70th Year, Issue No. 43 USPS 248-700
OCTOBER 27-NOVEMBER 2, 2011 A General Circulation Newspaper Serving The Community Since 1942
SERVING BATH, CHAPMAN, NORTHAMPTON, NAZARETH BOROS; ALLEN, E. ALLEN, MOORE, LEHIGH, BUSHKILL, LOWER NAZARETH & UPPER NAZARETH TWPS.
Four options presented for New NASD middle school By BILL HALBFOERSTER The Home News
FIRE destroyed much of the interior of this Moore Twsp. home on Monday morning. – Home News photo
Moore Twsp. family of Five displaced by fire By ALICE WANAMAKER The Home News
Fire, smoke and water damage destroyed the contents of the home of Joe and Jen Gibbs on Monday, Oct. 24. The family of five lived at 496 Monocacy Dr., Bath, in Moore Twp. The Gibbs family lost everything in the fire that started around 9 a.m. Family and friends are trying to pull together donations of clothing, money or gift cards to help them get back on their feet. With the family staying in a hotel for a while they are looking for restaurant gift cards as well as grocery store gift cards such as Ahart’s or Giant, and Walmart gift cards to help the family replace things that
were lost.. They will need to rebuild and replace the entire contents of their home in the near future, so any donations towards that would help. Joe and Jen, and their children, Curtis, Megan and Kiersten were not home when the fire started. Their cat made it out of the home, unfortunately their dog did not. The children are ages 2, 12 and 10. For more information on how you can help or to make a donation, please contact Dave and Deb Gantz (610) 837-4144 No other information on cause of the fire was available from the Klecknersville Rangers Vol. Fire Co., which responded.
In the wake of a zoning board decision affirming the ruling last year by the East Allen Township Board of Supervisors that a middle school would be allowable on former agriculturally zoned land, the Northampton Area School Board on Monday heard four options for use of land in the borough on which such a school could be built. The East Allen ZHB last Tuesday voted to okay the zoning change approved by the supervisors as a conditional use. However, several residents of the township have protested the location of the school on the 90-acre parcel at the intersection of Seemsville Rd. & Nor-Bath
Blvd. because of traffic conditions. They may still appeal the ZHB ruling in Northampton County Court. At Monday’s school board meeting, Supt. Joseph Kovalchik said the decision by the ZHB and supervisors gives the school district the “ability to construct a school at the site.” But he added that because of possible litigation “we’re not quite sure about the East Allen site.” Now, also, is the possibility that the abandoned Northampton Campus of Bethlehem Vocational-Technical School could be an alternative choice. Kovalchik said the administration and board are researching the possibility of purchasing the building and the land around it.
He said the board and administration need to look to the future. “The 329 site is still important, for who knows what will happen down the road. We still have to be cognizant of it,” he said. Monday night, Chris Haller and Arif Aziel of D’Huy Engineering presented four options for building a middle school in Northampton. Pros and cons for all four options were discussed by the board and persons in the audience. The options were as follows for building a new middle school: (1) On former Vo-Tech property (2) On the upper athletic fields Continued on page 13
Candidates Forum for Northampton County Council The League of Women Voters of Northampton County is presenting a candidates forum featuring candidates for Northampton County Council. It will be held at 7 p.m. until about 8:30 p.m. on Oct. 27 at Northampton County courthouse council chambers, 7th and Washington streets, Easton. All candidates on the ballot have been invited. They
are: in District 1, Ken Kraft and Seth Vaughn; District 2, J. Michael Dowd (Incumbent) and Robert Werner; District 3, Lamont McClure (Incumbent) and Matt Connolly; District 4, Ron Angle (Incumbent) and Scott Parsons. The forum will begin with a welcome by Joan Dean, League president, then BevContinued on page 10
PROMOTING the oral health campaign at Moore Elementary are (l-r) Sarah Whitworth, Chris Heffelfinger, Katy Dremick, the Moore Mountain Lion, nurse Lori Klitsch, Toothfairy a.k.a. Heather Shaner, and district dental hygienist Beth Arcury. – Home News photo
NASD schools trick or treat For America’s Toothfairy
On Friday, Oct. 21, Moore Elementary School kicked off the Trick or Treat for America’s Toothfairy, as this Halloween, the Northampton Area School District is partnering with the National Children’s Oral Health Foundation (NCOHF) to raise money for children in need of oral health care. It is during the first annual Trick
or Treat for America’s Toothfairy campaign. Mrs. Beth Arcury, dental hygienist of the school district, who organized the entire event locally, said, “We’re excited to be involved with this cause and to help raise money to treat and prevent severe childhood tooth decay. Halloween is the perfect time to
remind children and adults of the importance of oral health care.” One hundred percent of the money raised will provide dental care and education to children in underserved populations. Faculty and staff at Moore, George Wolf, LeContinued on page 4
2 THE HOME NEWS Oct. 27-Nov. 2, 2011
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Letters from our Readers Saving Open Space In Moore Township To the Editor: As the Northampton County budget is now up for review, we, the residents, of Northampton County should insist that full funding for the Open Space Program be retained at the full .5 mil of tax that County Executive John Stoffa set up in 2007, as a Pay As You Go Plan for the Open Space Program. That .5 mil of tax generates approximately $3.7 million of funds each year to preserve farmland, natural areas and county/municipal parks. Each budget year it is a fight to see if this money will be set aside for Open Space or if it will be used by the County Council to plug in other deficit problems in the budget. I believe that it is now time to fund this program on a permanent basis with a set amount of money going to the Open Space Program every year. Doing this will allow the farmers who want to preserve their farms, the conservancies that work with preserving natural areas and the park commissions know that funding will be there to count on and hopefully allow more people to join in the program in preserving our very vital
and natural resources of the county. In addition to county funding, several municipalities have established their own EIT (Earned Income Tax) programs to put aside monies to preserve and protect farmland and natural areas. It was put to a vote in these townships and this is what the people wanted and what was important to them. These townships include Williams, Bushkill, Upper Mt. Bethel, Lower Saucon, Lower Mt. Bethel, Plainfield and Moore. In 2011, the county initiated a County Farmland Partnership Program with these municipalities so that working together townships and the county could preserve even more farms. The people of Northampton County and the townships voted overwhelmingly for the Open Space program. “WHY DO YOU THINK THAT IS?” It is because they are forward looking people, looking to the future and future generations to preserve the quality of life we now enjoy, to preserve clean air and water, to preserve our wetlands, streams, forests, farmlands, and greenways and accessible food supplies. Once Continued on page 5
Opinion Death of a Bad Dude By Paul G. Kengor In the 1980s, I was an unrefined adolescent from bluecollar Butler, Pennsylvania. I knew nothing and cared nothing about politics. I had no idea if I was a conservative or liberal, Democrat or Republican, or much of anything else. But I knew one thing: Moammar Kaddafi was a bad dude. This was expressed in a rather unsophisticated way by the bumpersticker affixed to my white Chevy Chevette, which declared simply and succinctly: “Kaddafi Sucks.” Yep, Moammar Kaddafi was a bad dude. And now, three decades later, and some 40-plus years after coming to power, he is gone, dispatched to the ash-heap of history with other murderous terrorists and dictators: Osama Bin Laden, Saddam Hussein, Pol Pot, Mao Tse-Tung, Joe Stalin, Adolf Hitler, Vladimir Lenin. I will not here add to reports of how Kaddafi met his final fate, but I would like to share a valuable piece of information that was revealed to me by Bill Clark, Ronald Reagan’s right-hand man and national security adviser when Kaddafi was ramping up in the 1980s. It was early 1981. President Reagan had just been inaugurated. Alexandre de Marenches, the director of
France’s external intelligence agency, SDECE, came to the White House with a highly sensitive plan to remove Kaddafi. The plan was to assassinate the Libyan dictator during a parade, by use of an explosive device placed near the reviewing stand. “Our answer,” said Clark, “was that we understood their feelings toward the man, but we don’t do assassinations.” That was because there was an executive order banning assassinations, first signed by President Gerald Ford and supported by President Carter. The Reagan team had no intention of violating the order as one of the first acts of the new administration.
