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by Ruth Isenberg
East Side Borough officials arevery pleased with the recent workdone through a Carbon Countygrant. Street committee chair RudySchoch praised the contractors dur-ing the January 7 meeting, saying“They did a wonderful job!” A pay-ment to Luzerne County SiteContractors for their work on theproject was among the billsapproved for payment.Council chair John Marotta saidthe next step was to fill in moretoward the building from the formerreservoir area that was filled.Council has applied for a grant to forthis purpose and to finish upperWashington Street.Council was also pleased thatthey’d adopted another balancedbudget with no tax increase for2011. The budget adopted inDecember totals $56,885 in thegeneral fund; $15,271.06 in theHighway Aid Fund; $41,847 in theGarbage Collection Fund; $45,440in the Sewer Tapping Fee Account;and $166,221.24 in the SewerOperation & Maintenance Fund fora total budget of $325,664.30.Council will act on the JudithBlakey subdivision request at theMarch meeting; a 90-day extensionhad been granted.The November report from theWhite Haven Volunteer FireCompany included one response toa car fire on Interstate 80 in the bor-ough.A new Emergency MedicalServices run card was approved.For Basic Life Support, CommCenter will be directed to call WhiteHaven BLS first, then WeatherlyBLS, Freeland BLS, and finally LakeHarmony BLS. For Advanced LifeSupport, the order will be WhiteHaven Medic 22, Valley RegionalMedic 26, Plains Medic 2, andAPTs Medic 11. Mayor GeraldJones Jr. will deliver the informationto Carbon County Comm Center.The mayor also noted that pinetrees near his home are causingproblems with snow plowing, andsaid that plowing needed to be clos-er to the berms of the road through-out the town.Zoning officer Richard Clausewas absent, but forwarded hisreport, including one permit for ahome in advance of the requirementfor sprinkler systems in all new con-struction.GSP Management sent a new listof tenants at Spring Hill Mobile
YEAR, NO. 7 THURSDAY, JANUARY 13, 2011SINGLE COPY50¢ (USPS 277440) 131
YEAR, NO. 33VOL. 30, NO. 20
© 2011, JOURNAL NEWSPAPERS, INC. All Rights Reserved
Thursday, January 13
Joy Through Movement – 10:00a.m. – W.H. United MethodistChurchW.H. Lions Club Dinner Meeting –6:30 p.m. – Sitkoʼs Barn Rest-aurantFoster Township Planning Com-mission Meeting – 7:00 p.m. –Township Municipal Building
Friday, January 14
W.H. Food Pantry – 11:00 a.m. toNoon – Rear, Haven Hall, WhiteHaven CenterFree Community Lunch – Serving11: 30 a.m. to Noon – St. PaulʼsLutheran Parish Hall
Saturday, January 15
Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting -7:00 p.m. – St. Patrickʼs ParishCenter
Sunday, January 16
Marine Corps League Detachment1039 Meeting - 1:30 P.M. – V.F.W.Post 6615Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting -7:00 p.m. – Mountainview Com-munity Church
Monday, January 17
Martin Luther King Legal HolidayFree Community Lunch – Serving11: 30 a.m. to Noon – St. PaulʼsLutheran Parish HallTOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly)Meeting – 5:45 p.m. - W.H. UnitedMethodist Church Social HallDennison township Planning Com -mission Meeting – 7:00 p.m. –Township Municipal Building
Tuesday, January 18
Joy Through Movement – 10:00a.m. – W.H. United MethodistChurchW.H. Borough Planning Commis -sion Meeting – 6:00 p.m. – Muni -cipal Building
Wednesday, January 19
Yoga Class – 10:00 a.m. – St.Paulʼs Lutheran ChurchAlcoholics Anonymous. Meeting –10:00 a.m. – Mountainview Com -munity ChurchFree Community Lunch – Serving11: 30 a.m. to Noon – St. PaulʼsLutheran Parish HallW.H. Volunteer Ambulance Asso -ciation Meeting – 7:00 p.m. –Ambulance BuildingAOH Meeting – 7:00 p.m. – V.F.W.Post 6615American Legion Post 592 Meeting– 8:00 p.m. – Post Home
Thursday, January 20
Joy Through Movement – 10:00a.m. – W.H. United MethodistChurchW.H. Area Senior Citizens Meeting– 1:00 p.m. – V.F.W. Post 6615Kidder Township Board of Super -visors Meeting –7:00 p.m. – Town -ship Municipal Building
by Clara R. Holder
Some of the more interestinglocal events reported in
The Journal-Herald 
during 2010 are list-ed here.
