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Cub Pack 35 has Pinewood Derby Cub Scout Pack 35 of Christ U.C.C. Church, Little Moore, Danielsville held its annual pinewood derby recently. Twenty-two of the scouts in Tiger, Wolf, Bear and Webelos rank participated in an exciting night of racing home-made cars.

The top three finishers were Christian Lohenitz, first place; Jacob Kleiber, second, and Cooper Redmond, third. Committee chairman Roger Kleiber assisted Cub Scout James Kornhausl with the placement of the derby cars. Jason Kornhausl is assistant cubmaster of Pack 35.

East Allen Twsp. OKs DEP Exemption for Chain Store

By a 4-0 vote, the East Allen Township Board of Supervisors on Thursday granted a chain store exemption from a Pa. Dept. of Environmental Protection requirement for sewer planning so they can build a facility just south of Bath along Rt. 512. Family Dollar Stores is considering the opening of a new location at a long-abandoned barn on the east side

of the highway, less than 100 ft. south of Chrisphalt Drive. The property measures two acres and the store would be 8,000 square feet. The only troubling aspect of the potential business for the supervisors was the visibility problem that northbound motorists would have because of the hilly ground adjacent to the barn. Engineer Jim Birdsall said, how-

ever, that the company would flatten out the hill. The company has clearance for enough sewage capacity from the Bath Borough Authority, and the property is part of a commercial zone area, but there are issues and the engineer reportedly said that Family Dollar might have to go with on-site sewerage. Water lines could come from the borough.

Livengood Excavators Inc. Honored for Innovative Project award was presented in November 2012 at the Awards Ceremony held at the Hershey Hotel. Livengood Excavators has been serving Lehigh Town-


PINEWOOD DERBY trophy winners are all smiles at their recent event. – Contributed photss


Livengood Excavators, Inc. of Berlinsville has received the Project of the Year Award for outstanding achievement in Commercial Construction from the Pa. Aggregates and Concrete Association and the Pa. Concrete Promotion Council recognizing their use of Roller Compacted Concrete (RCC) on Sycamore Street in Nazareth. This project was the first roadway in the Valley to use the experimental process. Each year, the Pennsylvania Aggregates and Concrete Association (PACA) holds a “Project of the Year” Award Competition to spotlight projects in both residential and commercial construction categories. The prestigious

ship and the entire Lehigh Valley for over 50 years. They provide Commercial, Industrial, Municipal and Residential excavating and paving service work.

Livengood Excavators, Inc receive 'Project of the Year' award for work on Sycamore St. in Nazareth. -Contributed photo

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Ask Bill The Rest of the Story There are ironies in life that often have a connection. Such is the case with The Home News that I didn’t mention in last week’s article. The late Paul Harvey years ago used to conclude his programs on radio by saying, “And that’s the rest of the story.” On the very night that Publisher William Halbfoerster, Sr. died, in November 1966, we saw the late Stephen Kondikoff, chairman of the Bath Planning Commission and the Bath Water Authority, and my Dad engaged in a conversation at our printing plant, probably talking about problems of the world. Kondikoff was a veteran of the armed forces and a member of the Bath Legion. As noted in last week’s issue, The Home News was formed with the intention of communicating with lo-

cal men and women of the armed forces, bringing them news from the Bath area. That Thanksgiving weekend, a photo was published in The Home News depicting several buddies gathered around a Bath soldier serving during the war in Vietnam. He was reading this newspaper. It was the last issue for the publisher, for he passed away in the night from a massive heart attack. His tombstone on Green Mount Cemetery faces Broad Street in the Borough. The photo was that of George Gasper, who resides on Broad Street with his family. He later succeeded Kondikoff and is the present-day chairman of the Bath Borough Authority. Now you know the rest of the story.

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Connecting Rural Communities By Lucas Nelsen

Center for Rural Affairs

Rural communities often struggle to find new and readily available economic opportunities. In the past decade, however, a new source of employment and revenue has seen fantastic growth. It seems the answer was blowin’ in the wind. Renewable energy, especially wind energy, has proved to be a very successful venture. Investment in wind energy helps rural areas immensely. It provides employment, and various types of revenue can flow into a community from a project. Construction of wind farms require locally available materials and component parts that are manufactured in the US. And the tax revenue from wind farms goes back into counties--meaning more money for schools, and other community services. Although replete with natural resources and space, there are obstacles to taking full advantage of the potential that wind energy represents. The primary obstacle is one of connection. Production from wind farms can sometimes be too great for nearby communities, and the infrastructure to move that energy elsewhere is either inadequate or missing altogether. Improved transmission infrastructure is essential to alleviating this restriction. A higher capacity grid means the wind farms have a place to send what would have been excess energy to places that need it. With more outlets to send energy, turbines can be allowed to reach their full potential, ultimately increasing the incentive to build more generators to tap wind potential. Transmission projects are sprouting up across the Midwest, and getting involved with these projects will help rural people insure they get connected to economic opportunity.

HHHHHH Law Would Support Potential Organ Donors By State Representative Marcia Hahn 138th Legislative District

Legislation I am co-sponsoring that would provide tax credits for employers of living organ donors is eligible for consideration by the full House following unanimous passage recently by the House Finance Committee. This legislation would help remove one of the major roadblocks for individuals who are considering being a living organ or bone marrow donor. Thousands of Pennsylvanians are waiting for an organ or tissue transplant, some not surviving that wait. Increasing the number of potential donors is a move in the direction of solving that problem. House Bill 46 permanently extends the tax credit benefits which expired in 2010 and were part of the Organ and Bone Marrow Donor Act. The credit had been available for businesses that granted a paid leave of absence not exceeding five working days per employee. The potential recipient’s insurance or Medicare pays for all donor medical expenses such as testing and the surgery itself. Supporting employers whose employees want to donate bone marrow or an organ means making the decision to donate a bit easier. Questions about this or any other legislative topic may be directed to me by email at, through my website at www., or through my Facebook page at www.

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can eaters keep buying local vegetables in the winter? Farmers and researchers are coming up with many innovative ways to extend the season. High Tunnels provide a great opportunity to start production earlier and grow long into the fall and winter. They also protect high value crops, improve quality, and reduce weed and pest pressure. High Tunnels, also called Hoop Houses are low cost versions of greenhouses. High tunnels could be as simple as only pipes or other framework covered by a single layer of greenhousegrade plastic, or as complicated as greenhouses. Sun coming through the plastic increases temperatures in early spring, fall and sometimes winter. The plastic also protects crops from wind, rain and snow. To help farmers improve their three and four season production Penn State Extension is offering intensive high tunnel schools and a series of on-farm twilights. Intensive schools will cover everything Continued on page 3

Gab Over the Fence by Pete G. Ossip Monday’s weather was a mixed bag of nothing good – snow, ice and freezing rain. So most folks stayed indoors and schools shut down most of their activities. It has been a winter of ups and downs, and in mid-week it’s supposed to turn warm, and then cold again. It’s winter, but take heart. Saturday is Groundhog Day and we can see what the little runt has to say about what’s in store for us, maybe less than six more weeks of winter and an early spring. I hope it’s cloudy that day so he doesn’t see his shadow, but don’t bet on it. . . . Sorry to hear about Al Kortze’s son being killed in an auto accident down along the Thruway. Al is engineer for our borough. Josh had a bright future ahead for him, but it was not to be. My sympathies to Al. And the same, too, to Muriel Diefenderfer on her husband Dick passing way. They were long-time owners of the Bath Hotel, a favorite watering hole in town, so to speak. Dick lived to be 89 and that’s a good age for anyone if you can make it. . . . I keep hearing rumors about a Dunkin Do-

nuts coming to the old berg, but nothing showing as yet. . . . The Sands Casino has been popular for its table games and slots, but I hear the Mohegan Sun is doing all right, too. A local bus trip to that casino was sold out by January and isn’t until March! . . . . Hats off to the local potato judging teams who, once again, won ribbons for their hard work at the State Farm Show a couple weeks ago. . . .This is Catholic Schools Week, and congrats to them, too, for the fine education their children are getting. . . . County tax bills arrived in the mails this week, so it’s time to dig into the family savings again. And coming up all too soon will be Uncle Sam with his hand out. Taxes, taxes and more taxes! It’s a never ending merry-go-round that isn’t merry at all.Maybe if I were a big lottery winner I wouldn’t mind. But for the rest of us who work hard at earning the greenbacks, it’s hard to part with ‘em. Oh well, freedom isn’t free, I guess, and it’s something we hafta do. . . . Take it easy, gang, and keep as warm as you can. Spring is coming!

Speech contest marks 150th Anniversary of Gettysburg Address The year 2013 marks the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg and Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. As Lincoln’s birthday approaches, Pennsylvania high school students have the opportunity to participate in a statewide speech contest, In Lincoln’s Footsteps. The winner will be part of the official 2013 Dedication Day ceremonies in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania and receive a $5,000 scholarship. Submissions will be accepted anytime between February 12 and April 1, 2013.

“As Lincoln’s birthday approaches, it is an excellent time to reflect upon the significance of his Gettysburg Address, reinforce its relevance to present day and perpetuate the values it represents, even 150 years later,” said Dr. Myles Martel, whose international leadership communication firm, Martel and Associates serves as the lead sponsor of thecontest. “For students and adults alike, the civility President Lincoln expressed with such grace and eloquence remains an example of leadership communication, even today.”