Intelligence sources I consulted confirmed Clark’s recollection of de Marenches’ request. “He came over to the U.S., probably in early February 1981,” said one source, a high-level CIA “operations” person. “His interlocutor was Vice President Bush. The purpose of the visit was to discuss the removal of Kaddafi. He came to try to get us involved operationally in the plan…. He wanted not just our moral or political support but to get us involved in the actual operation.” This same source pointed to the “Safari Club,” which was a group of countries—France, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Continued on page 13
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Oct. 27-Nov. 2, 2011
Dear Moore Township Voter Six years ago, as a candidate for Supervisor of Moore Township, the issues that I raised when I asked for your vote included: ·Your right to expect your township government to spend your tax dollars wisely and effectively; ·The preservation of the rural atmosphere of our township; ·Dealing with issues and complaints when they occur, rather than during an election year; ·The need for a Roadmaster who is courteous and available when working with our road problems. During the past six years, I have worked hard to live up to your trust in me. You have the right to know if I measured up to the promises that I made to you. Spending Our Tax dOllarS WiSely ·I’m happy to report that, financially, we are in decent shape. This is the first year in the last six years that we should go into the new year with enough money to start the year, according to the new Secretary-Treasurer. In the past the former Secretary-Treasurer would take out TAX-ANTICIPATION LOANS. In 2006 $150,000.00. 2007 - $200,000.00. 2009 - $300,025.00. Because the Township was nearly broke, you, the tax payer had to pay back the loans in the same year, plus the interest on each of the loans. ·Despite the economy and the serious impact on the revenues that we collect, I can report that we have the second lowest tax rate in Northampton County. We have been able to stretch your hard-earned tax dollars, doing far more than most townships and for far less. As your supervisor, I personally looked for measures that would save money. For instance: ·I do not accept the Blue Cross/Blue Shield benefits that are available to all supervisors under the Second Class Township Code. This has saved the township over $100,000 during my six year term. I am the only full time employee of the township not accepting these benefits. Furthermore, I know of no other supervisor past or present who has declined to receive Blue Cross/Blue Shield, unlike the contract employees of the township who justly receive this benefit. ·I found equipment and vehicles on the township’s insurance policies which were not part of our fleet for many years. ·I also found that over-payments were made on vehicles and general bills, and I was able to have these refunded to the township. ·I was able to convince Chapman Borough to pay their fair share of workman’s compensation to cover the services of the Klecknersville Rangers. This was a problem that existed for many years, before my term in office. ·In the past, it was commonplace to use our engineering firm to calculate our road projects. As roadmaster, I started to use our Penn Dot representative to assist the township when needed. This saves the township thousands of dollars every time we use them. · I must also point out that I voted against the 1 mill tax increase that was passed in December. I am a fiscally conservative Democrat and I believe that tax increases should be enacted only in small amounts and as a last resort. These are just a few of the wasteful uses of your hard earned tax dollars the former Secretary – Treasurer let happen. In 2010 we began to correct these poor practices; our current supervisors do not rely on township secretaries to submit their reports and do not believe an 8-4 position best serves the needs of you the citizens of our township. preSerVing Our FarMland and Open SpaCe In 2005, when I ran for supervisor, I stated we needed to rewrite our zoning laws to help preserve our rural character. This promise has become a reality. I am pleased to report that, with the help of many volunteers, our zoning laws have changed and now reflect our community’s goal to preserve our farmlands and open space. ·In 2006, during my term in office, the supervisors created the Farm Preservation Board to help carry our goals. I believe this action reflects my own long-time commitment to the preservation of our rural character. ·In 2009, we created the Environmental Advisory Council, a group of talented volunteers who advise the supervisors on environmental issues. With the help of the EAC, I am proud that we passed an open space plan which enabled the township to partner with the County. As a result, we were able to purchase the development rights to some of the farms in the township. In addition, as a result of this partnership, Moore Township netted an extra $358,000 dollars to put towards farmland preservation. I remain strongly committed to this preservation and promise to support these efforts in the future. dealing WiTH iSSueS THaT COnCern yOu As Moore Township Supervisor, I have been an advocate for issues that concern you, including defeating plans by PPL to construct unsightly power lines and towers in our township. When two local congregations requested lighted signs for their churches, I supported their efforts. I work with the Moore Township Athletic Association to make our recreation center a safe place for the kids, while balancing the budget to provide other essential services. Despite our low tax millage, we have a full time police force, recreational facilities, a farm preservation program, and a successful, free yard waste program. After seeing the troubles faced by our neighbor township of Lehigh and the Borough of Chapman, I have felt the need to discuss the concerns of central sewage and determine what impact it would have on our community. I feel it is essential to prepare for, rather than be forced to react or over react to these potential threats to the quality of our township. a rOadMaSTer WHO iS COurTeOuS and aVailaBle As Roadmaster, I strive to be available and to provide courteous service when dealing with road problems. With over 100 miles of township roads to care for, road maintenance is a major part of our budget. During the past five years, we have blacktopped many roads and we have put in thousands of feet of drainage pipes. There are many more projects that I would like to see accomplished, but I am aware that we must still work within our budget. One of the first questions that I asked the residents of Moore Township was, “Do you want a Supervisor/Roadmaster available five days a week? I found that I must be available seven days a week, twenty-four hours a day. I have taken hundreds of calls from the police and the 911 center over the last five plus years, day and night. I’ve gone out during snow and icy conditions to deal with fallen trees or downed stop signs. I have gone out to remove dead deer, skunks, dogs, and cats. I have picked up all sorts of garbage, tires, jugs of drain oil, and old appliances, many times on my own time with my own truck. This is why I signed on - to serve you, the residents of Moore Township. Six years ago, I was honored when you supported me in my first bid for the position of Moore Township Supervisor. It has been a privilege to serve you and, if I am re-elected, I will continue to serve you with integrity.
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4 THE HOME NEWS Oct. 27-Nov. 2, 2011
THESE BOXES will contain donations for the dental fund-raising campaign. – Home News photo
Trick or Treat for teeth Continued from page 2
high, Franklin, and Col. John Siegfried elementary schools, along with the Northampton Middle School, Northampton High School, Washington’s Crossing and administration members will be participating in this fundraising event. Dental Disease Research shows that more than 40% of American children will suffer from pediat-
ric dental disease before they reach kindergarten. It’s the most chronic childhood illness and can cause pain that disrupts a child’s ability to eat, sleep and learn, Mrs. Arcury said. NCOHF, founded in 2006, is an independent national non-profit organization solely focused on eliminating pediatric dental disease in atrisk children.
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of the street, well, we’ll see. Work is going on down by the park on Main Street, I see. . . .Have a great weekend, gang, and keep at those leaves!
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A wooly bear caterpillar has turned up with both good and bad news. Only the late Horace Heller could tell us what it is. The little creature is black on two ends, but pretty much brown in the middle. Black is bad, brown is good. So maybe readers can tell Pete what it means for this winter’s weather – plenty of snow, or a middlin’ amount. Reckon we’ll find out for sure when the time comes. Let’s hope the precipitation is not like we had most of this summer. That was one of the worst ever! We had a sprinkle on Monday night, but the sun came out nice on Tuesday to cheer us up. . . . Just in case you’re wondering. I hear the annual
NEW SIDEWALKs along the PNC Bank property go through two utility poles on N. Walnut St. There should be room for a wheelchair when, and if, the sidewalks continue up to the Bath View Condos, should there be a need.
live Christmas pageant that is staged down in Bethlehem will be on December 11 and 12. All the live horses, camels, goats, sheep and other animals come from a farm down in Natural Bridge, Virginia, and they really help to make it a great Christmas Story about Jesus’ birth. . . . I see the stories are in the paper already for the historical society’s annual Christmas house tour. Boy, this year sure is flying on by! . . . . There are so many good church suppers these days that you almost hafta flip a coin to see where you’re gonna eat. If I could, I’d go for two, but then I’d be stuffed to the gills. . . . Gas prices are hanging around $3.43 a gallon and drivers are filling up no matter what. Some places give discounts, and that helps. . . . Got these tips from Ye Ed: Norm Graver says the four-wheeler tickets for their whitetail deer fundraiser banquet in February are going like hot cakes, even the hundred dollar tickets. They sold out last year, so I guess it’s time for action or I’ll be left out in the cold. . . . Congrats to Lee Marsh, who’s been elected to a vice presidency in the state sportsmen’s organization. . . . World Series is exciting this year. Cardinals blew out the Rangers in one game, but it’s been nip and tuck before and after, and the Rangers are ahead right now. But, they’re heading back to St. Louis, so anything can happen. I still say the Cardinals. . . . Local football teams suffered Friday night losses, the way I hear. . . . Carol Heckman put some finishing touches on the paint at the former Fischl beer distributors this week. Those four corners are gonna look real sharp. Now, for the rest
the land is gone, it is gone forever. Moore Township has been able to preserve 5 farms this year (2011). Since the county program began in 1989, 10 farms consisting of approximately 1121 acres have been preserved in Moore Township not including the additional 5 farms that are in the process of being preserved for 2011. County funds and EIT funds were used to preserve these additional 5 farms. It is a wonderful success for our township. Moore Township encourages farmland owners to join this program and preserve their farmland. The application period for 2012 is November 1 to December 15, 2011. We must have the
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foresight to preserve for our next generations these farms. County and township monies are available for 2012 for preservation of farms that qualify. More information is available at the County Farmland Preservation Office or at the Moore Township office. Protection of land is not a simple process but people have overwhelmingly voted to raise public money for land preservation. Land preservation is an investment in your community that will appreciate over time. This program has been good for Moore Township. Now is the time for landowners wishing to preserve farmland to get more information and submit their applications. Theresa Shoemaker Moore Township
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COMBAT✷ ✷ ✷ The time is coming when combat sports, fighting in the ring, traditional boxing and other forms of physical combat, will be phased out or be less violent. The sight of two boxers hitting each other until one is knocked unconscious, possibly with lifetime injuries, is still around, probably will be for some time. But this is not
sport--it’s fighting. Of course this draws a big audience, as does the modern so called sport of men, even women, fighting in the ring, kicking and wrestling to the floor. This isn’t sport either, but fighting. We have come a long way from huge crowds in Roman times watching men fighting bulls until their death--also seen then as sport. But there is still a long way to go. Boxing gloves should be larger and fights won on points scored not physical damage. Rules on physical battling in the ring should be updated to prevent lifelong injuries. These more civilized advances in sports may be far into the future. But more Americans should be thinking about them.
