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Airman Completes Basic Training Submitted by JOINT HOMETOWN NEWS U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Jordan A. Kaintz graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training also earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Kaintz is the son of Antonio S. Kaintz of Macungie and Andrea M. Miller of Nazareth. He is a 2017 graduate of Vilseck High School, New York, N.Y.

By JUSTIN SWEITZER Allen Township Supervisors reviewed a road improvements schedule provided by the Rockefeller Group Development Corporation at their Jan. 23 meeting. The schedule provided the projected timeline that Rockefeller hopes to have improvements completed by before a FedEx warehouse opens up in the township. The group sent the township diagrams showing what off-site road improvements the corporation hopes to have finished by September 2018. According to Township Engineer Robert Cox, Rockefeller’s first deadline is July 10, 2018. He said the organization hopes to have improvements along the south end of Willowbrook Road

and work on Race Street completed by that date. Cox said Rockefeller also hopes to have additional improvements near Schoenersville Road completed by August 10, with additional work set to be completed by September 14.

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That’s a pretty aggressive schedule. It’s important to watch what’s going on here... Robert Cox, Township Engineer -----------------------

Cox described Rockefeller’s schedule as an “aggressive” one, noting that the township must monitor Rockefeller’s progress. “That’s a pretty aggressive

schedule,” Cox said. “It’s important to watch what’s going on here because the township may ultimately get put in a position where the road is not done, the access isn’t up to par and FedEx wants to occupy their building.” Cox said he warned Rockefeller that it took them a year and a half to finish a straight section of road, and that now they’re striving to do more work in half the time. “It looks like there’s going to be issues here,” Cox said. Cox said that the township should closely monitor the improvements, checking in in both mid-February and mid-March to track progress made on the road improvements.

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Holy Family School adopts Catholic school in Puerto Rico Submitted by KRISTINE PORTER As part of the activities during Catholic Schools Week, Holy Family School in Nazareth is raising money for a Catholic school in Puerto Rico. Colegio La Piedad in Isla Verde, Puerto Rico was hit by Hurricane Maria in September. The hurricane tore off part of the school’s roof, which led to interior damage as well. The school’s principal said they have repaired the roof, but it was an unanticipated financial burden. Despite

the needs of the school, she was more concerned for four of their school’s families who lost everything. Even now, electricity is intermittent, she said. Holy Family School became aware of Colegio La Piedad through one of the school families. As a child, Randall Rodriguez was a student at the Catholic school. Now, he lives in the Lehigh Valley and his two sons attend Holy Family School. To date, the students of Holy Family School have raised $450 through a December fundraiser

called Peppermint Postcards. During Catholic Schools Week, the students participated in a Coin Challenge where each class competed to see which one could raise the most money for Colegio La Piedad. The class that donated the most money by the end of the week will win a pizza party. In addition to the efforts of the students, the school has reached out to the parishioners at Holy Family Church to offer to them an opportunity as a community Continued on page 10

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College Corner Local residents named to The University of Scranton Fall 2017 Dean's List Submitted by STAN ZYGMUNT Local residents were among more than 1,600 students named to the University of Scranton's Dean's List for the 2017 fall semester. The Dean's List recog-

nizes students for academic excellence. A student must have a grade point average of 3.5 or better with a minimum number of credit hours during the semester to make the Dean's List. The students are: Andrew Milisits of Northampton, a junior philosophy major in the University's College of Arts and Sciences. Kimberly Barr of Nazareth, a senior biology major in the University's College of Arts and Sci-

ences. Jonathan Nicklas of Northampton, a senior biology major in the University's College of Arts and Sciences. Brittany Ruch of Nazareth, a senior forensic chemistry major in the University's College of Arts and Sciences. Leah Colussi of Nazareth, a junior exercise science major in the University's Panuska College of Professional Studies. Continued on page 3

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meeting at 7 p.m., last Wednesday of the month at Moore Twp. Municipal Building, public is welcome.

Governor Wolf Historical Society Monthly Meeting7 p.m. the second Tuesday of every month except August on the GWHS campus, 6600 Jacksonville Road, Bath. Public welcome. For information, govwolf.org.

Governor Wolf Historical Society Museum, 6600 Jacksonville Road, Bath: Open to the public 1-3 p.m. the third Saturday of the month, with tours of the society’s campus offered. For information, govwolf.org.

Bath Museum-Open every third Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Located in Bath Borough building at Penn and Washington Streets.

United States Submarine Veterans Lehigh Valley Base Monthly Meeting- Held every third Sunday at 2 p.m. at St. Stephen’s Church, 510 Union Street, Allentown.

Mayor Fi’s February Fun- After the first snowstorm in February, Poplar Street in Bath from Penn to Pine will be closed for sledding. For Borough of Bath residents only. Sled at your own risk.

Shredding Event- Saturday, April 14 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Northampton Community Center. Sponsored by State Rep. Zach Mako, co-hosted by Borough of Northampton. Spring Festival- Saturday, May 12 from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. at

East Allen Township Volunteer Ambulance Corps., 4945 Nor-Bath Blvd., Northampton. Hosted by Greater Bath Area Chamber of Commerce and EATVAC. FMI call 484-548-4090.

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Meghan Kimball of Nazareth, a junior exercise science major in the University's Panuska College of Professional Studies. Andrew Kokolus of Northampton, a senior health administration major in the University's Panuska College of Professional Studies. The University of Scranton is a Jesuit university located in Northeastern Pennsylvania. DeSales University Graduates 441; Bachelors, Masters, Doctoral Degrees Awarded Submitted by TOM McNAMARA DeSales University held its mid-year commencement Saturday, January 20, in Billera Hall on the Center Valley campus. During the ceremony, Rev. James Greenfield, OSFS, university president, conferred degrees upon 175 graduating students for January 2018, including bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees In addition to the January 2018 degree recipients, DeSales awarded 266 degrees to students in September 2017. Because there is no formal ceremony in September, the September graduates may take part in the January commencement. DeSales University, in Center Valley, Pa., is a private, coeducational, four-year liberal arts university affiliated with the Roman Catholic Church. Founded by the Oblates of Saint Francis de Sales in 1965, the 480-acre suburban campus is located 50 miles north of Philadelphia and about 90 miles south of New York City. A total enrollment of nearly 3,000 includes undergraduate day and evening students and graduate students. DeSales has approximately 100 full-time faculty members and offers more than 35 bachelor's degrees and eight graduate programs in a wide range of disciplines.

Graduates are listed below: Bath, PA: Christopher J. Cortright, B.S., Accounting and Finance, summa cum laude; Alfredo M. Russo, M.B.A., a self-designed track. Nazareth, PA: Patti A. Arnold, M.B.A., Project Management; Ellyssa S. Degroot, M.S.P.A.S., Physician Assistant; Tyler S. Feist, B.A., Business Administration; Victoria C. Giannone, B.S.N., Nursing, magna cum laude; Laura G. Hasker, M.B.A., a self-designed track; Eduard Kerzhner, M.S.P.A.S., Physician Assistant; Ryan L. Angulo, M.A.C.J., Investigative Forensics; Elizabeth M. Presto, B.S.N., Nursing, cum laude; Caitlin Servian, M.B.A., Marketing; Alana N. Smith, M.S.P.A.S., Physician Assistant; Brenda L. Soloe, M.S.N., Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner; Jacob Tufano, M.B.A., Management. Northampton, PA: Desiree M. Carroll, M.B.A., Health Care Management; Joseph F. D'Acquisto Jr, M.B.A., Project Management; Frank Heffernan, M.B.A., Finance; Amanda L. Readinger, B.S.N., Nursing; Tracey M. Rockovits, M.B.A., Management; Craig M. Whitney, B.S., Management Information Technology, summa cum laude. Bath native Dakota Collina Graduated from Ithaca College Submitted by DAN VERDEROSA Dakota Collina of Bath graduated Summa cum Laude from Ithaca College with a BS in Communication Management and Design. The degree was awarded in December 2017.

