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Two honored at meeting

Graduates awarded annual Nestler College Scholarship

Sentinel photo by BRADLEY KREITZER
Juniata County commissioners Alice Gray, front, left, and Todd Graybill, front, right, recognized Nestler College Scholarship recipients, Julia Rice, back, left, of Juniata High School, and Beau Stuck, back, right, of East Juniata High School during the commissioners’ meeting Tuesday morning in Mifflintown.

MIFFLINTOWN — Two area students were honored as recipients of the Nestler College Scholarship Tuesday during the regular business meeting of the Juniata County Commissioners.

Beau Stuck, a graduate of East Juniata High School, will attend Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre in the fall, majoring in the pharmacy program. Julia Rice, a graduate of Juniata High School, will attend Penn State University to major in physics. Each year the scholarship is awarded to two county students who are attending college. Funds for the scholarship are provided by former Juniata County residents Richard and Lela Nestler.

Also during the meeting commissioners approved two recommendations by Glenda Fultz, executive director of Juniata County Food Pantry. The first was an interim addendum to the Program Management Agreement for the Emergency Food Assistance Program.

“It’s basically saying we’re going to follow all of the rules,” Fultz said. “We’re going to get everything into the computer that we need to get in. We’re going to follow all the food safety rules for all the things we get through TEFAP.”

Goods from the TEFAP program are distributed at the food pantry in Mifflintown or during outreaches at the McCoysville Presbyterian Church and the Turkey Valley United Church.

Fultz also spoke of the State Food Purchase Program annual plan of operation outlines how grant funds will be allocated, where food is acquired and the different agencies that partner with the food pantry. For ways to donate to the Juniata County Food Pantry or to find out what supplies they need contact the pantry at (717) 436-9718.

In other business Tuesday the commissioners:

¯Ratified a check submitted by the Juniata County Palnning and Community Development Deparment in the amount of $20,900 to the Home Housing Rehab Project.

¯Ratified checks form the Juniata County Hazardous Materials for maintenance supplies.

¯Approved the Liquid Fuel Fundsallocation for 2019 in the amount of $50,000.

¯Approved the Homeless Assistance Program contracts between the Juniata County and Mifflin Juniata Human Services: Case Management Services-$15,188, Rental/Utility Assistance Services-$2,000, Administration Services-$1,909 with the term of each contract being July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020.

¯Approved the annual Human Services Development Fund contracts between Juniata County and the following entities: Clear Concepts Counseling for drug and alcohol counseling services-$4,000, Shelter Services Inc. for emergency shelter services-$6,160, Abuse Network Inc. for case management-$3,000, Mifflin Juniata Human Services for capacity building grants-$1,000, Mifflin Juniata Regional Services for training clearinghouse services-$3,340, Mifflin Juniata Human Services for administration-$5,000, Mifflin Juniata Human Services for service coordination-$27,500. The term of each contract is July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020.

¯Approved a revision to the Employee Handbook policy on “Property & Personal Items”

¯Approved the purchase of service agreement between Juiata County Children & Youth Services, the Juiata County Probation Department and the following entities: Families United Network Inc., George Junior Republic in Pennsylvania, Bethany Christian Services of Central PA and Cornell Abraxas Group Inc.

¯Approved the purchase of service agreement between Juniata County Children & Youth Services and Barb Wevodau, Esquire for guardian ad litem services at an hourly rate of $65 for the period of June 13, 2019 through Dec. 31, 2019.

¯Approved the purchase of services agreement between Juniata County Children and Youth Services and Beacon of Hope Counseling for the terms or July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019 and July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020.

¯Approved the addendum to the contract and letter of agreement for professional services between Juniata County Children and Youth Services and George Junior Republic, Preventative Aftercare, Inc. for the term of July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020.

¯Approved the master lease agreement with Ricoh USA Inc. for a new Ricoh MPC307 copier at Juniata Children & Youth Services. The lease agreement is for 60 months at a cost of $63.95 per month. Funding will come from the Children & Youth Services’ IT grant.

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