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Monday, April 21, 2014

There will be a regularly scheduled meeting for the Carbon County 4-H Livestock Club at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Big Creek Grange.

This is for livestock projects only. The 4-H program is open to youth between 8 and 19 as of Jan. 1, 2014.

4-H is a youth program of Penn State University.

Monday, April 21, 2014

St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church will hold a Miller-Keystone Bloodmobile from 2 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 22, in the church social hall, 462 W. Ludlow St., Summit Hill.

To schedule an appointment, call the parish office at 570-645-2664 or visit and search for blood drives under the "Donate Blood" tab. St. Joseph's sponsor code is 5028.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Lehigh Carbon Community College and the Lehigh Carbon Community College Foundation have combined to offer a special scholarship pool for qualified high school students from Carbon County.

Graduating seniors from Jim Thorpe High School, Lehighton High School, Panther Valley High School, Palmerton High School and Carbon Career & Technical Institute are eligible to apply.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Palmerton Police Department is in search of a hit-and-run suspect who struck a teenager last week with his vehicle.

Borough police Chief Randy Smith said that at 2:43 p.m. Thursday, a 14-year-old male was crossing Delaware Avenue at Fifth Street, from the north side to the south side, when he was struck by a black car being driven by an older white male with a beard.

The driver failed to stop, Smith said.

He said the teen sustained minor injuries and was taken to the hospital for treatment.

Monday, April 21, 2014

The body of a Schuylkill County woman was found in an excavation storage site on Saturday morning in Berks County, and police are calling the death is being called suspicious.

State police at Hamburg said the body of Alishia M. Eller, 24, of Route 443, Pine Grove, was found about 6:20 a.m. at a site between Musselman and Beagle roads, in Bethel Township.

Troopers said she likely died between 7 p.m. Friday and when the body was found.

Troopers said they have interviewed and talked with a lot of people and are actively following leads. Further interviews are planned.

Monday, April 21, 2014

A Schuylkill County woman was jailed on Sunday charged with stabbing a county man numerous times Saturday night after a domestic dispute.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said the incident occurred along East Colliery Avenue, in Porter Township. Troopers did not identify the victim, stating only that he was a 37-year-old man from Tower City.

Saturday, April 19, 2014
Jeannine Siegmond - "I've been involved with and attended all 17 of them. I've enjoyed them all equally."

This is the 17th year for the Blue Mountain Health System Gala. Every year you have had a different theme. Of the 17, what was your favorite theme and why?

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Harrisburg - State Rep. Julie Harhart, R-Lehigh/Northampton, congratulates Bechtel's Pharmacy for having the distinction as the only pharmacy in Pennsylvania to receive two national Bowl of Hygeia Awards.

The award is part of a national program sponsored by the American Pharmacists Association and the National Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations. It is awarded to a pharmacist who demonstrates sustained commitment to community service, apart for his or her specific identification as a pharmacist, which reflects well on the profession of the pharmacy.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Christine Arieta McCaa submitted this photo of a cat snuggling up to a flower. You can submit your photos in the gallery section of our home page at Just click on the "Submit a Photo" link and follow directions to upload your photos.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Carbon Chamber and Economic Development Corporation will hold the following events:

April 23, Administrative Professionals Luncheon Celebration, 11:45 a.m.-2 p.m., Mahoning Valley Country Club.

April 23, CareerLink Job Fair, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Jim Thorpe Memorial Hall, Jim Thorpe.

April 30, deadline for Carbon County Room Tax Grant

May 7, CCEDC Website 101, Interactive Workshop