: This is nota review of the year’s major events,only of things noted in this paper,and dates listed (unless specifiedotherwise) are those of the publica-tion, not of the events themselves.
– Gerald J. Fulk, an origi-nal owner of Gerry & Mike’sNursery, Kidder Township, died atthe age of 79.
– Packer TownshipSupervisors voiced support fortownship resident Jim Dulcey’splans to keep his property un-devel-oped, despite what he believed tobe pressure from some unnamedmembers of Weatherly Area SchoolBoard.World War II and Korean Conflictveteran John “Jay” Faust of Weath-erly died at the age of 87. He hadbeen employed by the Hazleton
for 49 years,retiring as production coordinator,and was active in community affairsincluding service as a member andchairman of the former WeatherlyMunicipal Authority.Korean Conflict veteran and for-mer Weatherly Borough Councilmember Conrad Pfeiffer died at theage of 80.
– White Haven BoroughCouncilman Herbert Albee, 53, diedJuly 22 of injuries suffered four daysearlier in a motorcycle accident. Hewas the owner of one of the town’soldest family businesses, Albee’sFuel Service & Trucking.
– Bear CreekTownship Supervisors held a meet-ing at White Haven Poconos, wherethey, residents and representativesof the White Haven Fire Companydiscussed mutual concerns.
Please turn to page A6DRIFTS WERE THE ORDER OF THE DAY on Sunday in Packer Township and throughout the area, asSaturday’s snow blew across area roads in sculpted patterns.
Photo by Ruth Isenberg 
by Donnell Stump
Two Weatherly women, AmyPotsko and Georgeann Herling,were selected to fill the unexpiredterms of Joanne Dougherty andGilbert Gerhard on the WeatherlyArea School Board when that bodymet in special session onWednesday, January 5.Board president John Toft Jr. nom-inated Potsko, the nomination wasseconded by director Bonita L.Urban and approved unanimouslyby the board.Potsko is the wife of GeorgePotsko and mother of MackenzieSherman, a third-grade student atWeatherly Area Elementary School.She is an accountant employed byHazleton Shaft Corp., Stockton.To fill the second vacant seat,Urban nominated Herling, the nom-ination received a second fromDirector Edward “Skip” Snyder andwas also approved unanimously.A Weatherly graduate with threeadult children who were also raisedin Weatherly, Herling is the daughterof Ruth Anthony of Weatherly.Herling is a licensed practical nurseat the Weatherwood nursing homein Weatherly.
Potsko and Herlingnamed to WASB
by Seth Isenberg
On Thursday afternoon, January6, White Haven Police arrested 33year old Carl Holliday for robbingthe PNC Bank, and the Rite Aid, lastmonth.White Haven Police spent the lastfew weeks speaking with area busi-nesspeople and alerting residentsto look for suspicious activity.On Thursday, businessman HenryStraub, owner of Main St.Coffeeworks, noticed a car muchlike the one that was near the PNCBank during the last robbery. It wasparked parallel to the caboose, fac-ing the bank, and had been there fora long time. According to PoliceOfficer-in-Charge Tom Szoke,Straub walked directly to the WhiteHaven Borough Municipal Buildingin search of the police. (Szokethanks Henry for making the report.)Szoke, who was on duty, set upobservation and called for backup.Officer Gary Shupp, who was offduty but on call, started his drivefrom his home to the borough. Atsome point during this time, Hollidaystarted his car and made a drive upTowanda Street where he saw thepolice cruiser. According to Szoke,Holliday turned his car upSusquehanna St. Szoke began tofollow up Cherry Street in the cruis-er, while Shupp arrived at the top ofSusquehanna Street in his personalcar and started down the hill.Holliday