Nutrition education advisor introduced

MIFFLINTOWN – Juniata, Mifflin and parts of Huntingdon County now have a new nutrition education advisor.

Jeff Hackenberg, client relationship manager for Penn State Extension, introduced Clarissa Beaver, the new advisor, to the Juniata County Commissioners at Tuesday’s meeting.

“Clarissa will be working with low-income families teaching nutrition education, food safety and how to be ‘shop-savvy,'” Hackenberg said.

Beaver said she started at her new position at the end of October and noted she is in the process of orienting herself to the job and reaching out to potential clients.

“Our main goal is to try to get people less dependent on the system,” she pointed out. “I’m currently working with Juniata County Head Start and hope to be working into probation and parole in the near future. I’m looking forward to working with many agencies in the community.”

Following Beaver’s brief presentation, the commissioners took the following action:

¯ Approved the following Juniata County Community Development Block Grant allocations to help fund the Oakland Mills Sewer System Project: FY 2016 in the amount of $68,003.70; FY 2017 in the amount of $134,808; and FY 2018 in the amount of $155,182. With the funding now in place, County Planning Director Bradley Kerstetter said the project is expected to go out for bids in May of this year.

¯ Acknowledged the resignation of Keetha Kinsloe as district court secretary for Magisterial District Court 41-3-02 effective Jan. 23.

¯ Approved payment of bills in the amount of $238,959.88.


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