Forrest Scholl Jr., 83, of Emmaus, died December 24, 2012, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Cedar Crest. He was the husband of the late Greta M. (Stoudt) Scholl, who died Feb. 2, 2011. Born in Emmaus, he was the son of the late Forrest A. and Mabel E. (Keiser) Scholl.
He was a member of St. John's U.C.C., Emmaus, and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
He was a lineman for the former Emaus Phone Company until retiring.
January is National Blood Donor Month. The American Red Cross recognizes the importance of regular blood and platelet donations.
January is when blood and platelet donations may drop as people are unable to make or keep donation appointments because of inclement weather and seasonal colds and flu. At the same time, the need for blood remains constant, so it is important for all eligible donors to give blood. The Red Cross encourages all donors to make a New Year's resolution to give blood regularly to help ensure a stable supply.
Clarence W. Frey, 92, of Kutztown, died December 26, 2012, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Cedar Crest.
He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
He was a machinist at Caloric Corp., Topton for many years until retiring.
He is survived by a daughter, Leilani L. Heller-Dimmig; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a son, Ronald C.
Arrangements were made by the Bachman, Kulik & Reinsmith Funeral Home, Emmaus.
Life coach and owner of Inspirus Life Coaching, Joe Turchi, a local resident of Alburtis, will give a free seminar to kick off the New Year and help you follow through on all of your New Year's resolutions.
Joe Turchi is a former educator and motivational speaker who brings expertise in goal setting, time management, stress reduction, personal relationships, career development and financial budgeting.
The East Penn School District's spring 2013 community education classes are open for registration.
Visit the district website, www.eastpennsd.org, click on the Community tab, then Community Education to register for classes.
A PDF of the class listings, including descriptions, is located on the right hand side of the page in a green box labeled Class Descriptions.
Brochures can also be found in schools, local libraries, community centers, Emmaus borough hall, etc. The registration deadline is Jan. 23.
Dess Alt Yohr is now fer-bei; wos now aw-fongt is yoh gons nei.
Mier leava un mier wolda, fom Neia biss tzu'm Alta. Darrich feel Ongsht un Druvvel; darrich Tzittera un darrich Farricht. Darrich Grieg un grossa Schrecka; dess dutt de gons Welt be-decka.
The old year is gone; what is now beginning is all new.
We live through much fear and trouble; through nervousness and through fright; through war and through terror this covers the whole world and we leave this to the disposition of God from the new to the old.
Shoemaker Elementary School art club students paint the windows at the Carmike Cinemas in Center Valley.
New Year's resolutions come and go.
Often they are short-lived, typically lasting no longer than a few days to a few weeks.
What should each of us resolve to do this coming year? What should each of us hope for and wish for this new year?
Throughout our communities are family members and neighbors who may be in need or want.
There are those inside our own workplaces, school, churches and communities who are hurting and in need of an ear, shoulder, hand and heart.