turned his car at ElmiraSt. (toward James St.) and Szokeblocked it with the cruiser. Shuppthen arrived to complete the box.Holliday was then arrested withoutincident.White Haven Police, assisted withinformation from the FBI’s Scrantonoffice, interviewed the man for sev-eral hours. Toward the end of thesession, he began to confess. Itturned out that Holliday, a formerlocal policeman from south NewJersey, had actually robbed sixbanks, one of them twice – SouthWhitehall, PA, north of Allentown;Towamencin Township, PA nearLansdale; and in south Jersey,Harrison Township, Paulsboro, andMillville – twice; plus the WhiteHaven PNC Bank. He also robbedthe White Haven Rite Aid.Szoke added that Holliday, whowas divorced, was staying in a
White Haven Policearrest bank robber
Please turn to page B1Please turn to page A6
Thursday, January 13
Senior Citizens Friendship ClubMeeting – 1:30 p.m. – SalemU.C.C.Weatherly Area Community Li-brary Board Meeting – 7:00 p.m. –LibraryGreater Weatherly Area Ambu-lance Association Meeting – 7:30p.m. – Ambulance Building
Saturday, January 15
“Inspire Your Heart With The Arts”- 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. – Heritage HillSenior CommunityWAHS Athletic Hall of FameActivities – Girls Basketball Gameat 1:00 p.m. – Buffet Dinner at4:30 p.m. - Boys BasketballGames at 6:00 p.m. – WeatherlyArea Schools Complex
Sunday, January 16
Childrenʼs Free Throw Contest,sponsored by K of C Council12105 -–1:00 p.m. – Eurana ParkPavilion
Monday, January 17
Martin Luther King Legal HolidayTurkey Dinner – 4:00 t0 7:00 p.m. -Silver Ridge Hunting ClubWeatherly Borough CouncilMeeting – 7:00 p.m. – MunicipalBuildingWeatherly Area Chess Club – 7:00p.m. – First Presbyterian Church
Wednesday, January 19
Weatherly Area PTA Meeting –7:00 p.m. – W.A. Elementary/ Middle School CafeteriaWeatherly Area Historical Com -mission Meeting – 7:00 p.m. -Weatherly Municipal Building
Thursday, January 20
Weatherly Rotary FoundationMeeting – 9:00 a.m. – WeatherlyMunicipal BuildingWeatherly Rotary Club DinnerMeeting – 6:30 p.m. – WeatherlyCountry InnWeatherly Lions Club Meeting -6:00 p.m.- Weatherly BoroughBuilding
East Side grant workpleases borough officials
Joseph P. Lenahan, Jr., 67,of White Haven died Monday,January 10, 2011 in LehighValley Hospital, Allentown.A son of the late Josephand Miriam Byron Lenahan,he was born in Philadelphia,and had resided in the WhiteHaven area since 1966.Prior to retirement he wasa self-employed barber for 49years, and was the last per-son to operate a barbershopin White Haven.He was a member of St.Patrick’s R.C. Church ofWhite Haven and a FourthDegree Knight of its Knightsof Columbus Council 10616.Surviving are his wife of 41and a half years, the formerCarol Ann Perch; son anddaughter-in-law Joseph, IIIand Terri Lenahan of WhiteHaven; daughters and sons-in-law Rose Mary and JeffreyFox of Freeland, Theresa andDaniel Cook of Pottsville;grandchildren Deanna,Sarah, Andrew, Brooke,Alyssa and Anna; sistersMaureen Seftchick ofPittsburgh, Miriam Cassidy ofAston, Colleen Fox ofDoylestown, Sharon Lore ofWalnut Creek, Cal. and ClaireDembinski of Pocono Pines;nephews and nieces.The funeral will be heldFriday at 9 a.m. from theJoseph E. Lehman FuneralHome, White Haven, with aMass of Christian Burial at9:30 a.m. in St. Patrick’s R.C.Church, celebrated by theRev. John McHale, pastor.Burial will be private, at theconvenience of the family.Friends may call at thefuneral home this evening(Thursday) from 5 to 8 p.m.Memorial Donations maybe made to St. Patrick’s R.C.Church Building Fund, 411Allegheny Street, or to WhiteHaven Area CommunityLibrary, P.O. Box 57, both ofWhite Haven, PA 18661.
