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Friday, September 2, 2011
Marci Andrew and Scott Exner

The engagement of Marci Andrew of Lehighton to Scott Exner of Franklin Township, has been announced by their parents.

The bride to be is a 2003 graduate of Moravian College where she earned a bachelor of arts in psychology.

The prospective bridegroom is the son of Thomas and Christine Exner of Franklin Township. In 2004 he earned an associate degree in applied science from Northampton Community College.

He is employed as a service technician at Rentschler Chrysler Jeep Dodge of Slatington.

A wedding date has been set for July 14, 2012.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

The Panther Valley High School Class of 1971 will host its 40-year anniversary reunion on Sept. 17 at the Mahoning Valley Country Club.

The reunion committee is still in need of current addresses for a few "missing" class members, including John V. Garrett, Michael E. Porvaznik, Thomas J. Demyanovich Robbins, Frances A. Sharpe Schmell and Kenneth J. Valentine.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

The Tamaqua High School Class of 1971 is planning a 40-year anniversary reunion for Oct. 22 and is in need of current contact information for numerous class members.

Addresses, phone numbers and/or email addresses would be helpful. Classmates or individuals with information about classmates may contact Jerry Zubey at (570) 668-1175; Mary Allen Cooper at (570) 386-5220; or Mary Ann Rother Bright at (570) 778-0948.

The class has established a Facebook page at TAHS class of "71" or emails can be sent to tahsclass of 71@hotmail.com.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

The 20-year reunion of the Lehighton Area High School Class of 1991 will be a pig roast on Saturday, Oct. 8 at the Orioles.

If you are on Facebook, go to the LAHS Class of 1991 reunion page to view the invitation. If not, contact Jen (Harleman) Lopata at jjlopata@yahoo.com or Norm Greene at (570) 657-6457 for an invitation.

Registrations are due by Sept. 24.

Thursday, September 1, 2011
Above, this undated photo courtesy of the ASPCA/Mike Bizelli shows Virginia Anderson, 95, left, as she holds her cat Lucky while posing for a photograph with Tim Rickey, a Joplin native and senior director of the ASPCA's field investigations and response team, in Joplin, Mo. The tornado that slammed into Joplin, Mo., in May killed 160 people and thousands of pets. The ASPCA set up an emergency shelter, below, next to the Joplin Humane Society and helped round up over 1,300 dogs and cats. In the month after the tornado, workers and volunteers reunited 500 of those pets with their owners, said Rickey.

LOS ANGELES (AP) A poll released Tuesday by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals found that 35 percent of dog and cat owners have no plan for dealing with their pets during a disaster that forces them to evacuate.

Forty-two percent of dog or cat owners polled in the survey said they would not evacuate without their pets, 39 percent said they would leave them behind and 19 percent said they didn't know what they would do.

Thursday, September 1, 2011
Rylee Rose Reese

A daughter, Rylee Rose Reese, was born to Jeffrey and Kelli Reese of Jim Thorpe at 4:44 a.m., June 19, 2011. Born in Lehigh Valley Hospital, she weighed 6 pounds, 1 ounce, and measured 19 inches long.

Rylee was welcomed home by an older sibling Jadon, 3.

Maternal grandparents are Ed and Judy Gallagher of Weatherly.

Paternal grandparents are Randy and Rose Reese of Jim Thorpe.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

The LHS Class of 1963 is searching for the following classmates: John D. Koch, last know address Tacoma, Wash.; Darlene Rauco (Halsterman), last known address Saylorsburg; Ruth Ann Resh (Gombert), last known address Allentown; Dan Seaboldt, last known address Lehighton; and Carolyn Anderson (Schaeffer).

If anyone knows how to reach these individuals, please contact Shirley Kresge at (913) 488-5110.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Melba Schafer Harleman

Melba Schafer Harleman, a resident of Slate Belt Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Bangor, celebrated her 90th birthday on Aug. 27.

Melba lived in North Weissport and Lehighton before moving to the Effort/Brodheadsville area in 1954.

She has two daughters, Sandra Altemose and her husband Bill of Effort; and Brenda Dorshimer and her husband Bob of Kunkletown; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Pennsylvanians are both marrying and divorcing at a lower rate than the rest of the country, a quality they share with many men and women of the Northeast, a new U.S. Census Bureau report says.

Later marriages have traditionally been viewed as more likely to last longer.

That's a link making itself known more favorably in states like Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York than places such as Arkansas, Georgia and West Virginia, where divorce rates are well above the norm, according to the data released today from the 2009 American Community Survey.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

The September evening garden program presented by Penn State Cooperative Extension and the Master Gardeners will be a "Veggie Delight and Harvest Program."

It will take place from 6:15-8:40 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 21 at the Penn State Extension office on Phillips Street in Stroudsburg.

Registration forms and information are available online at http://extension.psu.edu/monroe/events/wednesday-garden-program-6, or by calling (570) 421-6430.