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Wednesday, November 13, 2013
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Anthony Stianchie, seated, center, who recently attained Eagle Scout status in the Boy Scouts of America, has been recognized by the American Legion for his recent achievement. Through sponsorship of American Legion Post 316, Summit Hill, Anthony's hometown, the Scout received two Good Citizenship citations, one from the Department of Pennsylvania and the other form the local post. They were signed by Stanley Watson, state adjutant, and William D. Cleveland, state commander, and W. Kevin O'Donnell, commander, and Clem Midas, adjutant, of Post 316.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Marissa Marsh

Slatington Woman's Club has named Marissa Marsh as its Girl of the Month for November.

Marsh, a senior at Northern Lehigh Area High School, is very active in Student Council, Spanish Club, Dog Dish TV Studio and is on the Senior Class Video Committee.

She also plays on the softball team.

Marsh is an Honors Scholar through Moravian College and DeSales University. She is currently enrolled in the Emerging Health Professionals program at LCTI and LCCC.

She enjoys spending time with family and friends and making people laugh.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS State Senator John Yudichak, second from the left, addressed the Palmerton Area Democratic Club on Oct. 8. Come Jan. 1, 2014, Palmerton will become part of Pennsylvania's 14th senatorial District which Senator Yudichak serves. With the Senator are Sarina Berlow, PADC President, left; Sandi Peters, PADC VP, and Palmerton Mayor, Chris Olivia, right.

The Palmerton Area Democratic Club will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Fireline Hotel, Bowmanstown with two featured speakers: political science professor, Dr. Roy Christman, responding to the recent election; Max Cohen of the Center for Popular Democracy who will discuss the need for immigration reform.

Every month the PADC continues to support the Food Bank run by the Community Action Council of Palmerton Area Churches.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

A free luncheon to be held at Parryville UMC, Main and Chestnut streets, Parryville, will take place from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m., Nov. 23, weather permitting.

All are welcome.

This luncheon will be held one week earlier than it is normally scheduled, due to the Black Friday weekend.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Plum Organics is voluntarily recalling specific pouch products within its Baby Stage 2, Tots Mish Mash and Kids lines after discovering a manufacturing defect that may cause spoilage in some pouches. The Plum Organics line is sold at Target, Babies R Us, Buy Buy Baby and a variety of other grocery store chains.

Recalled products can be identified by the "Best By" dates ranging from Aug., 5 2014 to Dec. 8, 2014 and the letters "AT."

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Smoke coming from the roof of a gas station caused some tense moments late Monday.

Tamaqua Fire Department and Tamaqua Rescue responded to 20 Center St. for a 9:48 p.m. report of smoke coming from a commercial building. A caller to 911 reported dark smoke coming from the roof of J&J Sunoco gas station.

It was determined that an oil burner malfunction was the cause.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Mountain Karate Academy will appear on the Dream Come True Telethon - Blue Ridge Chapter at approximately 5:18 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 17.

Mountain Karate Academy will present a check of $1,661 to help fund dreams for sick children.

The Dream Come True Telethon will air from 5 to 9 p.m., Sunday at Penn's Peak, Jim Thorpe. The telethon will be aired live on Blue Ridge Communications TV-13 and Service Electric, channel 90 in the Tamaqua area.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Slatington may soon get a new borough manager, according to council members at Monday's borough council meeting.

After an executive session that lasted until 9:45 p.m., the council reconvened and stated it had discussed legal, real estate, Slatington Borough Authority agreement, and personnel matters during the session.

When they brought up the topic of possibly hiring a new borough manager, President Daniel Stevens, who said he may be interested in the position, immediately dismissed himself from the meeting room before further discussion ensued.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013
TERRY AHNER/TIMES NEWS  Flanked by his parents, Dave and Rachel Kannapel, Chase Kannapel, 2, of Yardley, shows his spirit as he waves this flag before the start of the Veterans Day dedication held in Palmerton on Monday.

The Palmerton United Veterans Organization dedicated 244 new names and blocks to the veterans memorial in the borough park Monday, bringing the total to 3,821 honored.

Steve Vlossak, judge advocate of American Legion Post 269 of Palmerton, said the dedication was to honor and remember all those who have served our country; especially those veterans who gave their lives for us, as well as Prisoners of War and those Missing in Action.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Superintendent Barbara Conway

Jim Thorpe Area School Superintendent Barbara Conway announced Monday that she plans to retire on June 30, the end of the school year.

Conway, now 62, joined the school district as elementary school principal two weeks before the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on America. She was named superintendent in 2007.

Since then, the district has become a cradle-to-college education system: The nationally-recognized SHINE afterschool program has its roots there, and the district now looks forward to becoming home to Lehigh Carbon Community College's Carbon County campus.