Victor J. Mikus, 85, of RR2,Weatherly died Sunday, Jan-uary 9, 2011 in WeatherwoodNursing & RehabilitationCenter, Weatherly.A son of the late Karol andHelen Selecky Mikus, he wasborn in New York City, N.Y.,and was a U.S. Army veteranof World War II. He was anaccomplished artist.Surviving is his wife of 56years, the former AnnaMaracek.Private arrangements withburial in Sky-View MemorialPark, Hometown, are by thePhilip J. Jeffries FuneralHome, Weatherly.
Mildred D. Briese, 90, ofWeatherly died Friday, Jan-uary 7, 2011 in HazletonGeneral Hospital.A daughter of the lateGeorge and Lucy HinkleHeiney, she was born inWeatherly and was a mem-ber of Zions EvangelicalLutheran Church of Weath-erly and the WeatherlySenior Citizens.Prior to retirement she wasemployed as a customerservice specialist for SearsRoebuck in Hazleton.Preceding her in death washer husband, Alvin MartinBriese, in 1993, and brothersHarold and George Heiney.Surviving are daughters andson-in-law Bonnie and DonaldGerhard of Warnersville, andLinda Briese, with whom sheresided; grandson KeithGerhard; sister Verna Gerhardof Weatherly; companion ArthurMartin Briese of Weatherly.A memorial service washeld Wednesday from thePhilip J. Jeffries FuneralHome, with Charles Engle-hart officiating. Burial was inUnion Cemetery, Weatherly.Memorial donations maybe made to Zions EvangelicalLutheran Church, 335 ThirdStreet, Weatherly, PA 18255.
Karen R. Stevens, 64, ofSchnecksville died Friday,January 7, 2011 in BloughHealth Center, Bethlehem.A daughter of the lateArthur and Dorothy EckrothWetzel, she was bornOctober 26, 1946 in Hazle-ton.She was a member ofUnion Evangelical LutheranChurch of Schnecksville, andprior to retirement wasemployed as an administra-tive assistant for the Dioceseof Allentown.Preceding her in death washer husband, Walter C.Stevens.Surviving are daughter andson-in-law Laura and KevinQuerio of Schnecksville; sonand daughter-in-law Chris-topher and Elizabeth Stevensof New Tripoli; grandchildrenJustin, Matthew and Scott;sister and brother-in-lawJanet and Robert Graham ofWeatherly; brother and sis-ter-in-law Charles and MaryAnn Wetzel of Weatherly;nieces and nephews.The funeral was heldTuesday from Union Evan-gelical Lutheran Church withthe Rev. Dennis W. Mooreofficiating. Burial was inHeidelberg Union Cemetery,Slatington.Memorial donations maybemade to the Diocese ofAllentown, c/o HeintzelmanFuneral Home, P.O. Box 196,Schnecksville, PA 18078-0196.
John J. Ziminsky, 78, ofAlbrightsville died Monday,January 3, 2011 in Wilkes-Barre.A son of the late Williamand Leona Miller Ziminsky,he was born in White Havenand was a 1950 graduate ofWhite Haven High School.He was an active memberof St. Paul’s Lutheran Churchof Albrightsville, and servedon the church council. Hewas a former Kidder Town-ship Tax Collector and a for-mer member of the townshipzoning board.Prior to retiring in 1997 heowned and operated Gary L.Ziminsky Excavating, Al-brightsville, for ten years.Before that he had worked forJ. E. Smith of Penn ForestTownship, and owned andoperated a bakery deliverybusiness for many years. Hehad also worked as a truckdriver for his brother-in-law,Homer Heimbach.Preceding him in deathwere son Gary Ziminsky,brothers Edward and WilliamZiminsky, and sister ElsieZiminsky.Surviving are his wife of 58years, the former LaRueHeimbach; son John W.Ziminsky of Albrightsville,daughter Roseanne Ziminskyof Lehighton; brother and sis-ter-in-law Alvin and MinnieZiminsky of Florida; nephewsand nieces.The funeral was held Fri-day from St. Paul’s LutheranChurch with the Rev. DouglasHoltz officiating. Burial was inthe church cemetery.Memorial donations maybe made to St. Paul’s Luth-eran Church, P.O. Box 200,Albrightsville, PA 18210.