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Cedar Crest College fall 2017 Dean's List Submitted by CHELSEA ROBERTS Students who achieved Dean's List have earned a GPA of 3.65 or higher in the academic semester. Patricia Dalton of Northampton; Gabrielle Gutekunst of Northampton; Megan Imboden of Nazareth; Ashley Ross of Northampton; Sadie Schlichting of Northampton; Kerri Tollinger of Nazareth; Christiana Vandegrift of Nazareth; Gabrielle Werkheiser of Nazareth; Chelsea Yenca of Northampton; Christine Zweifel of Northampton. Nazareth native Nicole Dischinat named to Dean's List at Ithaca College Submitted by DAN VERDEROSA Nazareth native Nicole Dischinat, an Ithaca College student

majoring in Speech Language Pathology and Audiology, was named to the Dean's List in the college's School of Health Sciences and Human Performance for the fall 2017 semester. Zachary Lutz to present At American Academy of Forensic Sciences Submitted by CHELSEA ROBERTS Zachary Lutz of Nazareth will be representing Cedar Crest College at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences in Seattle, Washington, February 19-24, 2018. All participating students will also be presenting their research on campus on Thursday, February 1. Dean's List announced at Alvernia University Submitted by CAREY MANZOLILLO The following students have been named to Alvernia University's Dean's List for the fall 2017 semester. To be eligible for the Dean's List, students must carry

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a semester GPA of 3.5 or better and take a minimum of 12 credits. Gillian Bodnar of Nazareth studied Communication as a Junior in the fall and is a graduate of Lehigh Valley Academy Regional Charter. Roberta Ehritz of Northampton studied Behavioral Health as a Senior in the fall and is a graduate of Northern Lehigh High School. Ryan Galusha of Northampton studied Healthcare Science as a Freshman in the fall and is a graduate of Northampton Area Senior High School.

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Police Blotter First Northern Bank & Trust Robbed

On Friday, January 26 at 1:35 p.m., a white male in his early 20s passed a note to a bank teller at First Northern Bank & Trust in Allen Township demanding money. The actor then fled the bank with the money. He was approached and fled the bank on foot, from an area to the west of the bank towards Northampton Borough. On January 29, Dylan James Karba, 19, was taken into custody as a result of this investigation and was charged.

Wells Fargo Bank Robbed

On Saturday, January 27 at 12:45 p.m., Wells Fargo Bank on Route 309 in North Whitehall Township was robbed. The actor, a white male in his early 20s, approached a bank teller, passed a note to the teller demanding money and then proceeded to flee the bank with money, towards Route 309 and Clauss Road. At the time of this robbery, the actor was wearing a yellow long sleeved button down shirt, blue jeans and a white baseball cap with a logo. He is about 5’9 with a thin build. Any person with information, please contact PSP-Bethlehem 610-861-2026.

Three-vehicle crash in Bath Borough

On January 19 around 9:10 p.m., CRPD responded to a threevehicle crash at South Chestnut Street and W. Northampton Street in the Bath Borough. Tim-

othy Heffner, 50 of Bethlehem, was traveling north on Chestnut Street and rear-ended a pickup truck that was stopped for the red light. The truck was then pushed forward and crashed into a car also stopped for the red light. There were no injuries. Police noticed signs of alcohol use on Heffner. Heffner failed a standard field sobriety test and was placed under arrest for suspicion of DUI and taken to the Bethlehem DUI Center for further testing. Heffner’s BAC was 0.29 percent.

DUI crash and Entrapment in Bath

On January 3 at approximately 12:30 p.m. Colonial Regional Police responded to an accident with entrapment and injuries in the 400 block of East Main Street in the Bath borough. A gray 2005 Nissan had been reported as a suspicious vehicle with a male and female sleeping in the vehicle. The occupants awoke and left the scene in the 100 block of East Main Street, heading east when they crashed into the rear of a FedEx delivery truck. The male driver, Brian McGaughran, 41 of Bath, and his wife Elizabeth Fetchko, were injured and entrapped in the Nissan. Bath Fire Company and Klecknersville Fire Company responded to the scene and had to free the driver by mechanical means. While speaking with the injured occupants of the Nissan, they appeared to be under the influence of a controlled substance. Both the offender and his wife were transported to St. Luke’s Hospital for serious injuries. The occupants of the FedEx truck were not injured. A legal blood draw was taken from the offender and it came back positive for several controlled substances.

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Respect

I like to shop after Christmas, purchasing gifts for 50 or 75 percent off for the next holiday. When you can buy $30 gloves for just $6, you have hit a home run. Last week I went out after all the crowds were gone and stores were looking to truly get rid of last year’s stock. Talk about a home run, I literally got a bedspread set with the original price of $150 for $20. It was worth the trip. I walked into a glove shop and said hello to the only employee in the store. I got a less than warm hello back. I chose three pairs of gloves that were seriously reduced and took them to the counter. I made the fatal mistake of changing my mind. The look on the clerks face told me that I was inconveniencing her. (Note: there was no one else in the store). I checked out and asked her how to get to another store I wanted to stop in. She told me that it was around the corner. I thanked her and walked around the corner but could not find the store. Finally, I found the store and one of the things offered were coats. Seriously, they had a coat outside the store for $5. The prices were unbelievable but there was no one in the store.

they bought a lot.” Yes, we were in that store, and she thought if she was friendly to us we might buy from her. Here are three reasons why staff must respect their customers: 1. Customers are savvy, we can see right through your fake smile.

2. Customers who quickly identify when you are faking hospitality might not buy.

So I began digging through the stock. Suddenly a woman threw open a curtain, came down the steps and greeted me with a big smile. I looked, I looked again and one more look, and asked, “Do you have a twin? We were in the glove store and the girl who waited on us looks like you.” She confirmed that it was her and that during the slow season she handles both stores. She started handing me coats, “Would you like this one, would you be interested in this vest?” I was thinking the woman must have two personalities or she was transformed within those last five minutes. She was smiling the whole time. I found one thing to purchase that was seriously reduced, and she said, “We are usually bored during this season but the other store we own called me and said there were three ladies in my store and

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Northampton Area Public Library programs Submitted by SUSAN SENTZ The library will hold Teen Random Fandom on February 10 at 1 p.m. Random fandoms, random questions, and random prizes. The Book Sale will be held at the library from February 21 to 24. Children, teen, and adult books; CDs and DVDs will be on sale. Winter Wellness using Essential Oils is February 24 at 11 a.m. The program will go over staying well during the winter while utilizing essential oils, good nutrition, and exercise. There will be a program on Vacation Planning on February 28 at 6:30 p.m. presented by Trista Temos from Tropical Escapes. She will discuss the best times to travel, the top Caribbean islands, and what to expect when planning a vacation with an agent. Public Gratitude and Perpetual Warfare presented by PhD candidate Evan Reibsome will be held on March 7 at 6 p.m. His talk addresses a patriotic practice known as “Thank You for Your Service.” Drawing from material such as - literature, popular culture, and his own military service—Reibsome understands the need for civilian support for our military while also inviting audience members to re-examine this popular expression of gratitude with a more critical eye. Adult Winter Reading will take place from now until to March 5. Sign up at the library and fill out

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your reading log with every item you read. Fill out a slip for each item read to be entered to win prizes weekly. Registration is required for all programs. Please register at the library or by calling 610-2627537.

