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Meeting for 7th Student Horror Film Fest

Wednesday, October 3, 2012 by The Press in Focus

Student filmmakers are invited to participate in the Emmaus Arts Commission's 7th Annual Student Horror Film Festival.

Interested students may attend the kick-off meeting, a free, "how-to" class, 6 p.m. Oct. 11, Emmaus High School.

Students in middle school and high school from around the country are eligible to participate in the annual festival.

During the kick-off event, participants are provided filmmaking tips and techniques and given theme and genre for their film.

East Penn Events and Happenings

Wednesday, October 3, 2012 by The Press in Local News

Oct. 3

Lincoln Elementary School will hold a PTO meeting update 9 to 9:30 a.m. in the principal's conference room.

Jefferson Elementary School will hold an Eagle Assembly 10 to 11 a.m. at the school.

Oct. 4

Emmaus High School 11th grade students will have hearing tests in the EHS auditorium during the school day.

The Emmaus High School World Language Honor Society will hold an induction ceremony 7 to 9 p.m. in the EHS auditorium.

Joan Ellen Baker

Wednesday, October 3, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

formerly of Emmaus

Joan Ellen Baker, 67, a 35-year resident of San Francisco, Calif., formerly of Emmaus, died September 28, 2012, in St. Francis Pavilion, Daly City, Calif. She was the companion of Michael Monahan for 25 years. Born in Harrisburg, she was the daughter of Ruth T. (Trump) Baker and the late Thomas E. Baker.

She was a graduate of Muhlenberg College and Boston University.

She was a musician, teaching piano and organ and served as a church organist.

She was a member of the American Guild of Organists.

Editor's View Homelessness in the Lehigh Valley

Wednesday, October 3, 2012 by The Press in Opinion

It doesn't just happen on television

Often while I am working, I have the television on and if it is a Sunday night, I will usually be listening to "60 Minutes."

One recent episode on homelessness caused me to stop working and watch the entire segment from start to finish.

The interviewer spotlighted three families who were homeless in Florida. One family consisted of a young unemployed father and his two children who lived in a box truck.

His wife, the children's mother, had died and the father was unable to find a job in the construction industry.


Wednesday, October 3, 2012 by The Press in Local News

In our meeting coverage of the East Penn School Board meeting in last week's issue of The Press, we mistakenly said one of the books in question was removed from a reading list at Eyer Middle School. In fact, according to Board President Charles Ballard, "there is not a general middle school reading list. There is a seventh and eighth grade honors reading list with some required books, but none of the titles being challenged were ever on that list. The challenge to 'Prep' in 2011 was for a book in the Eyer library.


Wednesday, October 3, 2012 by The Press in Opinion

A message to candidates, readers

As we approach the Nov. 6 general election, the East Penn Press and the Salisbury Press, in the interest of fairness, will halt the publication of columns by local government officials and letters to the editor submitted by those running for office.

The last week for publication of columns by local government officials is Oct. 11.

We will, of course, continue to cover the local races, in news stories generated by our own reporters.