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EMMAUS MORAVIAN CHURCH Preparing students for the start of school

Wednesday, August 29, 2012 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Looking for a way to have a presence in the community and serve in a way relevant to people's lives, Emmaus Moravian Church held a back-to-school event for area families recently.

Director of Church Growth and Development Linda Wisser spearheaded the event to offer backpacks, school supplies and clothing to families in need to help take the anxiety away from parents who might not be able to afford those items for their children.

Wisser said it is very difficult for children to attend school who do not have the proper clothing or required school supplies.

Soap Box Derby results

Wednesday, August 29, 2012 by The Press in Local News

Winners announced in Stock, Super Stock and Masters Divisions.

The Keystone Rally Association held their annual soap box derby Saturday and Sunday on the Ridge Street hill, next to the Emmaus Public Library. Children from throughout the area participated in head-to-head heats all weekend. The race results are:

Aug. 25

Stock Division

1st Place - Liam Donovan

2nd Place - Vincent Orler

3rd Place - Haley Spotts

4th Place - Erin Donovan

5th Place - Aspen Tomasello

6th Place - Travis Fazio

7th Place - Tyler Myers

8th Place - Brooke Strand

Super Stock Division

EAST PENN SCHOOL DISTRICT Administrative pay raises debated

Wednesday, August 29, 2012 by PETER MCCONNELL Special to The Press in Local News

Although applause met the swearing in of Superintendent Thomas Seidenberger at the Aug. 27 meeting of the East Penn School Board, tensions rose as the board debated administration pay raises in a time of controversial budget cuts.

The debate began when Lynn Donches proposed the district-wide non-bargaining pay raises pursuant to Act 93 slated for vote that evening be amended to include pay raises to only those employees earning $45,000 or less. This would eliminate Seidenberger's pay raise as well as the pay raises of more than 40 administrative employees.

County offers fingerprinting service to Lehigh residents

Wednesday, August 29, 2012 by The Press in Local News

Lehigh County Regional Central Booking Center offers a fingerprinting service to the public in the Lehigh County Prison, Allentown.

People who need fingerprints to get various licenses and to meet job requirements for some government, insurance, security, nursing and teaching positions may go to the prison, 38 N. Fourth St., Allentown, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 to 8 p.m. Mondays to Fridays and tell a corrections officer at the front desk they are there for prints.

The $25 fee may be paid by cash or money order.

LEHIGH COUNTY COMMISSIONERS Funding increased to support public defender, district attorney, coroner

Wednesday, August 29, 2012 by DANIEL MINGUEZ Special to The PRess in Local News

The Lehigh Valley Commissioners augmented funding to the offices of public defender, district attorney and county coroner at their meeting Aug. 22. According to Commissioner Percy Dougherty, crimes including homicide are up in the Lehigh Valley.

"The number of cases the public defender handles has increased drastically," Dougherty said. "It's almost guaranteed that the public defender is going to be back to us for more funding by the end of the year."