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Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Mr. and Mrs. Joshua C. Smale

Jodi Lee Arner, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Larry Arner, Palmerton, became the bride of Joshua Cory Smale, son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Smale, also of Palmerton, on Oct. 9, 2010 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Palmerton.

The Rev. Jody Neifert performed the double ring ceremony. Randall Perry, Jim Thorpe, was the organist, while Yvonne Caton of Slatington and Lauren Strohl of Palmerton, were the vocalists.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Kolten MichaelWarner

A son, Kolten Michael Warner, was born in the Schuylkill Medical Center East, Pottsville, on March 10, 2011 to Michael and Tonya Warner of Tamaqua.

He weighed 7 pounds, 1.5 ounces and measured 19.75 inches long.

Maternal grandparents are Tom and Lori Schlorf of Tamaqua.

Paternal grandparents are Paul and Rosie Warner of Andreas.

Great-grandparents are Tom and Mae Hope and Rose McCarroll, all of Tamaqua; and Elizabeth Warner, formerly of Tamaqua; and the late John McCarroll, Charles and Mary Elizabeth Schlorf and Paul Warner.

Monday, April 11, 2011
Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Harry

Anthony and Anita (Pelosi) Harry of Palmerton celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on April 8.

They are the parents of Diana Janny, wife of Michael Janny, Nazareth; Steven and his wife, Holly of Whitehall; and Anthony and his wife, Josann of Palmerton; and the grandparents of Amanda and Josh Sutter and Jarred and Rachel Harry.

Mr. Harry is retired from the garment industry, where he worked as a cutter/spreader for 40 years. He is an ardent gardener and enjoys reading and watching anything to do with World War II.

Friday, April 8, 2011
Chad Snyder and Lorrie Bretzger

Lorrie Bretzger and Chad Snyder, along with their parents, have announced their engagement.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Joanne and Michael Bretzger of Effort.

She graduated from Pleasant Valley High School in 2005.

A graduate of Kutztown University, she is employed as an English teacher at Pleasant Valley High School.

The prospective groom is the son of Robin Snyder of Kunkletown and Roy Snyder of Slatington. He is also a 2005 graduate of Pleasant Valley High School, and a graduate of Johnson College.

Friday, April 8, 2011

The Tamaqua Class of 1972 is starting to plan its 40th class reunion. A meeting is planned for 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 13 at La Dolce Casa.

Help is needed so all classmates are welcome to attend.

Friday, April 8, 2011

A daughter, Zaylie Faye Warren, was born at 10:17 a.m. Friday, April 1, 2011, at Evangelical Community Hospital in Lewisburg, Pa., to Katie and Chad Warren of Lock Haven, Pa.

Maternal grandparents are Laurie and Dan McDonald of New Ringgold.

Paternal grandparents are Celia and Woodrow Warren of Lewisburg.

Friday, April 8, 2011

The Pleasant Valley High School Class of 1961 is looking for all 1961 classmates in order to formulate a 50-year class reunion.

Contact Adele at (570) 629-5718, Marlene at (727) 559-7915 or Becky at with information about any class member.

Friday, April 8, 2011
Mr. and Mrs. Jeremy Witner

Rachel A. Selert, daughter of Robert and Michele Selert, Packer Township, and Jeremy D. Witner, son of Brian and Janet Witner, Weatherly, were united in marriage by the Rev. Robert von Frisch in a double ring ceremony at St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, Packer Township on Oct. 9, 2010.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride chose Katie Miller, Weatherly, as her maid of honor and Jennifer Neal, York, Pa. as her matron of honor.

Friday, April 8, 2011
Charlotte Josephine Behan

A daughter, Charlotte Josephine Behan, was born at 12:40 a.m. on March 19, 2011 in Jacksonville, Fla. to Joy (Piatek) Behan and Paul Richard Behan of Fernandina Beach, Fla.

She weighed 9 pounds and was 20.5 inches long.

Maternal grandparents are Bruce and Debby Piatek of Ormond Beach.

Paternal grandparents are Noel and Bernadette Behan of Jim Thorpe.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Stacey L. Kane, 385 Roosevelt Drive, Mahanoy City, and Ryann M. Setlock, 604 N. Second St., Pottsville.

Carnia E. Gross, 54 Wiggan St., New Philadelphia, and Colin E. Coleman, 102 Water St., New Philadelphia.