M. Nancy Deisenroth, 80,of Allentown died Monday,September 27, 2010 inLehighValley Hospital, Allen-town.A daughter of the lateHarold and Manetta Sen-senbach Teel of White Haven,she was born October 5,1929 in Wilkes-Barre. Shewas a 1947 graduate ofWhite Haven High School.Prior to retiring in 1971 shewas employed in the produc-tion control department ofMack Trucks, Allentown.Preceding her in death washer husband of 56 years,Milton Deisenroth, who diednine days earlier, on Sep-tember 18.Surviving are sister-in-lawLamay Sensenbach of WhiteHaven and brother-in-lawMelvin Deisenroth of Allen-town.Arrangements were pri-vate, at the convenience ofthe family.
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Death Roll
To the Editor,
I’ve been receiving yourpaper since 1951 when Imarried Allen “Bunny” Sear-foss and we moved toBethlehem. He was a watch-maker.Bunny died in 1984.I was Kathryn Christmanand my sister Hannah wasthe cook for Mr. and Mrs.Taylor. * . . . That goes back inthe 40s.I have paintings that arebeautiful painted by EdwardE. Sensenbach. He wasBunny’s grandfather. Henever took a lesson butenjoyed painting.He died in 1946.Allen Searfoss, Bunny’sfather, died in 1960.I have had the paintingsever since . . . I’m 85 years oldnow.Mr. Sensenbach was aLehigh Valley railroad engi-neer.I would like to donate thepaintings to the library inWhite Haven. They are verypretty.Who could I contact?Sincerely,
Kathryn C. Poczak 
(Editor’s note - *They would be Journal publisher Walter Taylor and his wife, Maude.We have contacted the library about Mrs. Poczac’s offer.) 
To the Editor,
Please Stop the Madnessin Lehigh TownshipTuesday, January 4, 2011There was an appeal hear-ing in Jim Thorpe this morn-ing and at least one more willbe necessary. Our supervi-sors are trying to stop PaulaHoffman from receivingunemployment compensa-tion after they replaced herwithout giving cause. Thesupervisors had contemplat-ed replacing our secretary inthe beginning of the yearwhen they contacted Ms.Lenahan. This was addres-sed in the minutes of the Aprilmeeting. Why was the gar-bage bill collection contract-ed out? Perhaps Ms. Lena-han wouldn’t do it. So, Ms.Hoffman was replaced andgranted unemployment com-pensation by the state, butthe supervisors felt it wouldbe much better to spend ourmoney trying to stop it. So,itemized expenses thus far:Mr. Hludzik-arrival 8:30a.m. for the 9:30 a.m. hearingat $95/hr. The hearing endedat 12:15 p.m. and a secondhearing will be necessary. Mr.Hludzik is paid portal to por-tal or from the time he leaveshome until he returns homeor to his office. A minimumexpenditure of $500.Mr. Skinner & Mr. Wagner-$12/hour plus 50 cents/ mile.A minimum expenditure of$90.Wasn’t it bad enough thatthe supervisors didn’t sup-port Ms. Hoffman and Ms.Strauss during 3 frivolouslawsuits resulting from doingtheir job as directed by thesupervisors and Mr. Hludzik?Is this how we want ourmoney spent; on frivolouslawsuits? Hasn’t there beenenough of that?Please remember that thismoney in the township cof-fers is
money and someday we may get the opportu-nity to say how we want itspent. In the meantime, thegoals for the township appearto be
Our General Fundhas diminished from approxi-mately $200,000 to under$100,000. We pay from $600to $1,200/month for legal rep-resentation at each monthlymeeting for a township of 525residents, but the supervisorswill not stand behind ouremployees when they’resued for doing their job!Perhaps our township lead-ers can show some fiscalresponsibility and loyalty toour employees. That wouldbe a novel approach to run-ning our township!Happy New Year.