Penn State Extensions Offering Home Water/Septic Workshops Submitted by DORA BOYD SIMONS Do you know that wells and springs supply water to many residents in the Lehigh Valley? In addition, many residents also rely on on-lot septic systems to treat and dispose of their wastewater. A Home Water and Septic System Workshop sponsored by Penn State Extension will provide information on protecting, testing and treating private water supplies. Penn State Extension will also discuss septic system inspection and maintenance. Learn how to protect your health, your property and our shared groundwater and surface water resources. The Home Water and Septic System Workshops will take place on Wednesday, March 14 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. and repeated from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Gracedale

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Nursing Home in Nazareth. The workshops are free. However, pre-registration is required. There will also be free drinking water testing for the first 60 registrants. Your water will be tested for pH, nitrates, total dissolved solids and coliform bacteria. You will receive instructions for how to bring in your water samples when you register. To register for either of the Nazareth workshops, go to https://extension.psu.edu/homeand-septic-workshop and register for either of the Nazareth March 14 workshops. For more information on the Home Water and Septic Workshops, contact the Penn State Extension Educator Peter Wulfhorst at 570-296-3400. Financial support for the Penn State Extension Home Water and Septic Workshops has been provided by a Master Well Owner Network grant from PA DEP and Pennsylvania Ground Water Association.

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GAB OVER by Pete THE FENCE G. Ossip We’re still having roller coaster weather, with the temperatures up and down! I hear we’re supposed to get snow one or two days this week. I hope not. I figure we’ve had enough. . . .Another friend, Sterling Laubach, has died. He sure was active with the Recreation Commission and took care of so much at the Rec Area up in Moore Township. My condolences to the family. . . . This coming Sunday it’s the Philadelphia Eagles vs. the New England Patriots in Super Bowl 52 up in Minnesota, a cold, snowy place on the outside but nice and warm in their dome. Of course, the Patriots figure to win, but the Eagles have played a great season and this is one more game that they’re the so-called underdogs. They’ve won with a ton of injuries most of the season, and the fans know this and are with them all the way, win or lose. They’ve had fun wearing those dog masks, now it’s down to business. . . .Looks like gas prices are going up again, probably because of the hurricanes we had this summer and fall. . . . I hear that the auto accident Bath had several days ago on Chestnut St. was started by a drunken driver. Between drinking and drugs, I believe most accidents start that way. . . . I’ve been told that if pastors will e-mail their sermon, it will be printed on the church page of the paper space permitting. Lots of people used to read the Sermonettes, and a little more of God’s word won’t hurt anybody. The fax number is 610-923-0383 and the mailing address is 255E S. Best Ave., Walnutport. I’m not into e-mails, ‘cause I’m of the old school, but I know most people are in today’s modern world. . . . The flu epidemic is all over the country, and it’s almost like the one in 1918 that caused a million deaths. It might look weird, but walking around in a surgical mask could save your life, that’s how serious it is. Hospitals are also in need of blood, and if you hear that the Miller-Keystone bloodmobile is around, check it out to see if you can give. . . .I heard the other day that the Legion golfers are itching to go south to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina to get on

the course in warm weather. 56 of them are making the trip, and Bear is getting his entertainment ready. . . .

BATH BOWLING Team 2 Now Leads Bath Die Hards; Team 2 Second

Team 2 replaced Team 1 in sole possession of first place in the Bath Die Hards League on January 24 as they won 4 to 0 with David Guest, 542; Bert Davidson, 484; and Wendy Guest, 468. In the switcheroo, Team 1 fell with Ty Pagotto, 633 and Terry Bartholomew, 565., as they lost 1 to 3. Team 3 is third with a 3 to 1 victory behind Joe Bachman, 517; Bob C. Kosman, 507; and Bob R. Kosman, 483. Team 5 fell to fourth place after losing 0 to 4 with Gerald Bartholomew, 530;, Charmaine Bartholomew, 474; and Amanda Leindecker, 462. Team 4 is fifth after losing 0 to 4, with only Polly Kosman with a 441 series. Standings Team 2 Team 1 Team 3 Team 5 Team 4

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Vince Bauer Holding On in Bath Commercial League But Bath Supply #2 Close

Week 20 of the Bath Commercial League found Vince Bauer Fiberglass still in first place, but only leading by a half game over Bath Supply #2. Bauer won 3 games to 1 over Maxx Amusements with Wane Fogel, 213–601; Wyatt Davidson, 202–590; and Bauer, 515. Maxx: Scott Ackerman, 212-245–626; “Butch” Holland, 211-204–607; Bill Bachman, 210-201–577; George Hyde, 525; Randy Fox, 507. Bath Supply #2 came out on the short end, 1 to 3, in playing Paul’s Garage. #2: Mike Snyder, 208-230–605; Frank Miller, 230–585; John Kerbacher, 531. Paul’s: Mike Klocek, 279-258– 722; Ed Weller, 259-216–658; Jim D’Aqostino, 215-214–621;

Craig Rothdeutsch, 234–601; Tom Stephens. 213–592. Carfara’s Paint & Wall Covering shut down the Rice Family a bit, 3 to 1, as they had Brent Bartholomew, 244-279–719; Terry Bartholomew, 234213-203–650; Harry Emery, 245-212–594; Dino Carfara, 214-222–584; and Gerald Bartholomew, 200-205–539. Rice: Naaman Houseal, 239–564, and Dale Fye, 514. Bath Supply #1 played Daku Auto Body to a 2 to 2 tie. #1: Steve Kerbacher, 260–645; Brent Connolly, 211-219–617; Bob Hetrick, 224–607; Jeff Kerbacher, 528; Lester Steigerwalt, 500. Daku: Marc Biechey, 202-208241–651; Al Davidson, 250– 629; Bob Daku, 204-221–609; Bob Faustner, 548; Scott Bortz, 224–530. STANDINGS Bauer Fiberglass Bath Supply #2 Carfara’s Paint Maxx Amusements Paul’s Garage Daku Auto Body Bath Supply #1 Rice Family

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Holy Family First Half Champion in Bath Industrial League

Holy Family took three games to Harhart’s one as they finished the champs in the first half of the Bath Commercial League, and are leading again in week 20. Family Jim Bendekovitz, 248220–649; John Facinelli, 241– 603; Dave Betz, 212-211–602; Del Buss, 190–535; Kevin Searles, 187–504. Fensty’s Restoration knocked off Valley Electric, 4 to 0, behind Matt Paulus, 259-248–733; Marty Csencsits, 222-215–629; Joe Schwartz, 236–590; Mark Flamisch, 409. Electric: Cade Shemanski, 245-209–639; Marty Beal, 222-208–631; Bob Meixsell, 213–575; Don Arndt, 213183–566. D & R Precision Machining did the same thing to Co-Pilot Taxi, 4 to 0. They had Rick Dilly, 269–645; “Butch “ Post, 233-220–631; Dave Roman, 194–551; David Fogel, 442, Don Remaley, 400. Taxi: Robert Kulick, 365. Brandon Corey, 348. Taylor Honey won 3 to 1 games over G&L Sign Factory. Taylor: Milt Kelly, 29–591; Ed Taylor, 214–579; Scott Friebolin,

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DARTBALL Christ UCC, Salem Lutheran Match sweeps in Dart ball Both leaders in the Suburban Inter-church Dart Baseball League kept pace with each other on Monday night. Christ UCC of Bath and Salem Lutheran of Bethlehem swept their opposition in three games. It was a total team effort for the Bath team, and a long game three as they won 4-2, 7-3 and 5-1 in 18 innings, four of the runs in the last inning at Messiah Lutheran in Bethlehem. Hitters for Christ UCC were Dave Shaver, 8 for 18; Joe Hunsicker, 7 for 18; Garry Hunsicker and Jared Pokorny, both 7 for 19; Greg Pokorny, 5 for 16; Mark Fujita, 5 for 18; Gary Smith and Eric Yocum, both with 2-run home runs. Messiah: Dan Halteman, 7 for 17; Charlie Heidecker, 5 for 12, and Rich Hasonich, 5 for 17. Salem Lutheran won three at St. John’s, Farmersville, 5-1, 8-4, and 5-4, with Scott Hoffert, 9 for 14; Bill Hoke, Jr., 7 for 12, and Austin Hoffert, 4 for 12. Farmersville: Sue Grim, Dave Campbell, and Jason Steigerwalt, all 4 for 12.

