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Announcements

Friday, October 1, 2010

Mr. and Mrs. Gary Smudin of Quakake are celebrating their 35th wedding anniversary.

They were married on Oct. 4, 1975 at Christ Lutheran Church, Barnesville, by the Rev. Ernest Houston.

Mrs. Smudin is the former Shirley Neifert, daughter of Grace (Hinkle) Neifert, Quakake, and the late Elden Neifert.

Mr. Smudin is the son of the late Algerd and Gladys (Lewis) Smudin of Tamaqua.

Friday, October 1, 2010
Mr. and Mrs. Roger L. Arner Sr.

Mr. and Mrs. Roger L. Arner Sr. of Tamaqua are celebrating their golden wedding anniversary.

They were married Oct. 1, 1960 at St. John's U.C.C. Church in Tamaqua.

Mrs. Arner is the former Hazle G. Gustus, daughter of the late Joseph and Grace (Reiger) Gustus, formerly of Tamaqua.

Mr. Arner is the son of the late George and Madolyn (Balliet) Arner, formerly of Tamaqua.

The couple has two sons: Roger L. Jr., and his companion MaryAnn Neidlinger of Tamaqua, and Rick L., and his wife Debra A. of New Ringgold.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Figura are celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary. They were married on Oct. 3, 1970 by the Rev. Dagle at St. Joseph Church, Summit Hill.

Mrs. Figura is the former Linda Grosso, daughter of the late Maria and Louis Grosso, Summit Hill. Her husband is the son of the late Helen and John Figura, Summit Hill.

The Figuras have two children: a son, Stephen, husband of Sondra Figura of Slippery Rock, Pa., and a daughter, Amy, wife of Derek Kares of Bethlehem.

They have three grandchildren: Brice Figura, Madeleine Kares and Mason Kares.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Curt Lewis Thomas and Catherine Ann Carter, 2300 E. Main St., Weatherly.

John Paul Andrews and Christina Louise Abrunzo, 27 Shelby Drive, Lehighton.

Arthur Harry Romig and Jo-Ann Hornick, 9 E. Main St., Apt. B, Weatherly.

Charles David Shafer and Allyuson Jeanne Leh, 502 Mahoning St., Lehighton.

Scott Hayden Murphy, 26 Blueberry Lane, Nesquehoning, and Wendy Kristina Marek, 72 Deer Trail Lane, Nesquehoning.

Michael Richard Spairana III and Kristy Lynn Steward, 729 Lehigh St., Bowmanstown.

Thursday, September 30, 2010
Lilly Anna Rodgers

A daughter, Lilly Anna Rodgers, was born on July 21, 2010 at Schuylkill Medical Center, Pottsville, to Ashley and Thomas Rodgers of Hometown.

She weighed 6 pounds, 14 ounces and measured 19 inches long.

Maternal grandparents are Ronald and Helene Zeigler of West Penn Township/Tamaqua.

Paternal grandparents are Charles and JoAnn Rodgers, Tamaqua.

Thursday, September 30, 2010
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

The Slatington High School Class of 1952 met recently to celebrate the class's 58-year reunion at the Slatington American Legion Post 16. Those attending included, front row, from left, Judy Lentz Shiner, Theo Jones Elias, Joan Skutches Heffelfinger, Melisse Phillips O'Brian, Pat Kuhnsman House and Shirley Frederick Kern. Second row, Abner Merkel, Pearl Hamm Follweiler, Marlene Levan Smith, Phyllis Schuck Hunsicker, Ruth Snyder Davies, Carolyn Krause Steele and Lucille Metzger Blose.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

The Panther Valley High School Class of 1991 will hold a reunion planning meeting on Saturday, Oct. 2, at 4 p.m. in Kelly's Restaurant, E. Patterson St., Lansford.

Alll classmates are welcome to attend.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Mr. and Mrs. John Tucker

Mr. and Mrs. John Tucker, Lansford, celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary on Aug. 31. They were married in St. Jerome's Catholic Church, Tamaqua, by the Rev. Francis Baransky.

Mrs. Tucker is the former Lisa Doris, daughter of the late Bill and Sarah Doris of Tamaqua. She is employed at Mahanoy Area Elementary School.

Mr. Tucker is the son of Edward and Mary Tucker of Lansford. He is employed by Windstream Communications, Lansford, as a network technician.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Joseph Kistler and Allyson Cerasaro

Announcement has been made of the engagement of Allyson Cerasaro, daughter of Maurice and Janice Cerasaro of Hazleton, to Joseph Kistler, son of Jeffrey and Dena Kistler of Lehighton.

The bride-to-be is a 2005 graduate of Hazleton Area High School. She is a 2009 graduate of Delaware Valley College, where she earned a bachelor's degree in animal biotechnology and conservation. She is currently attending Penn State University, where she is working toward an associate degree as a medical laboratory technician.

Monday, September 27, 2010

The Jim Thorpe Area High School Class of 1985 will be hosting a 25th reunion on Oct 23, from 6-11 p.m. at the Orioles in Lehighton. All members of the Class of 1986 are also invited to this event.

Current addresses for the following classmates are needed: Lynn Maier, Tom Bender, Robert Simmons, Christine Eckert, James Hydro, and LouAnn Snyder.

Please contact Charlene (Frohnhieser) Pettit at cpettit@ptd.net or (484) 464-1256, or JeanMarie (Easterly) Kurdilla at littlred@ptd.net or (570) 805-4543 with any questions or information.