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The Home News PennDOT Announces Two Bridge School District Proactively Projects in Lehigh Twsp., Bangor The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) began working yesterday to replace two structurally deficient bridges in Northampton County. They are located in Lehigh Township and in Bangor Borough. The contractor, Grace Industries of East Allen Twsp., will replace the existing mason arch Walnut Drive bridge over Indian Creek in Lehigh Township with a new concrete arch bridge. Starting Wednesday, Dec. 26, Walnut Drive will be closed and detoured between Beech and Dogwood Drives. The posted detour will route traffic on Pa. Rt. 248, Blue Mountain Drive and Elm Road. Motorists are advised to allow for extra time and use caution when traveling through the area. The $633,207 project is expected to be completed in November 2013, depending on weather. The Walnut Drive bridge was constructed in 1834, is 32 ft. long and 21 ft. wide. The new bridge will be 36 ft. long and

24 ft. wide, handling average daily traffic of 632 vehicles. Grace Industries will also replace the existing concrete T-beam Rt. 512/Main St. bridge over the Brush Meadow Creek in Bangor with a cast-in-place reinforced concrete, rigid frame bridge. Starting Wednesday, Dec. 26 Rt. 512 will be closed and detoured at the intersection with High St. and Erdman St. The posted detour will route traffic on Main St., Ridge Rd., Johnsonville Rd., and Rt. 512. There will also be a truck detour, which will use Rts. 191, 611 and 512. Again, motorists are advised to allow for extra time and use caution. This project, costing $1,060,360, is expected to be complete in August 2013, depending on the weather. The bridge was built in 1922, is 29 ft. long and 34 ft. wide. The new bridge will be 61 ft. long and 26 ft. wide, and has an average daily traffic volume of 8,790 vehicles, according to PennDOT officials from Engineering District 5.

Keystone Cement Earns safety award

The U.S. Department of Labor Mine Safety & Health Administration has awarded a Certificate of Achievement in Safety to Keystone Cement Company’s large quarry group. It was given for 31,094 employee hours worked without a lost workday injury at the Bath plant.


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By MEG SCHELL The Home News

In the aftermath of the tragic event that took place on Friday, Dec. 14 at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newton, Connecticut, administrators of the Northampton Area School District on Tuesday, Dec. 18 invited parents, Northampton Borough police, and school safety staff to a safety meeting in the district’s administration building. An open discussion was monitored by Jeanette Gillil-

2013 Budget Ok’d in Lehigh

Lehigh Township’s Board of Supervisors approved the 2013 budget at a meeting on Dec. 11. Supervisor Sandy Hopkins asked if it could be re-opened for a discussion on personnel and major equipment purchases in the next three months. She was told by Solicitor David Backenstoe that the budget can be reviewed with transfers made of unencumbered funds, but it can’t be re-opened. Police Chief Scott Fogel reported that cameras are being installed in the parking areas and cell block at the police station. He also announced that a prescription drug takeback day will be held on April 27, 2013 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The board also approved paying $400 in awards to Lehigh Township firefighters.

and, Assistant NASD Superintendent. Also in attendance was Joe Wilson, a retired lieutenant in the Pennsylvania State police, now working for the Upper Macungie Township Police Department. Wilson offered extensive experience in the areas of safety, building security and design, including how an aggressor thinks. The school district has in place a safety committee, replete with goals, schedules and issues. For example, a sub-committee has the ongoing responsibility of indoor air quality, workplace safety and police activity. Parents at the meeting voiced concerns about police presence at all NASD schools. Several school principals were also present to offer their first-hand account of experiences and pro-active steps, which have been taken

and are being taken in the aftermath of the Sandy Hook massacre of 20 elementary children and six adults at the school. Several local schools have recently exercised their lock down drill routine. Principals were instructed to review their actions for safety and to make sure they are solid with respect to implementation and feasibility of all safety policies and procedures. Police Safety Costs The issue of budgets came up, with the realization that right now additional police personnel for safety security is not budgeted. However, Northampton Borough Police Chief Ronald Morey said he already patrols the elementary, middle and and senior high schools located in his locale. Chief MoContinued on page 7

