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Thursday, April 11, 2013
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Irene Zimmerman says she has lived a contented life in her 100 years.

Irene Zimmerman celebrated her 100th birthday on April 7. She says she has lived a contented life and attributes her long life to God.

"He has a plan for me. I read my Bible every day," she says.

Irene adds that she has followed a healthy lifestyle and has been lucky enough to have very little illness.

One of six children, Irene was born in Tharptown, Pa. She had five brothers. Her first job was in a dress factory until she married her husband, Roy Zimmerman in 1931. They lived in Shamokin and had four children.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

When my husband would be out of town and I had just myself to worry about for dinner, I'd often stop at the grocery store on the way home and pick up a turkey pot pie. They are one of my favorite go-to quick dinners.

Unfortunately, I haven't been able to find them lately. Not to worry. I have a much better solution.

On Sunday we had a turkey breast for dinner (I had been dreaming about turkey sandwiches). Since it was just the two of us, and it was a pretty meaty turkey breast, there were plenty of leftovers. I decided to make homemade turkey pot pie.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Thomas Dennis McKillip, 5734 Hegerman St., Philadelphia, and Marylouise Baldwin, Box 1253, Albrightsville.

Thomas Edward Dougherty and Joycelyn Marie Ferrance, 117 E. Broad St., Beaver Meadows.

Warren Edwin Kelley, 640 Long Mountain Rd., Effort, and Paula Ann Soliman, 54 Wintergreen Trail, Albrightsville.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

The Marian Catholic High School Class of 1964 is in the process of planning its 50th reunion.

A meeting will be held at the Parkview Inn at 204 W. Ludlow St. in Summit Hill on Sunday, April 28 at 3 p.m.

Anyone interested in participating should call Barbara Delay at (570) 225-7119 or email

Tuesday, April 9, 2013
JUDY DOLGOS-KRAMER/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS The Rev. Doug Holtz bid farewell to St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Albrightsville on Sunday. Holtz is relocating to Sherwood, Wis., where he will be lead pastor of a much larger congregation.

The congregation of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, the quaint little church in Albrightsville, spent Sunday bidding a fond farewell to their pastor of four years.

The Rev. Doug Holtz is originally from northeast Illinois. He attended Augustana College and Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minn. Prior to coming to St. Paul's he taught band for 14 years in the public school system in La Cross, Wis.

This move, as lead pastor of Christ the King Lutheran Church in Sherwood, Wis., will take him back to his Midwestern roots.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

LATROBE, PA – Saint Vincent College's Herbert W. Boyer School of Natural Sciences, Mathematics and Computing has announced that high school seniors may apply for 18 scholarships valued up to $40,000 each over four years.

Funded by National Science Foundation Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (S-STEM), scholarships are offered for students considering enrollment in Saint Vincent's Biology Scholars: Literature, Laboratory and Leadership Program during the next three years.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

The Panther Valley Class of 1983 is in the process of planning the 30th reunion.

Anyone interested in participating can attend the meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 10 at Kelly's Irish Pub in Lansford.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Members of the Carbon County Bar Association recently donated $500 to the

Panther Valley Public Library in Lansford. From left are Adam Weaver, Esquire, Pat Ladick, library volunteer, Dawn Neyer,

secretary and Robert Frycklund, Esquire.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

The Jim Thorpe High School Class of 1983 will hold a 30-year class reunion meeting on Friday, April 12, at 7 p.m. at the Fairview Hose Company Social Club, Ninth and School streets, Jim Thorpe.

All classmates are welcome to attend.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Q. I'm 79 and I've taken a couple of spills in the last few months. I'm concerned that I might not be as steady on my feet as I used to be. What should I do about this?

About one in 10 people over 65 experience difficulty with balance. More than 40 percent of Americans will go to a doctor complaining of dizziness. Getting older is only part of the problem. Inner-ear disturbances are the primary cause.