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Tamaqua news for Feb. 6, 2019

Published February 06. 2019 12:37PM

Diaper depot

Zion’s diaper ministry is now accepting applications for the Feb. 16 distribution date. The free ministry is open to families residing within the Tamaqua Area School District.

Zion’s distributes free diapers on the third Saturday of each month, by appointment only. Proof of residency, but not financial status, photo identification and preregistration are required. Each 50-pack bundle of diapers will also come with a pack of wipes. Participants will be provided one bundle of diapers per child, per month, subject to availability.

For more information or to register, call 570-668-2180 or visit Zion’s website at Look for the ministries link and select diaper ministry.

STS free rides

The Schuylkill Transportation System is offering Free Fare Fridays on Feb. 8 and March 8. While registered senior citizens always ride free, fare paying passengers will be able to catch a free ride on any fixed route bus on those days,

For more information, including bus route schedules, call 800-832-3322 or visit the STS website at

Electronic recycling

Tamaqua Borough has a new electronic recycling program for residents in response to new regulations that ban placing those items out for regular trash collection. There are disposal fees attached to the program and a limit of three items per household per month. The disposal fees are $5 for one item, $8 for two items and $10 for three items.

Electronic devices that will be accepted include desktop computers, laptops, monitors, televisions and computer peripherals such as keyboards, printers, mice or other devices connected to a computer.

This is a drop-off program, so items must be transported to the drop-off site by first contacting someone at borough hall.

For more information, visit the Tamaqua Municipal Building at 320 E. Broad St., Tamaqua, or call 570-668-3444 or 570-668-0300, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Mental health support

The National Alliance on Mental Health is offering free Family to Family classes for residents of Schuylkill County.

The 12-week course is for family members and caregivers, 18 and older, of people living with a mental health condition.

It is an opportunity for families to gain information, insight, understanding and empowerment.

All materials are provided free of charge.

The sessions will begin at 6 p.m. on Feb. 8 and then continue on Thursday evenings through April 25. Classes will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. in Conference Room B at LVH Schuylkill South, Jackson Street in Pottsville.

For more information, or to register, call 570-527-0002 or 267-414-4870.

Bethany EC

The Rev. Kevin Roberts will officiate at the 8 and 10:30 a.m. worship services this Sunday in Bethany Evangelical Congregational Church. Sunday school classes meet at 9:15 a.m.

Activities for the next week include: Monday, Celebrate Recovery women’s training at 5 p.m., Celebrate Recovery men’s training at 5:15 p.m., Celebrate Recovery meets at 6:30 p.m.; Wednesday, TYM Remix meets at 6:30 p.m., worship practice is at 8 p.m.

Primitive Methodist

Pastor Rick Clemson will officiate at the 10:45 a.m. worship service this Sunday in American Primitive Methodist Church. Sunday school classes are held at 9:30 a.m.

Hope in the Mountains meetings are held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Thursdays. This is a NAR ANON Family Group. For more information, call Mark at 570-952-5098.

Contact Kathy Kunkel at 570-668-1250 or Contact the Times News at 800-443-0377 or

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