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Governor Corbett ceremonially signs Keystone Works Bill, helps connect unemployed Pennsylvanians with employers who are hiring. – Contributed photo

Bill connecting unemployed With employers signed by Gov. Governor Tom Corbett on Dec. 18 ceremonially signed legislation that will help to connect unemployed Pennsylvanians with employers who are looking for new hires. Sponsored by Rep. Stan Saylor (R-York), House Bill 1539, Keystone Works, provides an opportunity for unemployed workers to receive training with an employer while continuing to receive unemployment compensation benefits. The Keystone Works program also gives employers the incentive to hire trainees once their training is complete. “One of my main priori-

ties as governor is to ensure a job for every Pennsylvanian that wants one,” Corbett said. “Keystone Works is a critical step to helping unemployed Pennsylvanians find work.” The program allows unemployment compensation claimants to receive training directly from an employer looking for people to fill openings in high priority occupations. High priority occupations are those which are in demand by employers, usually require higher level skills and likely provide higher wages. These occupations are determined by the Department of Labor & Industry

using labor statistics such as importance of this occupation to its industry, annual job openings, job quality and labor supply. During the training period the employer will not provide any compensation to the worker, who will continue to receive their unemployment compensation benefits. At the conclusion of the training period the employer will receive a monetary incentive when the employer hires the unemployed, newly-trained worker. “This program keeps unemployed workers connected to the work-force. It provides employers with trained employees. It gives everybody a chance at training in the fields where jobs exist,” Corbett said. Keystone Works requires that all training programs be approved by the Department of Labor & Industry and that they are consistent with the Fair Labor Standards Act. Participating businesses are also required to provide a maximum of 24 hours of training a week for up to eight weeks. Employers who elect to hire the worker after training will receive monetary incentives in the amount of $375 for every four weeks the new hire is employed up to a total of $1,500. The governor was also joined by Department of Labor & Industry Secretary Julia Hearthway, whose department is responsible for the administration of Keystone Works.

“Keystone Works will give unemployed Pennsylvanians the opportunity to return to the workforce – quickly, and with the training they need for a great career,” Hearthway said. “And, participating employers will know their hires will be ready for the unique challenges of their own particular workplace.” Corbett, joined by Saylor, Hearthway and several members of the General Assembly who advocated for the legislation, ceremonially signed the law at Schugt Manufacturing in Dover after touring the facility. “This bill rewards work. It rewards job creation and it honors the work ethic and values of Pennsylvania workers,” said Corbett. Schugt Manufacturing is an approved participant in the Keystone Works program and has an individual currently in their training program. The company specializes in machining parts for the transportation, printing and pharmaceutical packaging industries. To read the full text of the legislation, visit the General Assembly’s website at www. Corbett originally signed the bill on July 5. For more information on Governor Corbett’s commitment to job creation, visit

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Gab Over the Fence by Pete G. Ossip Well, I hope you all had a nice Christmas holiday, had family gatherings with lots of presents under the tree, and just enjoyed each other’s company. We didn’t exactly get a white Christmas, just some rain a couple days earlier with a lot of wind. Folks went to church for services on Christmas Eve, then came home to put the toys together for the young’uns, while enjoying a sip of hot chocolate. . . .Now it’s on to New Year’s Eve with all the noisemakers and watching the fireworks displays on TV as we head into a new year. This letter is coming out ahead of time, so we’re asking you not to drink and drive on New Year’s Eve. Let somebody else drive if you’re gonna tie one on. . . . If

you recall, I said last week that when trying to figure out why the school tragedy happened up in Connecticut, the people who study these things should look at mental illness as well as taking guns away from law-abiding citizens. Word from Rodney Applegate is they should never have closed the Allentown State Hospital down. There were 1,740 patients there at the time. What happened to them afterwards is anybody’s guess. There was one more thing I should have mentioned – all those violent video games that youngsters like to play. There’s shooting and killing all the time on those so-called “games”, and to kids it may not man that much that “objects” are being gunned down. I’m not a gun