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Ebenezer Bible Fellowship, Bethlehem, lost all three at St. Paul’s UCC in Northampton, 2-3, 1-2, and 1-3. St Paul’s: Kevin Gross, 7 for 12; Bret Remel, 5 for 13; Brian Gross, 4 for 12, and Abby Kern, a homer. Unfortunately, Joe Stefko made the record books with a triple play. Ebenezer: Keith Goacis, 4 for 12. Dryland of Hecktown lost 4-5 and 2-3 at Salem UCC in Moorestown, but won game three, 1-0. Moorestown: Sherry Bush, 5 for 12; Mitch Thomas and Kirsten Saeger, both 3 for 10. Hecktown: Larry Golick, 5 for 13; Lou Devarius, 4 for 10, Earl Sigley, 4 for 12. St. Stephan’s Luth. played at Emmanuel EC in Bethlehem, with the latter winning 4-2 in 12 innings and 3-2, sandwiched around a 4-2 win by St. Stephen’s. Hitting for Emmanuel: Jim Rice and Joel Dalrymple, both 5 for 13; and Bob Bast, a homer. St. Stephen’s: Allen Beahm, 6 for 13 with a homer; John Hoysan and Jim Blaukovich, both 5 for 13; and Dave Blaukovich and Nathan Natrava, both with a solo homer. Bath Lutheran had the bye. STANDINGS W L Salem Luth., Beth’hem 39 12 Christ UCC, Bath 31 17 Bath Lutheran 25 20 St. Paul’s UCC, North’n 28 29 Dryland, Hccktown 24 24 Emmanuel, Bethlehem 23 25 St. Stephen’s, Beth’hem 21 27 Salem UCC, Moores’n 19 26 Messiah Luth., Beth’m 20 28 Ebenezer, Bethlehem 16 29 St. John’s, Farmersville 15 33 SCHEDULE: Monday, Feb. 5 –– Emmanuel at St. Paul’s, Messiah at Dryland, Bath Luth. at Ebenezer, Farmersville at Christ UCC, Salem UCC at St. Stephen’s. Salem Luth. with the bye.

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ment was made to hold two-week evaluations to monitor the improvements. “There will be two-week evaluation meetings involving all of the people on site to determine what is being done and what needs to be done,” Oberly said. The next Allen Township Board of Supervisors meeting is on Feb. 13 at 7 p.m.

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ANDY’S CORNER By ANDY WEAVER The Nazareth Boys Basketball Team went to Emmaus on January 23 and lost, played Freedom on January 26 at home and lost, went to Bangor on January 27 and lost yet again, and will next play at home on February 2, when the boys will host Northampton on Senior Night. The Nazareth Girls Basketball Team played Emmaus at home on January 23 and won, went to Freedom on January 26 and lost, went to Whitehall on January 27 and won, and will be at Northampton on February 2. The Nazareth Wrestling Team played East Stroudsburg South on January 22 and won, wrestled

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Church Dir. The Home News Church Directory is an alphabetical listing of community churches and synagogues. If you would like to submit a press release or calendar item for your church, please email it to: editorial@homenewspa. com or mail it to us at The Home News PO BOX A, Walnutport, PA 18088. The Church Directory is always available on our website at www.HomeNewsPA.com ASSUMPTION BVM PARISH, Northampton. 610262-2559 Sun. – Mass 8/10:30 a.m., Mon. – Mass 8 a.m., Tues. – Mass 8 a.m., Wed. – Mass 8 a.m., Thurs. – Mass 8 a.m., Fri. – Mass 8 a.m., Sat. – Mass 4 p.m. ASSUMPTION OF THE VIRGIN MARY UKRAINIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH, Northampton 610262-2882 Sat. - Vesper services 5 p.m. Sun. - Divine Liturgy 9 a.m. BETHANY WESLEYAN, Cherryville. 610-767-1239 Sun. – Worship 9/10:45 a.m., Sat. – Worship 5 p.m. BUSHKILL UNITED METHODIST, Bushkill Twp. 610-759-7132 Sun. – Worship 9:15 a.m., W/ HC. SS 10:30 a.m. CARPENTER’S COMMUNITY CHURCH, Nazareth. 484-285-0040 Sun. – Worship 10 a.m. CHAPMAN QUARRIES UNITED METHODIST, Bath. 610-837-0935 Sun. – Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship 11 a.m. W/HC. CHRIST CHURCH OF BATH, U.C.C., S. Chestnut St. Bath. 610-837-0345 Sun. – Worship 10:15 a.m., SS 9 a.m. CHRIST U.C.C., Schoenersville. 610-264-9325 Sun. – Worship 10:15 a.m.

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GRACE EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH, Nazareth 610-759-9080 Sun.- Worship 9 a.m. HC; Sunday Morning Adventures 10:15 a.m. Adult Forum 10:30 a.m. GRACE UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST, Northampton 610-262-7186 (HA) Sun. – Worship 10:30 a.m. Sunday School 9:15 a.m. GRACE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, Pen Argyl. 610-863-4811 Sun. – Worship 8:30/10 a.m. HOLY CROSS EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN, Nazareth. 610759-7363 Sun. – Worship 8/9:30 a.m., SS 9:30 a.m., HC 1st and 3rd Sunday HOLY FAMILY ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, Nazareth. 610-759-0870 Sun. – Mass 7/9/11 a.m., M-F – Mass 8:30 a.m., Sat. – Mass 5 p.m. HOLY TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH, Northampton 610-262-2668 Sun. – Worship 10:30 a.m. Sunday School 9 a.m. HOLY TRINITY SLOVAK LUTHERAN, Northampton 610-262-3365 Sun. – Worship 10 a.m. HOPE LUTHERAN CHURCH, Cherryville 610 767-7203 Sun. – Worship 8/10:30 a.m., SS 9:15 a.m. MOUNTAIN VIEW WESLEYAN CHURCH Bath 610-759-7553 Sun. – Worship 10:30 a.m. SS 9 a.m. NAZARETH MORAVIAN CHURCH, Nazareth 610-7593163 Sun. – Worship 8:15/10:45 a.m., SS 9:30 a.m. NORTHAMPTON ASSEMBLY OF GOD, Northampton 610-262-5645 Sun – Worship 10:45 a.m./6 p.m., Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Wed. – Worship 7:30 p.m. QUEENSHIP OF MARY CHURCH, Northampton 610262-2227 Sun. – Mass 7:30/9:30/11:30 a.m., Mon. - Fri. – Mass 8 a.m. Sat. – Mass 4 p.m. RADIANT CHURCH, Easton/Nazareth. 484-597-1440. Sun. – Worship/meeting 10 a.m.

