The Military Nursing Corps of Pennsylvania, VFW Post 12099, General Charles C. Curtis National Guard Armory, 1501 Allen Street, Allentown, is welcoming female and male veterans with service in overseas conflicts. Current members have served in every conflict from World War II to active status in the Global War on Terror.
Meetings are held at 7 p.m. every second Tuesday of the month. For information, call 610-298-3254.
Carol Scott Palmer, 78, of Macungie, died January 26, 2013, in Lehigh Center, Macungie. She was the wife of Harry E. Palmer. They were married for 56 years last June. Born in Cleveland, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late William and Florence Scott.
She was an office manager for Kmart in Mesa, Ariz., for 26 years, retiring in 1997.
She was an active member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Trexlertown.
She was a member of Khi Omega Sorority at Bradley University, Peoria, Ill.
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The Jefferson Elementary School Drama Club, which meets after school, held a fundraising bingo event Jan. 26 at St. John's United Church of Christ, Emmaus, offering Longeberger baskets and Vera Bradley bags as prizes.
Grundsau Lodge 16 Am Jahden will be having its sixth annual gathering at Wehr's Dam, Orefield, 7 a.m. Feb. 2.
They will watch for the groundhog (Yahdee) to arrive by coming down the Jordan Creek on a raft.
Following Yahdee's arrival, they will sing Pa. Dutch songs, pledge to the flag (in dialect), then anxiously await to hear what Yahdee says about the coming of spring.
Everyone is invited to come by and enjoy this annual event.
For additional information, call Dave Adam at 484-547-9387.
U.S. Constitution Amendment II: "A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed."
The Founding Fathers of this country lived under the tyranny of the monarchy of King George III of England.
The social and political changes in the 13 colonies leading to the American War of Independence, (1775-1782) put an end to that autocratic rule.
Robert J. Kelly, 36, of Hanover and formerly of Pittsburgh died January 25, 2013, at the Hanover Hospital. He was the loving husband of Tiffany A. (Haseleu) Kelly. They were married for 11 years. Born in Bristol, he was the son of William J. and Linda A. (Hillegas) Kelly, of Zionsville.
He graduated from Duquesne University with a business degree. For the past three years, he devoted his time as a stay at home father to his son and daughter he adored.
Jonathan Riska, of Macungie, was named to the fall dean's list studying engineering.
PRESS PHOTO BY DEBRA PALMIERI
Members of Grundsau Lodge No. 1 on the Lehigh met Jan. 20 to plan for their 6:30 p.m. Feb. 1 banquet at the Germansville Fire Company.
John O. Berry, 83, formerly of Olney, Ill., died January 27, 2013, in Lehigh Center. He was the husband of Jane Ellen (Jenkins) Berry.
He is survived by his wife; two sons; three daughters; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Services are private. The Schantz Funeral Home, P.C., Emmaus is handling arrangements.
The Upper Milford Historical Society will meet 7 p.m. in the Upper Milford Municipal Building, Old Zionsville. The topic will be "Classy Collectibles with John Herbein." The public is welcome to attend and refreshments will be provided. For more information, call 610-966-4851.