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Thursday, February 23, 2012

Blanche Rudolph, 95, left, and Jim Davis, 85, right, were crowned the Valentine's Day Queen and King recently at Lehighton Senior

Center's Valentine's Day party. The royal pair each received a

heart-shaped box of candy, a candy rose, a mug of candy and cards.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Students turning 16 this month at Weatherly High School are part of an innovative new program geared for them to become better drivers when they get their driver's license.

Beginning today, students will have age appropriate specific information that will help tune them into the law as it applies to them.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

The TIMES NEWS 25th Annual Cookbook and Recipe Contest is under way.

Categories this year are Main Dishes; Desserts; Salads and Side Dishes; Slow Cooker; Money Saving Meals; Salad Dressings, Sauces and Marinades; and Celebrations.

Recipes must be created or modified by the person submitting the recipe or a member of that person's family.

The winner in each category will receive a $50 grocery store gift card and a $50 restaurant gift card. The grand prize winner will receive a $250 grocery store gift card.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Mr. and Mrs. Shane Schirer

Ashley Yurick, daughter of Theresa Yurick of Summit Hill and the late Paul Yurick Jr. was united in marriage to Shane Schirer, son of Richard and Donna Schirer of Lehighton, on Oct. 8, 2011 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Summit Hill.

The Rev. James Burdess officiated the double ring ceremony. Kathy Crampsie was singer and guitarist. Robert Ames was the organist.

Given in marriage by her mother and grandfather, Paul Yurick Sr., the bride chose her sisters, Jennifer Yurick of North Carolina, and Lauren Yurick of Summit Hill, to be her maids of honor.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Owen Richard Novy

A son, Owen Richard Novy, was born to Theresa Hausman and Jared Novy of Jim Thorpe at 11:02 p.m., Jan. 29, 2012, at St. Luke's Allentown.

He weighed 8 pounds, 6 ounces, and measured 19 1/2 inches long.

He was welcomed home by his big sister, Olivia Rose, who is 2 1/2 years old.

Maternal grandparents are Tim and Peggy Hausman of Jim Thorpe and Frances Heckman of Coaldale.

Paternal grandparents are Lillian Novy of Jim Thorpe and Tom and Suzanne Novy of Lancaster.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012
SHERI RYAN/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Pictured are the Panther Valley Middle School students who raised the most money for Hoops for Heart. From left are, Alex Lebo, grade seven; Yanitza Figueroa, grade six; and Hunter Kennedy, grade six.

Approximately 254 Panther Valley Middle School students recently participated in the American Heart Association's Hoops for Heart.

The annual event is designed to not only raise funds to help fight heart disease, but to also educate kids on how to care for their hearts and the importance of maintaining a heart-healthy lifestyle through proper nutrition and exercise.

Students solicited donations from friends, family and businesses prior to the event and raised over $2,800, which was $1,300 more than last year.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012
AMY MILLER/TIMES NEWS Devon Bizarre, a junior at Weatherly Area High School, was recently named the second runner up in a statewide pin design competition. Her design was chosen as one of six finalists out of over 100 entries submitted by students around the state.

A Weatherly Area High School junior recently placed in a statewide pin design competition.

Devon Bizarre, 17, of Weatherly was named the second runner up in the PETE & C (Pennsylvania Education Technology Expo and Conference) Pin Contest on Feb. 15, during the PETE & C's annual conference in Hershey.

The winner of the pin design, which will be used as the annual commemorative pin for next year's conference, was Payton McCombs of Butler Area Vocational School District.

First runner up was Brandon Rupp of West Shamokin High School.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Q. I'm having 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.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012
SHNS PHOTO BY RANDY PENCH/THE SACRAMENTO BEE Loretha Loggins, 83, right, visits with client Anna Chow, 87.

The morning's activities were in full swing at the Sutter SeniorCare program in Sacramento, Calif., and the adult day health clients had gathered in the dining room for coffee.

Loretha Loggins, a vivacious longtime volunteer, made her way from table to table, chatting.

"I love the little seniors," said Loggins, a retired nursing assistant. "We laugh and have a good time."

She's 83, and many of the center's clients are younger by a decade. Or two.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012
LINDA KOEHLER/TIMES NEWS Mary Titone gets ready to blow out the candles on her cake at her 100th birthday party.

What does Mary Titone contribute to her longevity?

Her answer is, growing up on plain food and maintaining a good diet.

And lasagna.

Well, it must have worked because Mary celebrated her 100th birthday on Feb. 18.