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Thursday, September 27, 2012
Mr. and Mrs. Clair J. Zehner Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. Clair J. Zehner Jr. of New Ringgold will celebrate their 51st wedding anniversary on Sept. 30. They were married in Zion's Stone Church, New Ringgold, by the Rev. Arthur Kleintop.

Mrs. Zehner is the former Anita Moerder. She owned and operated a beauty shop for 30 years.

Mr. Zehner is retired from the Hexcel Corporation, Pottsville, where he worked for 11 years. Previously, he had been employed at the former Keystone Lamp Factory in Slatington.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

The Stephen S. Palmer High School Class of 1946 celebrated their 66-year class reunion Sept. 7 at Bert's Steakhouse and Restaurant in Palmerton. Following a toast to classmates, a moment of silence was held for departed classmates. Those in attendance include, front row, from left Lucille (Stein) Rex, Lucille (Balliet) Sander, Joyce (Swartz) Gildner, Velma (Kleintop) Behler, Dorothy (Krex) Shupp and Betty (Neff) Hahn. Second row, Ethel (Smith) Exner, Mary (Strohl) Dieter, Edwin Wertman, Donald Stemler, Mary (Santos) Behler, Helen (Olivia) Steinmetz.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012
KAREN CIMMS/TIMES NEWS

Candidates for Jim Thorpe Area High School's homecoming king and queen have been announced. Those vying for homecoming queen include, front row from left, Bridget McFadden, Lauren Zurn, Anjelica Poalillo, Shannon Green and Amanda Petrin. Candidates for king include, back row from left, Benny Mazzella, Patrick Duvigneaud, Brian Ohl, Matt Rich and Corey Ligenza. Kasey Herman and Bob Taylor are also candidates for queen and king respectively.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Elizabeth A. Kalista, 44 Mansure Road, Barnesville, and Keith T. Berezwick, 125 Bridge St., Mahanoy Plane, Gilberton.

Jessica Humanick and John T. Murphy, 750 Brockton Mountain Road Drive, Barnesville.

Melissa A. Leibensperger and Thomas R. Katalenas, 52 Hunter St., Tamaqua.

Lauren A. Dunlap, 55 S. Fifth St., Easton, and Richard S.C. Finnefrock, 745 Ridge Road, Orwigsburg.

Ellen E. Paulis and Francis J. Yanosky, 166 Market St., Cumbola, Blythe Township.

Bettie M. Sterner, 20 First St., Tamaqua, and Neil J. Kershner, 345 Wildcreek Drive, Jim Thorpe.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Lehighton Area Lioness Lions Club will host its fifth annual Pink Light Walk on Tuesday, Oct. 2, at the Lehighton Recreation Center.

The annual event promotes breast cancer awareness.

Registration begins at 5:30 p.m. Warm up is at 6:30 p.m., followed by the walk. Participants will be walking from the Lehighton Recreation Center to the Lehighton Amphitheatre and back.

Those participating are asked to wear a pink shirt to increase awareness of breast cancer. Participants need not be a survivor to be involved.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Mia Maria Conners

A daughter, Mia Maria Conners, was born at 4:34 a.m. on May 15, 2012 at Virtua Hospital in Voorhees, N.J. to Brandy and Sean K. Conners of Voorhees.

She weighed 5 pounds, 13 ounces and measured 19 inches long.

The new baby was welcomed home by older siblings Mackenzie Conners, 14, and Aubrey Michelle Conners, 2.

Maternal grandparents are Mark W. Cummins of Lehighton and Elizabeth Humphreys of Atco, N.J.

Paternal grandparents are Dennis and Susan Conners of Myrtle Beach, S.C. and Patricia Conners of Lillington, N.C.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

ºLynn A. Troxell, 290 Winter Mountain Drive, Andreas, West Penn Township, and Harry J. Barron III, 421 N. Railroad St., Tamaqua.

Jennifer M. Pisarchick and Steven S. Drake, 131 Early Avenue, Coaldale.

Airyel M. Stein and Jason C. Amentler, 400 E. Union St., Tamaqua.

Danielle M. Eichert and Jesse Lee Steward, 1014 Barnesville Drive, Barnesville.

Paula T. Fields, 454 W. Tilghman St., Allentown, and Keyserray Leepier Jr., 301 Morea Road, Frackville.

Marie J. Geiger, 4045 Fireline Road, Palmerton, and Cody G. Fluke, 1311 Main Road, Lehighton.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

It's time for a flu shot.

You can get the flu vaccine from your doctor, and at public health facilities, senior centers, pharmacies and supermarkets. The vaccine can be administered anytime during flu season.

Adults over 50 are prime candidates for the vaccine because the flu can be fatal for older people.

More than 200,000 flu victims are hospitalized annually in the United States; about 36,000 people die from it. As much as 20 percent of the U.S. population gets the flu each year. Flu season usually begins in October and can last through May.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Arlene Bisbing and Faith Beck, longtime Sunday School teachers at Dinkey Memorial Church, Ashfield, were honored recently for 50 years of teaching and helping with Vacation Bible School. The women, both Lehighton residents, teach pre-K and kindergarten. The celebration took place Sept. 16, and included a cake that read "Thank you for 50 years of sharing your spirit." Bisbing and Beck were presented cards signed by all the children and the other teachers, inspirational plaques and flowers.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

The Tamaqua High School Class of 1955 hosted its annual reunion picnic on Sept. 8 at Miller's Grove, with 22 class members, one teacher and 13 guests in attendance.