SACRED HEART CATHOLIC, Bath. 610-8377874 Sun. – Mass 6:30/8/9:30/11 a.m., Mon.-Thurs. – Mass 8 a.m., Fri – Mas 8:30 a.m., Sat. – Mass 4:30/6 p.m., Holy Days – Mass 7/8:30 a.m. & 7 p.m. SALEM U.C.C. Moorestown 610-759-1652 Sun. – 8/10:15 a.m., SS 9 a.m. SALEM UNITED METHODIST, Danielsville. 610-767-8003 Sun. – Worship 9:30 a.m., SS 11 a.m. SCHOENECK MORAVIAN CHURCH, Nazareth. 610-759-0376 Sun.- Worship 8/10:30 a.m. ST. BRIGID’S EPISCOPAL Nazareth 610-746-3910 Sun. – Holy Eucharist 10 a.m., SS 9:45 a.m. ST. JOHN’S LUTHERAN CHURCH, Bath. 610-837-1061 Sun. - Worship 8/10:15 a.m., SS 9 a.m. ST. JOHN’S EV. LUTHERAN CHURCH, Nazareth 610-759-3090. Sun. - Worship 8/10:45 a.m., Sat. – Worship with HC 5:30 p.m. ST. JOHN’S U.C.C., Howertown. 610-262-8666 Sun. - Worship 9:30 a.m. ST. JOHN’S U.C.C. Nazareth. 610-759-0893 Sun. – Worship at 8/10:45 a.m., Wed.- 11 a.m. ST. NICHOLAS CATHOLIC CHURCH, Walnutport. 610-767-3107 Sun. – Mass 8/9:30/11 a.m.,

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Holy Day – Mass 8:30 a.m. & 7 p.m., Sat. – Mass 4:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri.- 8:30 a.m. ST. PAUL’S UCC, Northampton, 610-261-2910. HA Sun. – Worship 10:15 a.m. (with child care), Sunday School 9 a.m. ST. PAUL’S U.C.C., of Indianland, Cherryville 610-767-4572 Sun. – 9 a.m. Christian Hour Education, Worship at 10:30 a.m. ST. PETER’S U.C.C., Northampton 610-837-7426 Sun. – 10:15 a.m., SS 9 a.m. VALLEY VIEW BAPTIST, Northampton 610-837-5894 Sun. – Worship 10:45 a.m./6 p.m. BS 9:30 a.m., Wed.- BS and Prayer 7 p.m. WALNUTPORT SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST 610-767-8939 Sat. – Sabbath School 9:30 a.m. Worship 11:00 a.m ZION’S STONE U.C.C., Kreidersville 610-262-1133 Sun. – SS 9 a.m., Worship 10:15 a.m. ZION E.L. CHURCH, Northampton, 610-262-6636 (N) Sun. – Worship 10 a.m., SS 8:45 a.m. KEY – W- Worship, M – Mass, S – Services, SS – Sunday School, CE – Christian Ed, BS – Bible Study, CC - Child Care, HC – Holy Communion, H/A – Handicapped Accessible, VBS – Vacation Bible School

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Hear Ralph Rice

I urge you to hear Evangelist Ralph Rice of Good, Better, BEST! Ministries, Lewisville, Texas, in our service on February 4 at 10:45 a.m. Ralph Rice, whose wife Maryana went to be with the Lord last year after faithfully serving the Lord all her life, was the director of School Services for Accelerated Christian Education (ACE) School of Tomorrow for 25 years. He has been a preacher of the Gospel since 18 years of age and served as pastor, principal, or assistant in five states. He has ministered in over 3000 seminars in all 50 states and 20 nations. Ralph is known worldwide as “Mr. Enthusiasm” because of his passionate and dynamic delivery of Biblical principles and their practical applications to life. His unique way of presenting everyday life challenges has touched the lives of many young people as well as adults. Ralph Rice and his wife had traveled the nation for years in evangelistic ministry, preaching and teaching the Word of God. They were exceptionally used of the Lord in strengthening marriages and families by applying scripture to real-life problems often including humorous, but powerful, role-plays on marriage and parenting skills. They were a tremendous blessing to our congregation in previous meetings, and we look forward with great anticipation to Rev. Rice’s ministry with us again. During the nine years our church conducted Northampton Christian School, I had the privilege of hearing Ralph Rice in ACE Administrator Seminars. I was always uplifted by his fervent communication of God’s truth. I invite you to attend this special meeting in which the inspiring ministry of Ralph Rice will bless, impact, and encourage you. Please invite others to come with you, especially the unsaved. God has used Ralph to win many souls to Christ in his meetings.


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Obituaries Gina M. Doto

JAN. 1, 1968 – JAN. 25, 2018 Gina M. Doto, 50, of Lower Nazareth Township, died on Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018 in the V.N.A. Hospice House of St. Luke’s in Lower Saucon Township. She was the wife of Timothy Doto for 26 years. A 1985 graduate of Nazareth Area High School, she became an administrative assistant at Northwood Surgery Center in Easton, where she worked for many years. Gina was born on Jan. 1, 1968 in Easton, a daughter of Larry G. Anthony, Sr. and the late Arlene (Baggest) Anthony. She loved the beach and enjoyed family trips to Ocean City, MD. Gina always looked forward to attending bluegrass festivals and going camping. She also spent Thursdays with her niece Devon, supporting The Arc of Lehigh Valley and she volunteered for the American Cancer Society and the Relay for Life. In addition to her husband and father, she is survived by two sons, Rocco and Shane Doto; a brother, Larry G. Anthony, Jr. of Bushkill Center; two sisters, Shelly Kotulka and Lorrie Anthony, both of Nazareth; sistersin-law, Carmel Karch, of Lower Nazareth, Mary Louise Frey and Hattie Doto, both of Nazareth; brother-in-law, John Doto of Coplay; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a brother-in-law, Leonard Doto. Services were held on Tuesday, Jan. 30 in the Joseph F. Reichel Funeral Home, Nazareth. Contributions may be made to the Miracle League of the Lehigh Valley or to the Special Olympics, c/o the funeral home at 220 Washington Park, Nazareth, PA 18064.

Sterling H. Laubach, Sr.

JAN. 11, 1940 – JAN. 25, 2018 Sterling H. Laubach, Sr., 78, of Moore To w n s h i p , died suddenly on Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018 in Lehigh Valley Hospital –

Muhlenberg, Bethlehem. He was the husband of the late Judith Ann (McCracken) Laubach for 47 years before she passed away in 2009. He was employed by Bethleon Togs for more than 40 years and was a member of the International Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union. He retired in 2007. Born on Jan. 11, 1940 in Moore Township, Sterling was a son of the late Lester and Margaret (Heller) Laubach. Sterling was fiercely devoted to the youth and recreational activities of the Moore Township Recreation Center and the Moore Twsp. Athletic Association. He proudly served on the Moore Township Recreation Commission and its Parents’ Auxiliary, and he was a member of the township’s Planning Commission. He was also actively involved in the Moore Twsp. Community Days and Families In Need. He was a member of the Moore Twsp. Lions Club and a life member of the Point Phillips Rod & Gun Club. Hunting, fishing and golf were among his favorite pastimes, and he was an avid Penn State Softball fan. Surviving are his children, Michele L. Wagner, Sterling H. Laubach, Jr., and Chris Laubach; five grandchildren and a great-granddaughter; nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Nelson Laubach, and two sisters, Betty Schaffer and Beatrice Millheim. A Memorial Service in celebration of his life was held yesterday, Jan. 31, in the George G. Bensing Funeral Home, Moorestown. Contributions may be offered in Sterling’s memory to the Moore Township Recreation Commission, 2491 Community Dr., Bath, PA 18014.