St. Stephen’s, St. Paul’s Tied for first in dartball
St. Paul’s UCC of Northampton won two games in head-to-head competition with St. Stephen’s Lutheran of Bethlehem on Monday and both are tied for first place in the Suburban Inter-Church Dart Baseball League. St. Paul’s won 9-1 and 8-3 before St. Stephen’s rebounded to win 7-3. Tops for Northampton were Jason Gross, 8 for 14; Paul Slimmon, 7 for 12 with a home run; Kevin Gross, 6 for 12; and Rich Kern, 6 for 13. St. Stephen’s: Ed Wychuck, 5 for 12; Gary Buczynski, 5 for 14; Travis Beahm, 4 for 12, and Ryan Hoysan, a homer. In the “Battle of Bath”, Christ UCC won 3-1 and 4-3,
sandwiched around a 6-5 win by St. John’s Lutheran. Tops for the UCC: Dave DalCin, 6 for 11 with a homer and the cycle; Ron Wagner, 6 for 12; and Sue Gasper, a 2-run homer. Bath Lutheran: Bob Meixsell, 5 for 13; and four hits each by Matt Creyer, Wendy Yacone, “Doc” Cavallo, and Dellie Iasiello. Ebenezer Bible Fellowship won 2-0 and 6-5 before losing 2-1 at Salem UCC, Moorestown. Ebenezer: Kevin Voortman, 5 for 12 with a homer; Seth Miller, 5 for 13; Jim Voortman and Frank Marzigliano, both solo homers. Salem: Sherry Bush, 4 for 12; Bob Krause, 3 for 7, and Rachel Krause, a homer. Dryland-Trinity of Heck-
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town won 7-6 and 4-0 in hosting Messiah Luth., Bethlehem, but lost the finale, 7-4. Hecktown: “Butch” Silfies, 8 for 12; Larry Golick, 6 for 11; Al Gilbert, 4 for 10; Lou Dervarics, 4 for 12, and Jim Goldman, a homer. Bethlehem: Mike Daly, Jr., 5 for 11; Mark Wargo, 4 for 13; and Dick Miller, a homer. Emmanuel EC, Bethlehem, lost 10-1 and 4-2 before rebounding to win 6-4 at Trinity Luth., Bangor. Emmanuel: Phil DeLuca, 5 for 9 with two homers; Jon Rice, 5 for 11; Jeff Fritz, 4 for 11; D. Mike, a homer. Trinity: Sandy Wambold, 7 for 13; Fred Boettinger, 6 for 13 with a home run; Jeff and Judy Hoffert, both 5 for 11; Tristan Burd, 5 for 13, and Bob Ribble, a homer. St. John’s Union of Farmersville won 6-5 in 10 innings, but then lost 11-3 and 3-2 at Salem Luth., Bethlehem. Salem: Scott Hoffert, 8 for 14; Bob Williams, 6 for 13; Bryan Frankenfield and Walt Hoffert, both 6 for 14; and Jacob Hoffert, a homer. Farmersville: Keith Campbell, 8 for 14; Kyle Campbell, 6 for 12, and Gene Grim, 5 for 13. STANDINGS
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NCJCS Director Relates How People Valued Outdoors More in Past Northampton County Junior Conservation School held its annual season-ending ceremony this past Friday at Blue Mountain Fish & Game in Danielsville. It had been delayed because of conflicting dates, but the students, staff and parents and siblings got together finally. Director Andy Curtis showed power point slides he put together on “Conservation Education – How the Times, and the Needs, Have Changed”. He told of his own life experiences, growing up on a Montgomery County farm, virtually raised by his grandparents as his parents worked long hours as a nurse and policeman; how he and other grandsons planted 70,000 tomato plants; used an outhouse when there was no indoor toilet; bathed in a tub because there was no shower; and he and his cousins, brothers and sisters spent a great deal of time playing in the outdoors, coming home at dusk in time for dinner. And he told how he got paddled good by a neighbor when he pulled a prank, got it again by his grandparents, and again by his parents. Curtis advised reading the book, “Last Child in the Woods” on how children spent their time more in the outdoors. They had no TV, cell phones, facebook, or any of the technology of today. They made do with things of Nature, and the grandparents knew what the Depression
2-6 and 2-5. The statistics of the game reflected how lopsided the play was. Parkland proved too much of a match for Nazareth, and in the third quarter alone Both Northampton and racked up the same amount Nazareth high school foot- of points that Nazareth had ball teams sustained losses for the whole game. Nazareth on Friday night. scored seven points in each The Konkrete Kids fell to of the first, second and fourth Whitehall, 41-0, while the quarters – Parrish Simmons Blue Eagles suffered their on a one-yard run, Andrew first loss of the season, Bridgeforth on a 55-yard pass downed 47-21 by Parkland. from Dan Harding, and Adam Whitehall scored in three Bridgeforth on a 19-yard pass of the four quarters, build- from Harding. All of Jack Porting their seasonal records to ney’s kicks for extra points 7-1 and 6-1, while Northamp- were good. Outside of that it ton’s record now stands at was all Parkland.
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ANDY CURTIS was, for they lived with very little, much worse than it is today. They lived in the outdoors. Today, young people, unfortunately, are “growing up inside”. Open space money now goes a lot to skate parks, or places where signs say “no walking dogs”, “no running”, no roller skating”. The junior conservation school forces kids to expand their horizons, early on makes them feel uncomfortable, but they learn to work together with action socialization experiences; to be aware of their surroundings in the woods and waters. He said they pick up litter, and learn the value of hunting and fishing, understand science, contrary to those who look at hunting from an emotional standpoint – hurting poor Bambi. They learn that food doesn’t come from grocery stores, but from the soil and the sunlight, natural resources. Likewise, heat doesn’t just come from a furnace. Curtis explained to the students and the parents that there’s a difference between cement and concrete. This Lehigh Valley is the biggest producer of cement in the world. To make concrete, cement is mixed with aggregate and water. He also noted that the school helps teach self-control, how to figure out things, learning dedication and working together. But there remains the problem of recruitment of students today. The school founders used to attend outdoors shows, and put up displays, and it was easy to get kids. Today it’s a lot tougher, and Curtis challenged those in the audience to come up with new ideas; go to conferences and meetings and get an education from what they observe. “Convey our mission, become involved in events, go to conferences, and get ideas,” he concluded. Next July will be the 31st year of NCJCS. Hopefully, there will be 35 students as in the past, and not have to struggle to reach even 20 boys and girls 13 to 17 years of age.
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BATH AREA BATH BORO – EAST ALLEN TWSP. – MOORE TWSP. – CHAPMAN BORO Lions/Lionesses To have Christmas Dinner in W. Coplay
The Bath Lions and Lioness clubs are planning a Christmas dinner party at the West Coplay Maennerchor in Whitehall. They hope to have many other Lions, Lionesses, Leos and guests join them when the party is held on Tuesday, Dec. 6 at 6:30 p.m. Entertainment will consist of traditional and Christmas music played by the Celtic United Bagpipers, a group that was part of Northampton’s Jack Frost Parade on Thursday. Reservations need to be made by calling chairman Walt Hafner at 610-2621478 before Nov. 30. The Lions met this past Wednesday in the fellowship hall of St. John’s Lutheran Church. Members
were given a survey sheet to determine what kinds of programs they would like at semi-monthly dinner meetings, and how best they can serve the community. On Saturday president Jack Metcalf and membership chairman Bill Halbfoerster attended a club excellent workshop at Christ UCC Church, Schoenersville, in which all the Lions and Lionesses in District 14-K are striving to better serve their clubs and their communities with projects that help the needy and other residents and organizations. The club approved a donation to the Bath Firefighters for the Bath Halloween parade. On Wednesday, Nov. 2, the Bath Lions will make a visitation to the Richmond Lions Club. On Nov. 16, Bob Kucsan of Lower Nazareth-Hecktown
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Campbell Seeks Re-election as Moore supervisor
Moore Township Chairman of the Board of Supervisors, and life-long resident Maynard Campbell will be on the ballot next month for reelection of the seat in Moore Township. Campbell will be on the ballot along with two other candidates Dave Tashner and Rodney Jarinko. Maynard Campbell, Democrat, is running to maintain the position in Moore Township and believes that he and his fellow Supervisors as well as Treasurer/Secretary Dick Gable have done a great job for the township residents and the finances. Maynard said that the Supervisors are not planning tax increases in 2012 “Mr. Gable is doing a great job watching the finances, he has things under control” he said recently. Also noting that the supervisors have secured more grant funding for the township in the last two years than he can ever remember. Campbell wants to continue the work that is already in progress. He said there are road maintenance projects
currently underway or in the works that he wants to see to completion. He has worked with Representative Marcia Hahn to oppose the Roseland PPL power lines and wants to continue to “go to bat” for the residents of the township. Campbell also wishes to continue to work with the EAC to help preserve farmland in the township. Campbell, who also serves on the road crew for the second class township, said that if he is reelected the township will not need to spend money on additional employees for the road crew in
THE HOME NEWS Oct. 27-Nov. 2, 2011 the forseeable future as he is able to continue the job. He notes he plans to continue to be fiscally responsible for the township and taxpayers. He also noted,“Supervisors are the conduits for the residents of Moore Township, we sometimes have to go against our beliefs to carry out the will of the people.” Along with Louis Cacciola and Richard Gable, Campbell voted in favor of preserving a sensitive piece of property last month as part of the Farmland Preservation. The Continued on page 13
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SENIOR CITIZENS Visit and Participate in Senior Center Activities Visit a senior center and check out all the fun things going on there Local centers include: MidCounty Senior Center, 234 S. Walnut St., Bath; Nazareth Senior Center, 15 S. Wood St.; Northampton Senior Center, in Grace UCC Church, 9th St & Lincoln Ave., and Cherryville Senior Center at Hope Lutheran Church, Rt. 248, Lehigh Township. MID COUNTY SENIOR CENTER For meal reservations call: 610-837-1931 Thur. 10/27: 9:00 Pool/ Cards/Games & Puzzles; 10:15 Sing-a-Long; 11:30 Lunch; 12:30 Penny Bingo Fri. 10/28: 9:00 Pool/Games & Puzzles; 11:30 Lunch; 12:15
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FINANCES In my opinion, Moore Township is in financial trouble, which can be resolved with sound fiscal responsibility and wiser spending.. We do not need to raise taxes! TRUST In my considered opinion, the Trust between our residents and the Board of Supervisors has weakened. It needs to be restored and strengthened with truth and good faith by government. The people own Moore Township, not the Supervisors, and need to take a more active role in their government. TRUTH By their own admission both of my opponents are seeking six year full-time jobs with good pay and excellent benefits, as “working Moore Township supervisors”. I am not. I will work as a NON-PAID VOLUNTEER as the Board of Supervisors chooses. I have the PASSION and INSPIRATION, as well as the TIME! I truly CARE about Moore Township and most certainly our future. I harbor no un-forgiveness or any personal vendettas toward anyone. DEDICATION I was able to save the township thousands of dollars by not accepting medical or prescription benefits (Capital Blue Cross) for approximately twenty four years. I took computer work home on a regular basis with no compensation for my time or expenses, as well as, attending evening meetings, as an example: four, at various locations, to argue against the PPL Electric Utilities proposed Susquehanna-Roseland power line running through Moore Township as a volunteer at no cost. (There were many others over the years.) An open office equals open records.