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The In Lincoln’s Footsteps contest is open to any high school student who will be in 10th-12th grade during the 2013-14 academic schoolyear and is enrolled in a public, parochial, private, charter or home school within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Students will be asked to submit a 270 word contemporary version of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address focusing on themes such as freedom, bravery, sacrifice, dedication and national purpose. Rules and submission information about the contest are available at Working in conjunction with the Pennsylvania Department of Education, the contest meets the academic standards of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, so it may be incorporated into classrooms and used as teaching tool. “The In Lincoln’s Footsteps speech contest will not only bring history to life for high school students, it will showcase the importance of this historical event throughout Pennsylvania and across the

nation,” said Pennsylvania Secretary of Education Ron Tomalis. In addition to the contest’s lead sponsor, Martel and Associates, In Lincoln’s Footsteps is sponsored by the Gettysburg Foundation and Cotter Brobson Communications. Interest and support for the 2013 contest also includes the Governor and First Lady of Pennsylvania, who serves as the contest’s honorary cochairs, The Lincoln Fellowship of Pennsylvania, which oversees all of the Dedication Day observations and the Pennsylvania Department of Education. In 1988, Martel and Associates sponsored a similar contest to mark the 125th Anniversary of Lincoln’s famed Gettysburg Address. In recognition for the efforts, they received the Freedoms Foundation national first prize award in 1989 for conceiving and executing the program.

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Sarah berger and eric coughlin

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Berger of Bath have announced the engagement of their daughter Sarah to Eric Coughlin, son of Kathleen Harley of Northampton and Robert Coughlin also of Northampton. Sarah and Eric are both graduates of Northampton High School. Sarah earned her B.S. degree in Health Sciences from Lebanon Valley Col-

lege in 2011. She is currently attending Lebanon Valley College and will receive a Doctorate of Physical Therapy in May. Eric earned his B.S. degree in Astrophysics from Lehigh University in 2011. He is presently attending the University of Colorado in pursuit of a Ph.D. in Astrophysics. A December 2013 wedding is planned.

GFWC dessert party Enticing new members The GFWC PA Nazareth Woman’s Club is hosting a casual get acquainted Dessert Party for prospective members at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 7, at the home of Joanne Dusinski, 213 Hillside Ave., Nazareth. The snow date will be February 21. Club members will be present to share the club’s activities. To attend the party

contact Joanne at 610-7590801 no later than February 1, 2013. The GFWC PA Nazareth Woman’s Club is a service organization for women who reside in the Nazareth and Bath areas. Open to women 18 years of age of age and older, the club meets monthly on the second Tuesday at 7:00pm in the Fellowship Hall

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Geo. Wolf School Region Reflections

Congratulations to Regional Winners for Reflections 2012-2013 "Magic of the Moment": Hunter Corrow – Literature and Photography Caroline Gray – Photography and Visual Arts Kamora Carew – Visual Arts Hailee Rice – Visual Arts Amber Shafer – Visual Arts Kayla Crossley – Visual Arts These students are finalists in the Pennsylvania PTA Reflections contest which will be celebrated at the high school March 21st! A special thanks to all George Wolf Students for their participation in Reflections and we wish our winners the best of luck!!

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College Corner Paul Smith's College - Alexander Kelchner of Nazareth, has been named to the dean's list at Paul Smith's College for the fall 2012 semester. Kelchner, who majors in forestry, earned a semester average of 3.3 or higher to receive this distinction. Washington College Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland, has announced its Dean's List for the Fall 2012 semester. Tyler Shepherd of Nazareth, class of 2014, a business management major was recognized for academic excellence and achieving a grade point average of 3.5 or higher for the semester. Washington and Lee University - Nathaniel Reichel of Nazareth, a member of the class of 2014 at Washington and Lee University, has earned dean's list status for the recently ended Fall 2012 term. Dean's list status at Washington and Lee represents a term grade-average of at least 3.4 on a 4.0 scale. DeSales University - The following area residents recently graduated from DeSales University: Jamie Delong of Bath, cum laude with a bachelor's of arts in elementary education. Scott Eckhart of Bath, with a master's of business administration in management. William Thoma of Bath, with a master's of business administration in in a self-designed track. Karen Schaller of Danielsville, with a master's of science in nursing in the family nurse practitioner track. Michael Baransky of Nazareth, with a master's of business administration in human resource management. Lauren Beyer of Nazareth, magna cum laude with a bachelor's of science in psychology. Kristin Branning of

Nazareth, with a master's of business administration in marketing. Rocco Corona of Nazareth, with a bachelor's of science in accounting. Els Dominick of Nazareth, with a master's of business administration in finance. Stephanie Fagan of Nazareth, summa cum laude with a bachelor's of arts in criminal justice. Megan Fibick of Nazareth, with a master's of business administration in a self-designed track. Lisa Hoffman of Nazareth, with a master's of business administration in health care system management. Alexis Marsh of Nazareth, cum laude with a bachelor's of science in nursing. Cory Miller of Nazareth, with a bachelor's of arts in political science. James O'Neill of Nazareth, cum laude with a bachelor's of arts in management and accounting. Melissa Pongracz of Nazareth, with a bachelor's of science in psychology. Karissa Searock of Nazareth, with a master's of business administration in human resource management. Adam Beers of Northampton, with a bachelor's of science in finance. Michael Folcher of Northampton, with a master's of science in information systems in information technology. Amy Sheats of Northampton, cum laude with a bachelor's of science in nursing. Melissa Yorty of Northampton, with a master's of science in physician assistant studies. DeSales University held its mid-year commencement Saturday, January 19, in Billera Hall on the Center Valley campus. During the ceremony, Rev. Bernard F. O'Connor, OSFS, president of DeSales University, conferred degrees upon 156 graduating students for January 2013, including 92 bachelor's and 64 master's. Continued on page 15

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Growing Your Business in 2013Smile, You’re on Candid Camera By CAROL RITTER

How many of you remember Candid Camera? That was such a hit show and families couldn’t wait to gather to watch it together as host Alan Funt played innocent tricks on people. It was FUNNY! Oh, the good old days! I was shopping over the weekend and noticed that more than 5 times I ran into customer service folks who didn’t smile when I asked a question or interacted with them. We all know that smiling boosts your immune system and psychologists say can even improve your mood. But what if you just can’t smile? We all come to work with issues, but can your employer insist that you smile? On the same day I see these non-smilers (who work in customer service) SMILE when a baby arrived. I’m wondering, why you can’t smile when serving your customers but you can smile when a baby arrives. Experts might say that. smiling comes easier for some than others. I understand that, but what if you are in customer service? Here are some things we know: courtesy of ( • Smilers have a better chance of getting promoted • Women smile more than men • Smiling is natural for newborns • People are more attracted to smilers • Smiling is the universal

sign for happiness and smiles relieve stress Even if you don’t feel like smiling, as you can see, it can personally benefit you in your career. In the meantime, check out some old Candid Camera clips on You Tube. Look for the Rookie Dental Assistant with Betsy Palmer or the Lady with Monkey on Her Head with Fannie Flagg. I can’t stop laughing, they are so funny I can hardly finish this article! If you want to smile more at work, watch Candid Camera before you leave in the morning! Smile, You’re on Candid Camera or maybe you’re on the Security Camera Carol serves as a featured writer for the Home News and the Lehigh Valley Chamber Blog Carol is an accomplished professional speaker, coach and educational consultant specializing in innovative leadership, outrageous fundraising, million dollar marketing, and building organizational alliances throughout the country. Carol’s creative leadership with bullet proof ideas for recruiting MORE MEMBERS, MORE MONEY AND BETTER LEADERS. 610-442-4545 tellkids@ Like my Biz on Facebook at Caroltalks and CarolCoaches!

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Comment On Sports By Pete Fritchie


After eight years of doping and now an admission, Lance Armstrong’s effort, with TV interviewer Oprah Winfrey, to keep his career, and future, alive, is and should be, wasted time. Having won seven Tour de France titles, cheating oth-

ers out of what they--biking honestly--might have won, Armstrong is trying to keep a disgraceful career in sports alive. It’s true that he donated to charities some of the millions he earned cheating on his competitors--hundreds of millions--but he kept most. Like two famous baseball players who doped, and were turned down recently in their hope to get into the Hall of Fame, Armstrong is getting what he deserves and his behavior in the races he won in France is shameful, and reflects negatively on the United States.