control person, but there really shouldn’t be firearms sold in stores that fire huge rounds of bullets. Hunters are held to three shells in shotguns, and the guns they sell shouldn’t be much more either. I just hope that a lot of study is given to the problem. . . . Keep up the prayers. Our country really needs all it can get. . . . I hear that Northampton Council gave out cement bag awards last Friday. They aren’t really cement bags, but awards just the same, for the good things that people do in the borough. . . . Grapevine has it that the Bath Lions and their spouses at a Christmas party last week had a special entertainment treat. The P.A. system was turned on and they could hear the youngsters upstairs with their Christmas program, singing and telling the Christmas Story. The church organist played some Christmas songs on the piano, too, so there was singing by the Lions and gals in the downstairs hall. Just right after a dinner of surf and turf prepared by “Santa”

and his helpers, one who just returned from Germany. . . . I hear a lad missed out on his church-goers’ breakfast the other day when oversleeping, but Dad saved the candy for him that Mrs. Santa handed out. . . . Think I’ll try some of the eggnog that Elmira bought at Ahart’s. So I’ll close this letter with the wish that everybody have a happy, healthy and prosperous new year, especially healthy! See ya!

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Help support Shoes 2 Share by donating new and used shoes at the Storage Center on 512 now through January 31, 2013. The shoes are delivered to people of all walks of here in the United States and around the world. Shoes should be delivered in a plastic bag and anyone wishing to be on the wall of donation can fill out a donation form on site. There are other ways to help, you can find out how by visiting The Storage Center on 512 is located at 340 N. Walnut Street in Bath.

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The Northampton Area Public Library's Civil War Discussion Group will host a guest speaker on January 16. Local author Msgr. James Mulligan will speak about his novel “The Haystack”, a mystery set during the Battle of Antietam. The group is free and open to the public. If you would like more information, please contact Dick Stewart at 610-261-4331 or call the library, 610-262-7537.

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Some football fans, viewing the large number of bowl games this month, still remember the old days when only about half a dozen bowl games were major televised events. They were the Liberty Bowl in Memphis (this year in afternoon on December 31st), the Gator Bowl (at noon on January 1st).

Bath Bowling Early Holiday Deadlines Put Hold on Bowling

Because of Christmas and New Year’s falling on our press days, The Home News has much earlier deadlines than usual. As a result, only one league scoring could be covered for games this week. Some others that were scheduled for printing this week will go in next week’s issue. After that, we should be back on track. Thank you for your patience.

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Two other remembered old bowls are the Rose and Orange bowls. On January 2nd, the longplayed Sugar and Cotton Bowls are played, evenings. In the past, many considered the Rose Bowl game the one which most often produced the top ranking college team of the season. But no more. Many now consider the BCS title game the producer of the nation’s No. 1 college football team. Next year, on the 7th day of 2013, at 8:30 Notre Dame and Alabama will probably produce the top ranked team of the 2012 season. ESPN viewers will almost certainly see the making of No. 1. Die Hards League. They won 3 to 1 in games played on Dec. 19, led by Terry Bartholomew, 528; Ken Grube, 526, and Kathy Grube, 473. Coming in second was Team 7, but a half game over Team 5. Team 7 had Charles Kosman with 425 this past week as they lost 1 to 3. Team 5 also lost 1 to 3, with Bob C. Kosman’s 499 the only notable score. Team 1 won 4 to 0 over Team 8, led by Joe Bachman, 654, and Brenda Deily, 451. Team 8 had Gerald Bartholomew, 678, and Amanda Leindecker, 488. Team 6 won 3 to 1 with Jim Stevens, 507; Sherry Longley and Rick Deily, both 482, and Dick Deily, 435. Team 3 also won 3 to 1 behind Randy Kessler, 460; Polly Kosman, 454, and BobbyLou Snyder, 446. Team 2 was the other 1 to 3 loser, with Art Bruch, 451;

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High Scores at Bath Legion Lanes

