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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Senior news

The Tamaqua Senior Citizens group met last week with 74 members in attendance. President Jean Machamer conducted the business session and provided readings.

Eleanor Roberts offered the invocation, entitled "The Providing." Reports were provided by secretary Eleanor Schmerfeld and Vice President Doris Brobst. Tom Dally was added to the sick list. A thank you card was received from Jean Behr.

The annual picnic was held Aug. 12 at the West Penn Rod and Gun Club with 68 members in attendance. Christy Joy catered the lunch meal.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Firemen's Statue/Drinking Fountain rededicated

Hose Company #1, Slatington, announces that the Firemen's Statue/Drinking Fountain located in the 500 block of Main Street, Slatington, will be rededicated and unveiled with a ceremony on Saturday Sept. 11, beginning at 1 p.m. as part of the statue's 100th anniversary celebration.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

LALLC

Lehighton Area Lioness Lions meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 2 at the Normal Square pavilion. The meal will be catered. Anyone interested in learning more about Lionism or anyone who would like to attend a meeting should contact Linda Benner at (610) 377-3685.

Dial-a-Devotion

Dial-a-Devotion speakers for August are: Sunday, Martha Cox; Monday, Jenny Keiper; Tuesday, Rose Marie Austin; Wednesday, Kaye Miller; Thursday, Vicky Kocher; and Friday, Ed and Barbara Belone.

Call (610) 377-1612, 24 hours a day for an inspirational message.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

St. John's

At 7 p.m. each Wednesday St. John's Lutheran Church, 1 E. Abbott St., Lansford, holds an informal worship: a spiritual, peaceful evening service with Holy Communion. All are welcome to this relaxed, brief evening prayer.

For those who wish to come early, a simple supper is served at 6 p.m., followed by a brief Bible study at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call the Rev. Marjorie Keiter, (570) 645-0356.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Homegrown models

Western Pocono Lioness will meet at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 24, at the American Legion on Route 209 in Gilbert. A program by Coldwater Creek, with models from the Lioness Club, will be the evening's feature.

Refreshments will be served.

For more information call Arlene Mullery at (570) 992-5022.

The club grieves the loss of Lioness Betty Ford, who passed away late last week.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Relay family day

The Carbon-Tamaqua Unit of the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life Committee will sponsor a Family Fun Day on Aug. 29. The event will be held from 2-8 p.m., at the Howard Buehler Memorial Park Pavilion, at the Bungalow. The day will include food, games, raffles, live music and giveways.

The public is welcome to attend. Admission is free.

Class of 1971

The Tamaqua High School Class of 1971 will meet Thursday, at 7 p.m., at Schick's Cafe on Mauch Chunk Street. All class members are welcome to attend and help plan an anniversary reunion.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Touchdown Club

The Jim Thorpe Olympian Touchdown Club will meet this evening at 6 p.m. in the commons area of the high school. Plans for the upcoming season will be made and parents of players in the football program are invited to attend and help in anyway.

Bloodmobile

The American Red Cross Bloodmobile will be stationed at Memorial Hall on Wednesday, Aug. 25, from 1-6 p.m. Donors should be 17 years of age and older.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Chestnut Ridge Seniors

There will not be a meeting of the Chestnut Ridge Seniors on Thursday, Aug. 26 because of the West End Fair. Please join them on Thursday, Sept. 9, at 11 a.m. at the Kunkletown Volunteer Fire Co. as they celebrate Labor Day with hot dogs, ice cream and bingo.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Sorority news

The Preceptor Alpha Upsilon Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority held a summer meeting recently at the Tamaqua home of Donna Gerber. Members reviewed meeting and committee assignments, as well as plans for service, social, ways and means; and discussed budgetary matters.

A program was presented on ice cream and other frozen dessert facts. Each member was then encouraged to make their own sundae.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Bloodmobile

The American Red Cross Bloodmobile will be stationed at Memorial Hall on Wednesday, Aug. 25, from 1-6 p.m. Donors should be 17 years of age and older.

Class of 1980

Members of the Jim Thorpe graduating class of 1980 will be holding their 30th reunion on Saturday, Sept. 11. Members of the class are reminded that they should send their reservations to Jean Kemmerle Dunbar or if they have questions contact her at (570) 325-4303.

Touchdown Club