Bad weather cuts into Scheduled dartball games Only half of the scheduled games in the Suburban InterChurch Dart Baseball League were played on Monday night as freezing rain, some snow, and icy roads were threats to the rest. League-leading St. Paul’s UCC of Northampton traveled to Farmersville and won 6-3, lost 7-3, and won 8-2 with Jason Gross, 6 for 14, and Kevin Gross and Rich Kern, both 5 for 14. Farmersville: Kyle Campbell, 8 for 14, and Keith Campbell, 6 for 14. St. Steven’s Lutheran of Bethlehem played at Salem UCC in Moorestown, with the local team winning 3-1 and 2-1 before losing 9-1. Tops for Salem were Bruce Roth, 7 for 13 with a homer; Chris Remaly, 6 for 12; Bill Rinker, 6 for 13, and Al Thomas, a home run. St. Stephen’s: Gary Buczynski, 6 for 13; Travis and Alice Beahm, both 5 for 13, and Cory Oswald, a homer. Christ UCC, Bath, lost 5-1 at Emmanuel EC in Bethlehem, but rebounded to win 5-3 in 10 innings and 5-1. Bath: Steve Hunsicker, 7 for 13; Jared Pokorny, 6 for 12, and Dave DalCin, 5 for 13. Bethlehem: Jorge Rivera and B. Mike, both 5 for 12; and home runs by Dick Wesner, Joey Hoffert, and Bruce Danyluk. Postponed were Dryland at Messiah, Salem Lutheran at Trinity Lutheran, and Bath Lutheran at Emmanuel EC. STANDINGS


St. Paul’s, Northampton 35 Ebenezer, Bethlehem 31 Salem UCC, M’town 30 Emmanuel, Bethlehem 27 St. Stephen’s, Beth’m 25 Dryland, Hecktown 25 Christ UCC, Bath 26 Salem Luth., Beth’m 24 Messiah, Bethlehem 24

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SCHEDULE: Feb. 4 – Messiah at St. Paul’s, Trinity at Dryland, Salem UCC at Salem Luth., Ebenezer at St. Stephen’s, Emmanuel at Bath Luth., Farmersville at Christ UCC.

Bath Bowling Team 2 Sweeps, Team 7 Falls in Bath Die Hards Team 2 won 4 to 0 and former first place Team 7 lost 0 to 4, and now Team 2 is the leader in the Bath Die Hards League as of Jan. 23, with Art Bruch rolling a 553 series, along with Sam Strouse, 471 and Michelle Tirrell, 406. There a couple other 4 to 0 winners – Teams 4 and 6. Team 4 won with Terry Bartholomew hitting 668; Kenneth Grube, 563, and Kathy Grube, 475. Team 6 had Rick Deily, 575, and Jim Stevens, 468. The other 0 to 4 losers were Teams 3, 7 and 8. Team 7 is in third, but lost with Charles Kosman, 455, and Charlene Fassl, 406. Team 8 had Mike Swope, 560; Gerald Bartholomew, 519 and Amanda Leindecker, 508. Team 3 had only BobbyLou Snyder, 414. Team 1 won 3 to 1 over Team 5, led by Bob C. Kosman, 501; Joe Bachman, 488, and Brenda Deily, 485. STANDINGS Team 2

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Maxx Amusements Undefeated in Bath Commercial League Maxx Amusements is rolling right along in the second half of the Bath Commercial Bowling League, and is undefeated as of week 18, winning the first 12 games. In their latest action, they upended Sunnieside Landscaping, 4 to 0, with Andy Edelman, 215-258215–688; George Hyde, 241211-210–662; Bill Bachman, 548, and Randy Frey, 516. Sunnieside: Adam Anthony, 217-205–591; Anton Boronski, 575; Chris Hoysan, 515. Team Smith is three games off the pace as they split 2 to 2 with Daku Auto Body. Smith: Joe Smith, 207-212-244–663; Scott Weinberg, 224-220–620; Al Weinberg, 543. Daku: Bob Daku, 244-210-220–674; Al Davidson, 235-237–662; Scott Bortz, 266–582; Rich Mutarelli, 573; Bob Faustner, 526. Valley Inspection Service holds third place as they swept Old Dairy, 4 to 0, behind Dino Carfara, 237-237-228–702; Terry Bartholomew, 201-278– 659; Gerald Bartholomew, 211–600; Glen Croll, 224–549. Old Dairy: Rich Trucksess, 222–592; Bill Neidig, 558; Don Rosenberger, 552. Rice Family and Bath Supply also split, 2 to 2. Supply: Brent Connolly, 202-246200–648; Harvey Rissmiller, 214-234–640; Jeff Kerbacher, 214-203-218–635; Frank Yeakel, 214–572. Rice: Jack Rice, 223–562. STANDINGS W Maxx Amusements 12 Team Smith 9 Valley Inspection Svc. 7 Bath Supply 6 S’side Landscaping 5 Daku Auto Body 4 Rice Family 3 Old Dairy 2

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Leading Teams Score Sweep in Bath Industrial Both the Scherline & Associates and SL Plastic teams scored 4 to 0 victories over their opponents in week 20 of the Bath Industrial League. Scherline took Old Dairy, led by Jeff Kerbacher, 247223-212-682; Anthony Gable, 222-221-200-643; Andy Edelman, 223-214-203-640; Harvey Rissmiller, 210-203-609; Frank Yeakel, 221-201-565. Old Dairy: John Schwartz, 209-556; Scott Fenstermacher, 202-546; Joe Schwartz, 545. SL Plastics knocked off Hecktown Fire Co. with Kyle Reaser, 267-257-218-742; Evan Rehrig, 224-577; Brent Corrow, 504. Firemen: Ken Hoelle, 212-207-612; Stan Zurowski, 216-594; Matt Paulus, 215-573; Terry Koch, 508. Arndt Construction tripped Harhart’s, 3 to 1, behind Jason Benner, 279-222-694; Dan Arndt, 242-209-611; Bob Adams, 535; Marty Beal, 531; Tim Graver, 505. Harhart’s: Marty Csensits, 215-212-211Continued on page 7

Outdoors By: Hobby

Sports Show Cancelled Over Assault Gun Ban

The big news for outdoors enthusiasts this past week is that the Eastern Sports & Outdoors Show at Harrisburg has been cancelled. With a ban on assault rifles imposed by the show organizers it was inevitable. One by one, up to 200 vendors pulled out of the show, and so for the first time in its history, the show was cancelled. It represents a minimum loss of some $50 million and millions more to vendors who could have sold vacation or hunting trips to their campsites in Canada and elsewhere. The anti-gun activists who are coming out of the woodwork these days after the deadly shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut have been appeased. Everyone expressed their sympathy over the tragic loss of 20 children and six adults, including the National Rifle Association, but what has happened is knee-jerk reaction to the tragedy. There has been much activity since those deaths in which answers are being sought to curtail the violence that has overtaken our country. Gun control isn’t the only answer. There has to be some common sense middle ground that will help alleviate the problem, and not adversely affect the law-abiding citizenry. Meanwhile, stores that sell guns and ammunition are finding their shelves emptying as persons who legally are collectors or hunters are wary that federal restrictions on gun ownership may be fully imposed and are making the purchases now out of panic. As of this date we haven’t heard of any cancellation of the sports show in the Lehigh Valley and the gun show to come later at Mt. Bethel. There was a gun show in Allentown, but some who took advantage of the interest in buying guns went overboard as well, one of the guns reportedly priced at $20,000.

Further evidence of the popularity of guns for shooting sports is the Whitetail Deer Classic set for February 9th in Northampton. 600 tickets at $100.00 each were sold out more than a month ago. A gun will be chanced off every 5 minutes starting in the afternoon and lasting for hours until the dinner begins. We’ve learned recently of certain activist groups moving to repeal the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, which gives Americans the right to keep and bear arms. But the sportsmen of Northampton County are expected to join a Second Amendment Rally on Tuesday, April 23 at 2 p.m. in Harrisburg, to stand up for those rights.

Andy’s Corner

By Andy Weaver

As we enter a new week we are getting closer to February, which means the season for many sports teams are coming to a close. On Tuesday Nazareth boy’s basketball team hosted Central Catholic in a very meaningful game and unfortunately Central Catholic came in and beat our Blue Eagles. On Wednesday night the wrestling team hosted Senior Night where they honored the seniors who will be graduating in June, including: Brandon Reiss, Aaron Bradley who won his 100th match that night, Alex Strauch, Colton Miller, Brad Gross and Nate Bachert. Also honored were senior cheerleaders Breann Stout and Audrey Johnson. Senior night against Freedom was a big win for the Blue Eagles! In basketball, the Todd Rothrock/Derek Kehoe Memorial doubleheader vs. Liberty origainlly scheduled for Friday Jan. 25 was postponed until Wednesday February 6 due to weather. On Saturday the girl’s basketball team was at home where they hosted East Stroudsburg South, it was an easy win for the girls. The boy’s basketball team traveled to East Stroudsburg South where the Cavaliers beat Nazareth. As of January 29 the records going into Tuesday’s action are: girls basketball 13-3, boys Continued on page 16


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Mink Hollow Estates

The New Homes Division of the Deb and Joe Corcoran Team at Keller Williams are proud to announce a new partnership with S&S Custom Homes of Saylorsburg to market one of the most innovative, attractive and affordable residential developments in the Lehigh Valley. Mink Hollow Estates, located off Route 946 in Moore Township, Northampton County, not only boast some of the best views in the Valley, convenient access to amenities such as Woodstone Country Club, Blue Mountain Ski Area, the Appalachian Trail and a scenic rural setting – they also offer buyers an innovative geothermal heating and cooling system that offers significant savings opportunities. “One of the most exciting aspects of this development is the geothermal heating and cooling and there are significant tax credits for using renewable energy sources,” says Joe Corcoran. George said the estimated tax credits could return $8,000 to $9,000 for each buyer and keep heating and cooling costs to about $100 per month. The approximately 20, 2,300-square-foot homes will all be built on lots of 1 to 6 acres and sell for $325,000 to $400,000 but the tax credits, energy savings and the lowest interest rates in recent memory combine to make these homes an ideal destination for buyers. “On top of everything else these homes offer, interest rates are amazingly low,” says Corcoran. “This could be the best home market in the past five years and the perfect time to find that ideal new home.” To get to Mink Hollow Estates from U.S. Rt. 22: Take

512 North approximately 8 miles to Route 946 west and drive about eight miles to South Mink Hollow Road. Turn left onto South Mink Hollow Road, go approximately 400 yards and turn right into Mink Hollow Estates. As one of the leading real estate teams serving the Lehigh Valley, Deb and Joe Corcoran combine their skills, experience and World of Insight in one shared goal—to help their clients uncover the best opportunities for a home sale or purchase. Whether they’re helping a young family relocate into the area with extensive information on the area’s excellent schools, or helping an older couple sell their home for the highest return and move to more efficient quarters, Deb and Joe immerse themselves in the needs of their clients. They work closely with each of them to develop the most effective action plans for achieving their goals.

