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Announcements

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Justina D. Gross, 135 Angel Drive, New Ringgold, and Bruce D. Haas, 37 Schuylkill Road, New Ringgold.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Spencer Maynard Schirer

SCHIRER A son, Spencer Maynard Schirer, was born at 1:59 p.m. on Sept. 3, 2010 at St. Luke's, Allentown, to Ashley Yurick and Shane Schirer of Summit Hill.

He weighed 8 pounds, 6 ounces and measured 22 inches long.

The new baby was welcomed home by an older sister, Madeline Ann Schirer, who is 14 months old.

Maternal grandparents are Theresa Yurick and the late Paul Yurick Jr. of Summit Hill.

Paternal grandparents are Richard and Donna Schirer of Lehighton.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Front row, from left, Marie Bickleman Manderlik, Dolores Pazgan McGovern, James "Git" McHugh, Elizabeth Wilhelm Morgans, Francis Kruczek Marcin and Helen Kociscin Lynch. Back row, Lawrence Furey, Joseph Grieff, Genevieve Bianck Zuber, Marie Giantesano Olsovsky, Elizabeth Dominic Vannicola, Lena Delpero Dominic, Richard Giantesano and Joseph Kociscin.

Alumni from St. Ann's School, Lansford, held their final reunion on Aug. 28 at LaCasa Dolce, Tamaqua. Approximately 100 people attended the reunion traveling from as far as Colorado.

St. Ann's School opened in the church basement on Aug. 24, 1917 with the Rev. Hugh J. Bowen serving as the first pastor.

In 1921, the Rev. James B. McGarry became the new pastor at St. Ann's. He began making plans for a new school. St. Ann's parish purchased the property of Edward Thomas at 40 E. Bertsch St. and on May 10, 1924, a contract was signed to begin the construction of a new school.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Palmerton High School Class of 1965 held its 45-year reunion on Sept. 10 at Blue Ridge Country Club. Those attending the reunion include, front row from left, Peggy Holtzer Kleintop, Cindy Ruch Christman, Linda Hansut Hahn, Linda Hittner Guillory, Kathy Kunda Bookbinder, Joan Fabian Collins (Michigan), Linda Borger Scherer, Mary Honshiko Smida and Frances Brestovansky Carazo. Second row, Judy Wargo Lipics, Joanne Strohl Jones, Helene Dempsey, Peggy Koch Stroup, Cindy Christman Negrete (California), Joanne Stemler Shaughnessy and Maryann Kost Fritz.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Members of the Lehighton Area High School Class of 1965 may still attend the reunion scheduled for Oct. 23.

For more information call (610) 377-2452

Friday, October 1, 2010
Mr. and Mrs. Adam Holota

Mr. and Mrs. Adam "Mickey" Holota of Coaldale will celebrate their 55th anniversary next week.

The Holotas were married on Oct. 8, 1955 in St. John's Slovak Lutheran Church, Lansford, by the late Rev. John Kovacik.

Mrs. Holota is the former Lillian Svrchek. Mr. Holota is a former Tuscarora resident. He is a 24-year retiree of the United States Air Force.

The couple has four sons: Michael and Marty of Seattle, Wash.; Mark of Tucson, Ariz.; and Richard of Coaldale.

The Holotas plan to celebrate their anniversary with a trip to Tucson in the near future.

Friday, October 1, 2010
Mr. and Mrs. Carl A. Davidson

Mr. and Mrs. Carl Allen Davidson, Kunkletown, are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married on Oct. 1, 1960 at Salem U.C.C. in Gilbert by the Rev. Mark B. Michael.

Mrs. Davidson is the former Dorothy Mae Burger, daughter of Jennie Edith (Diehl) Burger and Norman Burger. Her husband is the son of the late Winnie Mae (Youngkin) Davidson and Allen Osborn Davidson, formerly of Kunkletown.

They have two daughters: Carla Ann (Davidson) Parker and her husband, Allen, of Kunkletown; and Susan Jayne (Davidson) Hennet, and her husband Charles, also of Kunkletown.

Friday, October 1, 2010
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Oswald

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Oswald of New Ringgold will celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary on Oct. 4. They were married in St. John United Church of Christ, Tamaqua, by the Rev. Dr. John Gilmore.

Mrs. Oswald is the former Claudene Kamant, daughter of Joseph Kamant of Tamaqua and the late Janet Sherry Kamant. She is employed at the Mahoning Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Lehighton, as a certified nurse's aide.

Mr. Oswald is the son of Barbara Oswald of New Ringgold and the late John Oswald Sr. He is employed by Sears, Whitehall, as a service technician.

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.