Outstanding scores for the week of December 9 at the Bath Legion Lanes were as follows: MEN – 600 & HIGHER: Dino Carfara, 682; Brent Bartholomew, 681; Jason Benner, 668; Ryan Flick, 613/660; Paul Hunsicker, 665; Scott Weinberg, 659; Adam Anthony, 658; Al Davidson, 674; Jeff Kerbacher, 666; Steve Kerbacher, 667; Gerald Bartholomew, 658; Mike Swope, 644; Andy Edelman, 644; Allen Smith, 639; Terry Bartholomew, 629/639; Bob Daku, 673; B. J. Doncsesz, 636; Don Arndt, 624; John Szerencits, 633; Rich Mutarelli, 623. WOMEN – 500 & HIGHER: Charmaine Bartholomew, 526; Dee Allogio, 537; Amanda Leindecker, 502.

Pa. Farm Bureau Stand Is Against Sunday Hunting

As an organization, the policy voted by a majority of the delegates is that the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau is not in favor of Sunday hunting. That’s what Glenn Michalak, Regional Representative, told members of the Northampton County Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs as they met last week at Keystone Rod & Gun Club in Bath. He admitted that not all members feel the same, but it is a majority of them that wants to keep their lands closed on Sundays, while many will welcome hunters on any other day of legal hunting. Michalak said the policy also applies to State Game Lands as far as they are concerned. Those who want to go hiking, watch birds and other wildlife should have that option on a day of rest, Continued on page 8

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The local right to special education task force serving Monroe, Northampton and parts of Pike Counties will meet on Monday January 14 at 9:30a.m. The snow date will be Tuesday, January 15 at 9:30 a.m. The meeting will be held at the Colonial Intermediate Unit 20 Office Building, 6 Danforth Drive (Palmerton Township), Easton . All meetings are open to the public and everyone is welcome. Time is set aside at each meeting to hear public comments and/or concerns regarding school age children with disabilities. For more information, especially about joining the task force, contact the CIU 20 office at 610-515-6449.


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rey also said that the D.A.R.E. (Drug & Alcohol Resistance Education) program is still ongoing despite a lack of formal funding. Requested from parents and others present was more of a police presence at the schools, as it was made known that extreme aggressors are not looking to confront an armed guard(s), but instead “soft targets.” Ms. Gilliland pointed out that within the last several months topic discussions have been held for parents within the Northampton Area School District but, unfortunately, some events have been poorly attended. Her concern is that we, as a community, get ahead of the problem and not behind, and keep the plans and discussion meetings ongoing regarding the topic of safety. The school board and administration welcome guests at the next scheduled meeting on safety to be held on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013. Check the website www.nasdschools. org for location or any schedule changes.




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they feel. Kenneth Wedde said that some of the members are for it; Alan Behr said bowhunters favor it, but there are still many hunters who don’t believe hunting should occur on Sundays. Lee Marsh commented that WCO Brad Kreider received a lot of calls from farm-game cooperators who said they would take their lands out of the program if Sunday hunting were legalized for anything other than groundhogs. John Berry asked Michalak what the Farm Bureau does for hunting and fishing. It was suggested that he attend a meeting and find out. Sunday hunting has been an issue even with delegates of the Pa. Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs, and the opinion is split there as well, although most would like to experience hunting on Sunday. We expect it will come up again at the spring convention, and may even be discussed when the Southeast Division of the PFSC meets on Sunday, Jan. 13 at the Bally Fire Co. Michalak for the most part told the sportsmen at their recent meeting that the Pa. Farm Bureau is a grassroots, relationship-based organization. They provide legislative support, information, services and education for their members. Their intent is to try to keep agriculture a viable industry in Pennsylvania on the county, regional and state levels. Their main issue at present is exemption from state inheritance taxes for farming families.

NORTHAMPTON AREA NORTHAMPTON BORO –  ALLEN TWSP. – LEHIGH TWSP. Council Gives Final Conditional Approval to Middle School Plans By BILL HALBFOERSTER The Home News

Northampton Borough Council on Thursday gave final conditional approval of the land development and subdivision plans for the new middle school in the Northampton Area School District.

