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Published August 16. 2012 05:02PM

Board of Health

The August meeting of the Tamaqua Board of Health was held at the municipal building with Randolph Gormley, James Gormley, Earl Boettger, Shirley Becker and Health Enforcement Officer Joshua Esposito in attendance.

Esposito reported making spot check inspections at Turkey Hill Minit Mart and Luigi's Pizzeria.

He received and adjusted six complaints: two infestations, one broken sewer line, one mold growth, one rotten fruit and one possible staph infection.

Four properties were deemed unfit for habitation and condemned for having no water.

There were no cases of reportable diseases during July.

The board meets the first Tuesday of each month, at 10 a.m., in the Tamaqua Municipal Building.


The South Ward Neighborhood Committee will meet today, at 7 p.m., in the South Ward Community Center on Penn Street. Anyone interested in improving the ward is welcome to attend.

St. Peter's Union

The Rev. Cheryl Moore will officiate at the 9 a.m. worship service this Sunday in St. Peter's Union Church, Mantzville. Summer Sunday school will meet at 10:15 a.m.

Activities for next week will include the Called to Care Committee meeting at 6 p.m. on Tuesday and the prayer group will meet at 4:45 p.m. on Thursday.

First Methodist

The Rev. James Cavallero will officiate at the 10:45 a.m. worship service this Sunday in First United Methodist Church. The service will include a children's message

On Tuesday, the quilters will meet at 9:30 a.m., lay leaders and the SPRC committee will meet at 6:30 p.m. and the senior choir will rehearse at 7:30 p.m.

Zion Lewistown

Floyd Zimmerman will the guest speaker at the 10:45 a.m. worship service this Sunday in Zion Church in the Lewistown Valley.

All young people, age 10 and older, are welcome to attend the Calvary Youth meeting at 3 p.m. Sunday. The meeting will be held at the Lewistown Valley Tabernacle on Valley Road.

St. John's Lutheran

Rev. Hinkle will officiate at the 9:15 a.m. worship service this Sunday in St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 200 E. Mauch Chunk St.

Crime watch

Tamaqua Crime and Community Watch's monthly public meeting will be held Wednesday at the borough hall, 320 East Broad St., starting at 7 p.m. This month's topic will revolve around a new form of hi-tech crime watching which will provide 24/7 coverage.

New member applications are available at the borough hall office Monday to Friday.

Anyone wanting to get involved, inquire or volunteer is encouraged to stop by or call volunteer organizer Andrew Leibenguth anytime at (570) 668-1234.

Leibenguth stressed that all members must pass a criminal background check.

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