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638; George Hyde, 235-580; Butch Holland Sr., 205-204574, Nate Meixsell, 508. Taylor Honey clipped G&L Sign Factory, 3 to 1, led by Jack Troxell, 239-224-644; Ed Taylor, 203-562; Butch Williamson, 201-556; Marvin Meixsell, 204-543; Scott Frielboln, 502. G&L: Mike Reese, 256-212-658; Jason Eberts, 246-211-624; Paul Duda, 237600; Bob Sahaydak, 507. STANDINGS W Scherline & Associates 14 SL Plastic 13 Arndt Construction 10 Hecktown Fire Co. 10 Old Dairy 10

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Outstanding scores for the weeks of January 13 and 20 at the Bath Legion Lanes were as follows: Week of Jan. 13 MEN – 600 & HIGHER: Ryan Flick, 729/766; Tony Boronski, 690/753; Adam Anthony, 678/732; Bob Meixsell, 716; Andre Martin, 701; Scott Ackerman, 700; Brent Bartholomew, 690; R. J. Pataky, 683; Bob Daku, 695; Dino Carfara, 657; Marty Csencsits, 657; Jason Eberts, 671; John Kline, 650; John Zmyweski, 665; Mark Moyer, 640; Keith Sargent, 678; “Butch” Holland, 639; Scott Weinberg, 653; Lyle Howell, 636; “Pappy” Bartholomew, 629/636. WOMEN – 500 & HIGHER: Dee Allogio, 537; Jackie Crouse, 502. Week of Jan. 20 MEN – 600 & HIGHER: Kyle Reaser, 742; Dino Carfara, 702; Jason Benner, 694; Andy Edelman, 640/688; Jeff Kerbacher, 682; George Hyde, 667; Andre Martin, 661; Terry Bartholomew, 668/659; Joe Smith, 663; Bob Daku, 674; Al Davidson, 662; Marty Csencsits, 659; Mike Reese, 658; Ryan Flick, 651; Brent Bartholomew, 660; Ty Pagotto, 649; Jack Troxell, 644; Marc Austin, 648; Brent Connolly, 648; Harvey Rissmiller, 640; Scott Weiberg, 646. WOMEN – 500 & HIGHER: Mary Beth Eby, 622; Linda Hahn, 554; Donna Kemmerer, 541; Michelle Moyer, 531; Sandy Becker, 522; Dawn Mayer, 516; Jackie Crouse, 527; Mandy Leindecker, 508; Dee Allogio, 502/503.

Anani Tang Soo Do is now accepting registrations for the new school in Bath. It had a grand opening open house celebration recently, that featured demonstrations and free introductory classes. The new school is located at 145 N. Chestnut St., Bath, adjacent to Back In Action Chiropractor and next to the Bath Post Office. Anani Tang Soo Do, a registered member of the World

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Tang Soo Do Association, has been teaching students, families and parishioners of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish in Bath since 2007. Classes run after school and evenings. There is low tuition, with discounts for siblings, and there are no contracts. Classes for Little Dragons, ages 5-7; youths ages 7-12, and adults ages 13 and up are offered. Tang Soo Do is a traditional art designed to develop individual character, integrity, and respect for others. The operator, Jeanette Anani, said it can help your child in possessing the powers for success, which include patience, concentration, self-discipline, self-control, and self-confidence. “Kids build a strong


body while having fun,” Ms. Anani said. There is a one-time registration fee, which includes uniform with logo, required patches, student manual, and membership in the World Tang Soo Do Association, allowing the student to participate in special clinics, testing and tournaments. There is a free trial class to see if Tang Soo Do is right for you or your child. For more information, call 570-236-5109 or e-mail You can also check to see what Tang Soo Do can do.


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Harhart's Offers Veteran Outreach

On Thursday, Feb. 7, Rep. Julie Harhart (R-Lehigh/Northampton) will offer her monthly veterans out- reach hours in her Northampton district office. During the special hours, a veterans outreach specialist from the American Legion in Wilkes-Barre will be available to meet with local veterans and assist them with issues they may be having accessing benefits and services from the U.S. Veterans Administration. “The feedback so far has been great. This has been a successful new addition to the list of services my district offices offer,” said Harhart. “I encourage all veterans in the 183rd District to make use of the expertise of the veterans outreach specialist to help them navigate the often complex VA system.” The veteran’s outreach specialist is available the first Thursday of each month on alternating months at Harhart’s Northampton or Slatington district offices. February’s visit will be held on Thursday, Feb. 7, at the Northampton district office, 2030 Center St., from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Appointments are necessary. Please contact the Northampton district office at (610) 502-2701for schedule availability.

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Book talk, signing by Outdoors writer Bud Cole A book talk and signing by Bud Cole, author of The Mystery of Little Bear, will be held on Monday, February 25th at 6:30 p.m. at the Northampton Area Public Library. The program is recommended for children 8 years-old through adult. Bud Cole, author of Bud’s View in the Penn Press weekly papers, Northern Valley Gazette columnist and freelance outdoor/travel, writer/ photographer and former Northampton Area School District elementary teacher, has published his first children’s book. The finished manuscript went on the back burner when his dog, Bear, was diag-

nosed with cancer eight years ago. The author lost interest in publishing the manuscript as Bear began suffering and had to be euthanized. Cole had visions of doing book promotions and signings with his canine pal Bear at his side. But now the part fiction, part nonfiction book is ready. The reader will learn about the outdoors as Cole weaves various interesting nature facts into the text of the story. The book educates the reader as he/she enjoys Buddy and Little Bear’s adventures. Mr. Cole will personalize the book as a gift. The cost of the book is $12.95. Registration for the program began on Monday, January 28.

Fiscal cliff, bill renews Home tax credit Good news for homeowners wishing to make energysaving home improvements: The Government’s Home Energy Tax Credit is back! The incentive program that apparently ended in 2011 was part of the “fiscal cliff” bill passed by Congress and signed into law by President Obama on January 2, 2013. The provision creates up to $500 in tax relief for homeowners who make energysaving improvements to their home. This includes in-

stalling new qualified insulation, windows and doors. “We hope homeowners in Northeastern Pennsylvania will take advantage of this new federal tax credit and let us make their home more comfortable and energy efficient. We will help them through all the tax forms and paperwork for the tax credit and provide a FREE Energy consultation to show them exactly where energy is escaping and provide a great

solution to their problems “, says Jim Mintzer, Owner of USA Insulation of Northeastern Pennsylvania. Not every insulation product qualifies for the tax credit. It must meet strict government standards for energy efficiency. USA Insulation’s Premium Foam meets and beats these standards and has proven to be a superior energy-saving solution for homeowners who suffer from a variety of issues caused by poor insulation. USA Insulation of Northeastern Pennsylvania also uses GACO spray foam for particular applications and it too qualifies for the new tax credit. “We take care of homeowners who call us that are tired of tolerating rooms in their homes that are too cold in the winter or too hot in summer”, says Mintzer. “They also report that their furnace or air conditioner continually runs and that their home overall is always uncomfortable. They also are stressing over high energy bills. Our insu-

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lation provides a permanent solution to their issues – year round”. USA Insulation’s Premium Foam is injected into the exterior walls of homes. Virtually any outside wall surface is capable of being insulated with this method. The liquid Premium Foam fills the cavities between the studs and hardens to form a barrier that protects the home from losing valuable/expensive heated or cooled conditioned air. “There are many advantages to using our Premium Foam”, says Mintzer. “It has up to a 35% higher R-value than other types of insulation for greater energy efficiency. It is eco-friendly for a safer, healthier home environment. It won’t degrade or settle over time. And, because it goes in as a liquid, it gets into spaces that most other insulation can’t—behind wires, pipes, electrical outlets, and other obstacles. Additionally our GACO Spray Foam product Continued on page 16

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First Niagara Bank gives $5,000 to community First Niagara Bank has made a very generous donation to the Nazareth Area Chamber of Commerce in the amount of $5,000.00. The money will be used for chamber event sponsorships throughout the year including the annual dinner dance and the annual clambake. In addition, this will enable the chamber and the bank to make a donation of $750.00 to The Nazareth Area Food Bank, and $750.00 to The Loaves and Fishes Soup Kitchen, which serves the Nazareth and Bath Areas. Lance Colondo, First Niagara Bank Assistant Vice Presi-

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News Sermonette The Rev. Jay R. Wetzel

Pastor, St. John’s Lutheran Church

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St John’s Nursery School in Bath received a special visit from the Lehigh Valley Zoo. The children learned about owls and were able to pet a cockroach, ferret, snake and a gecko. The visit helped the students bring their “Learning About Animals” unit to life. This was one of the many wonderful things going on at St John’s Nursery school. . – Contributed photo

Ash Wednesday

The first day of Lent, or Ash Wednesday will be celebrated on Wednesday, February 13th. Lent is observed for six weeks leading up to Easter.

