Rush-Ryan seniors

The Rush, Ryan and Delano Senior Citizens Inc. met Aug. 23 at the Ryan Township Fire Company with 42 members in attendance.

President Eleanor Schmerfeld conducted the business meeting.

Chaplain Kathleen Valentine offered an invocation. Reports were presented by secretary Florina Martin and treasurer Shirley Becker.

A discussion was held on an Oct. 4 trip to Penn's Peak and the group voted to hold the 2012 picnic at St. Peter's Church Pavilion.

Guest speaker Judy Radzwick gave a presentation on Diakon Volunteer Home Care.

Birthday wishes were extended to Sylvia Garcia and Kathleen Valentine. Dolores Walck provided a roll of tickets for use with the 50/50 drawing.

The group meets the second and fourth Tuesday of every month.

Class of 1971

The Tamaqua High School Class of 1971 is planning a 40-year anniversary reunion for Oct. 22 and is in need of current contact information for numerous class members.

Addresses, phone numbers and/or email addresses would be helpful. Classmates or individuals with information about classmates may contact Jerry Zubey at (570) 668-1175; Mary Allen Cooper at (570) 386-5220; or Mary Ann Rother Bright at (570) 778-0948.

The class has established a Facebook page at TAHS class of "71" or emails can be sent to tahsclass of 71@hotmail.com.

First Methodist

The Rev. James Cavellero will officiate at the 10:45 a.m. worship service this Sunday in First United Methodist Church.

Activities for next week include: Monday, Jesus In the Steps meets at 7 p.m.; Tuesday, quilters meet at 9:30 a.m.; Wednesday, Senior Choir rehearsal at 7:30 p.m.

The next free movie night will be Aug. 28, at 7 p.m., with the presentation of "Wesley," a dramatization of the life of John Wesley. Refreshments will also be free.

Schuylkill Democrats

The Eastern Schuylkill Democrats will meet Monday, at 7:30 p.m., at the East End Fire Company, Tamaqua.

The public is welcome to attend.

Cross country

The Tamaqua Cross Country Boosters will meet Aug. 31, at 6 p.m., at the senior high school.

Anyone interested in supporting the teams is welcome to attend.