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Luke Jaindl named Man of the Year runner-up

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 by The Press in Local News

Luke Jaindl of Orefield has been named The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s National Man of the Year Runner-Up.

He previously was named the local Man of the Year raising $329,806 in a course of 10 weeks.

Each year, in communities across the country, dedicated candidates engage in an exciting competition to earn LLS’s Man and Woman of the Year titles.

Raising funds for LLS blood cancer research, the candidates compete in honor of children who are local blood cancer survivors.

Chosen Words

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 by The Press in Opinion

My Kitty

I have a little kitty; she’s brown and tan and white.

She lays around and sleeps all day, then runs and plays at night.

She won’t sit on your lap, no way, an independent miss,

but, if she wants to get some treats, she WILL give you a kiss.

Her eyes are always pleading, her purring loud and clear.

Wherever you are going, she always follows near.

She sits around for hours; she’ll NEVER chase a mouse.

It’s much more fun to sit and watch it run around the house.

I spoil her real good, I know, but she is so darn cute.

Donald Carl Nelson

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

mechanically inclined

Donald Carl Nelson, 95, died peacefully on July 28, 2017.

He was one of the kindest souls one would have had the privilege to meet.

Mechanically inclined, he served in the Army Air Corps earning the rank of corporal as an aerial engineer assisting in delivering new planes to both fronts during World War II.

Born in Detroit Mich., and raised by his mother during the Depression, he was a hard worker who both owned a business earlier in life, and worked for various companies throughout his career, ending as a sales manager for Swift Microscopes.

Laury’s Station Fire Co. holds 2017 elections

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 by The Press in Local News

Laury’s Station Volunteer Fire Company No. 1 held their 2017 Fire Company elections, with Charles Eckhart, president; Jared Farkas, vice president; Robin Hood, recording secretary; Marie Hood, financial secretary; Eric Minford, treasurer; Ian Noll, chaplain; and Dale French, Dale Remaley, Charles Wechsler as trustees.

Also announced their fire line officers as Robin Hood, chief; Kevin Remaley, 1st assistant chief; Chris Greb, 2nd assistant chief; Matt Desch, lieutenant; and John Bull, fire police captain.

Guest View

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 by The Press in Opinion

Beware of what you promise:

Political rhetoric matters! Political narratives matters! Both create limits on what can be done when focus shifts from rhetoric and narratives to policymaking.

After months of wrangling the Republicans failed to deliver on a foundational political rhetorical promise — repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. After the House barely passed a bill, the Senate Republicans failed to pass a watered-down version of a bill to repeal the ACA.

Kernsville student wins CLIU Math 24 challenge

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 by The Press in School

The first-place winner of Carbon Lehigh Intermediate Unit 21’s third annual Math 24 Challenge for fourth and fifth graders was Thomas Gilchrist, of Kernsville Elementary School.

The students competed with school districts in Lehigh and Carbon counties in a game called 24, based on mental math and speed.

The goal was to get a solution of 24 from a card that gives four numbers.

Difficulty increased round by round, as more number wheels were incorporated, and eventually, a variable number spot.