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Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Panther Valley Senior Center

On June 3 lottery the Panther Valley Senior Center will have bingo at 11 a.m.; and June 4 is Scattergories at 11 a.m.

On June 7 is penny game at 11 a.m.; June 8 is line dancing in the morning; June 9 is the Mother's Day and Father's Day celebration at 11 a.m.; June 10 is blood pressure screenings; June 11 is Wii dancing.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Bloodmobile visit

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Lions board

The board of directors of the Western Pocono Lions Club will meet at 7 p.m., Wednesday, June 2, at the Western Pocono Community Library in Brodheadsville. All Lions are welcome to attend this business session of the club.

At the next regular club meeting, on June 16, the Lion of the Year will be honored and the upcoming program year officers will be installed.

Lioness gift

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Senior News

The Tamaqua Senior Citizens Group met last week with 93 members present, as well as one guest, Lucille Breunig, and two new members, James Eick and Paul Randig.

The business session was conducted by President Jean Machamer.

A Memorial service was celebrated with a prayer from Vice President Doris Brobst entitled "Almighty Fathers." There was a candle lighting for 13 deceased members. A luncheon was served following the service.

Brobst sent get a well card to Rose Vallee. Jean Yanek was added to the sick list.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

The Coaldale Tax office will be closed May 25 through June 14.

Please mail payments for taxes or sewer maintenance to P.O. Box 96, Coaldale, PA 18218. Please send a self-addressed stamped envelope with your payment iof a receipt is required.

For inquiries, call 570-645-7986 and leave a message with your name and phone number.

Friday, May 28, 2010

The Grand Army of the Republic Cemetery Association Board of Directors will be holding a rededication service on Saturday at 10 a.m. at the main gate of the Cemetery on the 500 block of East White Street.

The service will be followed by a free hosted walking tour of the cemetery grounds with an anecdotal and descriptive history of the cemetery and its residents as well as the monuments and their architecture.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Summit Hill

Lutheran Church

St. Paul Lutheran Church, Summit Hill, will hold a worship service with Confirmation on Sunday, May 30, at 10:30 a.m. The Rev. John Hazel, pastor, will officiate.

A special congregational meeting will be held on Sunday, June 6, immediately following the worship service.

Items to be discussed are the expense ratio with Zion Lutheran Church, Nesquehoning, the Simply Giving Program, and consideration of selling the parsonage.

Friday, May 28, 2010

TAHS Baccalaureate

Tamaqua Area High School Baccalaureate Service will be held on Sunday, May 30 at 7:30 p.m.

Students should report to the St. Jerome's School gym between 6:30 and 7 p.m. to be vested.

The procession will start at 7:25 p.m.

St. Jerome's will provide ushers and directions for everyone to follow. The air conditioning will be on in the gym and in the church.

SS. Peter and Paul

SS. Peter and Paul Church, Tamaqua, will hold a Memorial Day Mass on Monday, May 21 at 8 a.m. in the church. Cemetery services will be at 10 a.m.

Friday, May 28, 2010

After the Nesquehoning Borough Council came out of executive session for personnel reasons this week additional items were discussed. Missing from this month's council meeting were council men Michael Sniscak and Frank DiMiceli.

Mayor Tony Walck mentioned that the Memorial Day Parade in town will form at 8 a.m. at the Nesquehoning Recreation Center and begin march at 8:30 a.m.

The Crime Watch meeting will be held this month on June 15 at 7 p.m at the Borough Hall.

Friday, May 28, 2010

The lineup for the Nesquehoning Memorial Day Parade will form at the Nesquehoning Recreation Center at 8 a.m. on Monday.

Marchers will step out into the line of march at 8:30 a.m. They will stop for salutes at the VFW Monument and St. Patrick's Cemetery on West Catawissa Street. They will proceed to the Nesquehoning VFW where a ceremony will be held.

Featured as the guest speaker will be Craig Strohl. All are invited to the patriotic ceremony.