Mary E. Lieberman

NOV. 23, 1924 – JAN. 23, 2018 Mary E. Lieberman, 93, of Lehigh Township, died on Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018 at home. She was the wife of the late Victor L. Lieberman for 55 years before he passed away in 2010. She was employed as a sewing machine operator at various mills in the area, where she worked for

more than 20 years before retiring. Mary was a member of the International Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union. Born on Nov. 23, 1934 in Jim Thorpe, she was a daughter of the late Michael, Sr. and Florence Pearl (Snyder) Roos. Mary was an avid sportswoman who enjoyed camping, hiking and hunting. She was a member of St. John’s U.C.C. Church, Howertown, and was a former member of St. Mark’s U.C.C. Church in Allentown, where she served as a Sunday school teacher and volunteer for many years. Surviving are her children: Gary V. Lieberman, Sr. of Center Valley, Jane L. Becker, with whom she resided, and Deana M. Leibensperger of Salisbury Township; five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; two brothers and a sister. She was predeceased by a grandson, Wayne A. Leibensperger, Jr., in 2014; and five brothers and a sister. Services will be private and at the convenience of the family at the George G. Bensing Funeral Home in Moorestown. Memorial contributions may be made to St. John’s U.C.C. Church, 22 Atlas Rd., Northampton, PA 18067.

Robert S. Marlatt

OCT. 7, 1934 – JAN. 24, 2018 Robert S. Marlatt, 83, of Northampton, died on We d n e s d a y, Jan. 24, 2018 at home. He was the husband of Bonnie S. (Breinig) Marlatt. He worked at Allentown State Hospital, retiring in 1997. Born on Oct. 7, 1934, he was a son of the late Robert and Miriam (Hughes) Marlatt. In addition to his wife, he is survived by six sons, Richard, Gregory, Timothy, Robert, Jarred and Tyler Marlatt; two daughters, Stefany Wechsler and Victoria Marlatt; nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held on Saturday, Jan. 27 in Gospel Chapel, 1769 Newport Ave., Northampton. Interment will be private at the convenience of the family. Contributions can be made in his memory to the Gospel Chapel Memorial Fund or Peaceable Kingdom, c/o the Schisler Funeral Home, 2119 Washington Ave., Northampton, PA 18067.

Crystal J. Miklas

SEPT. 21, 1970 – JAN. 25, 2018 Crystal J. Miklas, 47, of Moore Township, died on T h u r s d a y, Jan. 25, 2018 in Easton Hospital. She was the wife of William N. Miklas for 25 years on Jan. 18.

Born on Sept. 21, 1970 in Fountain Hill, she was a daughter of Bonnie (Dilcherd) Hooper of St. Cloud, Fla., and the late Paul Heimer. Crystal was employed at the Giant grocery market in Nazareth, where she worked in the healthy and beauty department for 20 years. She was a 1988 graduate of Nazareth High School. She enjoyed tanning and swimming in their pool at home, and reading. In addition to her husband and mother, she is survived by a son, William Heimer, of Moore Township; two daughters, Aleshia Miklas of Nazareth and Ashley Howell of Palmerton; a granddaughter; a brother, Paul Heimer, of Walnutport; a sister, Cindy Heimer Hawk, of St. Cloud; and nieces and nephews. Services were held today (Thursday) at 5 p.m. in the George G. Bensing Funeral Home, Moorestown. The calling hours were from 3 to 5 p.m. Interment will be private.

Marjorie L. Moser

Ma r j o rie L. (Seier) Moser, 83, of Nor thampton, died We d n e s d a y, Jan. 24, 2018 in Orefield, Upper Macungie Twsp. She was the wife of the late Norwood D. Moser, who passed away in 1982. She was employed as a loop sewer/seamstress for the former Universal Pant Co., Modern Pant Co. both of Northampton, the former Grief Co., Allentown, and Forest Inn, Fernbrook. Born in Northampton, she was a daughter of the late John A. and Margaret H. (Mushko) Seier. She was a member of Queenship of Mary Catholic Church, Northampton, and the I.L.G.W.U. Marjorie enjoyed gardening, garage sales, puzzles, and casinos. Surviving are two daughters, Carol A. Kern of Clarksville, Tenn., and Catherine Mizak of Orefield; three grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by two brothers, Alfred and John Geo. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, Feb. 7 in the Schisler Funeral Home, 2119 Washington Ave., Northampton, at 11 a.m. Call 10-11 a.m. Private interment. Contributions may be made to Animals In Distress, P.O. Box 609, 5075 Limeport Pike, Coopersburg, PA 18036.

Rev. Edwin V. Schwartz

The Rev. Fr. Edwin V. Schwartz, 86, Pastor Emeritus of Queenship of Mary Catholic Church, Northampton, died on Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018 in St. Luke’s Hospital, Allentown. Father Schwartz attended Good Shepherd Elementary School and graduated from West Catholic High School, both in

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Philadelphia. He attended St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Wynnewood, where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy. He was ordained to the Priesthood on May 14, 1960 by The Most Reverend J. Carroll McCormick at the Cathedral Basilica of Ss. Peter & Paul in Philadelphia. Born in Philadelphia, he was a son of the late John W. and Kathryn V. (Byrne) Schwartz. Father Schwartz’s first priestly assignment was Parochial Vicar, St. Mary Church, Hamburg, followed by Parochial Vicar, St. Catherine of Siena Church, Reading; Parochial Vicar, Sacred Heart Church, West Reading; Parochial Vicar, St. Theresa Church, Hellertown; Parochial Vicar, St. Ursula Church, Fountain Hill, and Parochial Vicar, St. Anne Church, Bethlehem. He was pastor at the former St. Mauritas Church, Ashland, followed by pastor at the former Our Lady of Hungary Church, Northampton, and pastor of the former St. Michael Church, presently Queenship of Mary Church, Northampton. During the course of his priestly ministry, Father Schwartz served as Regional Director of Vocations, Berks Deanery; Regional Director, Bishop’s Relief Agency, Northampton Deanery, member Committee on Ecumenism; Regional Coordinator, Adult Religious Education, Northampton Deanery; Advocate and Notary, Diocesan Tribunal; Regional Director, Holy Name Society, West Schuylkill County; member, Cardinal Brennan High School financial aid committee; member, Board of Education; member Board of Trustees of the Priest Retirement Fund, and member Board of Trustees of th Lay Employees’ Pension Fund. Upon retirement, Father Schwartz was named Pastor Emeritus, Queenship of Mary Church, Northampton. Father Schwartz is survived by a brother, John Schwartz; a sister, Kathryn Schwartz Johnson; nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by sisters, Claire McTamney, Virginia Theresa White; a brother, Robert. Continued on page 13

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A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at Queenship of Mary Church, Northampton, yesterday, Wed, Jan. 31, 2018. The main celebrant was The Most Reverend Alfred A. Schlert, D.D., J.C.L., Bishop of Allentown. The Homilist was Reverend Bernard J. Ezaki, Parochial Vicar, St. Frances de Chantal Parish, Easton. Interment took place in Ss. Peter & Paul Cemetery, Springfield, Pa. Arrangements were by the Reichel Funeral Home, Northampton.

da Rothrock of Plainfield Township, Frank Searock of Nazareth, Debra Sands of Pennsburg; four grandchildren; two great-grandsons; a brother, John Franczak of Nazareth, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a grandson, Scott Rothrock; sisters, Rose Wzontek and Anna Erdie; brothers, David and Henry Franczak. Services were held on Wednesday morning in the Joseph F. Reichel Funeral Home, Nazareth, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in Holy Family Church, and interment in the parish cemetery.

