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Tamaqua

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Kindergarten registration

Registration for kindergarten classes, in the Tamaqua Area School District, for the 2012-2013 school year, will be held March 12, 13 and 14 at the Rush Elementary School and on March 15 at the West Penn Elementary School.

Registration hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Registration packets will be available at all three of the district's elementary schools, beginning Feb. 27, or at the Tamaqua Area School District website at www.tamaqua.K12.pa.us. Appointments will then be scheduled for March.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Kindergarten registration

Registration for kindergarten classes, in the Tamaqua Area School District, for the school year 2012-2013, will be held March 12, 13 and 14 at the Rush Elementary School and on March 15 at the West Penn Elementary School.

Registration hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Registration packets will be available at all three of the district's elementary schools, beginning Feb. 27 or at the Tamaqua Area School District website – www.tamaqua.K12.pa.us. Appointments will then be scheduled for March.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Senior citizens

The Tamaqua Seniors met Feb. 2 at the Tamaqua Community Center with 84 members and one guest, Joanne Ross, in attendance.

Rose Vallee provided the invocation, entitled "Point of View." Reports were also offered by Vice President Nancy Gerber and secretary Joan Anne Garber.

Jayne Myers was added to the sick list and Mary Herbig is recuperating at home following a hospitalization.

The meeting concluded with cards and social games.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Tax exemptions

The Tamaqua Area School District is accepting Assessed Occupation Tax exemption applications for the 2012-20113 school year. This will cover the 2012 calendar year. This year's forms are goldenrod in color.

Retired persons and housewives with no earned income, who have previously been exempted, do not need to file again unless their status has changed and they are now earning income.

Also, those who are disabled or at least 75 years of age, who have been specifically notified of their exemption by the district, need not file an application.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Zion Lutheran

The Rev. Jeffrey Kistler will officiate at the 9:30 a.m. worship service this Sunday in Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church.

Also on Sunday, the senior choir will rehearse at 11 a.m. and the scouts will meet at 6 p.m.

Activities for next week will include: Tuesday, property committee meeting at 6 p.m., scouts meet at 6:30 p.m. and the finance meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m.; Thursday, scouts meet at 6 p.m.

The annual meeting will be held at 11 a.m. on Feb. 12.

Missing honors

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Rush-Ryan seniors

The Rush, Ryan and Delano Senior Citizens Inc. met Jan. 24 at the Ryan Township Fire Company with 41 members in attendance.

Vice President Rhoda Purnell conducted the business meeting. Chaplain Kathleen Valentine offered an invocation. Reports were presented by secretary Florina Martin and treasurer Shirley Becker. A get well card was sent to Melody Weicker. One new member, Joyce Krell, was welcomed to the group.

Birthday wishes were extended to Edna Fegley, Doris Yeager and Gloria McHale. Jane Springer is reportedly in the Hometown Nursing Center.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Senior citizens

The Tamaqua Seniors met Jan. 26 at the Tamaqua Community Center with 82 members in attendance. Two new members, Bob and Janet Haffarty, were welcomed.

Vice President Nancy Gerber conducted the business session and presented her report. Rose Vallee provided the invocation, entitled "This Day Is Just Too Perfect." Secretary Joan Anne Garber also presented a report. Jayne Myers, Eleanor Roberts and George Fisher were added to the sick list.

December and January birthday celebrants were honored with cake and ice cream.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Dog licenses

Schuylkill County treasurer Jackie McGovern reminds residents that 2012 dog licenses are now available.

Dogs 3 months of age or older must be licensed by law.

Licenses may be obtained at the county courthouse in Pottsville, by mail, online at www.padoglicense.com or at a variety of licensing agents.

Locally, those agents include AAA at 202 E. Broad St.; Tom's Auto and Marine, Greenwood Street and Mountain Avenue; and Koch's Farm Service in the Lewistown Valley.

For more information, call McGovern's office at (570) 628-1433.

GriefShare

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Growth groups

Bethany Evangelical Congregational Church is offering the community the opportunity to make an impact through a series of small, Bible based "Growth Groups."

There will be a total of 13 different groups, each meeting one night each week, beginning in February.

Some of the sessions require a small fee for materials.

While some of the series are geared for specific age groups or gender, there are also sessions open to everyone.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Sorority news

Members of the Preceptor Alpha Upsilon Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority met Jan. 11 at the home of Mary Machay.

Topics discussed included a thank you card received from a grateful member of the military who was a recipient of holiday cookies sent by the chapter and upcoming events. A pancake breakfast is scheduled for March 10 at Applebee's in Hazleton. Members were reminded to be at the restaurant by 7:30 a.m. that day.