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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

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).

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

A Carbon County man entered guilty pleas on Tuesday in Carbon County court in seven pending crminal cases. He was one of 10 defendants to enter a plea before Senior Judge Richard W. Webb.

Theft incidents

Bradley S. Allen, 34, of Bowmanstown, pleaded guilty to four counts of retail theft and one count each to theft, receiving stolen property and resisting arrest.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

It's out with spaghetti and in with brunch.

Either way, it's a win-win for the veterans who attend the first ever Veteran Honorary Brunch Gala Nov. 10 at the Village at Palmerton.

A brunch assortment will be served at 10 a.m. on the second floor of the Village. Then, at 11 a.m., entertainer Hal Brister will sing songs from the 20s on up.

Local veterans and their spouses are invited to the event, said Jennifer Ebert, director of marketing and admissions. Limited seating is available, Ebert said.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

With one of the most spectacular panoramic views anywhere in the background, Past Commander of Jim Thorpe American Legion Post 304 Francis O'Donnell (left) presents an American Flag to Flagstaff Manager Karina Chandler and Owner Tim Markley to be flown over the Flagstaff in honor of past, present, and future veterans of the United States.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Weissport adopted the 2011 budget Monday that calls for no tax increases to continue providing services to Weissport residents, such as police protection, street lighting, borough maintenance, street cleaning and snow plowing.

The tax rate remains at 89 mills, which means that a homeowner will be assessed 89 cents on each $100 of assessed value. A home with an assessed valued of $50,000 will pay $445 in real estate taxes.

The budget will be formally adopted on Nov. 15.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Summit Hill held its first budget workshop meeting last night and if there's one thing that looks certain, there's going to be a tax hike.

The council isn't sure how much the taxes will increase.

There was a brief informal mention of possible layoffs, maybe even in the police department, but other council members indicated they wouldn't favor such action.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010
MARY TOBIA/Special to the TIMES NEWS The kindergarten class along with their teacher Mrs. Hartz stands behind their banner as they lead off the ninth annual St John Neumann Regional School annual Walk-A-Thon in Palmerton. About 80 students from the Slatington and Palmerton campuses took part in this major fundraiser for their school.

The clouds opened up and the sun came out just in time for the ninth annual St John Neumann Catholic School Walk-A-Thon.

Teachers and students from both the Palmerton and Slatington campuses gathered on Friday in the Palmerton gymnasium for a day of exercise, fun, and learning.

Each year the students in grades kindergarten through eighth work together to raise funds for the school through personal sponsors and donations from local business.