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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Allen O. Delke American Legion Post 16, Slatington, will conduct annual Veterans Day Services at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 14, at Union United Church of Christ, 5550 Route 873, Neffs. President of Veterans Day services Dennis Ziegler, Commander Gordon Giannotti, Auxiliary President Marcy Knappenberger and Sons of the American Legion Commander Garry Jacoby will be in charge of the services. Buglers John Hudicka and Marc Beleno will play Taps. Legionnaires, Auxiliary and Sons of the American Legion should meet at 10 a.m. at the Post Home.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

The Republican Party was the big winner in Tuesday's General Election balloting both statewide and nationally, and in Carbon County the numbers revealed voters here voted in similar fashion as did those around the commonwealth and nation.

In addition to Republicans Doyle Heffley of Lower Towamensing Township winning the 122nd Legislative District seat of the state House and Hazleton Mayor Lou Barletta winning the 11th Congressional District seat in the U.S. House, the GOP candidates fared very well overall.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Tamaqua Area Middle School Principal Chris Czapla has announced the Students of the Month for September. The following students were selected: from left, Morgan Veglia (7th Grade), Patrick McMullen (7th Grade), Riley McHugh (6th Grade), Michaela Noftz (6th Grade), Jacob Gursky (8th Grade) and Jamie Mateyak (8th Grade).

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Veterans and their spouses are invited to a homemade lunch and special program at Heritage Hill Senior Community, 800 6th street, Weatherly, on Thursday, Nov. 11. The luncheon begins at 1:30. Seating is limited, so call Lisa Marie Halecky at (570) 427-4500 to reserve your seat.

Heritage Hill is proud to assist veterans and their families for the past 11 years and thanks all of the men and women who have and still are serving our country.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

A member of a cocaine and crack cocaine selling ring that operated in Carbon and Lehigh counties entered a guilty plea to a drug count Tuesday in the county court.

James Allen Neff, 56, of Jim Thorpe, pleaded guilty before Senior Judge Richard W. Webb to a charge of criminal use of a communication facility.

Neff was arrested in February 2009 when agents from the state Attorney General's office and local police rounded up suspects in the ring. A total of nine persons were named suspects in the operation.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010
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Paul Sinclair, lead vocalist of Get The Led Out, the acclaimed Philadelphia-based Led Zeppelin tribute band, belts out a Zeppelin song during GTLO's appearance at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe in April. GTLO returns to The Peak on Friday night, Nov. 5. Doors open at 6 p.m. with showtime at 8 p.m. Tickets are $33 for the Pit (standing room only), $28 for reserved seating and $23 for standing room only (back of the hall).

Wednesday, November 3, 2010
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Newly elected State Representative Doyle Heffley, left, is congratulated on his election victory by his present employer, Chris Silfies, vice president of operations for F. T. Silfies Trucking Company. Silfies said he's happy Heffley won even though it means losing a valuable employee. Silfies attended the victory party of Heffley held at the Bowmanstown Fire Company.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Our Lady of the Angels Academy, Lansford, has installed student Peer Helpers for the 2010-11 school year. Peer Helpers are student volunteers who have accepted the challenge to be special ministers of God's Word through example and service to their peers. Their goals are many. They include: helping all students feel welcome, tutoring, building school spirit, promoting anti-drinking, anti-drug, and anti-smoking messages and promoting a positive self image within all students.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Congressman Tim Holden won another term as he successfully held off the national wave of anti-incumbents to defeat fellow Schuylkill County resident state Sen. David Argall. Holden, won the race by over 24,000 votes. For Argall, it was his first defeat in a political contest.

The final tally in the 17th Congressional District had Holden getting 114,269 votes to 89,467 for Argall. Holden had 56 percent of the vote to 44 for Argall.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Tamaqua's annual Veterans Day Parade will be held this Saturday, beginning at 10 a.m., rain or shine.

The parade is sponsored by C.H. Berry Post 173 of the American Legion, Tamaqua.

Ed Smith, adjutant for the Tamaqua American Legion post, said Mary Zelonis, retired U.S. Army and deputy commander for the 13th District of the American Legion, will serve as grand marshal for the parade.

The parade will begin to assemble at 9:30 a.m. at Lech Motors on the east end of Tamaqua and will proceed west on Broad Street (Route 209).