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Thursday, November 17, 2011
LEFT: Oliva Haydt (Joanne) and Brent Harris (Jesus) rehearse a scene from Godspell. BELOW: Robert Fatzingerperforms a musicalnumber as cast members look on. Godspell will be performed in Tamaqua this weekend at Zion Lutheran Church.

"Prepare ye the way of the Lord," and while you are at it, prepare yourself to see Godspell this weekend at Zion Lutheran Church in Tamaqua. Showtime is 7 p.m. both Friday, Nov. 18; and Saturday, Nov. 19.

The popular musical, which opened on Broadway in 1971, is a production of H.T.O. Services Spotlights. It is being presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Linda J. Straub and Philip E. Pace Jr., 119 E. Ruddle St., Coaldale

Mary E. Berk and Stanley A. Stine, 416 N. Keim St., New Ringgold

Thursday, November 17, 2011
Weatherly SGA hosts semi formal

The Weatherly Area High School Student Government Association held its semi-formal dance on Saturday at Genetti's. The king and queen and their court were announced during the event. Crowned king and queen were Samson Walton and Tracy Galada. Back row, from left are second runners-up Derek Filloy and Nicole Bachart; and first runners-up Jaime Dougherty and Matthew Cullen.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Storing yourleftovers

Ÿ Discard any turkey, stuffing, and gravy left out at room temperature longer than two hours; one hour in temperatures above 90 °F.

Ÿ Divide leftovers into smaller portions. Refrigerate or freeze in covered shallow containers for quicker cooling.

Ÿ Use refrigerated turkey, stuffing, and gravy within three to four days.

Ÿ If freezing leftovers, use within two to six months for best quality.

Reheating your turkey

Cooked turkey may be eaten cold or reheated.

In the oven

Ÿ Set the oven temperature no lower than 325 °F.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Nothing can shatter those visions of a Norman Rockwell Thanksgiving faster than illness caused by an improperly roasted turkey. Here are some tips from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to keep your holiday dinner wholesome:

Ÿ For optimum safety, stuffing a turkey is not recommended. For more even cooking, it is recommended you cook your stuffing outside the bird in a casserole.

Use a food thermometer to check the internal temperature of the stuffing. The stuffing must reach a safe minimum internal temperature of 165 °F.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Photo courtesy of SHNS Once Thanksgiving dinner is over, be sure to refrigerate your turkey, stuffing and gravy. Discard anything left out more than two hours.

Nancy Matyas, clinical manager of Nutrition Services for Blue Mountain Health System, will never forget the case of food poisoning she got from mussels at a buffet.

"They were really good, and I was eating a lot of them. The next thing I know, I'm home and sweating and not feeling good at all," she said.

Matyas doesn't want anyone else to suffer from food-borne illness, and so recently shared advice with those who will prepare the upcoming holiday meals.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Mr. and Mrs. Brian Godard

Megan Smith, daughter of David and Nancy Smith, Lehighton, and Brian Godard, son of Robert and Carolyn Godard, Chesire, Conn., were wed July 9, 2011 at Ben Salem United Church of Christ, Lehighton.

The Rev. Michael McGowan officiated the double ring ceremony. Adele Kunkle played the organ while Brettany Smith, cousin of the bride, was the vocalist.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey A. Reigel

Connie L. Kemmerer of Summit Hill, became the bride of Jeffrey A. Reigel of Tamaqua, on July 23, 2011 at St. John's Evangelical Church in Mahoning Valley.

The Rev. Dody Siegfried officiated at the double ring ceremony. Colleen Rudelitsch presided at the organ.

The bride is the daughter of the late Carl and Jean Kemmerer of Lehighton.

She chose her sister, Bonnie Barry of Virginia Beach, Va., to serve as her maid of honor.

Bridesmaids included Dottie Barthomew of Breinigsville, Pa.; Janice Reigel of Tamaqua; and Amanda Reigel of Hughesville, Md.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Q. My husband told me he has no energy to do chores around the house because he's suffering from male menopause. He's a very funny guy.

Your husband was obviously trying to yank your chain, but there's some truth in his joking. Fatigue is a common symptom of male menopause, also known as andropause (andro means male).

Both andropause and male menopause are used to describe decreasing levels of the male hormone testosterone that come with aging. Most men see testosterone levels drop as they get older. Some have described andropause as puberty in reverse.

Monday, November 14, 2011
Mr. and Mrs. Donald K. Ritschel

Mr. and Mrs. Donald K. Ritschel of Andreas will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Nov. 18.

They were married in Salem United Church of Christ, Allentown, by the Rev. Charles Zweizig.

Mrs. Ritschel is the former Carol J. Hartzell, daughter of the late Penroy and Edith (Shook) Hartzell of Allentown.

Mr. Ritschel is the son of the late Joseph and Helena (Beltz) Ritschel of Trexlertown.

The Ritschels have two children, Mark D. Ritschel and Denise K., wife of Brian M. Craig.