Terry P. DeGroot, president of the engineering firm Terraform Engineering, LLC, showed Council the engineering drawings and answered questions Council had. Councilman Edward Pany noted that there was a lack of public questions when the

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district had a meeting on the middle school plans recently. He commented that it is good that grades six, seven and eight will be in three sections of the school building. As a retired teacher in the district, he also noted that he hopes the Konkrete Kids tradition will remain alive. Councilman Robert McHale asked about traffic flow during construction. Both DeGroot and Chris Haller pointed out that it will be done with maximum efficiency. All contractor traffic will come off Rt. 329 with temporary signs showing the way. There will be parking for the contractors, and their traffic will take them to the back of the building. With construction slated to start in March 2013, students will be starting their classes in the new middle school by September 2015. Schools Supt. Joseph Kovalchik was at the meeting as was grounds superintendent Robert Yanders. Kovalchik said, “We will move into the new year and information will be provided on a regular basis.” Budget Approved Council approved officially the 2013 budget in the form of a resolution and by ordinance set the real estate tax rate at 8.10 mills. Also okayed were the earned income tax, local services tax, and real estate transfer tax –– all the same as in 2012. Committee Reports • Councilman Robert Coleman reported that in the past year, 2,291 pounds of electronic equipment was recycled in the borough. Starting in January, trash haulers will no longer be able to accept such equipment and it must be taken to

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the borough’s recycling center. Coleman also reported that with the cooperation of Horwith Trucking, the borough delivered a second tractor-trailer load of tires to be used by the Lafarge Cement Co. in their burning process. He noted that consultant Victor Rodite is working on the design of three signs that will indicate free parking on the municipal lot. Payment for the signs will come out of Community Development Block Grant funding. • Councilman Anthony Lopsonzski, Jr. said that Stephen Gerny of the public works crew has informed Borough Manager Gene Zarayko that they are removing some of the tree stumps left after Hurricane Sandy. The crew has also covered a portion of the band shell in the municipal park to pre-

vent water damage until Michael Edelman can reconstruct the portion damaged in that hurricane. Lopsonzski also reminded the public about the New Year’s Eve dance on Dec. 31 at the Northampton Memorial Community Center, with proceeds benefiting the recreation center. • Code and police chairman Robert McHale reported that six area K-9 officers and their dogs recently attended a training session at the old vo-tech school building. He also reported a vacancy on the zoning hearing board, and interested persons can apply at the borough office. The November police report showed 18 traffic citations, 2 non-traffic citations, 166 parking tickets, 1 arrest, and 79 othContinued on page 16

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The Northampton Quota Club would like to thank all the businesses and individuals for their support for Christmas Gifts for Kids. Quota was able to help 35 children in the Northampton area have a wonderful holiday plus over $1000 in food and gift cards were provided. The Quota Club also sponsors a second project. A “Little Shopper Santa Shop” was held for the children who use the Northampton Area Food Bank. A special thank you also to so members of the community who supported this event in many ways. Bath Supply Co., Inc., Dave Jr., Bob’s Flower Shop, Mrs. Barbara Miller, Embroiderer’s Guild of America, Lehigh Valley Chapter, EWMI RRI Environmental Waste Management, ESSA Bank and Trust, Mary Kositz & Employees, Foster Jewelers, Mr. John Schneck, Harhart’s Service Station, Horwith Trucking, Frank Horwith, Kidz First, Cheryl Mathesz, Lehigh Twp. Lions Club, M&M Lawn Service, Mr. Dan Marakovitz, Miller Ace Hardware, Mr. Dale Miller, Northampton Generating, Terry Pavlacka, Precision Medical, Inc., Mr. Michael Krupa, RJ Skelding Co., Schisler Funeral Home, St. Peter & Paul’s RC Sick and Beneficial Society And Tony’s Garage



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CRPD Not Going Along With Nazareth Terms on Police

Nazareth Borough Council in early December submitted requests for proposals from four different sources to provide police services to the borough. At least one of them has been turned down. The Colonial Regional Police Commission rejected Nazareth’s proposal at its meeting on

