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Friday, November 25, 2011

The Palmerton Area Historical Society plan to decorate the Little White Church on Nov. 30, 9 a.m., with assistance appreciated. The outside of the church is also being decorated. That part will be done before Thanksgiving. The Nov. 14 meeting also saw discussion of the Ecumenical service.

Friday, November 25, 2011
Larry Neff/Special to the Times  A child was injured after this vehicle struck a pole in Franklin Township Friday morning.

One young child was injured early Friday morning when the vehicle he was a passenger in slid on black ice and struck a utility pole in Franklin Township.

The crash occurred at 5:30 a.m. as the vehicle was traveling west in the 500 block of Fairyland road. It struck the ice and spun out impacting with a utility pole.

The vehicle came to rest in the west bound lane. Fire fighters of the Franklin township fire company extricated the child from the vehicle. The victim was treated at the scene by Lehighton paramedics and transferred to an area hospital.

Friday, November 25, 2011

A solictor's legal opinion was needed on a quorum before the Schuylkill County Salary Board could hold its meeting Wednesday at the courthouse.

The board is comprised of three county commissioners and county controller. Commissioner Francis McAndrews was absent due to undergoing surgery in a Philadelphia Hospital and Controller Melinda Kantner was also absent. Present were Commissioners Mantura Gallagher and Frank Staudenmeier.

Chief County Solicitor Claude A. Lord Shields ruled that two of the four commissioners present was a quorum and the meeting proceeded.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Christopher and Rita Sweeney of Sciota, former West End business owners, were recently recognized for their support and commitment to the Northeast Lions Eye Bank.

Chris is a member of the Western Pocono Lions Club, a Past District Governor and State Council Chairman of District 14 for Lions Clubs International. He is a graduate of Manhattan College and Bucknell University.

Friday, November 25, 2011
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS Employees Shirley Frantz, Lehighton, top, and Kristen Behr, Tamaqua, from the M & S True Value Hardware store in Tamaqua prepare their Christmas tree display prior to the arrival of this morning's crowd of Black Friday shoppers.

Employees Shirley Frantz, Lehighton, top, and Kristen Behr, Tamaqua, from the M & S True Value Hardware store in Tamaqua prepare their Christmas tree display prior to the arrival of this morning's crowd of Black Friday shoppers.

Friday, November 25, 2011
Students of the month

Tamaqua Area Middle School Principal Chris Czapla has announced the middle school Students of the Month for October. They include: Rebecca Kanaskie (7), Matthew Smarr (7), Arienne Serniak (8), Tyrone Rarick (6), Tanner Hamm (8) and Savannah Adams (6).

Friday, November 25, 2011

Schuylkill County Demolition Director Gary Bender was authorized to seek bids for demolition of buildings in Coaldale and Tower City boroughs at Wednesday's commissioner's meeting in Pottsville.

The Coaldale building, a double two-story frame structure at 119 and 121 Greenwood Street, was purchased by the borough for $100 from Jean Pillion. Bids will be advertised on December 2 and 7 with the bids due back in the controller's office by December 19 and a bid opening on December 21. The tentative award date is December 28.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Palmerton Area Junior High School Principal, Mr. Thaddeus Kosciolek, is pleased to announce the students who achieved Principal's List and Honor Roll for the First Marking Period.

PRINCIPAL'S LIST: 90-100, no grades lower than an A-

Eighth Grade: Seth Andress, Brynn Boehler, Rhianna Delich, Lila Goodhile, Tyler King, Brock Moyer, Gavin Scott.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Tamaqua area residents are invited to the inaugural Tamaqua Community Advent Breakfast Dec. 3 at 8:30 a.m., hosted by Zion Lutheran Church, Mauch Chunk and Greenwoods Sts., Tamaqua.

The ecumenical event is sponsored by the Tamaqua Ministerial Association, the Tamaqua Chamber of Commerce and newly formed the Tamaqua Area Fellowship Network.

An Advent message, music and a candle-lighting ceremony are part of the breakfast program.