Myra Wolf Hoffman
Help make the snow go
by Ruth Isenberg
After a relatively calm and quiet, though cold, December,January is turning into a season of snow. Our area isn’t beinghit quite as hard as our neighbors to the south, but we’re get-ting enough of the white stuff to cause school delays and can-cellations, and multiple traffic mishaps.Everyone can help ease these weather woes. First and fore-most, drive carefully. Even if you have good snow tires andfour-wheel drive, ice can appear in surprising places. And anunfortunate number of drivers seem to think that driving anSUV means they can go anywhere, in any weather, at anyspeed. It’s not true. Slow down, and stay in control.Sidewalks need to be shoveled. Too many people are wait-ing for nature to clear their walks for them. That makes it hardfor walkers to get around without taking to the streets, wherethey compete with drivers for space on roads made narrowerby snowbanks.Those who do shovel must also help out. Please don’t throwthe snow from your sidewalks back out into the street. Pile itin your yard, or to the side. And please be understanding ofthe plow drivers. They aren’t plowing your driveway in deliber-ately. In order to clear the streets, they need to keep the plowsdown and keep moving.Pay attention to alternate side of the street parking rulesand other special regulations for snow storms. Cooperationwill help get the streets cleared faster.Most important, remember that this too shall pass. Spring ison its way!
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(Never known to fail)
Oh, most beautiful flower of Mt. Carmel, fruitful vine splendor of Heaven, Blessed Mother of theSon of God. Immaculate Virgin, assist me in my necessity. Oh, Star of the Sea, help me and showme, herein you are my mother. Oh, Holy Mary, Mother of God, Queen of Heaven and Earth! I humbly beseech you from the bottom of my heart to succor me in this necessity. There are nonethat can withstand your power. Oh, show me herein you are my mother. Oh Mary, conceived with-out sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee (3x). Holy Mother, I place this cause in your hands(3x). Holy Spirit, you who solve all problems, light all roads so that I can attain my goal. You whogave me the divine gift to forgive and forget all evil against me and that in all instances in mylife you are with me. I want in this short prayer to thank you for all things as you confirm onceagain that I never want to be separated from you in eternal glory. Thank you for your mercytoward me and mine. The person must say this prayer 3 consecutive days. After 3 days, therequest will be granted. This prayer must be published after the favor is granted.J.M.P.
Two little snowstorms madefor some challenging drivingFriday and Saturday. In bothcases, treatment and trafficmade roads safe. On Friday, ittook until about noon, and ittook until mid-morning on Sun-day, except where wind wasblowing snow. There were pilesof blown snow all around wherewe drove on Sunday afternoon.As of this writing, we may get alittle more snow on Tuesdayinto Wednesdayexciting, butthank goodness, no blizzard.Sunday, on our way to shop-ping, we sighted a line of ducks,making their deliberate wayfrom a wide, warm creek to theback yard of a nearby house. Iwas able to pull the truck overto watch, and we learned theobject of their desire was a fullfeeder, likely containing duckydelights. It certainly drew acrowd…of ducks, that is.Also on our trip Sunday, wepassed a bed and breakfastwhose main distinguishing fea-ture was the feature of fourBorder Collies, outside in theyard. Three had taken up posi-tions guarding the door backinside from the backyard, whilethe fourth had gone out onpatrol, to check the perimeteragainst intruders, perhaps.On Friday evening I had a tripto Lehighton to make, andchose to take the Turnpike,because it was faster. I didnʼtknow how much it would cost,just that the prices had goneup, so I figured Iʼd look at thetoll ticket. However, this waswhen the tickets without priceinformation. I learned it wouldcost $1.85 when I got off. Itused to cost 75¢ not so longago.Saturday was devoted to ourattending the PA Farm Show inHarrisburg. I had gassed up inLehighton, paying $3.07.9 pergallon. We arrived mid-after-noon, and made a beeline tothe food court. First stop wasthe PA Livestock Associationstand for lamb stew for Ruth,while I selected a nice bowl ofturkey chili from the PA PoultryProducers, along with some redbeet and mustard eggs.Fortified, we