Souper Sunday Of Caring

On Super Bowl weekend, February 2 and 3, members of the 2013 Confirmation Class will be present at all Masses at Assumption BVM Church in Northampton collecting funds for the Northampton Area Food Bank. Drop your donations in the soup pots that the teens will be holding after all Masses.

Assumption B.V.M. Blood Drive

On Sunday, February 17, Assumption B.V.M. Parish, in cooperation with the MillerKeystone Blood Center, will host a blood drive. Please

consider giving the gift that keeps on giving, DONATE BLOOD. You must be at least 17 years old and weigh at least 110 pounds to be eligible to donate blood. Sign-ups continue after all weekend Masses thru Sunday, February 10. Also, you may sign up by email to: or by calling Debbie Heckenberger at 610-760-9491.

American Cancer Society - Volunteer Opportunity

The American Cancer Society’s Road to Recovery program is recruiting volunteers to assist patients and their families by transporting patients undergoing treatment to and from various health care facilities in the Lehigh Valley. Drivers may use their own vehicles or an American Cancer Society vehicle. For more information or if interested in this volunteering, please contact Karen Schiavone at 610-921-2329.

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The Unborn & Abortion

Do Do you you know know what what God God says says in in the the Bible Bible about about unborn unborn babies babies and and abortion? abortion? God acknowledges the personhood of unborn babies from God acknowledges the personhood of unborn babies from the the time of their conception! God told the prophet Jeremiah, “Before I time of thee their in conception! God told theand prophet “Before formed the belly I knew thee; beforeJeremiah, thou camest forthI formed thee in theI belly I knewthee, thee;and andI before thou camest forth out of the womb sanctified ordained thee a prophet” out of the 1:5). womb I sanctified thee,“Thou and I hast ordained thee me a prophet” (Jeremiah David proclaimed, covered in my (Jeremiah 1:5). Davidsubstance proclaimed, “Thou hast covered me inI was my mother's womb...My was not hid from thee, when made in secret... andsubstance in thy book my members were written” mother's womb...My wasallnot hid from thee, when I was (Psalm Every child—born to God, made in139:13-16). secret... and in thy book all or myunborn—belongs members were written” “Children are an heritage the LORD” 127:3). Jesus said, (Psalm 139:13-16). Every of child—born or (Psalm unborn—belongs to God, “It is not the your Father is in(Psalm heaven,127:3). that one of these “Children arewill anof heritage of thewhich LORD” Jesus said, little ones should perish” (Matthew 18:14). “ItGod's is not wrath the willisofupon yourthose Fatherwho which is in innocent heaven, that one of these abort unborn babies! little should perish” (Matthew 18:14). Psalmones 106:40 states, “Therefore was the wrath of the LORD kindled.” God's wrath is upon abort blood, innocent unborn babies! Why? Because they had those “shedwho innocent even the blood of Psalm 106:40 “Therefore was(v. the38). wrath of the LORD kindled.” their sons andstates, of their daughters” Since the Supreme Court’s horrendous 1973 Roe Wadeinnocent decision,blood, over 54 million innocent Why? Because they hadvs“shed even the blood of unborn babies been murdered (v. in clear violation the sixth comtheir sons andhave of their daughters” 38). Since the of Supreme Court’s mandment, “Thou shalt not kill” (Exodus 20:13). The wrath of God is horrendous 1973 Roe vs Wade decision, over 54 million innocent upon our nationhave and been His curse is on in abortionists, “Cursed hecomthat unborn babies murdered clear violation of the be sixth taketh reward to slay an innocent person” (Deuteronomy 27:25). mandment, not kill” (Exodus 20:13). The of God is Will God “Thou forgiveshalt those who are guilty of killing thewrath unborn? Yes, upon nation their and His is on to abortionists, “Cursed heDavid that if theyour confess sin curse of murder God and repent as be King taketh reward51:14, to slay an innocent person” (Deuteronomy 27:25). did in Psalm “Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God, thou Will forgive those who are guilty of killing the unborn? Yes, God of God my salvation.” God’s mercy and forgiveness is only available through the sacrifice of His Son, Jesus. “Ifand we confess sins, he if they confess their sin of murder to God repent asour King David is faithful and51:14, just to forgive me us our sins, and to cleanseOus from all did in Psalm “Deliver from bloodguiltiness, God, thou unrighteousness” (1 God’s John 1:9). God of my salvation.” mercy and forgiveness is only available

through the sacrifice of His Son, Jesus. “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:9).

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Bible Verse

"Honor thy father and mother, that thy days may be long in the land which Jehovah thy God giveth thee." 1. The above reference is what commandment in the Decalogue? 2. What is unique about this particular commandment? 3. Do parents have any responsibility to respect this commandment? 4. Where may this commandment be found? Answers: 1. The fifth. 2. It is the only one of the

“…you don’t get nothing that you don’t earn…” Country singer Jason Aldean currently has a hit tune titled “The Only Way I Know” and it tells of growing up in a rural community. One line from the lyrics heads my thoughts for this sermonette. The lyrics are filled with images of a no compromise attitude. That there is truth in the lyrics I have no doubt. However, my faith journey raises some questions. Some expressions of faith make the journey about earning God’s grace and love. It has always made we wonder…when have you done enough to know you have earned God’s “reward?” Can you ever find peace in knowing you are on solid footing in your relationship with God? Where is the “good news,” the gospel? This question has troubled me many times. Our society, the way of the world, seems to confirm that “you don’t get nothing that you don’t earn.” In fact, to get something for nothing is seen as an act bordering on the criminal; a character flaw; lazy; and, parasitic. So, if this is true of society…it must be true of our relationship with God? In Matthew 19:16ff Jesus is asked, “What must I do to have eternal life?” He takes the questioner along the path to understanding by beginning with what is familiar – “keep the commandments.” The questioner affirms he/she has done this faithfully. Jesus takes the next step – seeing into the questioner’s biggest stumbling block to a relationship with God – material possessions. Here the questioner falls away. He/she cannot surrender them selves to God. They earned what they possessed and in turn were possessed by what they had earned. Jesus says in verse 17 – “there is only one who is good.” God alone is good – so all good things must come from him and he dispenses his goodness by unconditional grace. We do not earn God’s favor…we receive it by faith and live it by putting on Christ in words and deeds. Salvation is not something to be earned. It is a life’s journey of growing closer and closer to the one true source of all goodness – God. Before God we are all beggars and in need of something we cannot earn. Praise God that in Christ he freely gives us all we need. Live your faith by reflecting the gift in words and deeds acted out daily in relationship to your neighbors – fellow children of God whom Christ came to save. Amen. ten which includes a promise to those who obey it. 3. They are to live so as to be worthy of their children's honor. 4. Exodus 20:12.

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the holiest thing alive. The hand that rocks the cradle is the hand that rules the world. God could not be everywhere, so He made mothers. We are not satisfied to be right unless we can prove others to be quite wrong. There is always a right and wrong way, and the wrong way always seems the more reasonable. Right is the opposite of wrong; and wrong consists in inflicting injuries on other people.

New Hair Salon Opens in Nazareth

The Nazareth Area Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting mixer for the new Miss Tresses Urban Hair Studio located at 299 Industrial Park Road (top floor) in Nazareth. The event took place on Wednesday, January 30, 2013. A networking mixer followed. Owner Tina Wenglasz, known as “Tina the hairdresser” has been a state licensed cosmetologist and 8142 Valley View Road • Seemsville, Northampton St. Peter’s U.C.C.proprietor since 1975. Her previous business was also in Nazareth 610-837-7426 8142 Valley View Rd. called Academy Award Company. Seemsville, Northampton Tina made the move to the new Church School 9610-837-7426 a.m. location in 2012. The design of the studio was conceived after Worship 10:15 a.m. years of working in inadequate conditions for stylists & patrons, “There Are No Strangers Here, and now features European wash St. Peter’s U.C.C. sinks and beautiful chandeliers. 8142 ValleyOnly View Rd. Friends We Haven’t Met!”

