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Saturday, July 16, 2011

Six persons facing various criminal charges entered guilty pleas in Carbon County court on Thursday before President Judge Roger N. Nanovic.

Endangering a child

Adam Joseph Schaeffer, 22, of Jim Thorpe, was sentence to serve nine to 18 months in prison on a charge of endangering the welfare of a child. However, since he has already served 302 days in prison on the charge, he was immediately paroled.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

At one time the Schwab Building was a shining jewel in Weatherly.

Built by steel magnate Charles M. Schwab, the stately structure was used as a school from its opening in 1903 until 1991.

In 1997, Larry Hallstead, representing Bradd and Hall Associates, of Lynchburg, Va., bought the landmark structure for $40,000 from the Weatherly Area School District.

Hallstead has allegedly let the building deteriorate, according to citations filed against him with District Judge Joseph D. Homanko of Weatherly.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Tony Fannock throws his weight around while playing on a seesaw with his daughters, Cadance, 4, and Callista, 7, at the East End Park in Tamaqua.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

St. Matthew's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Weissport, will hold Vacation Bible School from 6-to-8 p.m. July 17-21 at the church located at 222 Church Street.

"Ready for a Wild Adventure?" is for children from preschool through the fourth grade.

To pre-register or for more information, call (610) 377-2972.

Student participants can bring a white t-shirt for an iron-on project.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Pictured outside the tunnel to the No. 9 Mine in Lansford are from left, Mandy Reightler, her daughter Autumn Swartz, 4, and mother Carol Reigel during the Coal Miner's Festival held last Sunday at the No. 9 Mine and Museum. Mandy's first tour through a mine was an emotional experience since her late father, Dale Reightler, who had worked in the mines since high school, died in a methane blast inside the R & D Coal Company mine in Tremont on October 23, 2006. Mandy, with support of her family, said she was glad she had the courage to take the No. 9 mine tour.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

A few spots remain open in the 2012 class of Leadership Carbon.

The Leadership Carbon Steering Committee has been working with Maureen Donovan of Lehigh Carbon Community College and Lead Trainer, Judy M. Bowen to further develop the curriculum.

Class participants will be taught elements of teambuilding, project leadership, elements of successful projects, effective communication, effective meeting techniques, decision making and presentation skills.

Some scholarships may be available.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Three defendants in pending criminal cases entered guilty pleas on Thursday in Carbon County court.

Senior Judge D. Michael Stine, of Schuylkill County and specially presiding in Carbon, accepted the pleas from the following:

Shane Roger Rex, 22, of Lehighton, pleaded to one count each of burglary and criminal mischief. He was arrested for an incident on Nov. 26, 2009, at the Lehighton Animal Hospital, located at 104 S. Third St., Lehighton. Taken in the entry were various medical items including syringes.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Melissa Binder, United Way of Carbon County president, was guest speakerat a recent meeting of Lehighton Rotary Club. She discussed how United Way allocates funds to agencies that run programs to better the lives of the people in our local communities by providing basic needs, strengthening families,helping children succeed,and promoting self-sufficiency. Pictured left toright are Lehighton Rotary Club PresidentErica Heery, Binder, andRotary Club Past PresidentBarbara Belón. Rotary Club of Lehighton meets Mondays from 7:30to 8:30 a.m. at Beacon 443 Diner / Restaurant.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

The Panther Valley High School Class of 2011 commencement orders are available for pick up at the high school office.

If you ordered graduation diploma photos from Flexer Photo Studio, you can pick them up between 7:30 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday.

Saturday, July 16, 2011
This is a typical box of mostly toiletries which has been collected by, and is being shipped by Albrightsville VFW Post 294 for shipment to one area soldier in Afghanistan or Iraq.

Members of VFW Post 294 of Albrightsville are helping our local service personnel based in combat areas of Afghanistan and Iraq by collecting donations of everyday personal items and shipping them directly to the individual soldier.

They have been visiting Kmart, Wal-Mart, and Bill's Shoprite, all in Mt. Pocono – where they collect most of their donations – and handing shoppers entering the store a list of items that can be sent to these areas.