Duane J. Carl

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AUG. 6, 1960 – JAN. 21, 2018 D u a n e J. Carl, 57, of Walnutport, died on Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018 at home. He was the husband of Tammy (Sturdik) Carl. A graduate of Liberty High School in Bethlehem, he was employed by Ardon Courts. Born on August 6, 1960, he was a son of the late Henry Carl and Germaine (Bonjean) Carl. He was a member of the Tri-Boro Sportsman Club in Northampton. Surviving are sons, Christopher Carl of Allentown, Michael Carl of Allentown, and Shawn R. Carl of Walnutport; a daughter, April M. Carl, of Topton; a step-son, James Sturdik, of Danielsville; a step-daughter, Jessica Moyer of South Park, PA; brothers Kevin Carl of Northampton and Kerry Carl of Bethlehem; sisters, Linda Kunsman and Eileen Carl, both of Bethlehem; and nine grandchildren. A funeral service was held on Friday afternoon in the Schisler Funeral Home, Northampton, with The Rev. Barbara Lee officiating. Contributions in memory of Duane may be made to the family, c/o the funeral home at 2119 Washington Ave., Northampton, PA 18067.

Josephine A. Searock

JAN. 19, 1923 – JAN. 26, 2018 Josephine A. Searock, 94, of Nazareth, died on Friday, Jan. 26, 2018 in St. Luke’s Hospital, Fountain Hill. She was the wife of the late Frank L. Searock, who passed away on Sept. 22, 1963. She worked for St. Regis Paper Co., Nazareth, for 35 years before retiring in 1984. She was a member of the Pulp & Paper Workers union. Born on Feb. 19, 1923 in Nazareth, she was a daughter of the late Anthony and Anna (Gornick) Franczak. She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church, Nazareth, and its Golden Agers and Altar & Rosary Society. Josephine loved to watch game and cooking shows. She also enjoyed reading and crossword puzzles. Surviving are her children, Lin-

OCT. 9, 1952 – JAN. 24, 2018 Rebecca A. Snyder, 65, of Bushkill Township, died on Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018 at home. She was the wife of Loren R. Snyder for 26 years. A 1970 graduate of Stroudsburg High School, she was employed at Binney & Smith Crayola of Forks Township as a machine operator and safety department coordinator for 20 years before retiring in 2014. Born on Oct. 9, 1952 in Lykens, Pa., she was a daughter of Phyliss (Scheib) Klinger of Lebanon, Pa. and the late Claude Klinger. Rebecca enjoyed gardening, tending to her flower beds, movies and shows. In addition to her husband and mother, she is survived by a daughter, Heather B. Bartholomew of Morgantown, West Virginia; two grandsons; two brothers, Dennis Klinger of Lebanon and David Klinger of Oregon; a sister, Brenda Klinger, of Elizabethtown, Pa.; and nephews and nieces. Services will be private at the convenience of the family. There will be no calling hours. Arrangements are by the George G. Bensing Funeral Home, Moorestown. Memorial donations may be offered to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Wilmer Weaver

OCT. 14, 1929 – JAN. 9, 2018 Wilmer R. Weaver, 88, of Nazareth, died on Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, at his Westminster Village residence in Allentown. He was the husband of the late Betty (Ginter) Weaver. Wil served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War from 1951 through 1953. Achieving the rank of Sergeant, he was awarded a Bronze Star for meritorious service. Wil spent 30 years with Lehigh Fluid Power of Lambertville, N.J. retiring in 1994 as corporate secretary and controller. He was a member of the American Legion. He attended St. John’s U.C.C. Church in

Nazareth, where he enjoyed many years as the church treasurer, along with other duties during his time there. Surviving are daughters Kimberly A. Herschel Schreck of Salisbury Twsp., and Karen M. Schwiker of Sugarloaf, PA; a brother, Lloyd Weaver of Meyerstown, PA; a sister, Doris Lambert of Saylorsburg; three grandchildren, and a great-granddaughter. He was preceded in death by a sister, Margaret. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, Feb. 3 at St. John’s U.C.C., Broad & Prospect Sts., Nazareth, with The Rev. Jeff Brinks officiating. Interment with military honors will follow in Greenwood Cemetery, Nazareth. Contributions in memory of Wil may be made to St. John’s U.C.C. Church, 18 S. Broad St., Nazareth, PA 18064, c/o the funeral home

William A. Wilkinson, Sr.

OCT. 2, 1935 – JAN. 25, 2018 William A. Wilkinson, Sr., 82, of Bath, died on Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018. He was the husband of Carol (Kesel) Wilkinson for 61 years. He was the plant manager for Pfizer, Inc. in Easton and East St. Louis, Ill. He later became president of Harcross Pigments, Fairview Heights, Ill., and retired in 1994, after 33 years. Born on Oct. 2, 1935 in Norfolk, Va., he was a son of the late illam J. and Hazel (McCormick) Wilkinson. William was a member of the Adams, Maine Lions Club and a volunteer for the United Way. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in chemical engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children, W. A. “Lex” Wilkinson Jr. of Bath, Elizabeth Miller-Tinner of Kansas City, MO, Andrew F. Wilkinson of Bloomfield Hills, Mich.; Martha Blackburn of O’Fallon, Ill., and Ann Martin of Kansas City; 13 grandchildren and 10 greatgrandchildren. A visitation was held on Monday evening in the Ashton Funeral Home, Easton. A second visitation was held today (Thursday, Feb. 1) in the Kurrus Funeral Home, 1773 Frank Scott Parkway West, Belleville, Ill., with services at 7 p.m. tonight in the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or to your local animal shelter.

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Hospitals in need of blood By HOME NEWS STAFF The Miller-Keystone Bloodmobile will be reaching out to a number of locations over a wide area, seeking vitally needed blood for area hospitals. In Northampton County these are four of the locations and when blood can be given: • Christ UCC Church, 109 S. Chestnut St., Bath. 9:15 to 11:30 a.m. on Fridays, starting this month of February. By appointment only, call 610-837-0345. • Nazareth Senior Center, Oliver Border House, 15 S. Wood

St., 9:15 to 11:30 a.m. Thursdays, starting in February. Appointments only, call 610-7598255. • Memorial Library of Nazareth, 206 E. Center St., 9:15 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays starting in February. • Northampton Recreation Center, 1 Lerchenmiller Drive, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mondays, starting on Feb. 5. On site appointments can be made during operations. There are other locations in Bangor and Hellertown.


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NOTE OF THANKS THANKS I would like to thank the Moore Township police officers and the Klecknersville Rangers Ambulance crew for responding and the professionalism shown to me on December 23 when I had a medical problem. I am now home and trying to recover. Again a big thank you. Carl l. Millard, Jr. 549 Bauer Road Bath, PA 18014-8830. (2/1)

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PUBLIC NOTICE-LEGAL ESTATE NOTICE Estate of Sadie A. Nemith, late of the Borough of Bath, 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. Kathleen A. DiOdoardo 8318 Airport Road Bath, PA 18014 Executrix DANIEL G. SPENGLER, ESQUIRE 110 East Main Street Bath, PA 18014 Attorney for the Estate (1/18-2/1) ESTATE NOTICE Estate of Grace Arlene Kruck, late of the Township of Palmer, County of Northampton and State of Pennsylvania, deceased WHEREAS, Letters Testamentary in the above-named estate have been granted to Robert James Kruck, Executor of the Estate of Grace Arlene Kruck. 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 Robert James Kruck c/o Alfred S. Pierce, Esquire 124 Belvidere Street Nazareth, Pennsylvania, 18064 Alfred S. Pierce, Esquire Pierce & Steirer, LLC 124 Belvidere Street Nazareth, PA 18064 Attorneys for the Estate I.D. No. 21445 (1/18-2/1) ESTATE NOTICE Estate of Eileen F. Jeffrey, late of the Borough of Bangor, County of Northampton, and State of Pennsylvania, deceased WHEREAS, Letters of Administration in the above-named estate have been granted to Garry Allen Walters, Administrator of the Estate of Eileen F. Jeffrey. 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: Scott R. Steirer, Esquire Pierce & Steirer, LLC 124 Belvidere Street Nazareth, PA 18064 Attorneys for the Estate I.D. No. 306977 (1/18-2/1) ESTATE NOTICE Estate of ROBERT J. KUNDA, deceased, late of 1530 Allen Way, Bethlehem, 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

