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South Whitehall picks new auditor

Thursday, August 6, 2015 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Local News

Herbein and Co. Inc., 2763 Century Boulevard, Reading, has been appointed South Whitehall auditor for the years ending Dec. 31, 2014, and 2015.

The previous auditor was the firm of Buckno, Lisicky.

Human Resources Manager Renee Bickel explained the reason for the change.

"We made a conscious decision to transfer auditors to a different firm," Bickel said. "It is a timing issue. They had other commitments with their client loads.

Neffs UCC pre-school welcomes new director

Thursday, July 23, 2015 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Local News

Annette Wilcox has been selected as the new director of the Neffs United Church of Christ pre-school.

Wilcox earned a bachelor's degree in education at the University of Michigan, a master's degree in special education from Lehigh University, and administrative certification from Lehigh University.

She taught elementary special needs classes in Florida and acute special needs children in Michigan.

Wilcox's most recent employment was at the Centennial School at Lehigh University where she began as a teacher and moved on to various administrative positions.

Auction to benefit Agape Fellowship food pantry

Thursday, June 11, 2015 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Local News

Farmers, local businesses and individuals are contributing items for an auction at Agape New Testament Fellowship Church, 5229 Route 873, Schnecksville, 1 p.m. on June 20.

Proceeds will be directed to the food pantry at the Agape church, which serves about 50 families a month.

Some funds may also be given to Second Harvest Food Bank, which helps people at various locations throughout the Lehigh Valley.

Agape is affiliated with Second Harvest.

Leo Club plans duck race fundraiser at Covered Bridge

Thursday, May 7, 2015 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Local News

Parkland High School's Leo Club will be staging its third annual duck race fundraiser 1 p.m. May 17 at Covered Bridge Park, South Whitehall.

Upper Lehigh Lions Club liaison to the Leos, Jim Osmun, reports this year's proceeds will be given to Csala and Dan Beers of North Whitehall Township.

Csala left her house to go and buy milk before a snowstorm Feb. 1 but along the way was involved in a serious accident with her car.

As a result, she is paralyzed from the waist down. Her husband, Dan, was paralyzed years earlier in an accident on the same road.

Funding study underway

Thursday, December 25, 2014 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Local News

At the Parkland School Board workshop session Dec. 16, Dr. Thomas Seidenberger, circuit rider for the Campaign for Fair Funding, gave a presentation on the non-partisan effort to look for more equitable funding of Pennsylvania public schools.

Seidenberger, retired superintendent of East Penn School District, is traveling through Berks, Bucks, Carbon and Lehigh counties to communicate the need for changes in public education funding in the state.

Union United Church of Christ honors beloved Pastor Thomas

Thursday, November 6, 2014 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Local News

The Rev. Thomas N. Thomas has retired from Union United Church of Christ where he served as senior pastor for 30 years.

Seven months of special activities in his honor culminated Oct. 26 with Thomas' recognition as pastor emeritus.

Events that Sunday included a message from the Rev. Alan Miller of the UCC Penn Northeast Conference, presentation of gifts and remarks from staff and church leaders, and a grand celebration and picnic in the church grove.