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Wednesday, January 4, 2012

In the wedding announcement of Sharon Foster and Matthew Robertson, which ran in the Lifestyle section on Dec. 22, it incorrectly listed the bridegroom's parents as residing in Emmaus. The Rev. and Mrs. Stephen Robertson reside in Hagerstown, Md.

The spelling of the bridegroom's son's name was also incorrect. His name is Stephen.

The TIMES NEWS apologizes for the error.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012
LINDA KOEHLER/TIMES NEWS

Pleasant Valley School District has announced that four of its schools were recipients of the 2011 Keystone Achievement Awards. Accepting on their behalf are their principals, from left, Penny Derr, PVI; Christopher Fisher and Carole Geary, Chestnuthill Elementary; Joshua Krebs, PVE; and Joseph Kondisko, Polk Elementary. The Keystone recognizes Pennsylvania schools for academic achievement. More than 2,000 Pennsylvania schools are being honored for demonstrating sustained academic achievement over two school years.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

The American Cancer Society will host a Look Good, Feel Better makeover workshop from 4-6 p.m., Jan. 9, at Schuylkill Medical Center-East, 700 E. Norwegian St., Pottsville. The session is free and open to all local female cancer patients actively undergoing cancer treatment.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Learn to create or enhance the natural areas around your home at an all day "Woods in Your Backyard" workshop offered by the Penn State Cooperative Extension in Schuylkill County. The workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Jan. 21 at the Schuylkill County Ag Center, 1202 Ag Center Dr., Pottsville.

County Master Gardeners and the extension will provide information about creating recreational areas, developing the native landscape, forest ecology, forest management, improving wildlife habitat and how to create a personal plan using a workbook.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Avery Lawrence Moyer

MOYER A son, Avery Lawrence Moyer, was born at 9:45 a.m. Oct. 3, 2011 at St. Luke's Hospital, Allentown to Christine and Lawrence Moyer of Coaldale.

He weighed 7 pounds, and measured 20 inches long.

He was welcomed home by his older sisters, Rylie, 6, and Brenna, 4.

Maternal grandparents are Michael and Bonnie Melley of Hometown.

Paternal grandparents are the late Lloyd and Lorraine Moyer of Parryville.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Britni A. Haslam, 350 E. Bacon St., Pottsville, and Jared J. Houser, 19 Coal St., Middleport.

Carol A. Enama and Aaron J. Debalko, 8 Bruno Ave., McAdoo.

Maria S. Osenbach, 568 Sunbury St., Minersville, and Leonard A. Ruggiero, 117 E. Ridge St., Coaldale.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

To help compile your wedding, engagement, anniversary or baby's birth information for publication in the TIMES NEWS, forms are available in our main office at 594 Blakeslee Blvd. Drive West, Lehighton, as well as our offices in Tamaqua, Lansford and Palmerton.

Wedding pictures and stories will be published free up to six months after the wedding. After the deadline, there is a $50 charge to have your wedding appear in the TIMES NEWS.

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.