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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

A while ago, I wrote about my wife, Gale, who told me she was hearing talk radio in her head. I researched this and I'm convinced that Gale is picking up radio signals through her teeth.

In the column, I invited readers to submit their experiences. The following are some accounts. I'm using only first names in case the readers would rather not have anyone else know about the radios in their heads.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Tammy L. Carroll and James A. Bachert, 324 Mahanoy St., Tamaqua.

Deborah A. Leso and Todd R. Forker, 1201 E. Mahanoy St., Mahanoy City.

Maria V. Rivera and William F. Clause, 661 Pine Hill Rd., Andreas.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

The Penn State Extension in Carbon and Monroe counties is offering a workshop for beginning canners who want to learn how to use a pressure canner. The workshop, titled "Yes I Can," will be held from 12:30-3:30 p.m., on July 5, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Third and Iron streets, Lehighton.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011
AMY MILLER/TIMES NEWS Gnaden Huetten Memorial Hospital award recipients stand with Blue Mountain Health System administration after the seventh annual Blue Mountain Health System Employee Recognition Awards last Wednesday. From left, are, Toni Gibson, associate vice president of nursing and award presenter; Mary Zubek, Blue Ribbon Service Excellence Award recipent and 30 years of service; Lana J. Kuehner, 40 years of service; Edith M. Berger, 35 years of service; and Terry Purcell, vice president of ambulatory and support services and award presenter.

One hundred twenty four nurses and other medical staff that serve Blue Mountain Health System's Gnaden Huetten and Palmerton campuses were recently honored for their dedication to each patient that enters the hospitals.

During the seventh annual Blue Mountain Health System Employee Recognition Awards ceremonies, held May 11 at both campuses, administration honored the men and women with years of service awards; nursing excellence awards; ancillary, business and support staff awards; and the highest award, the Blue Ribbon Service Excellence Awards.

Monday, May 23, 2011
ANDY LEIBENGUTH/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Blessings Shoppe coordinator Sashka Peterson sorts through some of the thousands of donated items, that are available free to the community, via the Blessings Shoppe, started by members and volunteers of the New Life Assembly of God Church in Tamaqua.

Members and volunteers of the New Life Assembly of God Church in Tamaqua have come together to offer a new free community donation program called the New Life Blessings Shoppe at their church.

The Blessings Shoppe, held twice a month in a large bay located next to the church, offers thousands of free items to the community that otherwise would be thrown out, lost or not used.

Some of the items consist of clothing, small appliances, knickknacks, jewelry, toys, shoes, handbags, pots, as well as many other items.

Monday, May 23, 2011
Denise A. Peraza and Guy N. Henderson

Denise Alejandra Peraza and Guy Nathan Henderson, together with their families, have announced their engagement.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Ernesto and Alma Peraza.

She is a 2002 graduate of Nogales High School, Nogales, Ariz. and has attended Pima Community College and Cochise Community College, both in Tucson, Ariz., for criminal justice.

The prospective bridegroom is the son of Marlene and Micheal Cully of Quakake, and Guy E. and Bonnie Henderson of Del Rio, Texas.

Monday, May 23, 2011
James Robert Duvall and Alexis Jae Ruch

The engagement of Alexis Jae Ruch and James Robert Duvall, both of Austin, Texas, has been announced by Barbara and Mickey Smith, Ashfield.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Barbara and Mickey Smith, Ashfield, and Jason Ruch Sr. of Lehighton.

She is a graduate of Kutztown University, where she earned a bachelor of science degree. She is employed at American National Insurance Company as a multi-lines insurance agent.

Monday, May 23, 2011
Kenley Grace Rehrig

REHRIG A daughter, Kenley Grace Rehrig, was born at 10:39 p.m. on April 12, 2011 at St. Claire's Hospital, Denville, N.J., to Jodi and Kyle Rehrig of High Bridge, N.J.

She weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces and measured 20.5 inches long.

Maternal grandparents are Chris and Robin Bruscino of Franklin, N.J.

Paternal grandparents are Dennis and Nancy Rehrig of Walnutport.

Maternal great-grandparents are Joe and Bernice Bruscino of Spring Hill, Fla., and Richard and Kittie Brandenburger of New Port Ritchey, Fla.

Paternal great-grandmother is Grace Snyder of Walnutport.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Bradley Baker Belford and Amanda Noel Trice, 233 Stock St., Nesquehoning.

James Joseph Evans Jr. and Debra Jean Kehrli, 231 W. Railroad St., Nesquehoning.

David Alan Hawk, 29 W. Center St., Nesquehoning, and Melissa Ellen O'Connell-Cook, 220 Second St., Coaldale.

Abimael Cesar Demelo and Heather Michelle Adkins, 1001 Bee Hollow Drive, Lehighton.

Bradley Phillip Ramsey, 2825 Marquess No. 4, Paducah, Ky., and Alison Joy Wommer, 905 Leake Vae., Apt. 3, Paducah, Ky.

Christopher Michael Lewis and Dana Marie Naftzinger, 144 W. Railroad St., Nesquehoning.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Kyra K. Delodzia and William E. Dale III, of 417 E. Elm St., Tamaqua.

Kelly A. McCrudden and Matthew A. Lucas, 878 Ringtown Rd., Zion Grove.

Rebecca F. Binns and Andrew D. Netznik, 526 Arlington St., Tamaqua.