Executrix: Deborah A. Kunda Address: 821 Saddleback Place NE Leesburg, VA 20176 Or to her Attorney: David B. Shulman, Esquire SHULMAN & SHABBICK 1935 Center Street Northampton, PA 18067 (1/25-2/8) ESTATE NOTICE Estate of Bernice M. Walker Elvin, late of the Township of Moore, 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. Peggy Louise Clinese 613 Pen Argyl Street Pen Argyl, PA 18072 Executrix DANIEL G. SPENGLER, ESQUIRE 110 East Main Street Bath, PA 18014 Attorney for the Estate (1/25-2/8) ESTATE NOTICE The Estate of EVELYN L. GADOW, deceased, of the Township of Forks, County of Northampton, PA. Notice is hereby given that Letters Testamentary for the above Estate were granted to Susan D. Gadow Schardt, Executrix, on January 2, 2018. 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 Susan D. Gadow Schardt, in care of Gregory R. Reed, Attorney-at-Law, 141 South Broad Street, P.O. Box 299, Nazareth, PA 18064-0299. (1/25-2/8) ESTATE NOTICE The Estate of MARILYN M. SILVIUS, 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 CAROL D. CORRELL, Executrix, on December 28, 2017. All persons indebted to the Estate are required to make immediate pay-

ment, and those having claim or demand are to present the same without delay to CAROL D. CORRELL, in care of Gregory R. Reed, Attorney-at-Law, 141 South Broad Street, P.O. Box 299, Nazareth, PA 180640299. (1/25-2/8) LEHIGH TOWNSHIP ZONING HEARING BOARD PUBLIC NOTICE The Lehigh Township Zoning Hearing Board will convene on Thursday, February 8, 2018, at 6 p.m. to hear the following appeals. The hearing will be held at the Lehigh Township Municipal Building located at 1069 Municipal Road, Walnutport, PA 18088. KENNETH N. MACK & SAMANTHA S. MACK The Applicant/Owner requests to construct an accessory structure with the dimensions of 30-foot by 32-foot in the front yard area of the singlefamily dwelling located at 1058 S. Quince Road, Walnutport, PA 18088. The design standards for this residential district state that residential accessory structures are not permitted in the front yard, therefore, requiring a Variance from section 180-16.E. “Residential Accessory Uses Setbacks”. The parcel I.D. No. is H2-22-1D-0516 and is located in the Agriculture Rural Residential Zoning District. PHOENIX CONSTRUCTION GROUP LLC The Applicant/Agent for owner Kelly L. Wiland, 571 Cherry Road, Northampton, PA 18067 has filed an application for zoning relief from front yard setback requirements for the location of bilco doors that extend into the setback as per the foundation certification plan (as-built). The design standards for this residential district state that residential single family detached dwellings require a minimum front yard setback of 40’, therefore, requiring a Variance from Section 180-17.E. “Singlefamily detached dwellings setbacks” The parcel I.D. No. is J3SW2-3-7H-0516 and is located in the Village Residential Zoning District. RYAN S. GRUBE & KIMBERLY A. GRUBE The Applicant/Owner of 4341 Wood Drive, Walnutport, PA 18088 has filed an application for zoning relief from roadway access requirements. The ordinance states that every building lot shall have access to a public

www.HomeNewsPA.com street or an approved private street. The Applicant/Owner is requesting approval of a lot line adjustment that will land lock their property with road access by way of access easement, therefore, requiring a Variance from Section 180-41.A (1) Roadway Access. The parcel I.D. No. is H2-22-9A-0516 and is located in the Agriculture Rural Residential Zoning District. Meetings are open to the public and all interested parties are welcome to attend and will have an opportunity to be heard. Liz Gehman, Lehigh Township Zoning Officer (1/25 & 2/1) WAIVER REQUEST SUBDIVISION & LAND DEVELOPMENT ORDINANCE MOORE TOWNSHIP BOARD OF SUPERVISORS During the Monthly Meeting of the Moore Township Board of Supervisors, scheduled for Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at 7:00 P.M. at the Moore Township Municipal Building, 2491 Community Drive, Bath PA, the Board of Supervisors will consider a written request for certain waivers of articles of the Moore Township Subdivision & Land Development Ordinances. The following request was submitted for the proposed Major Subdivision of Mink Hollow Estates, Lot #16 – S&S Homes. The applicant requests the following waiver from the Major Subdivision Plan: Section 3.05.1 which requires a separate Preliminary Plan be submitted for a major subdivision. (2/1) BOROUGH OF NORTHAMPTON EXECUTIVE MEETING Notice is hereby given that Northampton Borough Council will meet in an executive session on Thursday, February 1, 2018 at 7 p.m. in Council Chambers. The purpose of this executive session is to discuss personnel matters. LeRoy E. Brobst Borough Manager

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Five reasons Pre-school years Are a prime time For learning submitted by CATHY HAYES Much of the discussion about education focuses on the K-12 years, but some early childhood education experts suggest serious learning can start even earlier and pay dividends for the child in years to come. “Young children have the capacity at a very young age to be academically challenged, and we need to educate them strongly during those years instead of waiting until they are older,” says Alise McGregor, founder of Little Newtons (www.littlenewtons. com), an early education center with locations in Minnesota and Illinois. “Children’s minds are like sponges when they are very young. Under age 5 is the most important time for development and our best opportunity to set up children for success. If we strongly educate children at a very young age, while their brains are so pliable, by the time they reach kindergarten, their brain capacity is much higher.” Recent research confirms that the first five years of life are particularly important for the development of the child's brain. Harvard University’s Center on the Developing Child reports that in the first few years, more than 1 million new neural connections are formed every second, building the brain’s architecture. This growth of the brain’s network establishes a fertile foundation for learning, thus an opportunity to be better prepared for grade school and beyond, experts say. One analysis of several studies, “Impacts of Early Childhood Education on Medium- and Long-term Education,” showed that children exposed to high-quality pre-kindergarten education performed better academically in later years. Early education also led to higher graduation rates, fewer special education placements and less grade retention. McGregor suggests five reasons parents should consider ramping up their pre-K child’s education: • Socialization. Socialization with people other than the child’s family in a safe environment is an essential foundational element. “It’s important to introduce our children to other children and support their transition into their own friendship groups, and the earlier we do this, it helps children overcome shyness and gain self-confidence,” McGregor says. • Personal experiences. These assist the brain’s organizational development and functioning in many situations, helping children develop learning skills

as well as social and emotional abilities. “A good early-education center creates an environment where imagination, love and innovation all come together for a daily adventure,” McGregor says. • Enthusiasm for Learning. Lessons can be given in a fun and exciting way that will encourage children to be effective learners. “Feeling inspired and excited to learn takes root in preschool,” McGregor says, “and can last a lifetime.” • Learning respect for others. A fundamental building block for happiness, friendships and success in life starts early by learning how to share, cooperate, take turns and be nice. “By carrying on conversations, following rules, listening, accepting consequences of actions, the child learns early how to start getting along in the world,” McGregor says. • Resilience. It’s important that early childhood educators and parents work together to develop resilience in children as early as possible. “By creating a consistent and stable environment with clear expectations and predictable consequences, children can develop skills in managing themselves and their emotions,” McGregor says. “They may experience bumps, bruises or losing a game, but this is the foundation for building coping strategies for greater challenges in life.” “The first five years of life are the most critical,” McGregor says. “It is far easier to train a child than it is to fix a broken adult.”

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