took a long walkfrom one end of the show to theother, viewing cattle being pre-pared for show, and 4-Hers inline to have their goats judged,with the line behind them beingthe first group for sheep judg-ing. There were a lot of nervouskids.We witnessed an official talk-ing to groups of the kids, gettingthem ready, telling them tosmile, and to work to keep theiranimals under control (“Fourhooves on the ground”) and tohave fun. Some of them lookedlike they were having fun.We made our way over towhere the Hershey cake judg-ing was taking place. As wehave learned, at the properhour, judged cakes are sharedwith the audience. We werepleased to be able to samplethree small slicesone ofwhich we really liked!From there was the buttersculpture to admire, entries incompetitions are varied as mini-landscapes, quilts, apples, can-ning, wine and the most won-derful apple pies (sadly only ondisplay, no samples). Therewere a few minutes to be spentwatching the cooking competi-tion; Ruth got a small cookbooksigned by one of the contest-ants, the chef of the Water-works Restaurant in Philadel-phia. We also were able tosample the dish they werepreparing, wagon wheel pastawith wild mushroom sauce (itwas mushroom day). On ourway, we passed a beautiful dis-play of mushrooms, including acontest where mushroomswere used to create a sceneworth seeing, very clever.Cutting back, we wentthrough the poultry room justafter they had judged the bestin show. There were all kinds ofchickens, some quite beautifuland others quite ugly. For thatmatter, there were a number oftypes of turkey on display. I onlynoticed that ducks were on dis-play after hearing a cock-a-doodle-doo followed up by aquack-quack-quack. The duckswere on a lower level of cages.At this point we had walkedourselves enough distance towant to sit down for a while, andso went to the large arena toenjoy the rodeo, only to find itfull up. Eventually some of theseats opened up, and we wereable to sit down and enjoy theshow. Once that wrapped up,we grabbed a couple morethings to eat, of course a milkshake from the PA Dairymen,and a baked sweet potato fromthe Potato Producers. Ruthalso bought some maple candyfrom the PA Maple group. Wegot cider to take home from theApple Growers, and the onlygroups we missed were theHoney Producers, the Vege-table Growers and the Mush-room Growers.The 2011 Farm Showʼs dailythrough Saturday. Admission isfree; parking is $10.It was earlier than our normwhen we started our ride home,which was a good thing,because it started to snow, andwe needed to take our time,because it eventually began toaccumulate. The dogs hadbeen in White Haven, and wearrived there just as the snowstapered off. Funny timing.We tuned in to the Jets-Coltsfootball game long enough tohear the Jets win. Their gamenext week against the Patriotscould be a good one, or not.On Sunday, we tuned in tohear the Ravens win, and thenlater listened as the Eagles lost.That leaves me with thePatriots to cheer for.In our ride through the snow,I had the radio on in order tokeep me alert, and rememberlistening to AM stations inChicago and Hartford, and thenBoston, where WBZ wasbroadcasting the Kim KomandoShow, providing tech news tofeed our inner geek. I learnedsomething during her show.On Sunday I drove by a signthat said 20¢ off per gallon ifyou bought a carwash atTurkey Hill. Coming back in theother direction a couple ofhours later, the gas gauge hov-ering at E, I thought why not.Our dark green truck was basi-cally a shade of white from theroad salt. We filled up at a costof $3.11.9, less 20¢ per gallon,and promptly spent it back onthe carwasha much neededcarwash. Later that night, Ruthhad trouble finding our truck inthe parking lot because it wasactually clean.We sighted a fox in our trav-els, and also sighted a pair ofpheasants.
The Dennison TownshipBoard of Supervisors will hold aworkshop meeting on Thursday,January 20, 2011, at 4 p.m. inthe Dennison TownshipMunicipal Building, 76 WalnutStreet, White Haven, PA.
that the Dennison TownshipBoard of Supervisors intends toappoint a certified or competentpublic accountant or a firm ofcertified or competent account-ants to replace the elected audi-tors and to make an examina-tion of all the accounts ofDennison Township for the 2010fiscal year. The DennisonTownship Board of Supervisorsintends to make such appoint-ment at a special meeting to beheld on Saturday, February 12,2011, at 10:00 a.m. in theDennison Township MunicipalBuilding, 76 Walnut Street,White Haven, Pa.
