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Thursday, October 13, 2011
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Members of the Lehighton Area High School Homecoming Court are, front row from left, Nicole Myrtle, Nadine Clemmer, Catherine Varley, Sydney Shafer and Kara Serfass. Back row, Arthur Terembula, Mitchell Moyer, Colton Davidson, Jonathan Strauss and Anthony Farole. Homecoming queen will be crowned during half-time festivities at Friday night's game, when Lehighton plays Stroudsburg. Homecoming king will be crowned on Saturday, during the homecoming dance.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011
BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS

P.J. Johnson, left, and Cristyna Batts were selected Jim Thorpe Area High School 2011 Homecoming King and Queen on Friday when the Olympians faced off against the Battlin' Miners of Minersville. The pair were crowned during

halftime festivities.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011
GAIL MAHOLICK/TIMES NEWS Kira Ann Hauser will be crowned the 2011 Pretzel Bowl Queen on Saturday at Albright College in Reading.

A 6-year-old Palmerton girl, Kira Ann Hauser, will be crowned the 2011 Pretzel Bowl Queen on Saturday during the 61st Annual Pretzel Bowl Game played at Eugene L. Shirk Stadium, Reading. The game is between Albright College and Delaware Valley College.

Kira Ann, the daughter of Bill and Lisa Hauser, is a first-grade student at Towamensing Elementary School. She has an older sister, Devyn.

Born in 2005, Kira Ann was 4 years old when her pediatricians discovered that her spine did not appear to be aligned properly. They began to monitor her to determine if there was a problem.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011
@$:CAROL ZICKLER/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Panther Valley High School will hold its homecoming ceremony on Friday, Oct. 14 when the Panthers host Shenandoah Valley. Homecoming candidates are left to right, seated, Angelica Santiago, Angelina Mistretta, Jennifer Moran, Stephanie Kachelries and Krista Paul. Standing are Zack King, Michael Weaver, Jake Knepper, Dustin Marblestone and William Stalgaitis.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

A free luncheon will be held at the Parryville UMC, Main and Chestnut streets, Parryville, on Saturday, Oct. 29 from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m.

All are welcome.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011
VICTOR IZZO/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Portraying woman throughout the history of the church during a skit titled "Katie, Anna, and Me ... So Who Are You ?" are, from left, Dr. Jean Godsall-Myers as Katharina von Bora, Linda Beck as Anna Maria Weiser Muhlenberg, and Amy Schenberger as the modern day woman. The skit was presented by the Women of the ELCA at Trinity Lutheran Church, Bowmanstown.

The Women of the ELCA, Hazleton/Lehighton Cluster presented a skit about 500 years of church history from the 1500s to the present day this past weekend at Trinity Lutheran Church in Bowmanstown.

Their presentation, titled "Katie, Anna, and Me ... So Who Are You?", chronicled the history of the church from a woman's point of view and was attended by 32 women and men.

The three characters featured in the skit were Katharina von Bora, the wife of Martin Luther; Anna Maria Weiser Muhlenberg, the wife of Henry Melcior Muhlenberg; and a modern day woman of the year 2011.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

The American Cancer Society will host a Look Good, Feel Better makeover workshop from 6-8 p.m., Oct. 17, at the Carbon Career and Technical Institute, 130 W. 13th St.,Jim Thorpe. The session is free and open to all local female cancer patients actively undergoing cancer treatment. It will be held in the beauty salon.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Paul Sheckler, who graduated from Palmerton High School in 1955 and Penn State University in 1960, and now lives in California, is discussing and readingsmall portions of his novel, "The Hawk Knows," at the Palmerton Area Library at 11 a.m., Friday, Oct. 21.

The book is available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and AuthorHouse websites in hardback, soft cover and electronic forms, as well as at the library on Oct. 21.

"The Hawk Knows" centers around a Ponzi Scheme in real estate and is set in Arizona during the financial debacles of 2007-2008.

Monday, October 10, 2011
Marjorie Marie Haggerty

Marjorie Marie Haggerty recently celebrated her 90th birthday.

She was born Sept. 20, 1921 in Jim Thorpe in her parents home. Her mother, Emma Dierkes, and father, Vincent Huber, had seven children, giving Marjorie four sisters and two brothers.

Marjorie married the late Gerald L. Haggerty, a World War II veteran, in 1944. They were married for 63 years before his death in 2007.

Together Marjorie and Gerald had three children: Sister Geralyn Haggerty, SCC, of Williamsport; Anita Bott of Allentown; and Gerald L. Haggerty Jr. of Jim Thorpe.

Monday, October 10, 2011
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS

Tamaqua Area High School held its 2011 Homecoming festivities Friday, during

halftime of the Tamaqua vs. North Schuylkill football game. Chey Bates was crowned Homecoming Queen while Pete Conforti was selected Homecoming King. The ceremony is sponsored by the student government association.