Birthday wishes

Jayne Myers of Tamaqua is 96 years young, celebrating her birthday on Jan. 8. Although her "friend" Arther Itis has slowed her down a little, she stays active, caring for her own home, playing bingo several times a week and attending Tamaqua Senior Citizen meetings.

The widow of Kenneth Myers, she is the mother of four sons: Ken "Mejo," who passed away in 2005; Charles, married to Joanne; John "Jack," married to Denise; and Gary, married to Lynn. She describes her loving grandchildren and great grandchildren as being "too many to count."

Summers are spent camping at Locust Lake State Park.

A founding member of the former South Ward Fire Company Auxiliary, she is a member of Trinity United Church of Christ, Tamaqua.

YMCA hockey

The Tamaqua YMCA is now accepting registrations for a youth hockey league, for payers between the ages of 7 and 14. The season will begin on Jan. 23, from 10 a.m. to noon.

For more information, or to register, call 668-2903.

Calvary Methodist

The Rev. Brian Reading will officiate at the 10:25 a.m. service this Sunday in Calvary Evangelical United Methodist Church in the Lewistown Valley. The service will include special music provided by Rev. Reading and his family.

Also on Sunday, a time of evening praise and Bible study will begin at 6:30 p.m.

An evening prayer and share service is held Wednesdays at 7 p.m.

St. John UCC

The Rev. Kevin Duffy-Guy will officiate at the 9:30 a.m. service this Sunday in St. John United Church of Christ. The service will be followed by a time of fellowship. The weekly service will be broadcast on radio station WLSH, 1410 AM, at 11:30 a.m.

Also this Sunday, the annual Congregational meeting will begin at 11 a.m.

Activities for next week will include: Monday, soup sale; Tuesday, Spiritual Council meeting at 7 p.m.; Wednesday, choir rehearsal at 7:30 p.m.