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Tamaqua

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Sorority news

The Preceptor Alpha Upsilon chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority met July 28 at Heisler's Dairy Bar. The meeting included an installation of officers for 2011-2012. The officer slate included: Lori Schmerfeld, president; Donna Gerber, vice president; Donna Sterling, recording secretary; Pat Kibbler, corresponding secretary; and Marie Umbriac, treasurer.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Rush-Ryan seniors

The Rush, Ryan and Delano Senior Citizens Inc. held a Summer picnic at the Grier City Playground with 51 members and 2 guests in attendance. The meal was catered by Christy Joy.

President Eleanor Schmerfeld led the group invocation. Activities included a Chinese Auction and bingo.

The group meets the second and fourth Monday of every month at the Ryan Township Fire Company. Anyone 50 or older is welcome to join.

Cross country

Thursday, July 28, 2011

St. John's Lutheran

The Rev. Phyllis Wolford will officiate at the 9:15 a.m. worship service this Sunday in St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church.

Activities for next week will include: Monday, Worship and Music Committee will meet at 6:30 p.m.; Tuesday, Learning Ministry Committee will meet at 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Senior news

The Tamaqua Senior Citizens met last week with 82 members in attendance. One new member, Marie Williams, and one guest, Jan Cavarella, were welcomed.

The business meeting was conducted by President Jean Machamer and Rose Vallee provided the invocation, entitled "It Only Takes A Moment." Jane Springer was added to the sick list, while it was reported that Alice Miller and Doris Brobst are recuperating at their homes.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Zion Lewistown

The Rev. Sunny Stock will officiate at the 10:45 a.m. worship service this Sunday in Zion Church in the Lewistown Valley. A children's service will be included. Sunday school classes will be held at 9:30 a.m.

Zion's Youth Group will meet July 22, from 7-9 p.m., at the social hall.

The Annual Joint Church retreat will be held July 29-31 at the Boy Scout Camp in New Ringgold.

High school parking

Student parking at the Tamaqua Area Senior High School will once again be by permit only.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Financial seminar

Individuals and families will have the opportunity to learn ways to prepare for financial security as the Tamaqua Salvation Army offers a free preview of Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace Seminar. The free session will be held July 28, at 6 p.m. Participants will also be eligible for a free Financial Peace University membership.

Following the preview, regular classes will be held in September.

All sessions will be held at the Salvation Army, 105 W. Broad St. For more information, or to register, call (570) 668-0410.

Bethany EC

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Middle school orientation

Christopher Czapla, principal of the Tamaqua Area Middle School has announced an orientation session will be held Aug. 8, beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Parents of sixth graders, as well as seventh and eighth graders new to the district, are welcome to attend.

Information will be presented on student schedules, activities, facilities and discipline.

Individuals will meet in the school district auditorium, then have the opportunity to tour the building, accompanied by student guides.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Tamaqua Borough Council meeting is scheduled 7 p.m. today at the Tamaqua Borough Hall, 320 East Broad St, Tamaqua. Residents are encouraged to attend.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Bloodmobile

The next American Red Cross Bloodmobile visit to Tamaqua will be on July 20. The Salvation Army gym will be turned into a blood collection center. Hours will be from 1-6 p.m.

Anyone 17 or older, who weighs at least 110 pounds and is in general good health is eligible to donate blood. Donor cards or proper identification will be required.

Appointments for donors can be made by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS. Donors in Juy will be given a certificate for a free carton of ice cream from Friendly's.

Band rehearsals

Thursday, July 14, 2011

TASD news

Tamaqua Area School District students participating in sports and/or any extracurricular activity, or who has a school parking permit is subject to random drug and alcohol testing. Random drug testing of non-participating students is also available if the district receives a parental request. Students must provide a signed parent consent form before participating.