Monday, Dec. 17. Still to be heard from by the end of this month are Upper Nazareth Township, Bushkill Township, and Palmer Township. One of the major sticking points is that of salary. In its proposal, Nazareth’s present police chief, Thomas Tracta, would be paid $70,555 as a

patrol officer, an increase from what he is getting now in the borough as head of the department. An increase about the same would also go to another full-time borough police officer. Eric Nagle and James Pennington, both from Lower Nazareth, who sit on the board of commissioners for

CRPD, said the proposed salaries are higher than what some CRPD officers are getting now, and this could cause friction. Another issue was requiring that the officers go on foot patrols as well as travel in cruisers in the borough. The proposal was for a three-year contract not to exceed $2.8 million. Many months ago, CRPD Chief Roy Seiple appeared at a Nazareth Borough Council meeting explaining the services that the agency provides now in Bath, Lower Nazareth

Twsp. and Hanover Twsp. CRPD also had provided patrols in Chapman Borough, but that small municipality has since come to an agreement with Moore Township to provide 24/7 coverage.

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The preacher is sometimes accused of being narrow-minded because he insists upon the Christian’s forsaking all to follow Christ. Is it necessary to be so narrow? There is no room for broad-mindedness in the chemical laboratory. Water is composed of two parts hydrogen and one part oxygen. The slightest deviation is forbidden. There is no room for broad-mindedness in mathematics. Neither geometry, calculus, nor trigonometry allows any variation from exact accuracy. The solution of the problem is either right or wrong--no tolerance there! There is no room for broad-mindedness in the garage. The piston rings must fit the cylinder walls within one-thousandth part of an inch! How, then, shall we expect that broad-mindedness shall rule in the realm of religion and morals? There are those who believe there are many ways to get to heaven, however, the Bible says, “There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death” (Proverbs 16:25). Jesus Christ said, “...wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it” (Matthew 7:13-14). How narrow is the way? God has narrowed it down to one person--Jesus Christ! “For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus” (1 Timothy 2:5). Jesus emphatically declared, “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me” (John 14:6). The Apostles exclusively affirmed that He is the only way! “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved” (Acts 4:12). The Bible makes it absolutely clear that there are no other choices! “He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life” (I John 5:12). “He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him” (John 3:36).

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Sept. 12, 1944 – Dec. 16, 2012 Dorothy E. Anderson, 68, of Bath died Sunday, Dec. 16 in the Lehigh Valley Hospice, Muhlenberg, Bethlehem. She was the wife of Stephen R. Petch. Born Sept. 12, 1944 in Brooklyn, N.Y., she was a daughter of the late Alfred and Ann Marie (Franzen) Fischer. Besides her husband, she is survived by a son, Leonard Anderson, of Brooklyn; a daughter, Linda Wachsmuth, of Queens, N.Y.; step-sons Stephen L. Petch of Nazareth, Jonathan Petch of Bath; stepdaughter, Julianne Headley of Staten Island, N.Y.; a sister, Florence Schubert, of Queens, N.Y.; a brother, Ronald Fischer, of Kissimmee, Fla.; a sister-in-law, Rose Fischer, of Bath; six grandchildren, Amanda and Frederick Wachsmuth, Stephanie and Thomas Anderson, Jessica and Justin Headley. Preceding her in death were four brothers, Harold, Charles, Phillip and Robert Fischer, and a sister, Rose Wharton. Services were held on Thursday evening in the Reichel Funeral Home, Nazareth. Burial will be private.

Shirley A. Becker

Jan. 27, 1931 – Dec. 17, 2012 Shirley A. Becker, 81, of Northampton died Monday, Dec. 17 in Leigh Valley HospitalMuhlenberg, Bethlehem. She was the wife of the late Wilfred B. Becker, Jr. She was a member of Victory Family Circle, Cementon. Born Jan. 27, 1931 in Ce-

of the late James and Eva (Walters) White. Surviving are two daughters, Barbara M. Conklin of Northampton and Debr K. Altorfer of Whitehall; a sister, Berdell Follweiler, of Slatington; seven grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandson. Services were held on Friday afternoon in the Schisler Funeral Home, Northampton, followed by interment in Fairview Cemetery, Northampton. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, c/o the funeral home at 2119 Washington Ave., Northampton, PA 18067.

