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Juniata County Commissioners on Tuesday issued a proclamation that the week of Oct. 17 will be Business Women’s Week. At the ceremony are, from left, Commissioner Mark Partner, Juniata County Business and Professional Women’s Club representative Barbara Lyter, Commissioner Alice Gray, BPW representatives Lynlee Richmond and Thelma Plant, and Commissioner Todd Graybill.

MIFFLINTOWN — Barb Lyter of the Juniata County Business and Professional Women’s Club spoke to the Juniata County Commissioners on Tuesday, thanking them for their continued support of the Business and Professional Women’s organization in the county as the commissioners announced the week of Oct. 17 will be “Business Women’s Week.”

Lyter praised the commissioners for their continued support for the club since its inception and in recognizing women business owners and professionals of Juniata County as the commissioners have been ardent supporters of the organization.

The Business and Professional Women’s Club hosts educational workshops for women of all ages and offers mentoring and leadership training programs for women and honors women in government.

Tiffany Readinger of the Tuscarora Intermediate Unit also spoke with the commissioners on Tuesday, announcing new educational offerings created through a partnership with the Tuscarora Intermediate Unit and PA Career Link in Lewistown and the Juniata County Library to extend to the residents of Juniata County including preparatory classes and adult education opportunities such a GED classes. There is also an accelerated 10-week program as well as a family literacy program for families with children.

Classes are set to begin on Oct. 11 in the Juniata County Library Community Room. The program has accommodations for non-English speakers and offers English as a Second Language classes. Anyone interested can contact CareerLink in Lewistown at (717) 248-4942.

And, commissioners heard from Nadine Simpson of SEDA-COG, who announced that due to extra monies available and the need for more money for the Oakland Mills sewer project, a transfer of just over $79,000 has been successfully allocated for the project.

In other business conducted Tuesday, the board:

• Approved the execution of the 2022 9-1-1 Statewide Interconnectivity grant as recommended by Allen Weaver, Emergency Management Agency director. The amount of the grant award is $154,684.

• Approve the following Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) budget revisions as recommended by Nadine Simpson, Program Assistant SEDA-Council of Governments for Oakland Mills sewer laterals.

• Accepted the Juniata County Reentry Strategic Planning subgrant award notification in the amount of $14,999 for the project period of Oct. 1, 2022, through Sept. 30, 2023, as submitted by Lisa Stalnaker, grants writer.

• Approved the payment of checks No. 65854 through 65907 in the amount of $102,733.40.

Also, the Salary Board approved the minutes from its Sept. 27 meeting.

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