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ESSROC, Nazareth By ED PANY Mr. Tony Puglia was reared in Hackensack, N.J. graduating from East Rutherford High School where he played football, basketball and baseball. His former basketball coach is a current sports celebrity. Tony said, “Dick Vitale, the current ESPN announcer, was our 6th grade teacher and basketball coach; he led us to two state championships. He taught us to focus and stressed teamwork which has become a lifetime value for me.” Tony earned a degree from Fairleigh-Dickinson University at Teaneck, N.J. He also gained another degree in Marine Science from Cape Fear Institute in N.C. Before his cement career, he was employed by the West Sail Boat Corp. in N.C. and RCA as a chemist on a U.S. Navy base in the Bahamas. Mr. Puglia started his cement journey with Ideal Cement in N.C. as a production supervisor. When the plant closed, he transferred to Louisville Cement which would later become Coplay Cement and the present day ESSROC working as a production supervisor and process engineer at their Speed Indiana Facility. While there he added to his educational resume with a business degree from Indiana University. He said, “I was assigned to the position of staff process engineer at our Nazareth corporate office coordinating efforts at seven ESSROC plants striving to have our plants operate at an optimum and safe level. I’m on the road
about 75% of the time working on field and efficiency studies.” Today, Tony works closely with manager Jack MacKellar, Tony Bellucci, Pat Reed and six maintenance planners as far as Puerto Rico, all fine men. I asked him about changes he has witnessed. He replied, “Plants are much larger producing more than one million tons, they are more efficient, less labor intensive and work hard to meet environmental regulations and maintain jobs facing foreign competition. Mr. Puglia is an amiable, friendly gentleman who has a good working relationship with fellow employees. He said, “I enjoy working with my co-workers in meeting the daily challenges we face in the industry. He is presently working with an Advanced Computer System which will help ESSROC work consistently across all lines of business. He is the current corporate maintenance engineer. Tony has been married to the former Judy Bell for 23 years; she is a well known local instructor of Yoga. They are proud of daughter Lana who has served with the U.S. Navy, and son Vincent. Tony has multiple interests including surfing, a certified diver, pottery making and woodworking. The friendly and interesting family reside in Moore Township. I wish continued success to Mr. Puglia and all my friends at ESSROC who proudly market the historic Saylor brand of Cement. The Home News is proud to honor and recognize a local cement worker each month.
ELECTION DAY IS COMING SOON! TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 8th. A SEAT HAS BEEN SAVED FOR YOU, DON’T BE LEFT BEHIND; IT’S TIME TO GET ON BOARD!!! Experience, integrity and dedication do count! A sincere Thank You to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives and the Pennsylvania Senate for the honors they bestowed upon me as a Township Supervisor.
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Thousands of youngsters participate In Northampton Jack Frost Parade Whether they were scouts, football or hockey players, cheerleaders, school children, in dancing groups, or
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Club on Thursday night. It seemed like thousands of the youngsters participated. It was a cool, breezy fall night that brought out huge crowds once again as they watched four divisions walk mainly along Laubach Avenue and Main Street. Northampton Volunteer Fire Co. was joined by many Continued on page 13
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Nazareth school earns national Honor for hunger-fighting work The Nazareth Area Intermediate School in Nazareth recently received a National School of Distinction status from the Schools Fight Hunger program. Fewer than 2,000 schools nationwide earned this level of distinction in the 2010-2011 school year. The National School of Distinction status is awarded to schools that demonstrate notable enthusiasm, creativity or dedication in getting involved with the hunger cause. Whether it’s activating students around a schoolwide food drive, organizing volunteers for a local pantry or food bank or cultivating a school garden to provide fresh produce for the cause, schools all across the country
have been playing a larger and larger role in helping to fight hunger nationwide “The students, staff and families of our School of Distinction schools should be very proud of their efforts and the impact they’re making on the hunger cause,” points out Schools Fight Hunger founder, Tim Sullivan. Of course, the short-term results are impressive, but we also love to see how our next generation of leaders are getting active in their communities at such a young age.” In a day when so much news about our kids and our schools seems so negative, these schools and these students are well worth celebrating.” Complete details about the
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erly Hernandez, League vice president will introduce the moderator, Dr. John Kincaid, Director of the Meyner Center for the study of State and Local Government at Lafayette College. Candidates will have 1 ½ minutes to respond to questions from the League and the audience, and will then give closing statements, of two minutes each.
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banded together for two primary purposes: 1) to fight the spread of Soviet communism in Africa; and 2) to counter Kaddafi, particularly his adventures in neighboring Chad. The group was formed by intelligence ministers in the mid-1970s, and de Marenches was its catalyst. The group was appalled by America’s unwillingness to no longer stand up to the Soviets; it was post-Watergate, post-Vietnam, Americans had elected an incredibly liberal Congress, and Jimmy Carter was president. The Club sought to fill the vacuum. De Marenches’ offer against Kaddafi was consistent with PA003267
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Church Directory ADVENT MORAVIAN, (610) 8680477 Jacksonville Rd., Bethlehem. Sun 8:30am Worship; 9:30am Sun School; 10:45am Worship ASSUMPTION BVM PARISH, 2174 Lincoln Ave., Northampton. 610-2622559. Sun 8/10:30am Mass; Mon, Tue, Thurs & Fri – 8am Mass; Wed– 7pm Worship; Sat – 4:00 pm BANGOR CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE, 150 Bunny Trail, Bangor. 610-588-6929 Sun 9:30am SS for all ages; 10:40am Worship; Children’s Church Tues. 6 p.m. Young ladies bible study, 7 p.m. young men’s bible study BETHANY WESLEYAN, 675 Blue Mountain Drive, Cherryville. 610-7671239. Sun - 9/10:30am Worship BUSHKILL UNITED METHODIST, Church Rd., Clearfield, Bushkill Twp. Sun 9:15 a.m. worship, 10:30 a.m. SS CARPENTER’S COMMUNITY CHURCH, 4609 Newburg Rd, Nazareth, 484-285-0040 Sun 10am Worship CHAPMAN QUARRIES UNITED METHODIST, 1433 Main St., Chapman, Bath.610-837-0935 10am SS, 11am Worship CHRIST U.C.C., S. Chestnut St., Bath. Thurs. 7:30 p.m. Mission Church, Sun. Worship 10:15 am w/nursery. SS 9 a.m. CHRIST U.C.C., 5050 Airport Rd., Allentown. Schoenersville. Sun. Worship 10:15 a.m. CHRIST U.C.C. – LITTLE MOORE, 913 S. Mink Rd. Danielsville. Sun 9am Worship Stewardship Sunday, 10:30 SS CONCORDIA LUTHERAN CHURCH 3285 Pheasant Dr. (Pool Rd.) Northampton Sun 9am Worship, 10:30am SS & Bible Class COVENANT UNITED METHODIST, 2715 Mt. View Dr., Bath. 610837-7517. HA Sun. 8 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. Worship, 9:15 a.m. SS, DRYLAND U.C.C., Newburg Rd., Nazareth. 610-759-4444 Sun – 8/10:15 am Worship, 9 am SS EGYPT COMMUNITY CHURCH, 4129 S Church St. Whitehall (Egypt) 610-262-4961 Sun. – Worship - 10:30 a.m. SS 9:00 a.m., HCA EMMANUEL’S LUTH Valley View Drive, Bath. Sun – 9:30am Cont. Worship 8/10:45am Trad. Worship S.S. 9:20 a.m Wed – Cont. Worship 7pm FAITH REFORMED, 4394 Moun-
tain View Drive, Rt. 946, Lehigh Twsp. Sun - Worship 10 am. GOD’S MISSIONARY CHURCH, 4965 Nor-Bath Blvd., Northampton. Sun – 9:30am SS (children & adults); 10:30am & 7pm Service; Sunday Evening Youth 6:30pm. GOOD SHEPHERD LUTHERAN, 1335 Old Carriage Rd., Northampton Sun – 8:30/10 a.m. SS 9:20 a.m. GOSPEL CHAPEL, 2022 Main Street, Northampton Worship 10 a.m. GRACE BIBLE FELLOWSHIP CHURCH, 100 E. Beil Ave., Nazareth 610-759-7039 Sun. 9:30 a.m. Worship, SS 10:30, Evening Worship 6 p.m. GRACE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 404 E. Mountain Rd, Pen Argyl Sun –Service, 8:30am & 9:45am HOLY CROSS EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN, 696 Johnson Rd., Nazareth. Worship w/communion 8/9:30/10:30 am, SS 9:15 a.m.. Tues. 6:30 Bible Study HOLY FAMILY ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, Forest Drive and W. Center St, Nazareth Sun – 7am/9am/11am Mass, Tues. 6:30 bible study HOLY TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH, 1235 Main St., Northampton 610-262-2668 Sun. – 10:30 a.m. Worship. Communion 1st Sun. of the Month. SS 9:15 a.m. HOLY TRINITY SLOVAK LUTHERAN, 1370 Washington Ave., Northampton Sun Worship - 9am; SS, 9am HOPE LUTHERAN CHURCH 4131 Lehigh dr., Cherryville Sun– 8:00/9:30 am, W, MOUNT EATON CHURCH Saylorsburg, PA 570-992-7050 Sat. 6:30 pm Worship, Sun. 8/10:30 a.m Worship. 9:30 SS, Wed. 7 p.m. Bible Study, NAZARETH MORAVIAN CHURCH, P.O. Box 315 Nazareth PA 610-759-3163 Sun- 8:15/10:45 a.m. Worship. 9:30 SS, NORTHAMPTON ASSEMBLY OF GOD, 3449 Cherryville Road Northampton Sun – 10:45am & 6pm Worship; 9:30am SS; Wed – 7:30pm Worship QUEENSHIP OF MARY CHURCH, 1324 Newport Ave., Northampton 610-262-2227 Sun. – 7:30/9:30/11:30 a.m. Service. Holy day & Vigil – 6:30, 9 a.m.; Vigil 7 p.m. SACRED HEART CATHOLIC, Washington St., Bath.
