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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

The American Cancer Society will host a Look Good, Feel Better makeover workshop from 6-8 p.m., Oct. 17, at the Carbon Career and Technical Institute, 130 W. 13th St.,Jim Thorpe. The session is free and open to all local female cancer patients actively undergoing cancer treatment. It will be held in the beauty salon.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

(Today's column is the second in a two-part series about statins.)

Statins, which are also known as HMG-COA reductase inhibitors, are drugs that lower cholesterol by blocking the liver substance responsible for making cholesterol. Statins may also help your body reabsorb cholesterol that has accumulated on your artery walls.

Some of the best-known statins include simvastatin (Zocor), atorvastatin (Lipitor), lovastatin (Mevacor), pravastatin (Pravachol), rosuvastatin (Crestor), and fluvastatin (Lescol).

Monday, October 10, 2011

Paul Sheckler, who graduated from Palmerton High School in 1955 and Penn State University in 1960, and now lives in California, is discussing and readingsmall portions of his novel, "The Hawk Knows," at the Palmerton Area Library at 11 a.m., Friday, Oct. 21.

The book is available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and AuthorHouse websites in hardback, soft cover and electronic forms, as well as at the library on Oct. 21.

"The Hawk Knows" centers around a Ponzi Scheme in real estate and is set in Arizona during the financial debacles of 2007-2008.

Monday, October 10, 2011
Marjorie Marie Haggerty

Marjorie Marie Haggerty recently celebrated her 90th birthday.

She was born Sept. 20, 1921 in Jim Thorpe in her parents home. Her mother, Emma Dierkes, and father, Vincent Huber, had seven children, giving Marjorie four sisters and two brothers.

Marjorie married the late Gerald L. Haggerty, a World War II veteran, in 1944. They were married for 63 years before his death in 2007.

Together Marjorie and Gerald had three children: Sister Geralyn Haggerty, SCC, of Williamsport; Anita Bott of Allentown; and Gerald L. Haggerty Jr. of Jim Thorpe.

Monday, October 10, 2011
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Klotz Sr.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Klotz Sr. of Lehighton celebrated their 48th wedding anniversary recently. They were married on Sept. 28, 1963 by the late Rev. Engle.

Mrs. Klotz is the former Mary Ann Labenburg, daughter of the late Gordon Angstead and the late Ellen Angstead. She is employed by the TIMES NEWS in Lehighton.

Mr. Klotz is the son of Blaine Klotz Sr., a resident at the Mahoning Valley Convalescent Home and the late Norma Klotz. He was self-employed as the owner at the former B&B Automotive Supply in Lehighton. He is now retired.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Tamaqua Area High School held its 2011 Homecoming festivities Friday, during

halftime of the Tamaqua vs. North Schuylkill football game. Chey Bates was crowned Homecoming Queen while Pete Conforti was selected Homecoming King. The ceremony is sponsored by the student government association.

Monday, October 10, 2011

The Tamaqua High School Class of 1955 celebrated its 56th anniversary reunion at Miller's Grove in West Penn Township with 25 class members, three former teachers and 16 guests in attendance. Participants, who traveled from throughout Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey and Florida, included, front row from left, Harry Fetterman, Dolores Knepper Steigerwalt, Gwen Lloyd Tatusko, Helene Betz D'Angelo and Ethel Houser Keich. Second row, Nick Young, Anna Mae Young, Dolores Hain Li puma, Dorothy Toth Ross, Ruth Dunn Gerber, Nancy Arndt Miller, Leon Tallick and Mary Bensinger Bridygham.

Friday, October 7, 2011
LINDA KOEHLER/TIMES NEWS Brenda Wentz and Terri Sheckler hold a handmade quilt some lucky person will win at the Palmerton Area Library's 5th Annual Quilt Show.

On Sunday from noon until 4 p.m., the Palmerton Area Library, 402 Delaware Ave., will once again be enveloped in warm cozy quilts from top to bottom for its Fifth Annual Quilt Show.

Brimming with beautiful quilts made by local quilters, the show will feature the artistry that is as creative and imaginative as any other art form.

"Quilts are our inheritance of our ancestors," says Terri Sheckler, coordinator of the event.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Corporate sponsors for the 11th Annual Carbon County Alzheimer's Memory Walk, hosted by Heritage Hill Senior Community in Weatherly, met recently to promote the event which will take place at Heritage Hill on Saturday. Sponsors include, from left, Bill Washko, WYLN; Cody Skelley, McNelis Home Care; Winona Kissinger, Northeast Pharmacy Services; Denise Langman, Heritage Senior Living; Lisa Marie Halecky, chairperson/Heritage Hill Senior Community; Sally Mitchell, Weatherwood Nursing and Rehabilitation; MaryAnn Ator, All Care Home Care; and Tom Evanko, Evanko Respiratory, Inc.

Friday, October 7, 2011

In the photo of the Packerton School Reunion, which ran on Wednesday's Lifestyle page, the name of one of the attendees was incorrectly submitted.

The correct name is Marlene Moyer Lefebvre.