Engagements
Photo: N/A, License: N/A SHAMOKIN - Mr. and Mrs. John S. Shiko, of Shamokin, announce the engagement of their daughter, Nichole Marie Shiko, to Timothy Benjamin Krebs Jr., a son of Pansy and Scott Bramhall, of Shamokin, and Tim Sr. and Janine Krebs, of Irish Valley. Nichole is a (read more)

Weddings
Photo: N/A, License: N/A, Created: 2014:09:20 01:35:49 MOUNT CARMEL - Beth Ann Dallazia and Scott Duncan Simpson were united in holy matrimony Sept. 20, 2014, in Divine Redeemer Church. The Rev. Martin O. Moran performed the ceremony. The bride is a daughter of Anthony and Diane Dallazia, of Marion Heights. (read more)
Photo: N/A, License: N/A Alexandra E. "Sasha" Sacavage and Ryan D. Romanoski were married Sept. 27, 2014, in Blackwell. The ceremony took place at the Blackwell Community Church, followed by a reception at the Penn Wells Hotel in Wellsboro. The officiant was the bride's father, (read more)

Anniversaries
Church News
My brother Phil and I were on a weekend retreat at Malvern Retreat House when the men in attendance were invited to have the group pray for their special intentions. A white-haired veteran of many such retreats made a prayer request that is still memorab (read more)
Assumption BVM Assumption B.V.M. Ukrainian Catholic Church, Paxton Street, Centralia. Pastor - The Very Rev. Archpriest Michael Hutsko. Confessions - Sunday, 10:30 a.m. Divine Liturgy - Sunday, 11 a.m. Augusta Baptist Augusta Baptist Church, 1371 Boyles (read more)
Assumption BVM Assumption B.V.M. Ukrainian Catholic Church, Paxton Street, Centralia. Pastor - The Very Rev. Archpriest Michael Hutsko. Confessions - Sunday, 10:30 a.m. Divine Liturgy - Sunday, 11 a.m. Augusta Baptist Augusta Baptist Church, 1371 Boyles (read more)
Teachers share one major experience with those who coach scholastic or youth league athletes. Of course, a teacher does have students who are academically gifted and who work hard at their studies, just as a coach has players with natural gifts and work (read more)
Jo Ann and I were definitely blessed when it came to cooking. Jo Ann is a terrific cook, but we also enjoyed the excellent cooking and company of both our mothers for many years' worth of Sundays. In addition to being great cooks, our moms got along well (read more)

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