August 12, 2014
High 9.7 - 12
Medium High 7.3 -9.6
Medium Low 4.9 - 7.2
Low Medium 2.5 - 4.8
Low 0 - 2.4
Pen Argyl - August , 2014
MTD: 0.00 Normal: 3.90
Baldwin two keyboard organ with bench. Plays piano, drums, orchestra and much more.Best Offer Call 610-588-1745
Hope UCC is taking appl-ications for the sexton position. 15 hours a week. If interested please stop at church Mon. through Thu. 8-1. Or call 610-698-4582 after 4pm ask for Mitch.
Hope UCC 701 Cherry St. Wind Gap, Pa. 18091
Team Mike Ackerman
Joe DeFranco of DeFranco & Daughters and grandson Tazio gave a pizza making demo at Roseto Recreation. (More photos tomorrow) Sbtt Photo Haley Burns
Aiden McNulty gets his face painted by Gabby Correll at the Bangor Slate Belt Y summer recreation end-of-season carnival Friday. (More photos tomorrow) (More photos below) Sbtt Photo Larry Cory
This boy plays Plinko Friday during the Bangor Summer Recreation end-of-season carnival. (More photos tomorrow) Sbtt Photo Larry Cory
Pests can cause more than just itching
(BPT) - Nearly everyone has had experience with insect bites or stings. Whether it was a mosquito bite while on a camping trip or a wasp sting while gardening, these bites can be painful, and itch for days.
A normal bite or sting will usually heal in a few days with proper care but some pests are known to carry harmful bacteria or viruses that can cause illness or trigger existing allergies and asthma. The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) offers some tips on how you can avoid coming into contact with these pests:
Of all the different pests, the worst offenders are mosquitoes. They are prevalent throughout the country and can transmit many diseases through their bites. In the United States, mosquitoes spread West Nile virus, Eastern Equine encephalitis and dengue fever. Symptoms of mosquito-borne illness may not begin until three to five days after the bite. Many symptoms of these diseases are similar to a summer flu and may include fever, joint pain and body aches.
Ticks have also become a greater health issue for people. With the increasing ease of travel, ticks are spreading to new regions of the country and carrying diseases with them. The most commonly reported tick-borne illness is Lyme disease, but ticks also spread Rocky Mountain spotted fever, Heartland virus and babesiosis, a parasite which affects red blood cells. In many cases, the tick needs to be attached to skin for 36-48 hours to transmit the disease. Symptoms such as fever, rash and fatigue may not appear until three days after the bite.
For allergy and asthma sufferers, stinging insects like wasps and hornets can trigger an allergic reaction or asthma attack. The severity of the reaction can vary based on how much venom is injected and how allergic the person is. In severe cases, a sting can cause an anaphylactic reaction that requires immediate administration of epinephrine and treatment by a physician.
Preventing these pests from living in and around your home is one of the best ways to avoid their associated health threats. Mosquitoes breed in stagnant water, so emptying flower pots, bird baths and tires after a storm will give them fewer places to reproduce.
Ticks like to hide in tall grass and latch onto a host as it walks by. Regularly cutting grass on your property and maintaining backyard landscaping will help keep ticks away from your home.
When spending time outdoors, you can prevent contact with pests by wearing long-sleeved shirts, pants and using insect repellent. Use repellent containing at least 20 percent DEET, picaridin, IR3535, or oil of lemon eucalyptus. Avoid doing outdoor activities at dusk and dawn, and check both people and pets for ticks immediately when coming inside.
Many symptoms of pest-borne diseases are similar to illnesses like influenza. Consult your primary care physician for proper diagnosis. If pests in or around your home were the cause of illness in your family, consult a pest professional to help treat for an infestation. Locate a pest control company in your area at www.Pestworld.org.
Pen Argyl's Mason Hudnall goes through soccer drills during the first day of fall sports preseason practice at Pen Argyl High School. (More photos tomorrow) (More photos below) Sbtt Photo Haley Burns
A nine-year-old boy from Florida has told how he fought off a nine-foot alligator after it bit him on the backside.
James Barney Junior is in hospital recovering from his injuries which include three bites to his buttocks and about 30 bite and claw marks over his body.
He had been riding his bike with friends when he decided to take a dip in a dangerous lake in Osceola County, near Orlando.
Speaking from his hospital bed, James said: "It really amazed me what happened. At first, I thought someone was just playing with me, and I didn't know what happened.
"I reached down to grab it, and I felt its jaw, I felt its teeth, and I didn't know what to do, so I immediately reacted and hit it a couple times."
Witnesses told wildlife officials the aligator was nine feet long, and trapper Joseph Elsebough said it weighed between 400 and 500 pounds.
According to the Orlando Sentinel, James suffered "three superficial bites, mostly on his buttocks, and about 30 teeth marks and claw scratches on his back, stomach and legs".
His dad, James Barney Senior, posted on Facebook that his boy was doing well: "My son put up a good fight and beat a 9-foot alligator," he added.
This area eventually will be the site of a swimming pool at the Slate Belt Y. Sbtt Photo Larry Cory
Pen Argyl's football team goes through drills during the first day of fall sports preseason practice at Pen Argyl High School. (More photos tomorrow) Sbtt Photo Haley Burns
Hollywood Casino Trip
The Washington Township Volunteer Fire Company ladies Auxiliary is sponsoring a trip to Hollywood Casino on Aug. 13 ,2014.
They will the leave the firehouse on Route 191 south of Bangor at 10:00 am.
For more information or to make reservation call Ruth at 610-588-7402 or Shirley At 484-661-7187
August 13 - 14
Gatekeeper Program on Aging
The Gatekeeper Program, part of the United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley Alliance on Aging is seeking community members who wish to help prevent seniors from falling through the cracks.
Gatekeepers are non-traditional referral sources who come into contact with older adults through their everyday work or activities and who are trained to recognize warning signs and red flags that indicate an older adult may need some help or support, to understand the protocol for obtaining information for reporting and to report their concerns to the Gatekeeper Program.
Training will last approximately 30 minutes and is being offered on the following dates: Wednesday, August 13 – 9:00 am and Thursday, August 14 – 6:00 pm at the Beehive Building.
Please confirm your attendance by Monday, August 11, 2014 by calling Bangor Borough at 610 588 2216.
Aug 13 - Aug 15 ........
Jacobsburg Environmental Education
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