Eleanor M. Beil

Eleanor M. Beil, 78, of Lehigh Township died Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012 at home She was the wife of the late Robert G. Beil. After retiring in the early 1980’s from a career in the office of Dorney Park, she was active in the American Legion and the Democratic Club in Danielsville, and was known as “Aunt Ellie.” She was a daughter of the late John and Julia (Zido) Oncheck. Surviving are a son, Alan, of Whitehall; three daughters, Carol Weisberg of Breinigsville, Diane Beil and Ann Beil, both of Slatedale; eight grandchildren; and a nephew. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Lisa A. Beil, and six brothers, Alex, Gizza, Frank, Peter, Charles and Joseph Oncheck, and one sister, Mary. A celebration of her life will take place in the spring and announced at a later date. Arrangements are by the

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May 30, 1925 – Dec. 17, 2012 Julian E. Buskirk, 87, of Nazareth died on Monday, Dec. 17 in the VNA Hospice House of St. Luke’s in Lower Saucon Township. A member of the International Ladies’ Garment Workers Union, she was employed as a sewing machine operator at Beverly Blouse and Valerie Fashions for more than 30 years before retiring. Born on May 30, 1925 in Nazareth, she was a daughter of the late William G., Sr. and Minnie C. (Hagenbach) Smith. She was an active member of Schoeneck Moravian Church, Nazareth, where she served on the choir. Surviving are a daughter, Lisa N. Unger, of Nazareth; a son, Kevin C. Buskirk, of Mooresville, N.C.; four grandchildren; two brothers, Albert Smith and William Smith, Jr., both of Nazareth; nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death were a sister, Althea Welty, and a brother, James Smith. Services were held on Saturday morning, Dec. 22 in the George G. Bensing Funeral Home, Moorestown, followed by interment in Fairview Cemetery, Moorestown.

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St. John's Friendly Fifties will meet on Jan. 14th in the church's social hall at 1:00 at 1343 Newport Avenue in Northampton . The speaker will be from Comfort Care. If Northampton schools are closed due to inclement weather, the meeting will be rescheduled for Jan. 21st.


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Many think that the only benefit of clouds is the moisture they collect, which falls to earth when it reaches the saturation point in the form of rain. But clouds have other benefits. One of the major products of clouds is to form air currents. The top of clouds reflect sun- light and to the sides of clouds where the sun reaches the earth there is a warming which doesn’t take place on shaded areas of earth. This causes air currents laterally as well as vertically and some rising warm air from the heated earth under clouds where the temperature is cooler. Above the clouds reflected sunlight produces vertical wind currents. Clouds also often are a Godsend in desert areas, where temperatures can reach 130 or 140 degrees. On many days only clouds can lower surface heat. More activity is possible under a cloudy desert sky.

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(12/20/12-1/3/13) ESTATE NOTICE Lucille Sloggett Estate of Lucille Sloggett, also known as Lucille A.E. Sloggett, late of the Borough of Nazareth, County of Northampton and State of Pennsylvania, deceased. WHEREAS, Letters Testamentary in the above-named estate have been granted to Ginger L. Jones, Executrix of the Estate of Lucille Sloggett, also known as Lucille A.E. Sloggett. All person indebted to the said estate are requested to make immediate payment, and those having claims or demands to present the same without delay to: Ginger L. Jones c/o Alfred S. Pierce, Esquire 124 Belvidere Street Nazareth, Pennsylvania 18064 Alfred S. Pierce, Esquire Pierce & Dally, LLC 124 Belvidere Street Nazareth, PA 18064 Attorneys for the Estate I.D. No. 21445 (12/20/12-1/3/13) ALLEN TOWNSHIP MEETING NOTICES The Board of Supervisors of the Township of Allen has scheduled the Township Organizational Meeting for Monday, January 7, 2013 beginning at 5:30 P.M. The Zoning Hearing Board of Allen Township has scheduled their Organizational Meeting for Tuesday, January 15, 2013 beginning at 6:00 P.M. The Planning Commission of Allen Township has scheduled their Organizational Meeting for Monday, January 21, 2013 beginning at 7:00 P.M. Purpose of each of the above stated meetings shall be to reorganize each Board as well as the review of any other matter properly before the Boards. All of the above meetings will be held at the Allen Township Municipal Building, 4714 Indian Trail Road, Northampton, PA 18067. Ilene Marie Eckhart Manager ALLEN TOWNSHIP (12/27)