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William C. Broad

May 11, 1928 – Jan. 27, 2013 William C. Broad, 84, of Nazareth died Saturday, Jan. 27 at Gracedale. He was the husband of Gloria A. (Pritchard) Broad. A 1946 graduate of Pen Argyl High School and a 1954 graduate from Muhlenberg College with a B.A. degree in chemical engineering, he was employed as a chemical engineer for J. T. Baker Chemical Co. for 41 years before retiring in 1966 as head of project information. He was editor of the “Octagon”, a publication of the American Chemical Society. For 19 years he served on the Nazareth Area School Board, several as president. During World War II and the Korean War, he served I the U.S. Army. Born May 11, 1928 in Pen Argyl, he was a son of the late William H. and Hilda (Andrew) Broad. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, Easton,

Jennie J. Brior, 94, of Park Lane, Bedford, formerly of Nazareth, died Saturday, January 19, 2013 at UPMC Bedford Memorial Hospital. She was born on June 10, 1918, in Nazareth, the daughter of the late Albert and Emma (Creyer) Snyder. On July 11, 1942 in Easton, she married Franklin J. Brior and he preceded her in death on July 18, 1995. She is survived by a daughter, Linda widow of Jeffrey Meyers of Bedford, and a niece Carroll Gower of Nazareth and many other nieces and nephews. She was the last surviving member of her family and was preceded in death by seven brothers William, Robert, George, John, Thomas, Howard, and Frank, three sisters Mamie Muschlitz, Helen "Mickie" Kramer, and Alice Barrall. Jennie was a member of the Trinity UCC in Friends Cove and retired from Lehigh Frocks in Nazareth. She was a member of the Lady Hall Rebekah # 202 in Aluta. Funeral Services were held on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. in the Chapel at Timothy A. Berkebile Funeral Home in Bedford. Our online guest book is available at

where he was a Sunday school teacher and deacon, often assisting the pastors in ministering to congregational members. Mr. Broad also was instrumental in the formation of the Pen Argyl Alumni Association and served on its board of directors. He was also a member of the former Nazareth Jaycees. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Lori L. Evanko, of Palmer Township; two sons, Steven C. Broad of Owatonna, Minn., and Kevin M. Broad of Philadelphia; six grandchildren and a greatgranddaughter. Preceding him in death were a daughter, Susan A. Broad, and a sister, Sallyann Dally. Funeral services were held this (Thursday) morning in Calvary Baptist Church, Easton, with arrangements made by the Guerro & Ruggiero Funeral Home, Pen Argyl. Memorial donations may be made to Calvary Baptist Church, 5300 Green Pond Rd., Easton, PA 18045.

Richard M. Diefenderfer

Richard M. Diefenderfer, 89, of Northampton died Friday, Jan. 25, 2013 in Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg, Bethlehem. He was the husband of Muriel C. (McCafferty) Diefenderfer for 67 years. Richard and his wife were the owners/proprietors of the Bath Hotel for 46 years before

Thank you ... We want to than everyone for their cards, flowers and outpouring of love, friendship and respect shown at the passing of our beloved Clarence Traugher, Jr. He was a loving, caring, giving, brave and honorable man who we are so proud to call our husband, father, grandfather and friend. He has always been our strength and inspiration and we will deeply miss him.

retiring in 2005. He served his country as a storekeeper first class in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Roy and Helen (Schreiber) Diefenderfer. He was a long time member of the Tavern Association; life member of Eckley E. Patch Post #470, American Legion, Bath; member of the Keystone Rod & Gun Club in Bath, East Bath Rod & Gun Club, and a former member of the Bath Republican Club. Surviving are a daughter, Sharon A. Tamandl, of Bath; three grandchildren, John R. Briele, Deborah George and Donna Pavlick; eight greatgrandchildren, and one greatgreat-grandson. Services were held on Wednesday morning in the Schisler Funeral Home, Northampton, with The Rev. Frances M. Merkel, pastor of Christ UCC Church, Bath, officiating. Interment with military honors followed in Cedar Hill Memorial Park, Allentown. Contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, c/o the funeral home at 2119 Washington Ave., Northampton, PA 18067.

Albert P. Gehret

Albert P. Gehret, 87, of Nazareth died Monday, Jan. 28, 2013 in Gracedale. Albert worked at Easton Buick and with his brother Marvin at the former City Service Station in Nazareth. Born in Northampton, he was a son of the late Harvey, Sr. and Ellen (Eyer) Gehret. Albert was in the Coast Guard during World War II. He was a Past Commander of American Legion Post #353, Northampton, and played in the post’s Drum and Bugle Corps. He was a member of St. Paul’s U.C.C. Church, Northampton. Surviving are three sisters, Doris E. Keller of Nazareth, Joan Clift of Easton, and Grace Scale of Milwaukee, Wis.; a brother, Harvey A. Gehret, Jr. of Nazareth; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. His brother, Marvin, died in 2004. Services were held today (Thursday) in the Schisler Funeral Home, Northampton, with The Rev. Todd Fennell officiating there and at burial in Greenwood Cemetery, Allen Township. Contributions may be made to the memorial fund of St.

Paul’s U.C.C., c/o the funeral home at 2119 Washington Avenue, Northampton, PA 18067.

Joshua Kortze

Feb. 20, 1988 – Jan. 27, 2013 Joshua Kortze, 24, of Bushkill Township died Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013 in an auto accident at Rts. 378 and 22, Bethlehem. He was the son of Al and Kim Kortze. A 2006 graduate of Nazareth Area High School, where he was a member of the orchestra and played ice hockey, Joshua earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from Kutztown University and a master’s degree from Lehigh University. Following graduation, he traveled to China, where he taught English for one year at Xiangtan University. Until his death, he was enrolled in the political science doctoral program at Binghamton University, where he was scheduled to start his second semester this week. Josh loved music and was proficient at many instruments including drums and guitar. He loved ice hockey and soccer. He loved to travel and had visited Honduras, Mexico, Taiwan and the Netherlands. Besides his parents, he is survived by a sister, Aubrey Kortze and aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements are by the Reichel Funeral Home, Nazareth. Services will be Friday at 10:30 a.m. in Reichel Funeral Home, 220 Washington Park, Nazareth. Followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. in Holy Family Catholic Church, Nazareth. A service will be held at 8:00 p.m. on Thursday to celebrate Josh’s life and to share memories. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Center for Animal Health and Welfare, 1165 Island Park Rd., Easton, Pa. 18042 to commemorate Josh’s love for animals.

Frances Spitko

Jan. 5, 1922 – Jan. 25, 2013 Frances Spitko, 91, formerly of Northampton, died Friday, Jan. 25 in Whitehall Manor. She was the wife of the late Merritt Danner, who died in 1947, and the late Kenneth F. Spitko, who died in 1993. She worked at Newhart’s Foods in Coplay for 15 years and retired from Tama Mfg. in 1982 after many years of service. Born Jan. 5, 1922 in Moore Township, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Anna (Lagler) Faustner. She was a member of Emmanuel’s Lutheran Church, Emanuelsville, and the Northampton Senior Citizens. Surviving are a daughterin-law, Rita Gamberling, of Gilbertsville; two grandsons, Matthew Danner and Ryan Danner, both of Boyertown; three sisters, Margaret Bickert of Bath, Emma Hunsicker of Emmaus, and Helen Marsh of Moore Township. Preceding her in death were a son, Michael Danner; a daughter, Carol Danner; seven brothers and six sisters. Funeral services were held on Tuesday morning in Emmanuel’s Lutheran Church, with arrangements made by the Reichel Funeral Home, Northampton. Contributions may be made to the church at 3175 Valley View Dr., Bath, PA 18014.

Elizabeth Strechay

June 23, 1916 – Jan. 23, 2013 Elizabeth Strechay, 96, of Nazareth died Wednesday, Jan. 23 in Alexandria Manor, Nazareth. She was the wife of the late John Strechay, who died in 1997. She and her husband, who she met on emigrating to the United States in 1939, lived in New York. When they moved to Pennsylvania, they established the Garden Motel on Rt. 611 in Mt. Pocono, and she tended to the gardens around her home and the motel. After they sold the motel, the couple moved to Lower Nazareth Township near one of their sons. Born June 23, 1916 in Zeteny, Czechoslovakia, she was a daughter of the late Steve and Elizabeth (Lovasz) Prascsak. She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church, Nazareth. Surviving are two sons, Robert of Morris Plains, N.J., and Ernest of Lower Nazareth Twsp; five grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren. Services were held on Monday morning in the Reichel Funeral Home, Nazareth, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in Holy Family Church, and interment in the parish cemetery. Memorial donations may be sent to Holy Family Church.


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PUblic notice-Legal ESTATE NOTICE ELEANOR M. BEIL Estate of ELEANOR M. BEIL, deceased, late of 4397 Fox Drive, Walnutport, County of Northampton and State of Pennsylvania, Letters Testamentary have been granted to the undersigned, who requests all persons having claims or demands against the Estate of the Decedent to make the same, and all persons indebted to the Decedent to make payments without delay to: Executrix: Carol Ann Weisberg a/k/a Carol Beil Weisberg Address: 130 Adams Road Breinigsville, Pennsylvania 18031 Or to her Attorney: Joshua D. Shulman, Esquire SHULMAN & SHABBICK 1935 Center Street Northampton, PA 18067 (1/24-2/7) ESTATE NOTICE ELAINE CUONO The Estate of Elaine Cuono, deceased, of the Township of Plainfield, County of Northampton, PA. Notice is hereby given that Letters Testamentary for the above Estate were granted to Lorenda Rush, Executrix, on December 26, 2012. All persons indebted to the Estate are required to make immediate payment, and those having claim or demand are to present the same without delay to Lorenda Rush, in care of Gregory R. Reed, Attorney-at-Law, 141 South Broad Street, P.O. Box 299, Nazareth, PA 180640299. (1/17-1/31) ESTATE NOTICE ANNA R. HACKER Estate of Anna R. Hacker, late of the Borough of Northampton, County of Northampton, PA. Letters of Administration have been granted to the undersigned, who requests all persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent to make known the same, and all persons indebted to the decedent to make payments without delay to: Mary Teresa Rheiner, a/k/a Mary T. Rheiner and Cathy Smith, c/o their attorney, FRANK M. SKRAPITS, Esquire, Affiliated with Steckel and Stopp, 2152 Main Street, Northampton, PA 18067-1211. (1/24-2/7)

