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Announcements

Tuesday, November 9, 2010
John M. Uher and Kerry M. Jones

Donald and Sally Ann Jones of Lansford announce the engagement of their daughter, Kerry Maureen Jones of Coaldale, to John M. Uher, also of Coaldale.

The bride-to-be is a 2002 graduate of Panther Valley High School; a 2006 graduate of Arcadia University, where she received a bachelor of arts degree in English; and a 2010 graduate from Wilkes University, where she earned a master of education degree.

She is currently employed as an English teacher in the Panther Valley School District.

Monday, November 8, 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.

Monday, November 8, 2010
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Shoener

Mr. and Mrs. Charles LeRoy Shoener are celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary. They were married on Nov. 15, 1985 in St. John's Byzantine Church in Hazleton, by the Rev. John Opalanick.

Mrs. Shoener is the former Jean Ann Condrick, daughter of John and Eleanor Condrick of Hazleton. Her husband is the son of Silvia Shoener, New Ringgold, and the late LeRoy A. Shoener.

The Shoeners have a daughter, Jessica Ann Shoener of Tamaqua.

Monday, November 8, 2010
Mr. and Mrs. Jeremy Massey

Bible Baptist Chapel, Grantville, was the setting for the Aug. 7 wedding of Meghan L. Johnson, daughter of Edward and Debra Johnson of Tamaqua, and Jeremy A. Massey, son of Ernest and Susan Massey of Grantville.

Presented in marriage by her father, the bride was attended by Regina Moran as maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Allison Martin, Janine Martin, Tiffany Chapman and Loren Collura. Maddie Matrician, daughter of the bride's cousin, served as flower girl.

Monday, November 8, 2010
Mr. and Mrs. James Kachelries on their wedding day.

Hazel and James Kachelries of Tamaqua are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married on Nov. 12, 1960 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Middleport, Pa., by the late Rev. Pollack.

Mrs. Kachelries is the daughter of the late Elias and Maude (Reinhart) Hartranft of Tamaqua. Her husband is the son of the late Mahlon and Esther (Kunkle) Kachelries of Middleport.

The Kachelries have three children: Hazel Borosh, wife of Gary of Jim Thorpe; James Kachelries Jr., of Tamaqua; and John Kachelries, husband of Anne (Kachmer) Kachelries.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Beau Edmond Lampron and Tiffany Rose Kehler, 123 Shawnee Drive, Albrightsville.

Ryan Andres Miklas and Erin Marie Larkin, 10 Berger Hill Rd., Palmerton.

Brandon Lee Borger and Katie Lynn Summers, 701 Indian Hill Rd., Lehighton.

Friday, November 5, 2010
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Graduates of the former Mauch Chunk Junior Senior High School held a reunion recently. Those attending include, front row from left, George Moll, Mildred Bartelt Henritzy, Dorothy Waschek Gasker, Barbara Bruner Ruch, Betty Foster Straubinger, Lillian Channing Hoffman, Helen Fernekees Milford and William Milford.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

A daughter, Emma Grace Hayes, was born at 5:54 a.m. on Aug. 20, 2010 at Mercy Hospital, Baltimore, Md. to Jennifer and Donald Hayes of York, Pa.

She weighed 7 pounds, 11 ounces and measured 20 inches long.

She was welcomed home by two older siblings: Olivia, 7, and Connor, 4.

Maternal grandparents are Terry Ginder, Kresgeville and the late Ellen Ginder.

Paternal grandparents are Eugene and Ann Louise Hayes, Jim Thorpe.

Thursday, November 4, 2010
Theresa E. DeVaney and Eric P. Schaffer

The engagement of Theresa Elizabeth DeVaney to Eric Paul Schaffer, has been announced by her parents.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Joseph and Carol DeVaney, Bloomsburg. She is a 2002 graduate of Central Columbia High School, and a 2007 graduate of Shippensburg University, where she received a bachelor of science in criminal justice.

She is employed at the Domestic Violence Service Center, Wilkes-Barre, as a legal advocate.

Thursday, November 4, 2010
Macoy Wells Kmetz

A son, Macoy Wells Kmetz, was born at 2:48 a.m. on Oct. 6, 2010 at Lehigh Valley Hospital Cedar Crest, to Tanya L. Perry and Michael Wells Kmetz of Jim Thorpe.

He weighted 8 pounds, 14 ounces, and measured 21 inches long.

Maternal grandparents are Patricia A. Perry of Bradenton, Fla., and Ronald E. Perry of Jim Thorpe.

Paternal grandparents are Natalie and Jack Kmetz of Jim Thorpe.