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Colonial Regional Nazareth Woman Leads Police in Long Pursuit

On Dec. 20 at 12:30 a.m., an officer from Colonial Regional Police stopped a 2003 Mitsubishi Montero traveling west on Hanoverville Road in Lower Nazareth Township for driving with-

out headlights on. The driver was identified as Sarah Richner, 20, of Hanoverville Rd., Lower Nazareth. Ms. Richner displayed odd behavior and fled from the officer west on Hanoverville Rd. Another Colonial Regional officer joined in the pursuit and Ms. Richner stopped in front of Dutch Springs. She refused to get out of her car and fled again


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west on Hanoverville Rd. at a high rate of speed. Ms. Richner was pursued by police to Hanoverville Rd. & Flora Lane, where she stopped for another Colonial Regional officer, who had deployed stop sticks into the road. Ms. Richner again refused to get out of her car and the driver side window had to be smashed to extract her from the vehicle to take her into custody. A CRPD officer suffered a hand injury during the arrest and was treated at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg and released. Ms. Richner was committed to Muhlenberg Hospital for a psychiatric evaluation. She will be charged via summons with fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer, escape, careless driving, reckless driving, and driving without headlights.

Three Juveniles Start Fire in Bath Woods

On Dec. 14 at 4:23 p.m., CRPD and the Bath Firefighters responded to a wooded area behind the Bath Legion home on Race Street for a forest fire. When they arrived, the fire was out and was located by the police and fire department. The burn area of dry, tall grass was about 30 ft. in diameter. Police investigation revealed that there were three juveniles in the wooded area. One of the juveniles used a lighter to start the tall grass on fire and another juvenile spread the blaze with a makeshift torch constructed of a stick, newspaper, and oil. Two of the juveniles were charged through Northampton County Juvenile with arson and related offenses/dangerous burning and causing or risking catastrophe. The third juvenile was not charged.

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er incidents. • Councilman Anthony Lopsonzski, Sr. announced another vacancy, that on the Board of Health. Applicants can fill out a form. • Donald Szerencits asked Council what plans they have for a traffic detour or turning lane when construction begins on the Hokendauqua bridge. Zarayko said Council will wait until the bridge is closed, then petition PennDOT for detours, etc. All the members of Council wished everyone a merry Christmas and a happy New Year. Councilman Tony Pristash added, “I hope we can all slow down a bit. I’m happy to work with the people of town.” Pany congratulated Supt. Kovalchik on renewal of his contract for five years. Lopsonzski, Sr. added, “I believe that we know what we do is the right thing.” Zarayko concluded remarks by noting that Allen Township has signed the sewer service agreement after two years of negotiations, and added, “Thanks for a good year. A lot of good things are happening.”

Allen Twsp. Fire Company officers For year 2013

Fire officers who will serve with Allen Township Fire Co. #1 in 2013 are the following: Fire Chief, Nick Lalik; First Assistant Chief, Tom Gogle; Second Assistant Chief, Mark Kocher; Fire Marshall, Dale Hassler; Fire Police Captain, Cheryl Danner; Fire Police Lieutenant, Donald Coffin. Chief Lalik has asked the Allen Township Board of Supervisors to appoint the following fire police for the year 2013 when they have their re-organizational meeting in January: Nick Lalik, Tom Gogle, Mark Kocher, Dale Hassler, Angel Karmonick, Cheryl Daumer, Donald Coffin, Robert Daumer, Tyler Schoup, Jeff Mouer, Tom Smith, Cody Veloso, Tony Bennett, Mike Miller, Brandon Gianopulos, and Dylan McDevitt.

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