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Published March 21. 2013 05:02PM

Rush-Ryan seniors

The Rush, Ryan and Delano Senior Citizens Inc. met March 12 at the Ryan Township Fire Company with 44 members and one guest in attendance. Three new members were welcomed, Carol Yanalavage, Ruth Ann Tenne and Mary Van Pelt.

President Eleanor Schmerfeld conducted the business session.

Jo Ann Herring provided the invocation and reports were offered by Shirley Becker and Gloria Gerhard. A moment of silence was observed in memory of Eleanor Friend.

Birthday greetings were extended to charter member Aseneth Horan, who will celebrate her 94th birthday on March 29. Also celebrating recent birthdays were Ellie Zakrewsky, Ruth Grube, Eleanor Arner and Shirley Shellhamer. Zakrewsky provided birthday cake for the celebration, while cookies were provided by Edna Fegley.

The group meets the second and fourth Tuesday of every month, at the fire company. Anyone 55 or older is welcome to join.

Drivers needed

The Carbon/Tamaqua Unit of the American Cancer Society is in need of volunteer drivers for its "Road to Recovery" program. The program provides volunteer transportation to cancer patients to and from their treatment sessions.

Drivers are an important part of a patient's recovery, providing moral support and a sympathetic ear. Volunteer drivers and coordinators provide a crucial service to patients whose friends and families are unable to drive them to every appointment. Retirees, students, homemakers or anyone with some spare time can volunteer to use their own private vehicles to help those in need. Most treatment sessions are held Monday through Friday mornings and/or afternoons. Training is provided.

For more information, call Judy Hoppes toll free at 1-888-227-5445, option 3.St. John UCC

Sunday worship services are held at 9:30 a.m. in St. John United Church of Christ. Brunch with the Easter Bunny and an egg hunt will be held at 10:30 a.m, following the service.

Activities for next week will include: Monday, spiritual council will meet at 7:30 p.m.; Wednesday, Preparatory service at 7:30 p.m.; Thursday, Maundy Thursday service at 7:30 p.m.

Zion Lewistown

The Rev. Jim Williams will officiate at the 10:45 a.m. church service this Palm Sunday in Zion's Church, Lewistown Valley. Sunday school and Confirmation classes will meet at 9:30 a.m.

Activities for next week will include: Monday, scholarship committee meets at 7 p.m.; Maundy Thursday service at 7:30 p.m. at Calvary United Methodist Church in the Lewistown Valley.

A community Lenten service will be held at 7:30 p.m., March 21, at Salem United Methodist Church, Drehersville.

The consistory will meet at 7 p.m. on March 21.

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