Parkland Press

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Guest View

Thursday, October 12, 2017 by The Press in Opinion

It seems you can’t look at the news or social media nowadays without reading about email and phone fraud.

Scammers will pretend to be just about anybody —utility employees, bank employees, even IRS agents — to try to get hold of your money or your personal information.

It’s enough to make you want to block everyone out. That’s unfortunate, because there are some genuine opportunities out there that can help you save. But sometimes it’s hard to separate them from all the scams...

EDITOR’S VIEW

Thursday, October 12, 2017 by The Press in Opinion

Nearly 60 people were killed and more than 400 injured Oct. 2 when 64-year-old Stephen Paddock opened fire on attendees of an outdoor country music festival in Las Vegas.

In the days since, we’ve read about or heard from survivors of the attack, who detailed the chaos and confusion during those moments.

Thousands were at this sold-out, three-day concert, Route 91 Harvest Festival, which featured country music stars such as Eric Church and Sam Hunt.

Jason Aldean was on...

North Whitehall board deals with various issues

Thursday, October 12, 2017 by KENNETH BLEILER in Local News

North Whitehall supervisors have scheduled a budget meeting for 7:30 p.m. Oct. 16.

They also set Trick or Treat Night for 6-8 p.m. Oct. 27.

The subdivider of the Parkland Hollow proposal has granted the board an extension of time, until Jan. 10, 2018, to review the plan.

Also during the Oct. 2 board meeting, an emergency services grant was given to Northern Valley Ambulance Corps in the amount of $50,000 to be used for a new ambulance.

NOVA currently have two...

School district stats released

Thursday, October 12, 2017 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Local News

With the start of the 2017-18 term, 9,400 students are enrolled in Parkland School District.

Their education is provided through the efforts of 633 professional staff, 655 support personnel and 63 administrators.

In late August, the district provided six days of orientation for new staff.

Superintendent Richard Sniscak commented on the purpose for the sessions.

“We set the climate and culture for Parkland for the new school term,” Sniscak said. “This orientation...

Chosen Words

Thursday, October 12, 2017 by The Press in Opinion

October 8-14

Fireman’s Prayer

When I am called

to duty, God,

Whenever flames

may rage;

Give me strength

to save some life,

Whatever be its age.

Help me embrace

a little child

Before it is too late

Or save an

older person

From the horror

of that fate.

Enable me to be alert

And hear the

weakest shout,

And quickly

and efficiently

To put the fire out...

West Virginia driver killed in tractor-trailer crash on I-78

Thursday, October 12, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

A 48-year-old West Virginia man died from injuries received in a crash around 9:59 p.m. Oct. 4 on I-78, Upper Macungie Township.

Rockwell L. Beam of Great Cacapon, West Va., was pronounced dead at 6:44 p.m. Oct. 5 in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township, according to the office of Lehigh County Coroner Scott Grim.

Beam’s death, attributed to injuries he received in the crash, was ruled an accident, Grim said.

According to State Police Troop M Fogelsville, Beam was...

Concerts on Oct. 15, Nov. 19

Thursday, October 12, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

St. John’s

St. John’s Lutheran Church, 1028 Church St., Fogelsville, will host a concerts in honor of the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation.

The first concert will feature a performance by Recordante (recorders and woodwinds) 3 p.m. Oct. 15.

The second concert will feature a brass quintet at 3 p.m. Nov. 19.

A freewill offering will be collected.

All are welcome to attend.

For more information, call 610-395-5535 or visit...

Events planned for October

Thursday, October 12, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

Living Stone

Living Stone Fellowship, 6925 Flint Hill Road, New Tripoli, will host Apostle Everton and Pastor Tracy Weeks in bringing a supernatural conference to the New Tripoli area, with services 7 p.m. Oct. 12 and 13; and 10 a.m. and at 6 p.m. Oct. 15.

They will also be hosting a family and community get together with a dinner followed by noncash bingo 6 p.m. Oct. 14.

Menu includes meatloaf, potatoes, green beans, salad and dinner rolls.

There will be a Men’s...