Pennsylvania’s Turnpike Commission is warning motorists to change travel plans for a long detour from 9 p.m. Oct. 13, through 4 a.m. Oct. 16. of the Northeastern Extension (I-476) in Lehigh and Carbon counties as a 60-year-old bridge is replaced.
Detour exits are Lehigh Valley Interchange No. 56 for northbound traffic and the Pocono Interchange No. 95 for southbound traffic.
The authorized detour route directs motorists to Routes 22 and 33 and I-80.
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The following students were recently initiated into the honor society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society:
Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania: Jade Hensinger of Kempton, Darion Nomie of Orefield and Gabriel Bodisch of Allentown; and
Kean University: Alexis Oakley of Allentown.
Elmer R. Baer, 87, of New Tripoli, died Oct. 5, 2017, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.
He and his late wife Carole G. (Fay) Germick Baer were married 31 years.
Born and raised on a farm in Weisenberg Township, he was a son of the late Elmer Sr. and Polly R. (Werley) Baer.
He previously had been married to Jean Peters of Allentown for 17 years.
Attending first and second grades in Rupp’s One Room Schoolhouse, he graduated from the former South Whitehall High School in 1948.
The Allentown Band, under the direction of Conductor Ronald Demkee, will be performing 3 p.m. Oct. 29 at Union Evangelical Lutheran, 5500 Route 873, Schnecksville.
All are invited to attend.
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.
Thursday, Oct. 12: Elem., M.S., H.S.: Chicken patty sandwich on roll, steamed broccoli, baby carrots, fresh fruit, applesauce, chilled pears, salad.
Friday, Oct. 13: Elem.: Cheese pizza, tossed salad, baby carrots with dip, fresh fruit, milk, salad. M.S.: Cheese pizza, salad, baby carrots with dip, fresh or chilled fruit, milk. H.S.: Baked cheese pizza, side salad, baby carrots with dip, fresh or chilled fruit, milk, salad.
Monday, Oct. 16: Elem., M.S., H.S.: Popcorn chicken, dinner roll, steamed corn, baby carrots, fruit, apple slices, milk, salad.
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 www.stjohns-fogelsville.org.
When I am called
to duty, God,
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
From the horror
of that fate.
Enable me to be alert
And hear the
To put the fire out.
I want to fill my calling
And to give the best in me
To guard my
Paul H. Schmeltzle, 77, of Allentown, died Oct. 5, 2017, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.
He and his wife Marguerite E. (Engle) Schmeltzle were married 37 years in June.
The son of the late Henry and Sallie (Miller) Schmeltzle, he worked at Greenwood Cemetery and Crematorium for almost 56 years before retiring in 2011.
He honorably served with the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
He enjoyed deer hunting, fishing, and snow plowing.
Antique Dealers Association of Berks County will present its annual Kempton antique show and sale 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 21 at the Kempton Community Recreation Center, 83 Community Center Drive, Kempton.
There is an admission fee.
For information, call 610-678-7669, 610-285-2249 or 610-944-3203.