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Wednesday, October 6, 2010
TERRY AHNER/TIMES NEWS

Members of the 2010 Palmerton Area High School Homecoming Court include, front row, from left, Sarah Andrews, Karly Cesare, Alex Paulinho, Kristen Romano, Brianna Hoglen and Lyndsey Heinrich. Back row, Jarrett Kleintop, Jarred Harry, Christian Marcin, Zach Freed and Dave Kenion. Not pictured is Levi Serfass. The Homecoming King and Queen will be crowned at festivities this weekend when the Blue Bombers face the Northwestern Lehigh High School Tigers.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Palmerton High School Class of 1965 held its 45-year reunion on Sept. 10 at Blue Ridge Country Club. Those attending the reunion include, front row from left, Peggy Holtzer Kleintop, Cindy Ruch Christman, Linda Hansut Hahn, Linda Hittner Guillory, Kathy Kunda Bookbinder, Joan Fabian Collins (Michigan), Linda Borger Scherer, Mary Honshiko Smida and Frances Brestovansky Carazo. Second row, Judy Wargo Lipics, Joanne Strohl Jones, Helene Dempsey, Peggy Koch Stroup, Cindy Christman Negrete (California), Joanne Stemler Shaughnessy and Maryann Kost Fritz.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Blue Mountain Health System Women's Cancer Support Group will not meet at the hospital in October. Instead, they will gather at Zion U.C.C., Second and Iron streets, Lehighton, at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 19, for a Service of Healing led by Rev. Allen Heckman.

The service is designed to offer God's presence with strength and comfort in a time of physical, emotional, or spiritual suffering within this community of faith.

This service is open to all who desire to attend. Call Mary Ann Hazel at (610) 824-6490 with further questions. The church's phone number is (610) 377-1191.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Q. I'm having some memory lapses and I'm worried about Alzheimer's. What should I do?

If you're having some memory lapses, go to the doctor with a positive attitude. The fact is that many different medical conditions may cause Alzheimer's-like symptoms.

You could be suffering from the effects of a high fever, dehydration, poor nutrition, reactions to medicines, thyroid problems or a minor head injury.

Monday, October 4, 2010

The Hazleton Fibromyalgia Support Group will meet on Oct. 6 at 6 p.m. at Faith United Church of Christ (located off the Airport Beltway behind Independence Toyota), Hazleton.

Guest speaker will be Amanda Neidlinger, R.N. and massage therapist, of River Run Healing Arts who will discuss self-massage, yoga and what we can do each day to help ourselves manage the symptoms of fibromyalgia.

The group meets the first Wednesday of each month. Meetings are open to anyone with fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome or similar chronic illness. Friends and relatives are also welcome.

Monday, October 4, 2010

NEW YORK (AP) – Second-graders who can't tie shoes or zip jackets. Four-year-olds in Pull-Ups diapers. Five-year-olds in strollers. Teens and preteens befuddled by can openers and ice-cube trays. College kids who've never done laundry, taken a bus alone or addressed an envelope.

Are we raising a generation of nincompoops? And do we have only ourselves to blame? Or are some of these things simply the result of kids growing up with push-button technology in an era when mechanical devices are gradually being replaced by electronics?

Friday, October 1, 2010

When Dr. Marilyn Deutsch, clinical psychologist, met Paula Hannigan, research librarian, within minutes they knew they could complement each other and had a plan to give back to the community. Both have lupus.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Members of the Lehighton Area High School Class of 1965 may still attend the reunion scheduled for Oct. 23.

For more information call (610) 377-2452

Friday, October 1, 2010
Mr. and Mrs. Adam Holota

Mr. and Mrs. Adam "Mickey" Holota of Coaldale will celebrate their 55th anniversary next week.

The Holotas were married on Oct. 8, 1955 in St. John's Slovak Lutheran Church, Lansford, by the late Rev. John Kovacik.

Mrs. Holota is the former Lillian Svrchek. Mr. Holota is a former Tuscarora resident. He is a 24-year retiree of the United States Air Force.

The couple has four sons: Michael and Marty of Seattle, Wash.; Mark of Tucson, Ariz.; and Richard of Coaldale.

The Holotas plan to celebrate their anniversary with a trip to Tucson in the near future.

Friday, October 1, 2010
Mr. and Mrs. Carl A. Davidson

Mr. and Mrs. Carl Allen Davidson, Kunkletown, are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married on Oct. 1, 1960 at Salem U.C.C. in Gilbert by the Rev. Mark B. Michael.

Mrs. Davidson is the former Dorothy Mae Burger, daughter of Jennie Edith (Diehl) Burger and Norman Burger. Her husband is the son of the late Winnie Mae (Youngkin) Davidson and Allen Osborn Davidson, formerly of Kunkletown.

They have two daughters: Carla Ann (Davidson) Parker and her husband, Allen, of Kunkletown; and Susan Jayne (Davidson) Hennet, and her husband Charles, also of Kunkletown.