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Thursday, September 23, 2010
LINDA KOEHLER/TIMES NEWS Michael Sutton, Independent Associate/Director and Small Business and Group Benefits Specialist, accepts a jar of the Western Pocono Women's Club's famous celery seed salad dressing and their thanks from Donna Coleman, for making them aware of the dangers of identity theft.

Do you hand your credit card over to servers in a restaurant?

Do you give out personal information over the Internet?

Do you carry personal information in your purse?

Do you put out mail in your mailbox?

If you answered "yes" to any of the above questions, you could potentially become a victim of identity theft.

Identity theft is the number one crime in the world. It has surpassed drug trafficking.

That's the message Michael Sutton of Identitytheft Shield relayed to members of the Western Pocono Women's Club.

Thursday, September 23, 2010
JOE PLASKO/TIMES NEWS

The Christopher Dean Band performs on the platform at the Tamaqua train station Wednesday evening, Sept. 22, as the final show for the season for the Tamaqua Area Chamber of Commerce's Summer Concert Series. A total of eight concerts were provided free of charge to the public, beginning in June and ending this month, with all the performances at the train station. The Christopher Dean Band concert was sponsored by Bailey Building Supplies.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Care Net of Carbon County is hosting a benefit motorcycle run on Saturday, Sept. 25. Registration is from 10:30 to 11 a.m. at Pocono Mountain Leather, Route 309 and 895, Snyders. For more Information call (570) 624-1287. Proceeds benefit Care Net of Carbon County, a nonprofit community resource providing support to those facing pregnancy and encouraging healthy choices in sexuality, fertility and parenting.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Beaver Run Rod and Gun Club, 676 Stewart Creek Road, Lehighton, will host its Biannual Rabies Vaccination Clinic on Sunday, Sept. 26, on the Club grounds.

Clinic hours will be 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Dr. Betsy Squires of Forest Inn Animal Hospital will be the veterinarian in charge.

Beaver Run Rod and Gun Club started the clinic because of the many members who hunt and have dogs that are in the wild and exposed to the dangers of rabies. The club hosts rabies vaccination clinics in April and September at the Club.

Thursday, September 23, 2010
Beaming with pride

Andrew Calvin just received his high school diploma and his sister, Kate, basks with him in his moment of accomplishment. They both beam with pride. Andrew will shortly complete his basic training with the U. S. Marines at Parris Island, SC and Kate is a journalism major in her junior year at Boston University. Kate has just been selected to study in Australia for the January term. They are the Grandest Kids of Louise Calvin of Palmerton.

Thursday, September 23, 2010
TERRY AHNER/TIMES NEWS  Delina Rodrigues (front) looks on as Maureen Foster, manager of Special Olympics of Carbon County, recognizes her before Palmerton Area School Board on Tuesday. Rodrigues was recently named Special Olympics Female Athlete of the Year.

One of Special Olympics of Carbon County's finest has been recognized with quite the distinction.

Delina Rodrigues, a freshman at the Carbon Career and Technical Institute, was recently named the Special Olympics Female Athlete of the Year.

Rodrigues was introduced to the school board on Tuesday by Maureen Foster, manager, Special Olympics of Carbon County.

The daughter of Dave and Christine Rodrigues, Delina was selected from over 20,000 athletes participating in Special Olympics Pennsylvania.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Carbon County Friends of Animals is hosting a rabies vaccination and distemper vaccination clinic from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 26 at Jim Thorpe Memorial Park, downstairs in the skating rink area. Dr. Karen Hess is the veterinarian in charge. All dogs must be leashed. All cats must be in carriers. The event benefits Carbon County Friends of Animals.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Polycythemia vera (PV) is a blood disease in which the bone marrow makes too many red blood cells, causing a thickening of the blood.

PV usually takes years to develop. Most people are diagnosed with PV later in life, most often around age 60 or older. People with PV might experience headaches, tiredness and shortness of breath. They are also at risk for getting blood clots, which can lead to heart attacks and stroke.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

The Navy Club of the USA, Carbon County Ship 260 will hold its monthly meeting at the Summit Hill American Legion at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 27. Commander Stanley Jaroszewsky is in charge. The PA Squadron Commander will attend.

Any one who has served in the Navy, Marines, Coast Guard or Merchant Marines is welcome to join.