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Wednesday, November 6, 2013

At Wednesday night's Bowmanstown Borough Council meeting, President William Ravert announced a 1-mill budget increase, equivalent to $14,882, for the proposed 2014 budget. He then announced some of the changes that account for the increase.

One such change, Ravert said, is a $2,000 donation in 2014 to the Bowmanstown Volunteer Fire Department. Ravert suggested that both the 2015 and 2016 budgets also each include a donation to the fire company of $2,000.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

The mayors of Nesquehoning and Lansford went down in defeat during the general Election balloting on Tuesday in the Panther Valley area.

Nesquehoning Mayor K. Tony Walck lost a three-person race for the right to continue as the town's top elected official, while his wife, Rose Sniscak Walck, also fell victim to a challenged race.

In Lansford, Mayor Ronald Hood was defeated as well by borough voters, who, like Nesquehoning voters, also decided a borough council race.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

The Carbon County Animal Shelter will host an open house for all municipal officials, as well as local and state police officers.

The event will take place from 8:30-9:30 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 30, at the shelter, located on top of the Broad Mountain, off Route 93, in Nesquehoning.

Tom Connors, the dog warden at the shelter, explained that the open house will allow officials to learn what services the shelter provides; how it handles the animals and prepares them for adoption; as well as answer any questions they may have.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

The Monroe County Area Agency on Aging APPRISE program will have free plan comparisons for Medicare beneficiaries. The days for comparisons will continue through Dec. 3.

Hours available for appointments are 9 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. at the Monroe County Loder Building at 62 Analomink St., East Stroudsburg.

Limited appointments will also be taken at Kinsley's ShopRite Community Room, Brodheadsville on Thursday, Nov. 14 from 9 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.

Call 570-420-3735 for an appointment.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

The Over-60 Club of Palmerton will meet at noon on Nov. 19, inside Palmerton Borough Hall, 401 Delaware Avenue.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Carbon County voters on Tuesday cast their votes for persons who serve in positions of judges of elections and inspectors of elections in the Carbon County's voting precincts.

By law, each of the 51 precincts has a judge of elections who is responsible for overseeing the election process. In addition, one inspector of election from each party (Democratic and Republican) is elected in each district. All of the positions are for four-year terms.

Receiving token votes from voters in their precincts yesterday were:

Democrats

Inspectors of elections

Wednesday, November 6, 2013
AMY MILLER/TIMES NEWS Sam Kitchko

Nesquehoning residents will have a new mayor in 2014.

Sam Kitchko, who ran on the Independent ticket, defeated incumbent K. Tony Walck and Republican candidate Michael Frey during Tuesday's municipal election. Kitchko secured 68.4 percent of the votes; while Walck received 23.58 percent and Frey, 7.53 percent.

When reached by telephone this morning, Kitchko said he was relieved and glad.

Wednesday, November 6, 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.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Those crazy guys from "Duck Dynasty" made an appearance at St. Matthew's UCC's Trunk and Treat event in Kunkletown. Well, not really. They're actually, from left, Harry Koehler (Uncle Si), George Huber (Phil Robertson), Brandon Serfass (Jase Robertson), Zach Huber (Jeb Robertson), Derby Stroup (Willie Robertson.) The group also included Miss Kay (Diane Huber), Corrie Robertson (Abby Huber), Missy Robertson (Jennie Rose Huber), Jessica Robertson (Jenna Ritter). Hubs Huber was Bobo. Their group won first place in the People's Choice Award.

LINDA KOEHLER/TIMES NEWS

Wednesday, November 6, 2013
BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS

Carbon County Navy Club Commander Scott Reinhart shows Panther Valley Elementary School fourth graders, Marissa Bonetsky and Tom Mitchell, the proper way to fold an American flag during a presentation at the school Tuesday morning.