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Monday, August 12, 2013
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS Trucks lined the field and parking lot of Heisler's Dairy Bar during the event.

About three dozen trucks took part in the first annual Truck Show held at Heisler's Dairy Bar in Walker Township in memory of Logan Farr and to raise awareness and financial support for Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital's Four Diamonds organization.

Farr, age 21, died Oct. 30 of last year, after a three year battle with Ewing's sarcoma, a type of cancerous tumor, that originated in his spine.

Monday, August 12, 2013
AL ZAGOFSKY/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Founder Melissa Lammy Mondegreen, leads about 30 members and guests of the Native American-inspired Clan of the Holy Stone to help cleanse the rivers of the Earth on Saturday at Riverview Park in East Penn Township. They enter the waters of the Lehigh River.

The Lehigh River acted as a surrogate for all the rivers of the world as the Lehighton-based Clan of the Holy Stone prayed and blessed its waters with a healing ceremony this weekend.

About 30 members and guests of the Native American-inspired Clan of the Holy Stone gathered in a circle to send out energy to help cleanse the memories of the Earth.

They met on Saturday at Riverview Park in East Penn Township, across from Bowmanstown.

Monday, August 12, 2013
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS @Caption Stand Alone:Having fun in Tamaqua's glow fun run Showing their fun side during the colorful fun run were, l-r, Robert Wozniak, 17; Logan Strollis, 17; and Joshua Baker, 17. All are from Barnesville.

Friends Sophia Susarchick, 13, and Haley Macalush, 13, participate in the YMCA Fun Run held over the weekend. Both are from Tamaqua. The event, whichbenefited the expansion fund of Tamaqua YMCA, was organized by intern Megan Zukusof Tuscarora.

Monday, August 12, 2013

The sixth annual Palmerton 5K "Diabetes Dash" will start at 9 a.m. on Sept. 28.

Formerly known as the Palmerton 5K Run/Walk for Diabetes, the annual event raises thousands of dollars for the American Diabetes Association each year. The goal of the ADA is to prevent, cure and manage diabetes.

The 5K is founded and organized by volunteer Carla Majczan, who was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in childhood.

Monday, August 12, 2013

A New York woman died on Saturday afternoon after she fell about 45 feet at Lehigh Gorge State Park in Carbon County.

Perla Cabral, 31, was identified as the victim by county coroner Bruce Nalesnik. He said an autopsy is scheduled for this morning at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

The woman was hiking in the area with a companion. Rescuers spent three hours trying to retrieve the woman who fell near the top of a waterfall. Nalesnik said the woman was responsive when first reached by emergency personnel but died on the way down the mountain.

Monday, August 12, 2013

A New Ringgold woman was sentenced for insurance fraud while other criminal count proceedings were held in Schuylkill County court recently.

Stephanie Ann Stegmeier, 31, of 366 Mill Mountain Road, was placed by President Judge William E. Baldwin in the Intermediate Punishment Program (IPP) for 24 months. She had pleaded guilty to a charge of insurance fraud brought by the state Attorney General's office.

Monday, August 12, 2013

WELCA meeting

Marian Jones, will be the guest speaker at at the next meeting of the WELCA of the Lutheran churches. The meeting will be held at St. John's Lutheran Church, North Street, auditorium on Wednesday, Aug. 20, at 7 p.m. Jones was a nurse during WWII and took care of the prisoners of war.

For more information, contact Kathy Heller at (570) 325-2282.

Class of 1964

Monday, August 12, 2013

A Lehigh County motorcyclist was killed in a crash in Carbon County on Saturday.

The crash occurred about 5:25 p.m. along SR248 westbound at Union Hill Road in Franklin Township.

Township Officer Frank Lorah identified the victim as Frederick J. Moyer III, 51, of Allentown. Moyer was taken to St. Luke's Hospital, Fountain Hill, after the crash but died several hours later.

Lorah said Moyer was westbound when a female driver from the Tamaqua area attempted to turn onto Union Hill Road, and a collision occurred.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Emergency personnel responded to a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of Lehigh and West Broad Street (US209) just after 1 p.m. on Saturday. Police reported that a legal juvenile driver of a SUV, turning into the Our Family Mini Mart, drove into the path of a sedan, driven by Grace Dotterer, traveling west. A young child, strapped in a car seat of the sedan, was unhurt during the incident. Tamaqua Fire Police directed traffic around the scene during the response. No serious injuries were reported.

Monday, August 12, 2013

The Blue Ribbon Foundation of Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania (BCNEPA) is committed to supporting nonprofit agencies that respond to the needs of its neighbors throughout the region. The Foundation's board of directors recently approved nearly $125,000 in contributions that will be shared by 14 United Ways across BCNEPA's 13-county service area.

As part of that contribution, the Greater Weatherly Area Community Chest and United Way of Carbon County each received $1,000 targeted specifically to support health-related programs for Carbon County residents.