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Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Mr. and Mrs. Jeremy M. LaClair

Keri Sue Harris, daughter of Peggy Sue O'Donnell of Jim Thorpe and George and Patricia Harris of Lehighton, and Jeremy LaClair, son of Phil and Jill LaClair of Evans Mills, N.Y., were united in marriage on Sept. 18, 2010 at Immaculate Conception Church in Jim Thorpe. The Rev. James Ward officiated at the double ring ceremony. Karen Horvath was the organist, while the bride's aunt, Tracy-Jo Strohl of Poughkeepsie, was the vocalist.

Monday, November 15, 2010
Mr. and Mrs. Duane A. Dellecker

Mr. and Mrs. Duane A. Dellecker of Lehighton recently celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary.

They were married on Nov. 9, 1985 at Hope Lutheran Church in Cherryville by the Rev. Hiburger.

Mrs. Dellecker is the former Barbara A. Love. She is employed as a materials management coordinator for Life Quest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Quakertown.

Mr. Dellecker is the director of Carbon County's Department of Solid Waste.

The Delleckers are the parents of two daughters: Ami Fritchlee, wife of Matthew Fritchlee, and Ashley Dellecker-Exner, all of Lehighton.

Friday, November 12, 2010
Mr. and Mrs. Matthew T. Fritchlee

Ami N. Dellecker, daughter of Duane and Barbara Dellecker of Lehighton, became the bride of Matthew T. Fritchlee, son of Theodore and Kelly Fritchlee of Bath on Oct. 29, 2010 at the Maymont Plantation, Richmond, Va.

The Honorable Ernest Irbe officiated at the double ring ceremony.

The bride was given in marriage by her father.

Jennifer Berry was the maid of honor and Tyler Berger was the best man.

Following the ceremony, the couple held a dinner reception with family and friends in Williamsburg, Va., followed by a honeymoon in Williamsburg.

Friday, November 12, 2010
Kailyn Elizabeth Smith

A daughter, Kailyn Elizabeth Smith, was born at 9:18 p.m. on Oct. 12, 2010 at the Lehigh Valley Health Network, Allentown, to Vanessa and Jeremy Smith of Lehighton.

She weighed 6 pounds, 13 ounces and measured 20 inches long. She was welcomed home by her older brother, Wyatt, 3.

Maternal grandparents are Linda and Marty Klotz of Lehighton. Paternal grandparents are Cindy and David Smith, also of Lehighton.

Maternal great-grandmother is Mildred Miller of Lehighton. Paternal great-grandparents are Thelma Smith, Lehighton, and Gladys and Orville Wehr of Andreas.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

The Panther Valley Class of 2000 will be holding its 10-year class reunion on Saturday, Nov. 27 from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. at the Sports Zoo in Lansford.

Make checks payable to Amanda Christensen and send to 671 Mountain Rd., Millerstown, PA 17062 before Nov. 14.

For more information, visit the "PV Class of 2000 10th Year Class Reunion" page on Facebook.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

The Panther Valley Class of 1975 will be holding its 35th class reunion on Friday, Nov. 26, beginning at 6 p.m., at Kelly's Irish Pub Ballroom, Lansford.

To reserve a spot or for more information, e-mail gwynethann@windstream.net or Theresa Weiksner Zuber at theresazuber1975@yahoo.com by Nov. 15.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Anna Moore

Anna Moore, a resident at MapleShade Meadows Assisted Living Center in Nesquehoning, celebrated her 105th birthday on Nov. 3. She was born in East Mauch Chunk.

Her age impresses a lot of people. She still likes to do crossword puzzles, but attests that her fingers are tortured by arthritis and has a hard time holding her pencil.

For her meals she uses a special utensil attached to her silverware.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Rosalyn F. Mast, 1051 Catawissa Road, Tamaqua, and Marlin L. Faus, 368 Rife Run Road, Manheim.

Erica E. Freiwald, 254 Cold Run Road, New Ringgold, and Christian D. Shuman, 2149 Main Street, Pottsville.

Angela L. Burnham-Gnall and James J. Mitchell, 222 E. Mahanoy Avenue, Mahanoy City.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Kathryn Elizabeth Behun

A daughter, Kathryn Elizabeth Behun, was born Aug. 31, 2010, to Elizabeth Pinkey and Stephen Behun III of Tamaqua. She was born in Pottsville Hospital, weighing in at 8 pounds, 15.5 ounces, and 21 inches long.

Maternal grandparents are George and Kathryn Pinkey of Hometown. Maternal great-grandmother is Ruth Benzak of Center Valley.

Paternal grandparents are Stephen and Candy Behun of Hometown.

Kathryn was welcomed home by her two brothers, Stephen, 4; and William, 2.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Elsie H. Lerch

Elsie H. Lerch, a resident at Heritage Hill Senior Community in Weatherly, celebrated her 90th birthday on Nov. 9.

Born in Northampton in 1920, Elsie attended Northampton High School and worked as a production manager at Western Electric for 31 years.

Her passions over the years include sleigh riding, ice skating, and spending time with her friends at Peck's Pond.

She is a member of Grace United Church of Christ in Northampton.