They're like the mailmen. "Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds." They are newspaper carriers. If a newspaper is published, it must be delivered. No matter the weather, it is their job.
The TIMES NEWS and one of its eight weeklies, are fortunate to have very dedicated carriers. Recently four of them were recognized at the 2010 Pennsylvania Newspaper Association's Luncheon of Champions where they were awarded as the Newspaper Carrier of the Year finalists.
The popular statewide contest has helped newspapers recognize exemplary newspaper carriers since 1959. It emphasizes the positive points of the carrier distribution system. It is a two-part program comprised of local presentations and statewide selection of youth, adult and senior Newspaper Carrier of the Year.
Each participating newspaper may nominate up to two carriers in each of the three divisions: Senior Division-55 or older; Adult Division-19-54; Youth Division-18 years or younger.
Nathan Washburn, 13, a carrier of the TIMES NEWS in Palmerton won third place.
Besides Nathan, Coll