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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Garden club news

The Lewistown Valley Garden Club met March 27 with President Kathy McGee in charge of the business session. The theme was "Hats Off to Flowers."

Using a hat as a container for the arrangement category, winners were Evelyn Adams, first place; June Leiby, second place; and Mary Bridygham, third place. For the specimen category, using a forced branch, Bridygham was awarded first place and Kay Ann Rottet earned second place.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Sweeper schedule

Spring has officially arrived, heralding the return of the Tamaqua Borough street sweeper. Regular street cleaning operations will begin on Monday, April 2, with streets posted the day before sweeping is scheduled.

Permanently posted streets are swept every Thursday and Friday, beginning at 5 a.m. Those streets include portions of Broad, Berwick, Center, Pine, Railroad, Swatara and Nescopec streets.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Senior citizens

The Tamaqua Seniors met March 22 at the Tamaqua Community Center with 69 members in attendance. Vice President Nancy Gerber conducted the business meeting and offered her weekly report.

Rose Vallee provided the invocation, entitled "You're Always Here." Secretary Joan Anne Garber presented the minutes from the previous meeting. Betty Connely and Jane Springer are recuperating at their respective homes following recent hospitalization. Sympathy was extended to the families of Margaret Matsago and Irene Hoppes.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Rush-Ryan seniors

The Rush, Ryan and Delano Senior Citizens Inc. met March 13 at the Ryan Township Fire Company with 51 members in attendance.

President Eleanor Schmerfeld conducted the business meeting. Chaplain Kathleen Valentine offered an invocation. Reports were presented by secretary Florina Martin and treasurer Shirley Becker.

Birthday wishes were extended to Ruth Grube, Ellie Zakrewsky, Eleanor Arner and Shirley Shellhammer. Readings were offered by Florina Martin and Shirley Becker.

The group meets the second and fourth Monday of every month.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Senior citizens

The Tamaqua Seniors met March 15 at the Tamaqua Community Center with 82 members in attendance. President Jean Machamer conducted the business session and provided an inspirational reading.

Rose Vallee gave the invocation entitled "At Last It's Spring." Reports were offered by Vice President Nancy Gerber and secretary Joan Anne Garber.

Harry Heffelfinger is on the sick list and Pat Regalis is home from the hospital. A trip to Knoebels is planned for June 20.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Older and bolder

The Salvation Army's Older and Bolder group is back in action.

The regular Wednesday meetings are held at the Salvation Army, 105 W. Broad St., and include a light luncheon.

A guest speaker from Diakon will attend the March 21 meeting with an exerette demonstration. Diakon offers a variety of services to those age 50 and older.

The March 28 meeting will include hand bell rehearsal and use of the computer lab.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Class of 1943

The Tamaqua High School Class of 1943 will see a change of plans for its 69th anniversary reunion, which will be held on June 16. Due to a reconstruction project at the Owl Creek Dams, the reunion has been moved to La Dolce Casa, 16 W. Broad St., Tamaqua. Festivities will begin at 11:30 a.m. Reservation deadline will be June 1. For more information, or to make a reservation, contact Harry Fetterman at (570) 668-3034.

Rush taxes

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Senior citizens

Friday, March 9, 2012

Garden club scholarship

The South Schuylkill Garden Club is offering a $750 scholarship to a selected Schuylkill County student planning to further his or her education in the field of horticulture, floriculture, landscape architecture, conservation, forestry, botany, agronomy, plant pathology, environmental control, city planning, land management or related subjects.

Interested students must submit an application, with a letter of interest, two reference letters and an official high school/college transcript.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Lenten services

The Tamaqua Ministerium is sponsoring a series of interdenominational Midweek Lenten services.

All of the services will be held at noon with a light luncheon to follow.

The schedule includes: March 14, First United Methodist, 124 W. Broad St.; March 21, Tamaqua Salvation Army, 105 W. Broad St.; and March 28, St. Jerome's Catholic, 266 W. Broad St.

The public is welcome to attend any and all of the services.

St. Peter's Union