Tamaqua Area School District students participating in sports and/or any extracurricular activity, or who have a school parking permit is subject to random drug and alcohol testing, as established in 2010. Random drug testing of non-participating students is also available if the district receives a parental request. Students must provide a signed parental consent form before participating.
For the 2012-2013 school year, initial registration/testing will take place in the athletic center locker rooms of the middle school between 8 to noon, on the following dates: July 31, male students; Aug. 1, female students.
Any student who cannot attend on the dates provided should contact Mike Hromyak, athletic director at (570) 668-1901 or firstname.lastname@example.org  for other arrangements.
Becoming part of the random selection process is necessary before participating in any activities.
More information is provided on the school district website under athletics.
The Rev. Thomas Reinsel will officiate at the 10 a.m. worship service this Sunday in Trinity United Church of Christ.
Activities for next week will include: Saturday, soup social at 4 p.m.; Sunday, July 8, service will include Holy Communion.
For more information, visit the website www.Tamaquatrinity.com .
The Rev. Jeffrey Kistler will officiate at the 9:30 a.m. worship service this Sunday in Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church.
Also on Sunday, a coffee fellowship will be held at 11 a.m. and bags for food distribution will be prepared at 11 a.m.
Activities for next week will include: Monday, blanket ministry will meet at 9 a.m.; Tuesday, property committee will meet at 6 p.m., finance committee will meet at 7:30 p.m.
Additional activities for next week in Bethany Evangelical Congregational Church will include: Monday, Acts of Worship-Drama growth group meets at 6:30 p.m.; Tuesday, End Times growth group meets at 11 a.m. at the Tamaqua ABC High Rise; Wednesday, Tamaqua Youth Ministry meets at 6:30 p.m., The Story growth group meets at 6:30 p.m.; Thursday, End Times growth group meets at 1 p.m. at the Majestic House Apartment Complex, Made to Crave growth group meets at 6:30 p.m.; Saturday, Racing Fuel for the Spirit group meets at 11 a.m. for study and a motorcycle ride.
The Rev. Sunny Stock will officiate at the 10:45 a.m. worship service this Sunday in Zion Church in the Lewistown Valley. The service will include communion in the pews.
Sunday school will meet at 9:30 a.m.