ChiCken Corn Soup and Bake Sale Saturday, November 5, 2011 9 am - noon Bushkill United Methodist Church 1330 Church Road, Wind Gap. While supplies last. No call in orders will be taken. Please bring containers for soup if possible. Please call 610-759-7132 day of sale for directions.
St. Peter’s UCC
Sat Vigil– 4:30pm/6pm Mass, Sun Masses: 6:45/8/9:30/11am; child care during 9:30am Mass; Mon– Thurs 8am Mass; Fri – 8:30am Mass Morning Prayer Mon-Thurs 7:30am Fri. 8:00am. SALEM U.C.C., 2218 Community Dr., Bath. SS 9 a.m., Worship 8/10:15 a.m SALEM UNITED METHODIST, 1067 Blue Mt. Dr., Danielsville. Sun – Worship 9:30 a.m. ST. BRIGID’S EPISCOPAL 310 Madison Ave. Nazareth Sun – Holy Eucharist 10 a.m., SS 9:45 a.m. ST. JOHN’S LUTHERAN CHURCH, 2 06 E. Main St., Bath. 610-837-1061 Sun 8am/10:15 a.m. Worship – Communion 1st & 3rd Sun. ST. JOHN’S EV. LUTHERAN CHURCH, 200 S. Broad St., Nazareth 610-759-3090. Sun. –9 a.m. Sat. 5:30 p.m. No SS in Summer ST. JOHN’S U.C.C., 22 Atlas Rd., Northampton. Sun –8/10:15am Worship, 9 am SS ST. JOHN’S U.C.C., 183 S. Broad St., Nazareth. 610-759-0893 Sun –- 8/10:45 am Worship, 9:15am Christian Ed ST. NICHOLAS CATHOLIC CHURCH, Route 946 and Oak Rd, (Berlinsville) Walnutport. 610-7673107 Sun Masses at 8/9:30/11am and Sat evening at 4:30pm Daily Mass at 8:30am ST. PAUL’S UCC, 19th & Lincoln Ave., Northampton, 610-261-2910. HA Sun. 10:15 am Worship, Communion. 1st Sun. of Month. SS 9 a.m. ST. PAUL’S U.C.C., of Indian land, 787 Almond Rd., Cherryville. Sun - Adult & youth SS, 9am; Worship, 10:15am ST. PETER’S U.C.C., 8142 Valley View Rd, Northampton (Seemsville). PA Sun- 9:00 am SS, 10:15 Worship VALLEY VIEW BAPTIST, 2870 Pheasant Dr., Northampton (Rt. 248). Sun - Bible study, 9:30am; Morning worship, 10:45am WALNUTPORT SEVENTH-day ADVENTIST, 227 Willow Rd. (and Route 145) Sat – 9:30am Worship, - 10:45am Sabbath School ZION EVANGELICAL LUTHERN CHURCH, 1904 Main St., Northampton 610-261-1812 ZION’S STONE U.C.C., 51 Church Rd., Kreidersville. Sun- 9:00 am SS, 10:15 Worship ZION WESLEYAN, 2459 E. Scenic Dr., Pt. Phillip. Sun- 9:00 am SS, 10:15 Worship * Please send Church Schedules and activities to editorial@HomeNewsPA.com. Or mail bulletins to PO BOX 39, BATH PA 18014. Church Directory is a free listing of area Churches in alphabetical order and includes: Services, Sunday school and Bible Study regular schedules. Please call the office for directions or more information. *SS – Sunday School, H/A – Handicapped Accessible.
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Get to Know Jesus The story is told of an old man who lived deep in the mountains of colorado. When he died, distant relatives came from the city to collect his valuables. Upon arriving, all they saw was an old shack with an outhouse beside it. Inside the shack, next to the fireplace, was an old cooking pot and his mining tools. A cracked table with a three-legged chair stood near a small window and a kerosene lamp served as the centerpiece for the table. In a dark corner of the room was a dilapidated cot with a threadbare bedroll on it. The family picked up some of the old relics and anything that looked of value. As they were driving away, a longtime friend of the man flagged them down. "Do you mind if I help myself to what's left in the cabin?" he asked. "Go right ahead," the family replied. After all, they thought they had taken all that had any value. The old friend entered the shack and walked straight over to the table. After moving it aside he lifted up one of the floorboards and proceeded to pull out all the gold that his friend had discovered over the past 35 years enough to have built himself a palace. The old man had died with only his friend knowing his true worth. As the friend looked out the window and watched the dust still settling from the relatives car he said, "They should have gotten to know him better." When I heard this story I couldn't help but think of the tremendous treasure that lies in the person of Jesus Christ. Like with the relatives of the old man in the mountains, many people are missing out on the benefits of knowing Him. In Jesus Christ a person finds much more than monetary treasures - we can have the gift of eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord (Romans 6:23). The apostle Peter indicates that by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, we are provided an inheritance that is incorruptible, undefiled and doesn’t fade (I Peter 1:3-4). When a person repents of his sin and by faith accepts that Jesus Christ's riches of His grace (Ephesians 1:7) Dear reader, do you know beyond a shadow of a doubt that this eternal treasure is yours? If you have any questions about receiving the gift of eternal life please don't hesitate to call me at Valleyview Baptist Church (610) 837-5894. work. Inductees include: From Bath: Christopher Beers From Nazareth: Melanie Lawson Mary Mastromonaco Allison Spirk Maureen Tray From Northampton: Carolyn Blocker Lorrie Day Kelli-Ann Dresibach
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Obituaries panied by military honors from Ray A. Master Post #217, American Legion, Topton, in Zion Maxatawny Union Cemetery. Contributions may be made to Zion’s Union Church Memorial Fund, 329 Church Rd., Kutztown, PA 19530. Arrangements were made by the Ludwick Funeral Home, Kutztown.
Frederick A. Fegely Frederick A. Fegely, 81, of Maxatawny Township, Berks County, died Monday, Oct. 17, 2011. He was the husband of Jeanette I. (Anthony) Fegely. He owned and operated Fegely Electric in Maxatawny for more than 40 years until retiring. He then worked as a bus driver for Carl R. Bieber Tourways, Inc., Kutztown, for four years. Born in Maxatawny Township, he was a son of the late Alvin N. and Claire (Miller) Fegely. His father was a math and printing teacher at Northampton High School for many years. Freddie was a 1948 graduate of Northampton High School, then served in the Army during the Korean War. He was a member of Zion’s Union Church, Maxatawny, where he served as a past treasurer and council member more than 27 years. He was secretary-treasurer of the Monday Niters Bowling League at the Rose Bowl in Allentown for many years. In addition to his wife, he is survived by three daughters, Sharon S. Bennecott of Shoemakersville, Lori A. Alesi of Kutztown, and Brenda L. Snyder of Kutztown; a brother, Carlton R. “C.R.” Fegely, of Maxatawny; and six grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, Richard Fegely. Services were private at the convenience of the family. Private inurnment was accom-
Jan. 6, 1931 – Oct. 2011 Stephen Steciw, 79, of Northampton, died this past week in his home. He was employed by Cross Country Clothes in Northampton and Philadelphia until retiring in 1991. Born Jan. 6, 1931 in Northampton, he was a son of the late John and Ksenia (Harbowy) Steciw. He was an active member of the Northampton Pigeon Racing Club since 1948. He was a member of St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church, Northampton. Surviving are a sister, Mary Kereb, of Northampton; nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death were three brothers, Nicholas, Michael and Walter, and five sisters, Catherine Boyko, Pauline Guzy, Anna Kochenash, Marian Frisch, and Olga Steciw. Memorial services were held last Thursday morning in the Reichel Funeral Home, Northampton. Contributions may be made to St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church, c/o the funeral home at 326 E. 21st St., Northampton, PA 18067.
