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Wednesday, October 12, 2011
GAIL MAHOLICK/TIMES NEWS Kira Ann Hauser will be crowned the 2011 Pretzel Bowl Queen on Saturday at Albright College in Reading.

A 6-year-old Palmerton girl, Kira Ann Hauser, will be crowned the 2011 Pretzel Bowl Queen on Saturday during the 61st Annual Pretzel Bowl Game played at Eugene L. Shirk Stadium, Reading. The game is between Albright College and Delaware Valley College.

Kira Ann, the daughter of Bill and Lisa Hauser, is a first-grade student at Towamensing Elementary School. She has an older sister, Devyn.

Born in 2005, Kira Ann was 4 years old when her pediatricians discovered that her spine did not appear to be aligned properly. They began to monitor her to determine if there was a problem.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011
@$:CAROL ZICKLER/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Panther Valley High School will hold its homecoming ceremony on Friday, Oct. 14 when the Panthers host Shenandoah Valley. Homecoming candidates are left to right, seated, Angelica Santiago, Angelina Mistretta, Jennifer Moran, Stephanie Kachelries and Krista Paul. Standing are Zack King, Michael Weaver, Jake Knepper, Dustin Marblestone and William Stalgaitis.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Mr. and Mrs. Ryan Mousseau

Nicole Christine Thorn, daughter of Robert and Lauretta Thorn of Petersburg, Mich., became the bride of Ryan E. Andrew Mousseau, son of attorney Gregory and Lisa Mousseau of Jim Thorpe, on June 11, 2011, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Raleigh Temple in Apex N.C.

Following the ceremony, a reception was held at the Second Edition Mansion in Raleigh. The couple is planning a wedding trip to Toronto, Canada after the groom returns from his deployment.

The couple now resides in Fayetteville, N.C.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Mr. and Mrs. Adam Holota of Coaldale recently celebrated their 56th wedding anniversary.

They were married on Oct. 8, 1955 by the late Rev. John Kovacik in Lansford.

Mrs. Holota is the former Lillian Svrchek, daughter of the late Martin and Katerina Svrchek, Coaldale. Her husband is the son of the late Mike and Pearl Holota, Tuscarora.

The Holotas have four sons: Michael and Marty of Seattle, Washington; Mark of Tucson, Ariz.; and Richard of Coaldale.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Hunter Dean Rex

A son, Hunter Dean Rex, was born to Stacy Hall and Craig Rex Jr., of Lehighton, on Sept. 27, 2011, in Lehigh Valley Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds, 5 ounces, and measured 21 inches long.

He was welcomed home by an older brother, Craig, 2.

Maternal grandparents are Donna Hall of Lehighton and Robert Hall of Easton. Maternal great-grandmother is Doris Fronheiser of Lehighton.

Paternal grandparents are Craig Rex Sr. of Lehighton and Karen Rex of Williamsport. Paternal great-grandfather is Robert Rex of Lehighton.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Karie A. Rupert and Gary J. Guinter, 196 Market St., Cumbola, Blythe Township.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

A free luncheon will be held at the Parryville UMC, Main and Chestnut streets, Parryville, on Saturday, Oct. 29 from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m.

All are welcome.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011
VICTOR IZZO/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Portraying woman throughout the history of the church during a skit titled "Katie, Anna, and Me ... So Who Are You ?" are, from left, Dr. Jean Godsall-Myers as Katharina von Bora, Linda Beck as Anna Maria Weiser Muhlenberg, and Amy Schenberger as the modern day woman. The skit was presented by the Women of the ELCA at Trinity Lutheran Church, Bowmanstown.

The Women of the ELCA, Hazleton/Lehighton Cluster presented a skit about 500 years of church history from the 1500s to the present day this past weekend at Trinity Lutheran Church in Bowmanstown.

Their presentation, titled "Katie, Anna, and Me ... So Who Are You?", chronicled the history of the church from a woman's point of view and was attended by 32 women and men.

The three characters featured in the skit were Katharina von Bora, the wife of Martin Luther; Anna Maria Weiser Muhlenberg, the wife of Henry Melcior Muhlenberg; and a modern day woman of the year 2011.

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).