Jan. 31-Feb. 6, 2013 13 Public Notice The Borough Of Bath, Northampton County Annual Audit And Financial Report December 31, 2011 FUND EQUITY, JANUARY 1, 2011..............................$1,998,241 REVENUES General Fund ............................................................... $1,439,286 Special Revenue Funds ................................................... $47,817 Fiduciary Trust Funds......................................................... $9,744 Total Revenues............................................................. $1,496,847 EXPENDITURES General Fund ............................................................... $1,272,024 Special Revenue Funds..................................................... $36,274 Fiduciary Trust Funds ......................................................... $2,743 Total Expenditures ....................................................... $1,311,041 FUND EQUITY, DECEMBER 31, 2011........................ $2,184,047 STATEMENT OF RESOURCES, LIABILITIES AND FUND EQUITY

ASSETS Cash and Investments ....................................................$758,884 General Fixed Assets....................................................$1,448,176 $2,207,060 LIABILITIES AND FUND EQUITY Other Liabilities ..................................................................$23,013 Fund Equity ...................................................................$2,184,047 ......................................................................................$2,207,060 ASSESSED VALUATION OF THE BOROUGH Taxable ........................................................................$53,489,000 Copies of the complete audit report available for examination at the Borough Office. Thomas R. Petrucci Borough Manager, Secretary and Treasurer
 ESTATE NOTICE KERVIN R. HESS Estate of Kervin R. Hess, late of the Township of East Allen, County of Northampton and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, deceased. Letters Testamentary on the above Estate have been granted to the undersigned. All persons indebted to the estate are requested to make payment, and those having claims against to present them in writing without delay to the Attorney noted below. Terri L. Rissmiller 7553 Driftwood Road Northampton, PA 18067 Susan D. Hess a/k/a Susan D. Sipos 7656 Driftwood Road Northampton, PA 18067 Executrices DANIEL G SPENGLER, ESQUIRE 110 East Main Street Bath, PA 18014 Attorney for the Estate (1/24-2/7) ESTATE NOTICE ERNEST W. LOCKARD Estate of Ernest W. Lockard, late of the Borough of Bath, County of Northampton and State of Pennsylvania, deceased. WHEREAS, Letters Testamentary in the above-named estate have been granted to Beverly A. Kopchak, Executrix of the Estate of Ernest W. Lockard. All persons indebted to the said estate are requested to make immediate payment, and those having claims or demands to present the same without delay to: Beverly A. Kopchak c/o Alfred S. Pierce, Esquire 124 Belvidere Street Nazareth, PA 18064 Alfred S. Pierce, Esquire PIERCE & DALLY, LLC 124 Belvidere Street Nazareth, PA 18064 (1/17-1/31) ESTATE NOTICE SARAH B. STEVENS The Estate of Sarah B. Stevens, deceased, of the Township of Moore, County of Northampton, PA. Notice is hereby given that Letters Testamentary for the above Estate were granted to Ginger K. Silfies, Executrix, and John Wayne Stevens, Executor, on January 10, 2013. All persons indebted to the Estate are required to make immediate payment, and those having claim or demand are to present the same without delay to Ginger K. Silfies and John Wayne Stevens, in care of Gregory R. Reed, Attorney-at-Law, 141 South Broad Street, P.O. Box 299, Nazareth, PA 18064-0299. (1/31-2/14)


ALLEN TOWNSHIP SUPERVISORS MEETINGS The General Meetings of the Board of Supervisors for the year 2013 are scheduled for the second Thursday and fourth Tuesday of every month. All meetings will begin at 7:00 P.M. and will be held at the Allen Township Municipal Building, 4714 Indian Trail Road, Northampton, Pennsylvania. Ilene M. Eckhart Manager ALLEN TOWNSHIP (1/31) ALLEN TOWNSHIP PLANNING COMMISSION MEETINGS The Allen Township Planning Commission will hold regular meetings on the third Monday of each month for the year 2013. All meetings will begin at 7:00 P.M. and will be held at the Allen Township Municipal Building, 4714 Indian Trail Road, Northampton, Pennsylvania. Ilene M. Eckhart Manager ALLEN TOWNSHIP (1/31)

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A. we are going to have a long, snowy winter. B. cats and dogs. C. sailor’s delight. D. storm coming soon. E. counting a cricket’s chirps. F. strikes twice in the same place.

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Penn State Behrend - Taylor Overby, of Nazareth, was named to the dean's list at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, for the fall 2012 semester. Overby is studying business. Students must earn at least a 3.5 grade-point average to be added to the Dean's List. Wilkes University - Wilkes University congratulates more than 250 students who completed their degrees, graduating in December 2012. Among them: Stacey Liberti, of Nazareth, earned a Master of Business Administration, and Lorie Christein, of Northampton, earned a Master of Science degree in Education. Mansfield University - A total of 616 Mansfield University students have been named to to fall 2012 Dean's List. To be named to the Dean's List, a student must attend the university full-time and attain at least a 3.5 GPA for the semester. The following area students earned the honor: Jennifer Biernat of Nazareth, Kaitlin Keiper of Danielsville, Jay Parker of Nazareth, andCasey Polkowski of Nazareth. Thiel College - Cody Michael Danner, a sophomore and a resident of Northampton, Pa., was among the 305 students from Thiel College who were named to the fall 2012 Dean's List. Danner has been on the Thiel Dean's List one time. A student at Thiel College must attain a grade point average of 3.40 on a 4.0 scale while being enrolled full time to be eligible for the Dean's List. Northampton Community College Dean’s List Fall 2012 The following students have been named to the Dean’s List for the fall semester at Northampton Community College. The honor is reserved for students who have completed a minimum of 6 credits and achieved at least a 3.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale. The list includes: Bath: Nathan Altemose, Matthew Bollinger, Anthony Bruno, Jennifer Conway, Kara Diefenderfer, Yanek Djindjiev, Ryan Eberts, Glenda Fevrier, Kristen Flick, Ivana Fox, Erik Garces, Yvette Garces, Rebecca Gowarty, Crystal Harris, Anthony Heckman, Gary Helm, Nermin Horuz, Anna Killea, Jennifer Kurman, Jessica Kurman, Kendra Leininger, Nicole Lewis, Jacklyn Maritch, Melissa Mast, Korey McNulty, Cierra Medina, Kathy Mueller, Jonathan Myers, Katie Nikles, Joseph Paltanavage, Zachary Ploucha, Jessica Rapoli, Bethany Reed, Dawn Reese, Erin Saeger, Jenna Schmoyer, Chelsea Sergeant, Allison Smith, Denice Speranza, Kaitlin Spevak, Caitlyn Stonaker, Salvatore Tomaino, Jeffrey Varju, Jose Vega, Wendy Wagner.

Danielsville: Holly Bartholomew, Nicole Bucha, Cara Burian, Christine Confer, Mark Cuth, Anna Emanoff, Thomas Emanoff, Christopher Eroh, Sharon George, Joshua Ryan, Brenda Williams. Nazareth: Kaitlyn Adams, Brandon Adelbock, Dennis Amadore, Vincent Andreala, Kristen Arndt, Debra Baldree, Mary Baldree, Valerie Berhel, Paul Betz, Jacob Biechy, Lori Biege, Andrew Bisson, Charles Blanchard, Madison Bodine, Pia Boscia, Carly Brown, Joseph Burnett, Debra Burnette, Faiqa Chaudry, Krystina Clements, Jenna Collins, Ann Conte, Matthew Creazzo, Megan Davis, Gary Dean, Debbie Della Ragione, Heather Depew, Jason Donner, Melinda Emery, Kelsey Fedor, Abbey Fehnel, Nicole Frezza, Paige Gerstenberg, Sara Giroux, Andrew Goldstein, Jon Gonzalez, Elizabeth Gordon, Sarah Grabowski, Ellen Greck, Diana Grecu, Vanessa Gruber, Jordyn Hanzl, Noredy Hodge, Elijah Irving, John Julian, Mariola Kalinowska, Brandon Karcher, Marcus Katynski, Jenessa Keller, Ethan Keys, Michael Knight, Michelle Konczyk, Kelly Kromer, Samantha Lance, Caitlin Laurina, Melanie Lawson, Lindsey Lewis, Sharon Lindenmoyer, Maranda Mabus, Leon Manuel, Anthony Marotta, Brianna McFarland, Christine McGrath, Grace McManus, Ann Mener, Austin Mennona, LuAnn Mertz, Michael Micek, Christopher Moyer, Keri Myirski, Alan Nesfeder, Jane Newman, Michelle Norrell, Jaclyn Nuss, Joan Orlopp, Joseph Ostrosky, Deann Oswald, Nicole Pambianchi, Reed Pett, Alyssa Phillips, Anastasia Pinsak, Liam Purcell, Benjamin Recker, Shawn Reed, Julie Rehrig, Daniel Reuss, Tracy Rinkovsky, Allison Rush, Parker Ryan, Rebecca Schippang, Laura Seebacher, Amy Serfas, Rebecca Stevens, Ali Stoudt, Jayne Styczynski, Dillon Tanzos, Eamon Toolan-Rogers, Maureen Tray, Mimi Trohleva, Lisa Van Doren, Graham Vasquez, Jirehly Violett, Robert Wenz, Chester Williams, Eric Wolak, James Wolak, Haeeun Yim, Kiersten Young, Briana Zerfass, Joseph

