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SUMCD announces free, reduced meal program

LEWISTOWN – S.U.M. Child Development Inc. is making a free and reduced-price meal program available to all children enrolled in its early head start, head start, pre-counts, child care and Center for School Age Development programs.

Meals and snacks will be provided at all S.U.M. Child Development Inc. program locations, including: Coleman’s Head Start Center, 26 West Market St., Lewistown; Compass HSIU, 31 South Dorcas St., Lewistown; Indian Valley Elementary CSD, 125 Kish Road, Reedsville; Lewistown Children’s Center, 10 Bollinger Road, Lewistown; Lewistown Elementary CSD, 1 Manor Dr., Lewistown; Mountain View Elementary CSD, 23215 Route 35 South, Mifflin; Strodes Mills Community Center (Head Start), 205 Chestnut Ridge Road, McVeytown; Academy Pre-K Counts, 700 Pitt St., Lewistown.

According to Jane Campbell, executive director of S.U.M. Child Development Inc., children are eligible to participate in the federally-sponsored Child and Adult Care Food Program based on an income scale for the household for the period July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019. Federal guidelines require that all children enrolled at S.U.M.s

Android class available

LEWISTOWN –A Basic Technology and Hands-On Class for Android Users will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 20, sponsored by the Centers in Motion program of Mifflin-Juniata Regional Services Corporation.

The program will be held at the Lewistown Senior Center, 515B Knepp Ave., Lewistown (former Central Novelty building).

The instructor is Jason Derr of JD WEB, who will cover various topics of Android phone use including apps, texting, taking photos and more. He will start the class with Tech Talk and Hands-On help, and will end with time for questions and one-on-one assistance. This class is for Android users only.

The cost is a suggested donation of $8 per person. Registration is required. The deadline to register is Sept. 18. There is a class minimum of at least five people; class may be cancelled if there is not enough interest.

9 counties invited to participate in survey

LEWISBURG — Residents in a nine-county region can let their transportation concerns and needs be known by taking an online survey offered by SEDA-Council of Governments’ Metropolitan Planning Organization.

Jim Saylor, SEDA-COG’s transportation planning director, said it’s important to hear from all sectors of the community, even if people don’t use public transportation.

“We want to hear from you – how are you affected by transportation services in the central Pennsylvania region? How could services better help you, your family, or your business? We especially want to know what you think about gaps in transportation services affecting seniors, minorities, low-income individuals, and people with disabilities or with limited English language skills,” Saylor said.

The 10-minute survey will be open through Oct. 29 at https://bit.ly/2MYx9gV.

This survey will help inform the update to the SEDA-COG and Williamsport MPOs’ joint Coordinated Public Transit-Human Services Transportation Plan for Clinton, Columbia, Juniata, Lycoming, Mifflin, Montour, Northumberland, Snyder and Union counties.

For more information, contact SEDA-COG’s Steve Herman at (570) 524-4491 or sherman@seda-cog.org.

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