At the 18th annual Pocono EMS Conference recently, Paramedic Jeffrey Knopf described the call he and partner Tim Sullivan received at 7:14 a.m. Jan. 26, 2009.
"I heard a police officer calling for help for a child that was unconscious," said Knopf, an Emmaus resident who had been working for Northampton Regional EMS at the time. Two minutes later they were dispatched to the Northampton Area Middle School.
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Vendor Al Snyder, of Salisbury Township, shows Monica Ebert, of Laurys Station, a Mr. Peanut peanut butter maker at the garage sale held recently in the Agri-Plex at the Allentown Fairgrounds.
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Santa Claus visits with children at the South Mall recently and firms up his gift lists.
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Recent rumor of PPL's replacing local residential electric meters by government edict are both completely false and somewhat true.
PPL Spokesman Joe Nixon said in a telephone interview replacement of old meters in favor of new, advanced meters has been ongoing since 2002. About 160,000 old dial meters have been replaced with digital meters, he said, and no longer require nearby radio monitoring because they send information directly back through the electrical system.
The Central Catholic boys football team defeated Selinsgrove High School Nov. 30 by a margin of 41-13, in the quarterfinal round of the state playoffs.
Led by senior captains Anthony Beck, Andrew Englebert, Colin McDermott and Anthony Lynch, the team hopes to continue their success in the upcoming semifinal game against Archbishop Wood High School. The game will be held 7 p.m. Dec. 7 at Bethlehem School District's stadium.
Allentown AARP Chapter #5415 will meet noon at St. Timothy's Lutheran Church, 140 South Ott Street, Allentown. They will hold their annual membership recognition luncheon and the program will be led by Singer Claude Shappell. A business meeting will follow the program. Attendees are asked to bring a nonperishable item for the food bank.
Lower Macungie AARP Chapter 4150 will meet noon in the community room of the Lower Macungie Library Building. The meeting features the entertainment of KALEIDOSCOPE.
Decorated pumpkins took over the waiting room at Ai Orthodontics, 550 Harrison St., Emmaus, recently in honor of National Orthodontic Month.
Pumpkins were delivered to Ai's referring dentists who were asked to decorate and return them. There were no rules other than to have a good time, according to orthodontist Dr. Aejaaz A. Issa and practice administrator Melissa McCalley.
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The Bridge Educational Foundation presents a check to go toward private school tuition scholarships granted to families in Lehigh and Northampton counties.
Jerry McAward will be the 7:30 p.m. Nov. 29, speaker at the Lehigh Gap Nature Center, Slatington.
He will discuss "Laughing and Learning on the Lehigh River."
McAward is an American Canoe Association instructor-trainer-educator and past chairman of ACA's River Kayak Committee.
He has degrees in physical education-exercise physiology and commercial recreation.
The free presentation is open to the public.