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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Nesquehoning Mayor Tony Walck and members of the Nesquehoning Junior Recreation Committee met on Monday to prepare fruit and candy bags for homebound elderly residents of Nesquehoning. The JRC has been assembling baskets for the seniors for the past four years. Holding the prepared bags are, front row from left, Madison Heckman, Alexis Cooper and Jacob Taras. Back row, Samantha Zlock, Kelsey Van Horn, Megan Heckman, Richelle Van Horn and Jordan Devitt. The group prepared 25 baskets that will be taken to the Panther Valley Senior Center today for distribution.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Blanche Garrett

Blanche Esther (Brooks) Garrett, a resident at Heritage Hill Senior Community, Weatherly, will celebrate her 91st birthday on Nov. 26.

Born in Nesquehoning in 1920, Blanche has also resided in Jim Thorpe; Lansford; Lake Harmony; Stratford, N.J.; and Summit Hill.

After graduating from Summit Hill High School in 1938, Blanche attended tech school in Jim Thorpe and trained to be a hair dresser.

She was married to Edward M. Jones for 40 years prior to his death in 1977, and to Russell Warren Garrett for two years prior to his death in 1998.

Monday, November 21, 2011

The Tamaqua High School Class of 1946 held its 65th anniversary reunion on Oct. 15, at the Top of the 80's in Hazleton. Welcoming remarks were made by Herb Curvey, while Floyd Zimmerman offered the invocation and benediction. A moment of silence was held in memory of the 73 deceased class members, whose names were read aloud by Irene Billman. Jean Hochstetter Tonkin provided the treasurer's report. The class discussed the scholarship award that was established in 1999.

Monday, November 21, 2011
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Josephine (Smith) Holman, a resident at Heritage Hill Senior Community in Weatherly, celebrated her 92nd birthday on Nov. 16.

Born in Yorkshire England in 1919, Josephine has also resided in Clearwater, Fla.; Virginia; Willow Grove, Pa.; Freeland; Sandy Run; Hazleton; and Weatherly over the years.

Josephine was married to her husband William for 62 years, until his death in 2002. She has a son, William Holman Jr., who resides in Willow Grove and a daughter, Nancy Shaw, who resided in Hartford, Conn. prior to her death in 2003.

Monday, November 21, 2011
Faith Faust

Faith Faust, a resident of Heritage Hill, recently celebrated her 94th birthday. She was born in Plymouth, Pa. on Nov. 20, 1917.

She spent her early years at Scales Siding near White Haven and attended a one-room schoolhouse there. She later attended Ripples School and graduated from Foster High School.

After high school Faith met the man she would later marry, Robert C. Faust. They courted until "Bob" returned from World War II and were married on May 1, 1946. They have been married for 65 years.

Monday, November 21, 2011
Ardie Helmer

Ardie Helmer, a resident of The Village in Palmerton, celebrated his 96th birthday recently. He was born on Nov. 10, 1915. A family party was held to mark this special occasion.

Ardie has three children, Linda, wife of David Bergey of Ambler, Pa.; Bill, husband of Barbara Helmer of Phillipsburg, N.J.; and David, husband of Carol Helmer of Lehighton.

He also has three grandchildren, Chad, husband of Jennifer Helmer of Allentown; Mark Bergey of Ohio; and Susan Bergey of New Jersey. Ardie also has a great-grandson, Sean Helmer.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Nicole Fischer and Amanda Yusella are at different phases of their lives.

Fischer is aspiring to become a teacher and is currently a freshman at Lehigh Carbon Community College.

Yusella has already earned her teaching degree from Kutztown University and is a teacher at East Penn Elementary in Lehighton.

One program, though, has helped both young women prepare in their journey toward becoming an educator: the 21st Century Carbon and Schuylkill SHINE Afterschool Program.

Thursday, November 17, 2011
LEFT: Oliva Haydt (Joanne) and Brent Harris (Jesus) rehearse a scene from Godspell. BELOW: Robert Fatzingerperforms a musicalnumber as cast members look on. Godspell will be performed in Tamaqua this weekend at Zion Lutheran Church.

"Prepare ye the way of the Lord," and while you are at it, prepare yourself to see Godspell this weekend at Zion Lutheran Church in Tamaqua. Showtime is 7 p.m. both Friday, Nov. 18; and Saturday, Nov. 19.

The popular musical, which opened on Broadway in 1971, is a production of H.T.O. Services Spotlights. It is being presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Linda J. Straub and Philip E. Pace Jr., 119 E. Ruddle St., Coaldale

Mary E. Berk and Stanley A. Stine, 416 N. Keim St., New Ringgold

Thursday, November 17, 2011
Weatherly SGA hosts semi formal

The Weatherly Area High School Student Government Association held its semi-formal dance on Saturday at Genetti's. The king and queen and their court were announced during the event. Crowned king and queen were Samson Walton and Tracy Galada. Back row, from left are second runners-up Derek Filloy and Nicole Bachart; and first runners-up Jaime Dougherty and Matthew Cullen.