Arlene E. Koch Arlene E. Koch, 92, formerly of E. 20th St., Northampton, died Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2011 in Gracedale. She was the wife of the late John W. Koch, who died in 1985. She worked as an assistant for the Northampton Area Public Library for 19 years. Previously, she worked in
custodial services for the former Dragon Cement Co., Northampton. Born in Northampton, she was a daughter of the late Michael and Pauline (Burianic) Demko. A member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Northampton, she cared for, and was called “Nanny”, by her own children and many others over the years.. She also held an office in AARP and organized many bus trips to Atlantic City. Surviving are a daughter, Dr. Linda Koch, of Lock Haven, Clinton County; two sons, Ronald of Northampton and Donald of Palmerton; a sister, Lucille Schlegel of Northampton; a brother, Richard Demko, of Northampton; three grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, three great-greatgrandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Harold and Daniel Demko. Services were held on Tuesday morning in the Schisler Funeral Home, Northampton, followed by interment in Greenwood Cemetery, Howertown. Memorial contributions may be made to the Northampton Area Public Library, Laubach Ave., Northampton, and Clinton County SPCA, 33 Mill Hill Rd., Lock Haven, PA 17745.
Linda G. Umberger
Jan. 14, 1941 – Oct. 18, 2011 Linda G. Umberger, 70, of Bath died Tuesday, Oct. 18 in Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest, Salisbury Township after a sudden but brave battle with cancer. She was the wife of George F. Umberger. She worked as an executive secretary for Air Products until 1969, retiring in 1969 to care for her two children. Born Jan. 14, 1941 in Detroit, Mich., she was the daughter of the late Albert and Muriel (Gallagher) Willis. Linda was an active member of Epworth United Methodist Church, Bethlehem, where she served on the building committee. She was also a former member of Christ U.C.C. Church in Bath and First Presbyterian Church of Bethlehem. She was also a member of the Ladies Auxiliary for the
Bath Firefighters and served as a committee member and den mother for Cub Scout Pack 33 in Bath for many years. In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Cheri L. Zanette Anessi, and a son, Michel G. Umberger, both of Charleston, S.C.; two brothers, Patrick Willis and Scott Willis, of Florida; and a grandson, Joey Zanette. A brother, Gary Willis, died earlier. Funeral services were held on Sunday afternoon in Epworth United Methodist Church, Bethlehem. Interment was on Monday in Rolling Green Cemetery, Camp Hill, Pa. Arrangements were made by the Bartholomew Funeral Home, Bath. Memorial contributions may be made to Epworth United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 310, Bethlehem, PA 18020.
Donna M. Moser
Dec. 29, 1946 – Oct. 19, 2011 Donna M. Moser, 64, of Northampton died Wednesday, Oct. 19 in Gracedale. She was the wife of Douglas E. Moser. She was a licensed hairdresser for 25 years in Northampton and also worked as a clerk for Moore Cleaners in Palmerton and was a manager at Redners in Northampton. Born Dec. 29, 1946 in Northampton, she was a daughter of the late Richard F. and Helen C. (Schloffer) Thomas. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Northampton; the Coplay Saengerbund, and the Northampton Liederkranz and its Friday Night Bowling League for many years. In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Heather Zelienka, of Walnutport; a son, Heath Moser, of Northampton; a sister, Doreen Taschler, of Lehighton; a brother, Richard Thomas, of Drexel Hill; and four grandchildren. Services were held on Monday morning in the Reichel Funeral Home, Northampton, followed by burial in Cedar Hill Memorial Park, Allentown. Contributions may be made to the Alzheimers Association, c/o the funeral home at 326 E. 21st St., Northampton, PA 18067.
Stephen J. Luisser
Oct. 28, 1919 – Oct. 21, 2011 Stephen J. Luisser, 91, of Northampton died Friday, Oct. 21 in Lehigh Valley Hospital. He was the husband of Hilda T. (Steurer) Luisser. He owned and operated the former Electric Center in Northampton for 47 years. Born Oct. 28, 1919, he was a son of the late Stefan and Emma (Loikits) Luisser. He was a member of Queenship of Mary Catholic Church and its Holy Name Society. Mr. Luisser was also a member of the Delaware Lehigh Amateur Radio Club, Lehigh Computer Users Club, and for nine years served on the Capital Blue Cross Consumer Advisory Council. Besides his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Mary Ann Maritch of Slatington and Irene Ebner of Northampton; a son, Thomas, of Slatington; a brother, Alfred, of Northampton; 10 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. Preceding him in death was a son, Stephen A. Luisser. Continued on page 13
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Sept. 13, 1919 – Oct. 19, 2011 Josephine D. “Honey” Steltzman, 92, of Nazareth died Wednesday, Oct. 19 at home. She was the wife of the late Joseph J. Steltzman, who died March 31, 1992. Born Sept. 13, 1919 in Nazareth, she was a daughter of the late John D. and Estella (Rothrock) Edelman. She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church and its Altar & Rosary Society. Surviving are two daughters, Rosemarie Calabrese of Nazareth and Donna Metz of Tatamy; two granddaughters and two great-grandsons. Preceding her in death were a sister, Grace M. Jones, and a brother, Robert H. Edelman. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Monday morning in Holy Family Church, with interment in the parish cemetery. Arrangements were by the Reichel Funeral Home, 220 Washington Park, Nazareth, where memorials may go to the church.
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A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Wednesday afternoon in Queenship of Mary Church, followed by interment in the parish cemetery. Arrangements were by the Reichel Funeral Home, Northampton Memorial donations may be made to the church, c/o the funeral home.
William C. Lorrah William C. Lorrah, 86, of Nazareth died on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2011 at home. There were no calling hours. Arrangements were by the Geo. G. Bensing Funeral Home, Moorestown. Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society and/or Colonial Northampton Intermediate Unit #20.
Mary K. Schwartz Mary K. Schwartz, 95, of Macungie, formerly of Northampton, died Friday, Oct. 21 in the Lehigh CenterGenesis Elder Care in Macungie. She was the wife of the late Frank L. Schwartz, Jr., who died in April 1968. She was a sewing machine operator for the former Tama Mfg., Northampton, for more than 30 years before retiring
in 1981. Born in Northampton, she was a daughter of the late Peter, Sr. and Mary (Turk) Keschl. She was a member of Queenship of Mary Catholic Church and a former member of the Altar & Rosary Society. Surviving are a daughter, Dolores M. Egge, of Northampton; three sisters, Mrs. Theresa Hacker of Stiles, Mrs. Hilda Weber of Coplay, and Mrs. Stella Augustine of Northampton; five grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren. Preceding her in death were a granddaughter, Francine McEwen, four sisters, and a great-granddaughter. A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Wednesday morning in Queenship of Mary Church, with Msgr. John Campbell celebrant. Interment was in Our Lady of Hungary Cemetery, Northampton. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimers Assoc., Pa. Branch, c/o the Reichel Funeral Home, 326 E. 21st St., Northampton, PA 18067.
James H. Mott
July 23, 1927 – Oct. 16, 2011 James H. Mott, 84, of East Allen Township, died Sunday, Oct. 16 at Lehigh Valley Hospice, Allentown. He was the husband of Eleanor M. (Faio-
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lo) Mott. He was an engineer for AT&T, Allentown, for 34 years, retiring in 1986, and served in the Navy during World War II. Born July 23, 1927 in WilkesBarre, he was a son of the late Elmer and Lillian (Llewelyn) Mott. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Holly Rader; a son, Timothy J. Mott; and two grandchildren. Private services were held last Thursday in the Schisler Funeral Home, Northampton. Donations may be made to the Allentown Rescue Mission, c/o the funeral home at 2119 Washington Ave., Northampton, PA 18067.
