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.
Homeroom assignments will be posted on the school's front/main door as of Aug. 1.
The Rush, Ryan and Delano Senior Citizens Inc. met July 12 at the Ryan Township Fire Company with 37 members in attendance. One guest, Zachary Beavers, was welcomed.
President Eleanor Schmerfeld conducted the business meeting.
Chaplain Kathleen Valentine offered an invocation. Reports were presented by secretary Florina Martin and treasurer Shirley Becker. Becker reported sending get well cards to Aida Robertson, Margaret Matsago and Doris Brobst.
Birthday wishes were extended to Shirley Becker, Florina Martin, Rhoda Purnell, Bob Clouser, Jim Valentine and Dolores Walck. Martin and Becker provided inspirational readings.
The group meets the second and fourth Tuesday of every month.
The next meeting will include the annual picnic at the Grier City Playground, with lunch to be served at noon. Anyone 50 or older is welcome to join.
The South Ward