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Saturday, August 13, 2011
Beth Hodges, Pen Argyl "It wouldn't bother me either way. I guess they're entitled to a day off besides Sundays and holidays."

Are you in favor of the U.S. Postal Department eliminating Saturday delivery? Why or why not?

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Following the monthly meeting of the Nesquehoning VFW at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 16, a special UVO meeting will be held. There are important matters to discuss so it is imperative that all attend.

The meeting is at the VFW club headquarters.

Saturday, August 13, 2011
RON GOWER/TIMES NEWS

The Summit Hill Historical Society has placed old photos on the walls of the meeting room of Summit Hill Borough Hall. The photos depict many historical settings, including the Switchback, which has been deemed the nation's first roller coaster. Old pictures of Summit Hill street scenes are included. John O'Gurek, vice president of council, looks over one of the photos.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

The Tamaqua Area School District has announced a slight increase in the cost of school lunches for the 2011-2012 school year. The increase is mandatory, according to Foodservice Director Kristin Melnick, "in response to a change under section 205 of the Healthy, Hunger Free Kids Act, which requires schools participating in the School Nutrition Programs to price their paid meals to ensure reimbursement received for free or reduced price meals is not offsetting the cost to produce a paid meal."

Saturday, August 13, 2011
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS The wooden Jeep-shaped playset was engraved with "In Memory of Bert Osenbach" on one side and "35 Years Service West Penn Township Lions Club" on the other.

A new wooden children's playset, in the shape of a Jeep, was dedicated to the late Bert Osenbach at the West Penn Community Park children's playground.

Given for his more than 35 years of service to his community, the dedication was made during the West Penn Lion's Club Senior Fun Day held recently at the park.

Osenbach who, joined the West Penn Lions Club in 1975, served on the Park Commission from 1994 until his passing last year. He was previously awarded the "Melvin Jones Award" for his outstanding commitment to the Lions Club.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

A 192-pound middleweight hog, raised by Scott Seltzer of Lehighton R. 4, was judged as grand champion of the 4-H Market Hog Show at the Carbon County Fair in Lehighton. The heavyweight hog, raised by Theresa Steigerwalt of Lehighton R. 4, was given the reserve championship. Miss Steigerwalt's hog weighed 213 pounds. Matthew Gower of Lehighton R. 1 raised a 185-pound hog for the lightweight judging and won first place. In the judging of dairy cattle, Carl Miller of Tamaqua R. 3 exhibited the grand champion.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

The Harrisburg Diocesan Catholic Charismatic Renewal will host a "Praise and Teaching Rally" from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Sept. 17 at the Cardinal Keeler Center, 4800 Union Deposit Road, Harrisburg, Pa.

There will be a late morning concelebrated Mass, praise, talks and prayer sessions. The topics are holiness, prayer, communion and proclamation.

For information on registering, call (570) 339-1031 or go to the Diocese of Harrisburg website and click on Catholic Organizations, Charismatic Renewal, and then Summer Newsletter.

Saturday, August 13, 2011
CHRIS PARKER/TIMES NEWS Sarah Kuehner, 19, with her dairy beef cattle Larry and Curly.

Sarah Kuehner was 8 years old when she joined the Carbon County 4H Livestock Club.

The East Penn Township girl's first project was to raise pigs. Now a 19-year-old college student, Kuehner raises award-winning dairy beef cattle.

This year, she is showing her project bovines, Larry and Curly, at the Carbon County Fair. It's a bittersweet time for Kuehner and her parents, Carolyn and Gary. Kuehner is 19, and this is her last year in 4H.

"I'm going to miss it," she said. "There are a lot of good kids in 4H."

Saturday, August 13, 2011

"Dusty" isan 8-year-old Daschund mix available for adoptionat the Carbon County Animal Shelter in Nesquehoning. For moreinformationon this friendly dog call the shelter at (570) 325-4828.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

In a story that ran on page 3 in Monday's TIMES NEWS entitled "Karaoke it's for those who love to sing," the person singing in the top photo was incorrectly identified as Kevin Schlichting, owner of Crazy K's. The person in the photo is actually Keith Schlichting, who was singing at the time, and is not affiliated with the company. Kevin Schlichting was pictured in the background of the bottom photo.