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(3) Gutting the present middle school pods and building there. (4) On the old football field, adjacent to Siegfried Elementary School. Parking, access, grades of the land, temporary housing of students if they were displaced from the present school, and sub-surface of the grounds, along with actual costs for doing any of the options were discussed. A feasibility study will be a part of the process. Haller, in explaining the options, said, “Everything’s on the table.” New guidelines have been put in place by the Pa. Dept. of Education. Aziel said, “Criteria has to be established in moving forward with designs.” Wherever the school is built, there are 1,300 middle school students in grades 6, 7 and 8. When the former votech school was built in the 1960’s, there was no technology as there is today, special education is now a part of the schools, and various other things have changed since then, Kovalchik said. Director Jane Erdo said, “Now we’re looking at a location on the campus, but there will be more moves in the future. We will be fiscally responsible in having the best educational facilities.” Other Announcements • At the beginning of Monday’s meeting, Kovalchik said a court hearing on proposed solar panels at Moore Elementary School has been postponed until December 6. • He said a very nice program was held at the Kreidersville covered bridge last week, when two high school students were recognized for their DVD video produced at the school about the bridge. • Jamie Doyle reported to the board excellent figures
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township, the more issues he becomes aware of that he would like to see fixed. “The biggest issue is the deteriorating condition of the roads”, he said “and I have the construction background to fix the roads.” Tashner stands on the firm belief that you can either be part of the problem or part of the solution, he wishes to be part of the solution for Moore Township. He has worked as a general contractor and has owned his own construction business. Currently, Tashner is a licensed CDL truck driver.
vote was not one that the Supervisors were initially prepared to make, however they Continued from page 9 listened to the people and voted in favor of preserving other surrounding fire companies at the head of the parade, the wetland area. sounding their horns or wailing
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their sirens – a display of firefighting solidarity. Exhcange provided the grand marshal and the marshals at the head of each division. There were several floats to be seen, but perhaps not done as elaborately as in past years. One of the best was the Atlas Cement Memorial Museum float showing a moving kiln of Lafarge Cement, with Ed Pany in charge. Blue Mountain Fish & Game had a nice float with a youngster fishing. The Northampton High School and Middle School bands were at their best, and were joined with other musical units of the valley such as the Celtic United bagpipers and the Allentown Hobo “Almost” Marching Band. The parade lasted just over an hour, and before you knew it the streets were cleared of people and cleaned up by a street sweeper.
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Coming Events Basket Social St. Johns UCC 1415 Rising Sun Rd. Laury’’s station, Friday Nov. 4, 5 PM - 8 PM; Saturday Nov. 5, 9 AM - 3 PM, Themed baskets, door prizes, raffle specials, great home cooked food & more! For more info call 610262-8061 or 610-439-1485. (10/27) CHICKEN & BISCUIT PIE DINNER COUNTRY STYLE Inc. 2 Veg., applesauce, salad, dessert & beverage Sat. Nov. 5th, 4:30 & 5:45 PM, Chapman Quarries UMC $9 (under 5 free), Take outs available CALL 484-623-4545 or 610-837-7410 (10/20-11/3) HAM DINNER Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church (Hecktown) 323 Nazareth Pike Bethlehem Sat. Nov. 5, 4-7 pm Adults $9.50 ages 6-10 $5.50 5 & Under Free Pre-Paid Tickets Only Deadline for tickets October 30 For Tickets Call 610759-8225 (10/20-10/27) Nut Roll Sale Holy Trinity Slovak Lutheran Church Nut, Apricot, Lekvar, Raspberry, Poppyseed $14 each due Nov 4 Pick up Nov. 19 & 20 610 865-0391 (10/20-11/3)
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YARD SALE Garage/Yard Sale Benefit No Nonsense Neutering and Furry Feet Rescue Oct. 28 & 29 9 am- 2pm 2045 Bushkill Center Rd, Bath (Moore Twsp) Books, Christmas Items, crystal chandelier, dishes, glassware, heated cat/ small dog bed, english riding boots, pictures, puzzles, toys, boys clothes (size 8, 9, 10) girls’ clothes (sizes 3, 4, 5 & 6), women’s clothes, something for everyone. Donations Needed: bath towels, sheets, bleach, paper towels, canned & dry food, litter. For More Info: 610-7597295. (10/27)
Help Wanted Available Immediately Bath Mfg facility looking for general laborer with good organizational skills, knowledge of shop and hand tools. Able to read tape measure accurately. Fast paced facility needs fast paced worker. FT, 8 AM-4: 30 PM M-F. Call (610) 837-3812 Ext 301 (9/29-11/17) ACTIVITY AIDE Part time, some weekends. Must be personable and enjoy working with seniors Apply Northampton Village, 1001 Washington Avenue, Northampton, PA. 610 262 1010 10/27 PT CHIROPRACTIC ASST NEEDED Potential for FT. Must have a caring nature and willing to help others. Hours M-Th 2-6 pm. Fill out application in person from 12-1 pm M-Th. Dr. Clearie, 5964 Nor-Bath Blvd, Bath. 10/27
PUblic notice-Legal ESTATE NOTICE Ethel B. Heffelfinger Estate of Ethel B. Heffelfinger, late of Moore Township, County of Northampton, PA. Letters Testamentary 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: Daniel H. Heffelfinger, c/o his attorney, FRANK M. SKRAPITS, ESQ, Affiliated with Steckel and Stopp, 2152 Main Street, Northampton, PA 180671211.
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. Magadline Forgas 440 West Main Street Bath, PA 18014 Alan S. Battisti One Bethlehem Plaza Broad & New Streets, Suite 400 Bethlehem, PA 18018 Executors DANIEL G. SPENGLER, ESQUIRE 110 East Main Street Bath, PA 18014 Attorney for the Estate (10/13-10/27) ESTATE NOTICE John J. Sipos, Jr. The Estate of John J. Sipos, Jr., deceased, of the Township of Upper Nazareth, County of Northampton, PA. Notice is hereby given that Letters Testamentary for the above Estate were granted to Marilyn Ann Patch, Executrix, on September 27, 2011. 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 Marilyn Ann Patch, in care of GREGORY R. REED, Attorney-at-Law, 141 South Broad Street, P.O. Box 299, Nazareth, PA 18064-0299. (10/13-10/27) PUBLIC NOTICE MOORE TOWNSHIP ENVIRONMENTAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE The Moore Township EAC have rescheduled their November 7, 2011 meeting due to the general election. The meeting will take place on November 15, 2011 at 7:00 PM at the Moore Township Municipal Building, 2491 Community Drive, Bath, Pa. 18014. All interested parties are invited to attend. MOORE TOWNSHIP EAC Maureen Romano, Secretary (10/27) EAST ALLEN TOWNSHIP PUBLIC NOTICE OF PROPOSED ORDINANCE AND PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given by the Board of Supervisors of East Allen Township of their intention to conduct a public hearing to con-
sider, and vote for or against, enactment of a proposed ordinance regarding an Amendment to the East Allen Township Zoning Ordinance text. This ordinance intends to provide for a University Planned Development as a permitted use, under certain conditions set forth in the ordinance, in the Agricultural/Rural Residential (A/RR) district. This action is requested by The New Hagia Sophia and Hagia Eirene 250 Charitable Trust. The public hearing will be held on Wednesday, November 16, 2011, at 7:00 p.m. at the East Allen Township Municipal Building, 5344 Nor-Bath Boulevard, Northampton, PA 18067. A copy of the proposed amendment is available for inspection at the East Allen Township Municipal Building. A copy of the proposed amendment has also been supplied to the newspaper publishing this public notice. Deborah A. Seiple Township Manager (10/27-11/3) DEFERRAL REQUEST SUBDIVISION & LAND DEVELOPMENT ORDINANCE MOORE TOWNSHIP BOARD OF SUPERVISORS During the Monthly Meeting of the Moore Township Board of Supervisors, scheduled for Tuesday, November 1, 2011 at 7:00 P.M. at the Moore Township Municipal Building, 2491 Community Drive, Bath PA., the Board of Supervisors will consider written requests for certain deferrals of articles of the Moore Township Subdivision & Land Development Ordinances and/or The Moore Township Stormwater Management Ordinances. The following request was submitted for the proposed lot line adjustment plan: Brian & Megan Lieberman The applicants, Brian & Megan Lieberman requests the following deferrals from the Land Development Plan: Sections 4.07.2, 4.07.17, and 4.11.1 – requesting deferrals of these ordinances for road way improvements and relocation of obstructions. Sections 502.4.f and 503.4.hrequesting deferrals of these ordinances because all pertain to additional right of way requirements which were voided as per court order for Lake Tu-Peek, dated 10-26-84. (10/27)
(10/27-11/10) ESTATE NOTICE Anna S. Csencsitz Estate of Anna S. Csencsitz, late of the Borough of Northampton, County of Northampton, PA. Letters Testamentary 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: James E. Csencsitz, c/o his attorney, FRANK M. SKRAPITS, ESQ, Affiliated with Steckel and Stopp, 2152 Main Street, Northampton, PA 18067-1211. (10/27-11/10) ESTATE NOTICE Frances Katherine Burda Estate of Frances Katherine Burda, a/k/a Frances K. Burda, late of the Township of East Allen, County of Northampton and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, deceased. Letters Testamentary on the
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Police Blotter Colonial Regional Three Bangor Residents Arrested on Drug Charges
Richard Crane, 34; Crystal Everitt, 32, and Matthew Greisman, 30, all of 36 S. 65th St., Bangor, were arrested on numerous drug charges at 6:15 a.m. Oct. 21. Detective Sgt. Michael Melinsky of CRPD filed this report: On the date and time noted, the Northampton County Drug Task Force in conjunction with the Bangor Police Dept. served a search warrant on that address after the Pa. State Police SERT Team rendered the home safe. Evidence was collected as the task force was assisted by the PSP Clandestine Lab Team to process the home. Although there was no working lab at the time, precursor chemicals were found and the occupants were charged. The task force also seized over one ounce of cocaine packaged for sale; over quarter ounce of methamphetamine, also packaged for sale; quarter pound of marijuana; and various prescription pills, including Zanax. The three were taken before District Justice Adrienne Masut and committed to Northampton County Prison in lieu of $50,000 bail. The charges were possession and possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine, cocaine, marijuana and prescription drugs; possession of precursors for methamphetamine production and reckless endangerment of children.
