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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Editor's note: This is the piece, written by Bridget McFadden, that was published in Teen Ink's October magazine.

Bright lights flicker on and off. Music is blaring from the speakers. A man's voice comes on.

"Up next is Jim Thorpe High School. Now let's hear it for Lebanon Cedars!"

The crowd went crazy. My heart pounds as loud as a gong. My stomach feels like I'm about to revisit everything I ate that day. My hands are suddenly drenched in sweat and shaking. My teammates notice.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Q. A friend of mine had polio when he was a kid and now the disease seems to be coming back in his old age. Have you heard of this?

The National Center for Health Statistics estimates that more than 440,000 polio survivors in the United States may be at risk for post-polio syndrome PPS, a condition that strikes polio survivors decades after they've recovered from an attack of the poliomyelitis virus. Various researchers estimate that PPS affects from 40 to 80 percent of polio survivors.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Mr. and Mrs. Gary Miller

Carol and Gary Miller of Slatington recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married on Nov. 26, 1961 at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Slatington, by the Rev. Earl Kreidler.

Mrs. Miller is the former Carol Henry, daughter of the late Mark and Erma Henry of Slatington. Her husband is the son of the late David and Erma Miller of Laurys Station, Pa.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS Pictured with Tamaqua's 2011 Little Miss Spirit of Christmas Madelyn Jones, 8, are organizers Judy Hoppes, left, and Linda Yulanavage. Madelyn is the daughter of Matt and Jennifer Jones, Tamaqua.

The Tamaqua Spirit of Christmas Festival committee has announced that the 2011 Little Miss Spirit of Christmas is Madelyn Jones, 8, a third-grade student at the Tamaqua Elementary School, and the daughter of Matt and Jennifer Jones of Tamaqua.

Balloting for Little Miss Spirit of Christmas took placed Nov. 14-25 at the Wells Fargo Bank.

Eleven girls, in third through fifth grades in the Tamaqua Area School District, including St. Jerome Regional School, participated in the holiday contest.

Monday, November 28, 2011
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph A. Boyle

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph A. Boyle of Coaldale recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. They were married on Nov. 17, 1951 in SS. Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church by the late Monsignor Nicholas Terna.

Mrs. Boyle is the former Julia Hutta, daughter of the late Paul and Mary Hutta. Mr. Boyle is the son of the late Donald and Grace Boyle. They are the parents of four children: Joseph of Bethlehem, Thomas of Tamaqua, Susan Lopata of Nesquehoning, and MaryKay Horvath of Summit Hill. They also have 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Monday, November 28, 2011
Kallie Kilgore and Allen Strohl

The engagement of Kallie Kilgore of Hellertown to Allen Strohl of Lehighton has been announced by the couple, together with their parents.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Barb Heschl of Hellertown, and Martin Kilgore of Jim Thorpe. She is a 2004 graduate of Saucon Valley High School She attended Lehigh Carbon Community College. She is currently employed full time.

Friday, November 25, 2011
Jason D. Deiter and Katrina M. Ehret

The engagement of Katrina M. Ehret of Lehighton to Jason D. Deiter of Slatington has been announced by her parents.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Dale J. and Peggy A. Ehret of Lehighton.

She is a 2005 graduate of Palmerton Area High School as well as a graduate of Empire Beauty School in Whitehall.

She is employed as an administrative assistant at Standard Metal Industries, LLC in Lehighton.

The prospective bridegroom is the son of Kathleen R. Deiter of Slatington and the late Dennis W. Deiter, formerly of Macungie.

Friday, November 25, 2011
Mr. and Mrs. Scott Berger

Kristi Strohl, daughter of Keith and Susan Strohl of Lehighton, and Scott Berger, son of Colin Berger and Denise Brotzman of Kunkletown, were united in marriage on Aug. 6, 2011 at Middlecreek Christian Church in Kunkletown.

Pastor Wes Wales officiated at the double ring ceremony. Tamara Lehig was the pianist. Lamont Sherer was the vocalist.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride chose Clarissa Bartholemew of Parryville to be her maid of honor.

Friday, November 25, 2011
Mark Bower and Kristy Borger

The engagement of Kristy Borger, Kunkletown, to Mark Bower, also of Kunkletown, has been announced by her parents, Gary and Perma Borger of Kunkletown.

The bride-to-be is a 2005 graduate of Pleasant Valley High School.

She earned a bachelor of arts in sociology with a concentration in criminal justice and social work from East Stroudsburg University.

She is employed by Sanofi Pasteur.

The prospective bridegroom is the son of Maureen and George Bower of West Deptford, N.J. He is a 2005 graduate of West Deptford High School in New Jersey.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Brian Edward Hawk and Rebecca Kim Zerfuss, 803 Lehigh St., Jim Thorpe.

William John Kattner Jr., 399 Court St., Lehighton, and Rachael Jewel Zigarski, 1102 Bridge St., Lehighton.

Anatoli Kotow, 124 Ginsberg Circle, Albrightsville, and Kortney Jade Clause, 101 Mauch Chunk St., Lehighton.

Richard James Davidson III and Jennifer Ann Rupert, 3984 Forest Inn Rd., Aquashicola.

Christopher Todd Ritter and Jennifer Ann Stermer, 105 Dead End Lane, Lehighton.