Tax exemptions

The Schuylkill County and Tamaqua Borough Per Capita and Occupation Tax Exemption Forms for the year 2014 will become available on Monday for Borough of Tamaqua residents.

The exemption forms can be obtained at the Tamaqua Municipal Building, 320 E. Broad St., from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Forms will also be available at tax collector Alan Kerr'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. 31, 2014.

YMCA news

The Tamaqua YMCA has announced that new membership fees will be waived from Jan. 1 through Jan. 18. A free trial week is being offered from Jan. 11 through Jan. 18.

For more information, about any Y activities, call 570-668-2903.

Scholarship offer

Xi Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society is offering a $500 educational scholarship to one qualified woman in Schuylkill County. Scholarship applicants must meet the following criteria: must be female with a primary residence in Schuylkill County; currently enrolled in college with a major in education; and must have competed at least one year of college with a grade-point average of 3.0 or higher.

For further information, contact Stephanie Kaye at srkaye@verizon.net or call 570-929-1012 or 570-778-6956. Deadline for applications is Feb. 28.

Delta Kappa Gamma is an international organization of women educators.

St. Peter's Union

Sunday worship services are held at 9 a.m. in St. Peter's Union Church, Mantzville. The Sunday school Christmas program will be presented at 10:30 a.m. this Sunday.

Also this Sunday, the Confirmation class will meet at 11:30 a.m.

Activities for next week will include: Thursday, prayer group meets at 4:45 p.m., cherub choir rehearses at 6:30 p.m., junior choir meets at 7 p.m. and senior choir practices at 7:30 p.m.

Troop 775 will hold its Christmas celebration on Jan. 4, from noon to 5 p.m.