Zywicki. Northampton: Rawad Albassit, Scarlett Allunis, Tyler Bachman, Nathan Barrall, Josephine Bernecker, Nicholas Bielaski, Jamie Bishop, Lisa Bleskachek, Carolyn Blocker, Una Bonner, Russell Boyer, Cynthia Breinig, Jennifer Bruch, Erin Campbell, Bradford Carlisle, Ruth Carra, Alicia Christine, Katie Collis, Allyson Coonrod, Demi DeJesse, Tiffany Frey, Jerod Froetschner, Chelsea Gable, Timothy Gerancher, Judith Gerhart, Mandy Gero, Menna Getahoun, Erin Gilly, Angela Green, Artemis Hader, Alexander Haines, Amy Heffner, Carl Held, Amanda Hoffert, Briana Hoffert, John Hudsco, Sarah Ihle, Matthew Jacobson, Brianna Jones, Jenna Kadingo, Michelle-Anne Kehler, Jennifer Khallouf, Alexander Kokolus, Janelle Kroboth, Maria Kuntz, Kyla Kutz, Amy Lukow, Talene Magee, Courtney Makovsky, Eric Marhefka, Danielle Mitchell, Scott Mohrey, BryAnn Morgan, Michael Nagle, Thuan Nguyen, Manuel Nieves, Dina Pastor, Thea Elizabeth Prostko, Carl Rice, Noris Rosario, Judith Sain-Mellner, Ashley Seier, Veronica Seier, Kevin Smith, Lawrance Sollars, Adam Soltys, Michael Stianche, Tavia Stopay, Dallas Strohl, Mary Szazdi, Sasha Torres, Gary Walsh, Joseph Walters, Rachel Weeks, Laurie Weslosky. Tatamy: Douglas Kobrin, Dolan Kutzman, Rachel Marsh, Thomas Schomaker, Frank Young. Wind Gap: Ashley Achenbach, Samantha Bedoya, Jarad Beers, Amanda Bennett, Rachel Brumbaugh, Joseph Capasso, Veselinka Chausheva, Chad Cornell, Pamela Cornetta, Rita Curry, Megan Featherman, Matthew Ferrari, Leann Hill, Mitchell Knapp, Lindsay Meyers, Amanda Molina, Christopher Nicolaro, Gregory Noll, Alexandra Pritchard, Jamie Staniec, Selina Turtzo, Daniel Uhler, Umer Zaimov. King’s College - Dr. Nicholas A. Holodick, vice president for academic affairs at King’s College, recently announced the students who have qualified for the Fall 2012 dean’s list. Kyle Garon and Courtlynn Pulcini of Bath, Chelsea

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Julie Rehrig Northampton Area Community College - Julie Rehrig of Nazareth has been named to the Deans List at Northampton Area Community College for the fall semester with a 4.0 GPA. Rehrig, a 2012 Nazareth High School graduate, is a Speech Pathology major. She has also been invited to join Phi Theta Kappa. Julie plans to transfer to East Stroudsburg University. She is the daughter of Roger and Margaret Rehrig of Nazareth. Delaware Valley College The following students have been honored for academic achievement by being named to the fall 2012 Dean's List. Hannah Lee, of Northampton, Jonathan Fehnel, of Nazareth, Erika Klemp, of Northampton.

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Taylor University - Casey Snyder of Bath was named to the Fall 2012 Dean's List at Taylor University. The University of Scranton - the University of Scranton has announced its Dean's List, which recognizes students for academic excellence during the 2012 fall semester. A student must have a grade point average of 3.5 or better with a minimum number of credit hours to make the Dean's List. The list includes students from the Jesuit university's College of Arts and Sciences, the Kania School of Management, the Panuska College of Professional Studies and the College of Graduate and Continuing Education. A total of 1,300 students were named to the Dean's List. Jennifer Joswick of Bath is a senior Secondary Education Spanish major. Ryan Bisio of Nazareth is a sophomore International Studies major. Courtney Ruch of Nazareth is a sophomore Occupational Therapy major. Walter Schuster of Nazareth is a senior Philosophy major. Amanda Stocker of Nazareth is a senior Nursing major. Jayde Hooven of Northampton is a sophomore Biology major.


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Retail Thefts from Two Lower Nazareth Stores

Colonial Regional Police investigated two recent retail thefts in Lower Nazareth Township, at the Northampton Crossings mall, along the Easton-Nazareth Highway. The first occurred on January 2 at the Wal-Mart store, in which the alleged thief is Laura D. Newhart, 30, of Birchwood Dr., Tannersville. The theft amounted to $217.96. A warrant for retail theft was obtained through District Judge Joseph Barner’s office. The second was on January 3 at the Kohl’s store, which amounted to $2,754.96. The alleged thief is Jon Joseph Njagu, 25, of 453 Main St., Kingston, Pa. A warrant for him was also obtained through Barner’s office.

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Nazareth Man Dies In Rt. 378 - 22 Crash

Joshua A. Kortze, 24, of Nazareth (Bushkill Township) was killed early Sunday morning when his vehicle hit a concrete median after sliding off the Rt. 378 off-ramp to Rt. 22, north of Bethlehem. State Police of the Bethlehem Barracks said Kortze’s 2007 Subaru Impreza spun out of control due to a high rate of speed. It hit a road sign and then the median. Kortze, who was taken by emergency personnel to St. Luke’s Hospital in Fountain Hill, where he was pronounced dead from his injuries.

Intro to organic vegetable Production offered in course

Join Penn State Extension for an Introduction to Organic Vegetable Production, a course for people planning to make the leap from vegetable gardening to production for profit and beginning organic vegetable producers who are ready to refine their techniques in order to optimize their production and profit. PSE is offering this course on Tuesdays from April 2 to September 10 in the Allentown/Center Valley area. The objective is to introduce aspiring and new vegetable producers to diverse production strategies and provide a framework for effective farm production planning. It’s appropriate for farmers and market gardeners at half acre to 20-acre scales. Participants can expect farm visits, presentations by Penn State Extension educators and experienced farmers, film presentation of weed control and other techniques,

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basketball 7-9 still on the hunt for districts! As for the wrestling team they are 12-5. This week, Friday night the girl’s basketball team will travel for an important game concerning playoffs to Parkland at 7 p.m. game. The boy’s basketball team will host Parkland at 7 p.m. for Senior Night. The senior basketball players are: TJ Bray, Ryan Dibilo, Greg Kaminski, Colin Kassis, Grant Searfoss and Alex Tonnies, Senior Cheerleaders are: Avery Bedics, Gabby Dominick, Nicole Ferraina, Tory Kline, Ashley Knesz, Sierra Krecker, Courtney Pintabone and Brittany Watson. All of them will be honored Friday night! On Saturday the Nazareth PA003267

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girl’s basketball team will host Bangor at 7 p.m. and the boy’s basketball team will travel to Bangor at 7 p.m. The wrestling team will hopefully be wrestling at Liberty HS in the team-wrestling tournament. Next Tuesday the boy’s basketball team travels to Whitehall while the girl’s host Whitehall. Have a great week everybody; Check back next week to see how our Blue Eagles are doing!

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National Pancake Day Celebrate National Pancake Day with IHOP and a free short stack of buttermilk pancakes. In return for the free pancakes, guests will be asked to consider leaving a donation for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals including CHOP of Philadelphia.

Know The Weather What is the troposphere? Is it in the atmosphere? The troposphere is the comparatively thin layer of gases which surround the earth--the first outer layer-in which all weather occurs. It is part of the atmosphere nearest the earth. In thickness, it’s about 40,000 feet up. But half of the earth’s life sustaining air is found within 18,000 feet of the earth. The next outer layer of air, on top of the troposphere, is the stratosphere, and that layer is several times (height) greater than the troposphere. Above the stratosphere is the spacious, almost endless ionosphere, in which we see meteors which have fallen out from outer space and are en- countering their first thin atmosphere, thereby get- ting red hot. But for all practical purposes, weather is determined by movement, temperature and moisture in the gases in the initial 40,000 feet up into space, in the troposphere.

HOROSCOPE AQUARIUS--Jan. 20 to Feb. 18--You gain nothing by trying to alienate your loved one against family members. Others aren’t a threat to you. PISCES--Feb. 19 to March 20--Don’t fret over someone who is playing underhanded games in business affairs in which you are involved. She will be exposed. ARIES--March 21 to April 20--Weight control for you can come about only by good planning. Cut portion sizes. TAURUS--April 21 to May 20--A change of residence is indicated for you. For those not moving, remodeling is needed. GEMINI--May 21 to June 20--An old love comes back to your life. Although there is still a great thrill, it is from a more realistic perspective. CANCER--June 21 to July 22--Slow down. There is no reason for you to always feel rushed. Take time to enjoy life.

LEO--July 23 to Aug. 22--Rearrange the furnishings in your home or office. New arrangements give a new look. VIRGO--Aug. 23 to Sept. 22--Stay indoors as much as possible, especially this week during the hours when it is cold. LIBRA--Sept. 23 to Oct. 22-If you feel you cannot trust an associate, keep it to yourself. SCORPIO--Oct. 23 to Nov. 22--Be more conservative in your approach to the opposite sex. You may be coming on a little too strong. SAGITTARIUS--Nov. 23 to DEC. 21--A winter vacation could prove fun. Good news concerning money matters arrives. CAPRICORN--Dec. 22 to Jan. 19--Your patience wears thin as you become discontented with a per- son close to you. Distance yourself from this person.

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