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Youth sleep in boxes at Union UCC

Wednesday, October 24, 2012 by SUSAN RUMBLE Special to The Press in Local News

Sleeping in cardboard boxes on the hard macadam parking lot, 25 youth from Union United Church of Christ, Neffs, had a chance to experience a night without comfortable beds and cozy surroundings.

Led by Pastor Kris Snyder-Samuelson and nine other adults, the kids engaged in activities to develop awareness of the conditions of orphaned and abandoned children who do not have a place to sleep at night.

While the "Insomnia Event" was a learning experience, it also provided a chance...

Pittsburgh residents charged with drug trafficking

Wednesday, October 24, 2012 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Three Pittsburgh residents were arrested on Oct. 11 in Upper Macungie Township for allegedly trafficking narcotics.

According to an affidavit of probable cause obtained from District Judge Michael Faulkner's office, State Trooper Jonathan R. Gerken was driving a marked police cruiser with Trooper Matthew Lowe at 9:21 p.m. Oct. 10 when they saw a Chevrolet Trailblazer traveling 19 mph over the speed limit along I-78, Weisenberg Township.

A traffic stop was conducted on the sport...

Flu shots

Wednesday, October 24, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

Lehigh Valley Health Network will administer free seasonal flu vaccinations for adults and children 6 months and older during two sessions in November.

Shots will be given drive-thru 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 3 at Dorney Park, South Whitehall, and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 4 at Coca-Cola Park, Allentown.

Optional donations of non-perishable food items that have not expired will be accepted.

Register online in advance for hourly slots. Reservation times are estimates and not guaranteed...

Editor's View

Wednesday, October 24, 2012 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Opinion

In 1907, Samuel Adams wrote about the right to vote.

"Let each citizen remember at the moment he is offering his vote that he is not making a present or a compliment to please an individual or at least that he ought not so to do; but that he is executing one of the most solemn trusts in human society for which he is accountable to God and his country. "

When State Rep. Daryl Metcalf, R-12th, Butler County, decided to introduce legislation to require voter identification in...

South Whitehall Twp. teen serves in Madagascar

Wednesday, October 24, 2012 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Hannah Parnell is back home after participating in her first Christian mission trip with Teen Missions International of Merritt Island, Fla.

The 14-year-old home-schooled freshman recently spent six weeks attending boot camp at the Teen Missions base in Florida, evangelizing and teaching English as a missionary in Mahajanga, Madagascar.

"We shared testimonies about how two people accepted Jesus; sang songs in their native language, Malagasy; English songs with motion and...

Korean War

Wednesday, October 24, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

Korean War veterans who served their country honorably may be eligible for a Certificate of Appreciation from the United States Secretary of Defense, according to state Sen. Pat Browne, R-16th.

Any veteran who served in Korea between June 25, 1950 and July 27, 1953, may be eligible for this citation, which is signed by the Secretary of Defense.

In order to receive the certificate, a veteran must submit the following information: Veteran's full legal name as used on their...

St. Joseph

Wednesday, October 24, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

The Women's Guild of St. Joseph the Worker Church in Orefield is having its annual Craftfest from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 10 and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 11 in the Parish Center.

This event will feature beautiful crafts and themed gift baskets, just in time for holiday shopping. The Unique Boutique has vendor displays offering more gift ideas. Children can buy affordable presents for family members at the Santa Shoppe.

Santa will stop in for a visit on Saturday.

Tempting baked...