As we approach the Nov. 6 general election, the Whitehall-Coplay Press, Northampton Press and Catasauqua Press, in the interest of fairness, has halted 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 was Oct. 11.
Letters to the Editor, written by members of the community in support of a candidate, needed to have been received at Lehigh Valley Press no later than 5 p.m. Oct. 19.
Johanna S. Billings
The American Red Cross has opened an evacuation shelter at UGI, 2121 City Line Road, Bethlehem, for people needing to leave their home during the weather events related to Sandy. A second shelter was opened at the Allentown Fairgrounds, 302 N. 17th St., Allentown.
John C. Timmins, 93, of Allentown, lived a long, adventure-filled life and died October 26, 2012, in his home and on his terms. He was the husband of the late Zelda (Miller) Timmons. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Herbert C. and Pearl V. (Crum) Timmins.
He was a 1937 graduate of William Allen High School and earned an engineering degree from Penn State.
He worked as an engineer for Rodale Manufacturing for 35 years, retiring in 1981.
He honorably served his country in the Army during World War II, earning a purple heart.
Larry C. Ruppert, 57, of Alburtis, died October 22, 2012, at home after a long battle with multiple myeloma. He was the husband of Paulette R. (Ambrose) Ruppert. They celebrated their 34th wedding anniversary on June 24. Born in Bethlehem, he was the son of Elmer C. and Helen (Sayuk) Ruppert.
The viewing for the Hon. Robert W. Mader, Mayor of Alburtis, who died suddenly October 22, will be held 5 to 8:30 p.m.Wednesday, Nov. 7 in the Alburtis Volunteer Fire Company, 328 South Main St., Alburtis. Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 8 in the Church of the Good Shepherd United Church of Christ, 135 Quarry Road, Alburtis.
Q. What is the most overriding issue in this election and how do you propose to solve it?
Winifred "Winnie" Davis, 66, of Macungie, died October 26, 2012. She was the wife of Jeffrey B. Davis for 47 years. Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Jerome W. and Hilda (Keim) Weiss.
She was a nurse at the Topton Lutheran Home for many years.
She was a 1964 graduate of Dieruff High School.
She is survived by her husband; daughter, Wendy and her husband David Suppes; son, Jeffrey S.; granddaughter, Morgan; sister, Virginia Klimeck.
Contributions may be made to Animals in Distress, 5075 Limeport Pike, Coopersburg, 18036.
PRESS PHOTO BY C. RICHARD CHARTRAND
Macungie Minstrelaires perform musical variety show.
Attempted child luring
An unknown actor attempted to lure a child by offering ice cream in the 4600 block of Berwyn Drive, Lower Macungie Township, 7 p.m. Oct. 25. The 9-year-old child ran away and the vehicle left the scene in an unknown direction. The vehicle was reported as a black sedan with possible window tint. Anyone with information is asked to call state police at 610-395-1438.