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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

HARRISBURG - Attorney General Tom Corbett today urged Pennsylvania homeowners to file complaints concerning questionable mortgage foreclosures as part of an ongoing investigation by the Attorney General's Bureau of Consumer Protection.

"Pennsylvania residents who believe they are the victims of improper foreclosures should call the Attorney General's toll-free Consumer Protection Hotline, at 1-800-441-2555, as soon as possible in order to file formal complaints," Corbett said.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

At Slatington's regular meeting of council held Monday evening Robin Schmall, of Slatington, said that she's been having severe issues with M F Ronca and Sons Inc. since Sept. 23. She said that sewer water has been coming out of her pipes and that raw sewage went into her family room in her basement because workers forgot to cap the line to her home.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Sherry Ambrose, principal of Ss. Peter and Paul School, 307 Coal St., Lehighton, has named the September Students of the Month. They are: early childhood: Kyle Kuznicki; preschool, Keegan Wyshosky; kindergarten, Xamantha Descallar; first grade, Destiny Lobos; second grade, Hailey Hoffman; third grade, Kaia Slaw; fourth grade, Galilea Villagomez; fifth grade, Valerie Hans; sixth grade, Clarissa Colondo; seventh grade, Amy McConnell; and eighth grade, Emily Mriss.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010
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The Tamaqua Elementray Parent Teacher Organization will meet today, at 6:30 p.m., in the school library. The organization will continue accepting memberships through Dec. 31. "School Spirit" items will be available through Oct. 15.

Call (570) 668-4689 for more information.

The Raider Run will be held on Oct. 15. The public is welcome to attend.

Safe Trick or Treat programs will be held at the Tamaqua and Rush Elementary Schools. Date for the event at Tamaqua Elementary will be Oct. 25, while the program will be held at Rush Elementary on Oct. 26.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Terry Fasching's email address is craftmen@ptd.net and his phone is (610) 554-0535.

A story featuring this award winning cabinet maker becoming an ultimate fitness instructor was published on Saturday, Oct. 9.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

PennDOT is seeking customer feedback about the 511PA information system and encourages motorists to visit www.511pa.com and take a five-minute online survey.

Pennsylvania's 511PA system recently celebrated its one-year anniversary and PennDOT continues to look for ways to enhance the popular service.

"We are proud of the progress we have made in providing travelers with more information, and we look forward to hearing suggestions from our customers to make the system even better," said PennDOT Secretary Allen D. Biehler, P.E.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010
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The Oct. 16 recitation of the most holy rosary will be held in the Panther Valley and surrounding towns. Team captain Pat Rabayda said, "Human efforts are failing to solve America's growing crisis, and things will only get worse unless we ardently beg our Lord and our Lady to save us through the intercession of the Holy Rosary." More than 7,300 groups will be praying that day at rallies. Holding the banner are Walter Camier, representative from the American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property; Pat Raybada, captain; Pat McHugh and Veronica Bazik.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

The Carbon County Emergency Management Agency has coordinated the following emergency services training sessions. To register for any of these courses, contact the host agency.

ICS-400: Carbon County EMA, Oct. 23 and 24. Contact the EMA at (570) 325-3097. There is a prerequisite of ICS-300.

CERT: Carbon County EMA, Nov. 1, 8, and 15. Contact the EMA at (570) 325-3097.

PSFA Everyone Goes Home: Nov. 13 at Split Rock Resort. Contact (570) 722-8138.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Michael McCullion of Summit Hill, attached to the United States Foreign Service, arrived home to spend a vacation with relatives. He returned after having served out a government assignment in the war zone of China. He will spend his time with Mr. and Mrs. Jerome McGorry and Mr. and Mrs. William Heister, of Lansford, and will also be the guest of his brother, Edward McCullion, of Summit Hill. His government work is largely of a secret nature. However, he did describe conditions there, saying they were "horrible."

Tuesday, October 12, 2010
BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS @$:Josh Finsel and his 4-year-old daughter, Ada, check out their pet betta fish before the annual pet blessing at Ss. Peter and Paul School in Lehighton.