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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).

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.