on dean's list
Lehigh Carbon Community College's announced the following students were named to the dean's list for the spring semester.
Students with an academic grade point average of at least 3.50 achieve dean's list status.
Area students on the list include:
Mae V. Dorney, 89, from Brei-nigsville, formerly of Fogelsville, died Sept. 7, 2013, in Lehigh Valley Hospital Inpatient Hospice Unit, Allentown.
She was the widow of George F. Dorney, to whom she would have been married 67 years on Sept. 14.
Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Catherine (Heiser) Layton.
She was a waitress and hostess at the former Village Inn, South Whitehall, for 23 years and also helped with the family's lawn service business.
The Bethlehem Area Public Library will be accepting bids on a rare book noon-9 p.m. and Sept.18 and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 21.
The book is a donated limited-edition hardcover with gilt edge copy of "Israel: A Personal History" signed by Israel's first prime minister, David Ben-Gurion.
Judaica and books relating to the Jewish Holocaust and an additional 10,000 books, DVDs and CDs in good to excellent condition will be on sale at the Main Library, 11 W. Church St.
For information, call 610-867-3761ext 235 or visit bestbooksale.org.
Wilbur Haines' Molasses Corn Muffins
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup molasses
1 cup milk
1 cup flour
3 tsp. baking powder
1/2 cup corn meal
1-1/2 cup whole bran
Cream butter and sugar. Beat in eggs individually. Stir in molasses and milk. Sift flour, baking powder and salt. Stir in corn meal and bran. Add to creamed mixture and stir to just blended. Fill muffin cups or greased muffin pans 2/3 full. Bake at 375 degrees for 22-24 minutes. Makes 18.
Henry L. Stampfel, 90, of Allentown, formerly of Seaford, N.Y, died Sept. 5, 2013, in Lehigh Valley Hospital Inpatient Hospice Unit.
He and his wife Joan M. (Stears) Stampfel celebrated their 65th anniversary in June.
Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he was a son of the late Louis and Sophie (Stampfl) Stampfel.
He worked for the Schlitz and Schaefer Brewery, Brooklyn, N.Y. in packaging, then continued working for the Schaefer and Stroh Brewery, Fogelsville.
A radio mechanic during World War II, he honorably and proudly served his country in the Army Air Force.
Paige Hardenberg, a second grader at Schnecksville Elementary School, recently earned the prestigious titled of 2013 National American Miss Pennsylvania.
Hardenberg, who was also crowned Pennsylvania Cover Girl, recently visited Schnecksville Elementary School because staff members Pam Stettler, Susan Fegley, Holly Ivory and Laurel Young gave Paige donations to support her for the 2013 NAM pageant.
Since they showed their support, Paige wanted to give back to the school.
·Episcopal House of the Lehigh Valley Inc., Allentown, seeks a computer instructor to help seniors learn how to do basic computer work, from turning the unit on to setting up a basic email account.
Contact Miki Weaver at 610-821-0311, firstname.lastname@example.org.
·Executive Service Corps of the Lehigh Valley is looking for retired and career professional management consultants to volunteer their expertise to non-profits in the Lehigh Valley.
Contact Bill Cosgrove at 610-504-6199 or email@example.com.
The Lehigh Valley Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society is sponsoring its 37th annual Dieruff Train show 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 29 at Dieruff HIgh School, 815 N. Irving St. Allentown.
The show will feature vendors of railroad books, magazines, art, models and other railroad memorabilia.
There is a per person entrance fee.
Children can participate in a raffle for a train set.
Refreshments will be provided by the Dieruff Band Parents Association.
Gisela Herrmann, 76, of Allentown, died Sept. 4, 2013, at home with her family by her side.
She and her husband Hans P. Herrmann celebrated their 54th wedding anniversary May 30.
Born in Unteradling, Hungary, she was a daughter of the late Johan and Maria (Schanta) Kovacs.
She worked at Holy Family Manor for 10 years before retiring in 2002.
Prior to that, she was a seamstress for the former Schneider Manufacturing, Allentown, for 40 years.
She was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Allentown.
To the Editor:
On the Nov. 6 election ballot there will be a referendum to raise the tax from 0.1 mills to 0.2978 mills, a 198-percent increase that is identified strictly for the Parkland Library.
This increased rate will continue until a date not later than July 1, 2035, at which time the rate will adjust to 0.1895 mills, a 90-percent increase from the current 0.1 mills.
Based on my recollection, the current rate of 0.1 mills generates an estimated $625,000 annually.