Dog licenses

Schuylkill County Treasurer Jackie McGovern reminds residents that 2011 dog licenses are now available. Dogs 3 months of age or older must be licensed.

Licenses may be obtained at the county courthouse in Pottsville, by mail or at a variety of licensing agents. Locally, those agents include AAA at 202 E. Broad St.; Tom's Auto and Marine, Greenwood Street and Mountain Avenue; and Koch's Farm Service in the Lewistown Valley.

For more information, call McGovern's office at (570) 628-1433.

School records

The Tamaqua Area School District destroys the records of special education students seven years after a student graduates, moves out of the district or drops out of school. Parents/guardians who would like copies of their child's records may make arrangements by calling (570) 668-2566. Copy fees will be charged, at 25 cents per single side page. A compete notice is posted on the TASD website at www.tamaqua.k12.pa.us

Snow rules

With the possibility of winter weather lurking every week, Tamaqua residents are reminded of borough rules concerning sidewalks.

Property owners are required to maintain a clear path, at least three feet wide, on sidewalks. Snow and/or ice must be removed from these pathways within 24 hours of the end of a snowstorm.

Snow, ice and other materials may not be thrown into the streets. Fines may be imposed on anyone caught throwing snow or ice into the street or who fails to maintain a snow-free pathway.

In addition, individuals who plow snow from in front of homes and businesses must REMOVE any piles of snow they create. Anyone piling snow in the street/parking areas could be cited.

Residents are also to refrain from piling snow near fire hydrants or on top of storm drains.

Further information is available by calling (570) 668-3444 or (570) 668-0300.

St. Peter's Union

The Rev. Rodney Wells will officiate at the 9 a.m. worship service this Boy Scout Sunday in St. Peter's Union Church, Mantzville. The service will include special music by the Cherub Choir and a Joyous Noise Offering. A fellowship hour and lucky lollipop fundraiser will follow the service. Sunday school classes meet at 10:15 a.m. The junior Choir will rehearse after Sunday school.

Also on Sunday, the Daisies will meet at 6 p.m.

Activities for next week include: Monday, newsletter deadline, food coop at 9 a.m.; Tuesday, Women's Association of St. Peter's meeting at 7:30 p.m.; Thursday, prayer group meets at 5 p.m., Confirmation class meets at 6 p.m.

The choirs rehearse on Thursdays. Next week's schedule will include: Cherubs at 6:30 p.m., Junior Choir at 7 p.m. and Senior Choir rehearses at 7:45 p.m.

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 provided. Sunday school for all ages is held at 9:30 a.m.

Also on Sunday, an auditor's meeting will be held at 11:45 a.m., TYM will meet at the Strike Zone at 2 p.m. and a worship service will be held at the Tamaqua ABC High Rise at 6 p.m.

Activities for next week will include: Tuesday, prayer time at 8:30 a.m., Men's Fraternity meets at 6:30 p.m.; Wednesday, adult Bible study and Tamaqua Youth Ministry meet at 6:30 p.m., TYM staff meeting at 8 p.m.; Saturday, Musician rehearsal at 9 a.m., praise practice at 9:30 a.m., quilters meet at 11 a.m.

Calvary UM

The Rev. Brian Reading will officiate at Sunday's 10:25 a.m. worship service in Calvary Evangelical United Methodist Church. The service will include Holy Communion. Sunday school classes meet at 9:15 a.m.

Also on Sunday, the Youth Group will meet at 2 p.m. and a session of praise, worship and Bible study, in the evangelistic style, will be held at 6:30 p.m.

An hour of praise and prayer will be held Wednesday, beginning at 7 p.m.