Local residents honored
Kara Eichelberger and Elizabeth Krall, both of Whitehall, were honored Nov. 9 as university scholars at Susquehanna University.
Eichelberg, a 2009 Whitehall graduate, is a senior majoring in biology.
She is the daughter of Paul and Kristine Eichelberger.
Krall, a 2010 graduate of Whitehall, is a junior majoring in music education. She is the daughter of Douglas and Deborah Krall.
On Oct. 3, 1789, President George Washington proclaimed the Day of National Thanksgiving.
"Whereas it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits and humbly to implore his protection and favor," Washington is quoted as writing in his proclamation.
Margaret Strassburger McCarty, 91, of Catasauqua, died Nov. 12, 2012, at her residence. She was the wife of the late Charles "Keck" J. McCarty Jr.
Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, she was a daughter of the late Nicholas and Ursula (Zepf) Strassburger.
She was a member of the WAAC and WAC during World War II.
She and her late husband owned and operated McCarty's Farmer's Hotel, Catasauqua.
She was a member of St. Lawrence the Martyr Roman Catholic Church, North Catasauqua, and of its Altar and Rosary Guild.
The Internal Revenue Service issued a consumer alert Nov. 9 about possible scams taking place in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.
Following major disasters, it's common for scam artists to impersonate charities to get money or private information from well-intentioned taxpayers. Such fraudulent schemes may involve contact by telephone, social media, email or in-person solicitations.
The IRS cautions both hurricane victims and people wishing to make disaster-related charitable donations to avoid scam artists by following these tips:
A four-vehicle crash Friday on Route 22 in Whitehall Township took the life of a New Jersey man.
William H. Wilson III, 24, of Stewartsville, N.J., was pronounced dead at the scene Nov. 16 by Lehigh County Deputy Coroner Rich Kroon, according to a news release from the coroner's office.
The cause of death is attributed to blunt force trauma to the head.
Wilson was one of two occupants of a vehicle that had slowed in the left westbound lane in an active construction zone near mile marker 322, just east of Route 145, according to state police.
Whitehall Township police responded to report of an armed robbery at the Sunoco One Stop Mini Market located at 2304 MacArthur Road Nov. 13 at approximately 7:59 p.m.
Police said the suspect, who was armed with a hand gun, approached the store clerk and demanded money. The suspect left the store on foot.
The clerk was not injured during the incident, police said.
According to police, the suspect is described as a black male wearing a black jacket with a gray hooded sweat shirt underneath, black baseball cap and black sweat pants.
· HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
· Duplicate bridge, open game – 10 a.m., Lehigh County Senior Citizens Center, 1633 Elm St., Allentown. Information: 610-437-3700.
· Holly Fair – 9 a.m.-3 p.m., St. Paul's Evangelical Church, 417 Howertown Road, Catasauqua. Information: 610-264-3221..
· Duplicate bridge, open game – 10 a.m., Lehigh County Senior Citizens Center, 1633 Elm St., Allentown.
· All-you-can-eat breakfast – 8 a.m.-noon, Catasauqua American Legion Post 215, 330 Second St. Information: 610-266-7170.
In recognition of National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month and National Family Caregivers Month, the Home Instead Senior Care office serving Lehigh County is offering a free Alzheimer's CARE training workshop for area families 6 p.m. Nov. 29 at the Home Instead Senior Care Office, 3722, Lehigh St., Suite 408, Whitehall.
Andrew Sidora, 99, died Nov. 14, 2012, in Woodland Terrace at the Oaks, Salisbury Township.
Born in Cementon, he was a son of the late Stephen and Theresa (Sestak) Sedora.
He was a U.S Navy veteran.
He was a retired supervisor at the Norfolk Naval Air Station.
He is survived by two daughters, Frieda Sidora of Emmaus and JoAnn and her husband Daniel Lipko of Whitehall; a grandson, Steven Wotring; two great-grandchildren, Morgan and Travis Wotring; and a sister, Verna Sedora of Cementon.
Arrangements were made by Hauke Funeral Home Inc., Coplay.
Cheryl Ann Paul, 49, of Northampton, died Nov. 16, 2012, at L.V. Hospital-Muhlenberg Campus. She was the wife of Mark Paul.
Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of Timothy S. and Theresa (Horwith) Beckel of Whitehall.
She was a 1981 graduate of Whitehall High School.
She was a payroll associate for Dun and Bradstreet for the past 28 years.
In addition to her husband and parents, she is survived by a son, Graham; and a brother, Timothy and his wife Rocehlle Y. Beckel of Schnecksville.