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Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Q. Are probiotics safe?

There is debate over the precise definition of probiotics. The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization and the World Health Organization call probiotics "live microorganisms, which, when administered in adequate amounts, confer a health benefit on the host."

Microorganisms or microbes are living organisms that can be seen only under a microscope. Microbes are everywhere; the human body contains billions of them.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Mr. and Mrs. Luther D. Snyder

Mr. and Mrs. Luther D. Snyder of Jim Thorpe recently celebrated their golden anniversary.

They were married by the Rev. Schlessman on Jan. 6, 1962, at St. John's Lutheran Church, Jim Thorpe.

Mrs. Snyder is the former Lynn E. Sellers, daughter of the late Willard and Evelyn Sellers, and stepdaughter of the late Russell Shanfelt, Jim Thorpe. Her husband is the son of the late Guy and Margaret Snyder, Normal Square.

The couple has three children, Shelley Snyder, Atlanta, Ga.; Brian and Sherry Snyder, Jim Thorpe; and Chris Snyder, Tamaqua.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Melissa Schuler and Joshua Dunn

The engagement of Melissa Ann Schuler, daughter of David and Eileen Schuler of Fleetwood, Pa., to Joshua James Dunn, son of James and Tammie Dunn of New Ringgold, has been announced by her parents.

The bride-to-be is a graduate of Fleetwood High School, Reading School of Nursing and Penn State University.

She is employed as a registered nurse at Lehigh Valley Hospital.

The prospective bridegroom is a graduate of Tamaqua Area High School.

He is employed by Dunn's Pride Holsteins and Tree Farm.

Monday, January 2, 2012
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS

Ibiyinka Olufemi Alao, Nigeria's Art Ambassador and arts consultant, spent time recently admiring art work at the Stonehedge Gardens in South Tamaqua as part of his American tour.

Alao, also a world-renowned painter, is spending time traveling through America, learning and passing on traditional African perspectives on many types of art.

Born in 1975, Alao started as an architect at the University Of Ile-Ife Nigeria. He shares his belief that happiness in life is a code, which we can often decode by listening to silent voices and speaking without talking.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Carbon Schuylkill Community Theater is calling all writers of all abilities to submit scripts for a March production of short plays.

CSCT will present three to six plays, 10-30 minutes in length on March 30-31. Submissions are due Jan. 25.

All scripts should be family-friendly for a community production. All selected scripts will be performed under creative liberties of CSCT directors.

Mail submissions with a release to perform the play to the Carbon Schuylkill Community Theater, 336 Cypress St., Lehighton, PA 18235; or email csctheater@yahoo.com.

Friday, December 30, 2011
PHOTO COURTESY OF C. RICHARD CHARTRAND/EAST PENN PRESS Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Jones with their sons, front from left, Zachary and D'Artagnan.

Carlene (Kohut) Jones and Bruce Jones, both of Tamaqua, were remarried in a special ceremony on Aug. 6, 2011 in Macungie, Pa.

The Hon. Arnold C. Rapoport officiated the double ring ceremony, which took place at Das Awkscht Fescht. The ceremony was held in the Camaro tent at the car show, as Mrs. Jones, who is a deputy clerk for Judge Rapoport, is a fan of Camaros.

Judge Rapoport is a founding member of the car show, and since the couple are car buffs, they felt it was the perfect setting for a second wedding.

Thursday, December 29, 2011
Emily Ward

Emily Ward, a student at Tamaqua Area High School, is one of more than 500 high school cheerleaders and dancers from across the U.S. who will be performing in the London New Year's Day Parade.

Emily is the daughter of Thomas and Ruth Ward, and the granddaughter of James Ward and Margaret Steele, all of Tamaqua.

Thursday, December 29, 2011
SHERI RYAN/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Members of the Carbon County Bar Association recently donated $3,000 to the Lehighton Area Memorial Library. From left are attorney Cynthia Dyrda-Hatton, CCBA board member; Becky Wanamaker, director for the library; and attorney William G. Schwab, executive director of the bar association.

Thursday, December 29, 2011
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

The Slatington High School Class of 1966 held its 45-year reunion on Saturday, Nov. 19 at the Emerald Fire Company. After a social hour, the class photo was taken by Fella Studios of Northampton, followed by dinner, then dancing with music provided by DJ Crazy K's Karaoke. Classmates attending were, front row from left, Bonnie (Roth) Smith, Kathy (Solt) Kemp, Jane (Jones) Distler, Gail (Kern) Skeath, Charlotte Hallman, Linda Boyer-Williams, Bonnie (Correll) Brozey, Beverly (Kistler) Scheffler, Mary (Gellis) Hoppes, Susan (Roth) Sensinger and Elizabeth (Roth) Krause.

Thursday, December 29, 2011
@$:Anna Temchatin

Anna Temchatin, a resident at Heritage Hill Senior Community, Weatherly, celebrated her 91st birthday on Dec. 27.

She was born in 1920 in Hazleton, where she has lived her entire life. She had two sisters, Mary and Helen, and a brother, John, who passed away in recent years.

Her husband of almost 40 years, Wassil, passed away in 1989.

Anna has two sons, Basil and Jack; two grandsons; and four great-grandchildren.

She is a devout Catholic and a member of St. Michael's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Hazleton.