Tax exemptions

The Schuylkill County and Tamaqua Borough Per Capita and Occupation Tax Exemption Forms for the year 2010 are currently available for Borough of Tamaqua residents.

The exemption forms can be obtained at the Tamaqua Municipal Building, 320 E. Broad Street, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Forms will also be available at tax collector Alan Keer's office, the Tamaqua Area School District Administration building, the Tamaqua ABC High Rise, Majestic House Apartment Complex, the Tamaqua Public Library and the Tamaqua Post Office.

Residents must complete the form each year to qualify for the tax exemption.

Exoneration forms must be submitted by Friday, Jan. 29, 2010.

Bethany EC

The Rev. Kevin Roberts will officiate at the 10:30 a.m. worship service this Sunday in Bethany Evangelical Congregational Church. Nursery care is available. Sunday school classes will meet at 9:30 a.m.

Also on Sunday, a worship service will be held at the Hometown Nursing Center, beginning at 2:30 p.m.

Activities for next week include: Tuesday, Prayer Time at 8:30 a.m., GriefShare at 1:30 p.m., Praise practice will be held at 6:30 p.m.., Christmas Eve music rehearsal at 8 p.m.; Wednesday, Tamaqua Youth Ministry at 6:30 p.m.; Saturday, praise practice at 9 a.m.

Christmas Eve services will be celebrated at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Santa visit

Santa and Mrs. Claus will be visiting the Access Services Second Hand Treasures Store this Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The strore is located at 44 W. Broad St.

There will be no charge for children, up to the age of 12, to visit with Santa.

Treats will be provided.