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Published October 08. 2009 05:00PM

Knee hi wrestling

The Tamaqua Knee Hi Wrestling Association will conduct two registration sessions next week. Competition is open to all students in grades one through six.

The first registration session will be Tuesday, Oct. 13, from 6-8 p.m., at the main entrance to the Tamaqua Area Senior High School. An additional session will be held Thursday, Oct. 15, from 6-8 p.m., at the West Penn Elementary School.

For more information, contact Coach Ed Tite at (570) 645-3117.

Rush watchdogs

The Rush Township Concerned Citizens' Watchdog Group will meet today, at 7 p.m., at the Hometown Fire Company. All township residents are welcome to attend.

St. John UCC

The Rev. Kevin Duffy-Guy will officiate at the 9:30 a.m. service this Sunday in St. John United Church of Christ. The service will be followed by a time of fellowship. Sunday school classes for all ages will begin at 11 a.m. The weekly service will be broadcast on radio station WLSH, 1410 AM, at 11:30 a.m.

Activities for next week will include: Monday, soup order pickups from noon to 6 p.m.; Wednesday, choir rehearsal at 7:30 p.m.; Thursday, Spiritual Council meeting at 7 p.m.

South Ward treats

Tamaqua Mayor Chris Morrison has set Oct. 31, from 6 to 8 p.m., as Trick or Treat Night in the borough. The South Ward Neighborhood Committee and the South Ward Playground Association will combine forces to provide a safe trick or treat event that evening and are extending an invitation for residents of the ward who wish to participate.

Residents are welcome to bring their Halloween treats to the playground and set up a table. There will also be arrangements for those unable to attend, but still willing to have their treats distributed to the little ghouls and goblins. SWNC Chairwoman Louise Howells suggests participating residents place a sign on their doors, directing youngsters to the playground area.

"Treaters" are welcome to preregister to ensure there are enough tables.

For more information, call Kathy at (570) 668-4804 or 668-1251.

Trinity UCC

The Rev. Dr. David Grant will officiate at the 10 a.m. worship service this Sunday in Trinity United Church of Christ. The service will include words for young Christians. Nursery care is available during the service. Sunday school classes will meet at 8:45 a.m.

Activities for next week will include: Monday, Consistory meeting at 7 p.m.; Wednesday, Bible study at 7 p.m.; Thursday, Senior Choir rehearsal at 6 p.m.

Poll change

Voters in Tamaqua's South District will see a change in polling place for the November election. Instead of the South Ward Playground, voting will now be held at the South Ward Fire Company on Van Gelder Street.

Details of the change have been mailed to all registered voters in the district.

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