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Saturday, November 17, 2018

Ruth Emma Klase

Thursday, November 15, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

registered nurse

Ruth Emma Klase, 90, of Slatington died Nov. 11, 2018, surrounded by her family.

She and her late husband, Richard Samuel Klase, were married 63 years.

Born Feb. 23, 1928, in Northampton, she was the daughter of the late Russell E. and Mabel M. (Newhart) Haines.

She was a 1945 graduate of Slatington High School and was a registered nurse, earning a Bachelor of Science degree from Cedar Crest College and Sacred Heart Hospital School of Nursing.

Guest View

Thursday, November 15, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

Working to strengthen protections for domestic violence victims

October was Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and on Oct. 3, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives approved legislation that has been signed into law to strengthen protections for those who are victims of domestic violence.

Under House Bill 2060, now Act 79 of 2018, those who are convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence will be required to turn over their firearms to a sheriff (or a third party) within 24 hours, instead of the previous requirement of 60 days.

Youth 4-H

Thursday, November 15, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Lehigh County

Boys and girls interested in learning about veterinary medicine are invited to attend the first meeting of the Lehigh County 4-H Veterinary Science Club 7:30-9 p.m. Nov. 19 at the Lehigh County Agricultural Center, 4184 Dorney Park Road, South Whitehall.

Members, ages 12 to 19, will learn practical skills such as what makes an animal healthy, decision making, public speaking and responsibility.

Parents should attend the first meeting.

An annual fee will be collected at the time of enrollment.

Chosen Words

Thursday, November 15, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

Humble and Kind

Always be humble, always be kind,

Are words I heard in a song;

I believe if you follow the advice that I heard

You will never, never go wrong.

The kindest of people are always polite.

It seems they know how to

do everything right.

They open the door for people in need;

They help the poor people,

and never show greed.

To open the door for people in need

To always say “thank you”

and always say “please,”

Is showing good manners to others, indeed!

It will not hurt you to offer a smile

Editor’s View

Thursday, November 15, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

REAL ID — here’s what you need to know

A few months ago, two postcards were delivered to my mailbox. They were sent by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and addressed to my daughters.

The subject of the mailing was “Important Information from PennDOT About REAL ID.” According to the postcard, because their very first driver’s licenses were issued after September 2003, PennDOT might have all the information required for a REAL ID and they might be able to avoid going to a driver’s license center.

Goldie M. Ritter

Thursday, November 15, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

attended Faith Evangelical Free Church

Goldie M. Ritter, 85, of Lehigh Center, Macungie, formerly of Allentown, died Nov. 8, 2018, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

She was the widow of Carl R. Ritter.

Born in 1933 on the family farm in Seipstown, she was a daughter of the late Andrew and Verna (Sechler) Rupp.

She graduated from the former South Whitehall High School and then from Joyce Art Beauty School.

She worked in the Wegmans Floral Department for six years.