Lucas;" and visitor Madison Fludgate, 7.

Dogs of all descriptions converged at Locust Lake State Park in Barnesville over the weekend during the first annual Bark For Life benefit.

The event, organized by Tyler Resch of Clamtown Boy Scout Troop 755, consisted of a dog walk, cancer survivor ceremony, sled team display, obedience show, dog kissing and talent contest and a special search and rescue presentation.

The event also featured a special appearance by Rufus, a therapy dog for the New Jersey area and Best in Show for 2006 Westminster.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

The Slatington Lions Club will meet tonight at 7 p.m. at the Moose. The speaker is to be announced.

Afterward, the group needs volunteers to stay and help with the mailing of flyers for the annual car show held in September.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012
AMY MILLER/TIMES NEWS D.A.R.E. instructors Joseph Schatz, Jim Thorpe Police Chief, second row left; and Lt. David Midas of the Carbon County Sheriff's Office, second row right; welcome guest speaker Magisterial District Judge William Kissner, second row center, and congratulate Emily Duane, Natalie Terpstra, and Sage Hukka, the essay winners of this year's graduating D.A.R.E. class at L.B. Morris Elementary School in Jim Thorpe.

Ninety-five fifth grade students at L.B. Morris Elementary School in Jim Thorpe pledged to stay drug and violence free during their D.A.R.E. graduation recently.

Students and parents gathered in the gymnasium of the school to celebrate the graduates' accomplishments last Friday. Jim Thorpe Police Chief Joseph Schatz and Lt. David Midas of the Carbon County Sheriff's department, certified D.A.R.E. instructors in the Jim Thorpe Area School District, hosted the program. They both noted that they were honored to be the classes' instructors.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Blue Mountain Health System will recognize Stroke Awareness Month with a free stroke screening on Wed., May 9, from 9:30 a.m. to noon in the second floor Next Step Acute Rehab Unit at the Gnaden Huetten campus, 211 N. 12th Street in Lehighton.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

A benefit vendor show and basket raffle has been scheduled for Baby Emma Hope Cipko.

It will be held 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 6, at the Hometown Fire Company, Tamaqua.

Baby Emma suffers from congenital heart disease and required surgery in her first few weeks of life.

Proceeds will help offset Emma's medical expenses.

There will be food, baked goods, drinks, and more than 10 vendors.

For more information, or donations, e mail Margaret Schock at or phone her at (570) 778-4774.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Eight defendants in pending criminal cases entered guilty pleas on Monday afternoon before Carbon County President Judge Roger N. Nanovic II.

They were

Richard Lee Gechter Jr., 43, of Lehighton, pleaded guilty to two counts of simple assault. He was arrested on June 17, 2011, by Lehighton police following a domestic incident at his home.

Police charged he assaulted his wife, Laurie Gechter, by punching her in the face during a domestic dispute. He was also charged with assaulting his stepson.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Lehighton Downtown Initiative Committee members have been working hard the last few months to bring some great events to Lehighton.

The first event will be Lehighton Community Days to be held at the Lehighton Community Grove on Friday, May 18, from 4 to 10 p.m. and Saturday, May 19, from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

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