Notice is hereby given thatthe White Haven Zoning andHearing Board will hold aReorganization Meeting onThursday, January 13, 2011, at5:30 p.m. in the White HavenMunicipal Building, 312 MainStreet, White Haven, PA.This Pubic Notice was sub-mitted on January 3, 2011 andwill appear in two consecutiveweekly issues of
The Journal- Herald 
as follows: January 6and January 13, 2011. This is incompliance with thePennsylvania MunicipalitiesCode as amended by Act 170 of1988.
CATHY L. FULKSecretary,White HavenZoning and Hearing Board
1/6 & 13
Deceased, late of the Boroughof Weatherly, County of Carbon,and Commonwealth ofPennsylvania.Notice is hereby given thatLetters Testamentary have beengranted in the
Estate ofAndrew J. Trovitch, Deceased,
who died on the 5th day ofDecember, 2010. All personshaving claims against the estateare requested to make knownthe same to the Executrix or theattorney, and all persons indebt-ed to the decedent to make pay-ment without delay to:
Desiree Miller755 North StreetWeatherly, PA 18255
or her attorney:
CYNTHIA S. RAY, ESQUIRE121 Carbon StreetPost Office Box 49Weatherly, PA 18255
The 2011 meeting schedulefor Weatherly Borough Councilis as follows:
February 16thMarch 16thApril 13thMay 11thJune 15thJuly 13thAugust 10thSeptember 14thOctober 12thNovember 16thDecember 14th
January 17thFebruary 21stMarch 21stApril 18thMay 16thJune 20thJuly 18thAugust 15thSeptember 19thOctober 17thNovember 21stDecember 19thAll meetings will be held at7:00 P.M. in the MunicipalBuilding, 10 Wilbur Street.
Eloise E. HinterleiterBorough Secretary
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Having taken the oath ofoffice to begin her second term,State Senator Lisa Baker saysthe hard work of problem-solv-ing needs to begin immediately.“Dealing with the substantialbudget deficit is going to requirea lot of time and difficult choic-es. But there are numerousmatters, ranging from trans-portation funding to juvenile jus-tice reform, where responsibleagreement was not reachedunder the Rendell Admini-stration. These issues are auto-matically part of the agenda,”Baker said.Baker kept her chairmanshipof the Senate Veterans Affairsand Emergency PreparednessCommittee. “This committeeserves some very importantconstituencies – veterans, fire-fighters, emergency responders– and deals with significantissues. It has been an activeand productive committee, interms of moving legislation,holding public hearings, andinvestigating problems, and thatwill continue to be true in thenew session.”“There are very few areas ofstate government that will beoff-limits as we search for sav-ings and cost cuts to deal withan enormous multi-billion dollarbudget deficit. But we cannot ingood conscience cut corners onthe services and care promisedto Pennsylvaniaʼs veterans. Ifeel strongly on this point – theydid their duty, and now it is timefor us to meet our obligations,”she added.In her role as part of theCorbett transition team, Bakerhas submitted recommenda-tions for overhauling and redi-recting the stateʼs homelandsecurity effort.Legislative and communitydebate over the economic ben-efits and environmental conse-quences of natural gas drilling inthe Marcellus Shale is ongoing.“New regulations have helped,but that is not the full answer.We have to find a way to reachagreement on getting money toprotect communities and theenvironment from the effects ofnatural gas drilling,” she stated.Baker will reintroduce bills toimplement recommendationsfrom the Interbranch Commis-sion on Juvenile Justice.The Senate is likely to takeearly action on a package ofreform bills that died in theHouse last session. The changeof leadership in the Houseimproves the prospects forreform proposals becoming law.
Senator Baker outlines priorities for second term
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Senator Baker is joined by her husband Gary, and their sonCarson, after being sworn-in to serve a second term represent-ing the 20th Senatorial District.On January 9, 2011, in Pennsylvania Supreme Court ChiefJustice Ronald D. Castille’s Chambers, Superior Court JudgeCorreale Stevens (center) was sworn in as Superior CourtPresident Judge by Chief Justice Castille. Brittany Stevensholds the Bible for her father. Stevens was elected to a five-year term as President Judge beginning January 9.
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