Broad St. who were identified and released. Police are looking for anyone who might have been in the area at the time of the assault. Anyone with information should call Chief Trachta at 610-759-9575 or 610-7592200.
Northampton Police Department responded to these incidents between Oct. 18 & Oct. 19 OCTOBER 18 DUI charges are pending on a W/M, 39 yoa of Allentown, after police responded to report of a vehicle swerving in traffic and repeatedly entering and leaving a parking lot at 9th and Main Street. A PBT and sobriety tests were administered. Continued on page 16
Council to attend county Park dedication on Friday By BILL HALBFOERSTER The Home News
Members of Northampton Borough Council have been invited to attend the dedication of the Wayne A. Grube Memorial Park this Friday, Oct. 28. The program starts at 11 a.m. and will include light refreshments. To get to the county-owned park in Allen Township, residents of Northampton would go east on 4th St. to the stop sign at Willow Brook Rd., make a right turn and the park is on the left. The park is named in memory of a late Northampton County Council member. Council Business Borough Council met on Wednesday and had a number of matters that they attended to: • The resignation of parttime police officer Joseph Vrabel was accepted.
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• The state sent in a check for $99,758, which was turned over to the Firemen’s Relief Association, approximately $30,000 more than the borough has received in the past.
Northampton AARP Chapter 3915 will meet on November 9 at the Allen Township Fire Company, 3530 Howertown Road, Northampton, PA 18067. Entertainment will be Ted Hendricks. Doors will open at 12:00 noon. Refreshments will be served. Reservations are needed for Christmas party, tickets will be on sale at the November meeting. Christmas party will be held December 14, 2011. Anyone interested in AARP trips may contact Sharon at 610262-9182. New members are welcome. Northampton Wrestling Club will meet on Nov. 1 at 7:30 pm in the Northampton High School Faculty room. For more info call Carol Marano @610-442-9895.
“As County Controller, I’ve watched every penny and saved taxpayers millions. I’m ready to do more.” – Stephen J. Barron
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Nazareth Boro Senior Citizen Assaulted in Borough; Police Ask Help
Nazareth Police are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a male who assaulted a senior citizen on the corner of N. Main & E. North Sts. this past Thursday night, Oct. 20. Police were dispatched to the scene of an assault around 5:30 p.m. when the victim was knocked to the ground and kicked, causing an injury to his knee. Chief Thomas Trachta said no weapons were displayed and the perpetrator only briefly tussled with the victim. Police did not release the victim’s name and said he refused medical aid. The suspect is described as a male, white, approximately 16 to 19 years old, 5 ft. 10 in. to 6 ft., weighing 150 to 180 lbs., short crew cut, blue hooded sweatshirt, blue three-quarter length shorts with blue/ gold sneakers. He was last seen fleeing on foot southbound on Main Street. Police did stop and detain a group of teenagers on the corner of E. North St. & N.
• Approval was given for the annual Dakota Galusha memorial fund-raiser to be held at the recreation center on March 16-18, 2012, the fourth year since the boy was killed in a bus-pedestrian accident at the local middle school. • The 2009 recycling grant from DEP amounting to $24,464 was received for the borough. • Curator Ed Pany received a $2,000 donation from Essroc Cement for the Atlas Cement Memorial Museum. He recently hosted visitors from Texas to the museum. • Northampton A.A. will have a basketball tournament at the recreation enter on Nov. 25-27, with proceeds benefiting the center. • A number of streets and alleys have been paved recently by the public works department.
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BATH BOWLING Daku Leads Commercial League Daku Auto Body beat the Rice Family 4-0 to have first place by themselves in the Bath Commercial Bowling League. Daku: Alan Davidson, 238-202-609; Rich Mutarelli, 211-577; Bob Faustner, 553; and Bob Daku, 201. Rice: Dale Dye, 211-538; Kevin Buscemi, 211-563; and Jack Rice 208-516. Bath Supply won 3-1 over Moore Pizza. Supply: Steve Kerbacher, 205-244-640; Frank Yeakel, 211-258-634; Harvey Rissmiller, 202-569; Brent Connoly, 533; and Lester Steigerwalt, 518. Moore: Rollie Meixsell, 517. Maxx Amusements took Sunnieside Landscaping 3-1, led by Andy Edelman, 257-230-230-717; Bill Bachman, 234-603; George Hyde, 215-592; Randy Frey, 521; and Russ Hank, 514. Sunnieside: Ryan Flick, 220-223-616; Tony Holva, 234-579; Anton Boronski, 207-570; Chris Hoysan, 561; and Rodney Knighton,
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224-554. Valley Inspection Service won 2.5 over Old Dairy 1.5. Valley: Scott Ackerman, 239-231-628; Craig Ackles, 201-231-620; Gerald Bartholomew, 562; and Lane Randle, 207-534. Old dairy: Bill Neidig, 268-215-680; Rich Trucksess, 217-215-625; Rich Erhart, 231-604; Ed Bernatovich, 235-540; and John Kerbacher, 514. STANDINGS Daku Auto Body Bath Supply Maxx Amusements Valley Inspection Rice Family Old Dairy Moore Pizza Sunnieside Land.
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Team 4 Gains More Ahead in Die Hards
Team 4 played to a 3.5 over 1.5 series with sixth place Team 3 to gain a bit more ground in the standings of the Bath Die Hards League on Oct. 19. Team 4 had BobbyLou Snyder, 452; Randy Kessler, 446; Louise Stevens, 404,
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and Polly Kosman, 403. Team 3: Jim Stevens, 496, and Rick Deily, 494. Team 6 kept close with a 3-1 victory, led by Terry Bartholomew’s great 735, and Ken Grube, 547, and Kathy Grube, 443. Team 2 also won 3-1 behind Michelle Tirrell, 536; Art Bruch, 470, and Sam Strouse, 427. Team 1 was on the losing end of a 1-3 night, with Bob Kosman, 518; Shirley Arnold, 451; Marie Harring, 432, and Joe Bachman, 425. Team 5 also lost 1-3 with Charles Kosman rolling 486 and Bob C. Kosman, 470. STANDINGS Team 4 Team 6 Team 2 Team 1 Team 5 Team 3
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Two Teams Split in East Bath Sportsmen
The two teams in the East Bath Sportsmen’s League, Team Csencsits and Team Howell, played to a 2-2 tie on Oct. 18. Team Csencsits: Marty Beal, 202–561; Tom Lambresi, 546; Marty Csencsits, 526; Shawn Klump, 513; Tom Hawk, 412; Art Hamm, 408, and Frank Dest, 350. Team Howell: Lyle Howell, 592; Eddy-Jo Marshall, 216– 572; Dave Guest, 532; Armie Fioranelli, 531; Earl Grube, 4761; and Herb Guest, 368.
Marc Biechy, 676; Terry Bartholomew, 626/698; Armie Fioranelli, 666; Bob Adams, 659; Kyle Reaser, 653; Dave Shaver, 673; Kyle Krywonis, 665; Brent Bartholomew, 671; Andy Edelman, 645; Marty Beal, 645; Ed Musselman, 633; Matt Paulus, 633; Stan Zurkowski, 628; Evan Rehrig, 628; Mark Moyer, 627; Jack Troxell, 627; Scott Ackerman, 600/625. WOMEN, 500 & Higher: Michele Moyer, 541; Dee Allogio, 512; Ellie Dutt, 503. Y.A.B.A. – Boys, 550 & Above: Mike Facinelli, 574; Anthony Heckman, 584; Noah Durnin, 645; John Zmyewski, 678.
Week of Oct. 16
MEN, 600 & Higher: Terry Bartholomew, 662/735; Andy Edelman, 704/717; Billy Kocher, 705; Mark Moyer, 689; Bill Neidig, 680; Craig Madtes, 670; Tony Boronski, 651; Travis Oplinger, 625/660; Brandon Frey, 656; Steve Kerbacher, 640; Matt Paulus, 609; Evan Rehrig, 673; Scott Ackerman, 665/668; Joe Cortright, 648; Dan Cortright, 685; Dave Shaver,640; Rich Trucksess, 625/627; Frank Yeakel, 634;
Scott Weinberg, 608; Ky;e Krywonis, 618; Marty Beal, 619. WOMEN, 500 & Higher: Michelle Moyer, 630; Michelle Tirrell, 536; Dee Allogio, 525. Y.A.B.A. – Girls, 450 & Above: Amanda Miller, 452. BOYS, 550 & Above: Anthony Heckman, 614; Keith Brooks, 630; John Zmyewski, 615.
Police Continued from page 15
Police responded to report of a suspicious male to the rear of the 2300 block of Main Street. Subject had been standing in resident’s yard, between two homes, and then walked south on Main Street. Description provided was W/M, 20-30 yoa, approximately 5’10”, with a dark mustache and thin build. OCTOBER 19 A large sum of money was reported stolen from a vehicle while parked in the 2300 block of Main Street. The cash was in the center console, and victim stated the vehicle was locked.
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MEN, 600 & Higher: Les Steigerwalt, 717; Jeff Kerbacher, 706/710; Al Davidson, 709; Tony Boronski, 678;
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