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United Way attains

membership certification

LEWISTOWN — Executive Director Oksana DeArment announced that the United Way of Mifflin-Juniata has successfully completed all of the United Way Worldwide’s national membership requirements and by their respective due dates.

The annual certification process includes completing the Membership Requirements Certification, Membership Investment, and a survey of Total Resources Generated (a survey that captures the full extent of a community’s resource development efforts during the year).

“It is important for us to maintain a high standard of accountability, and this is part of the process to confirm that our operations are transparent and meet or exceed United Way membership requirements,” DeArment said.

As an integral part of Mifflin and Juniata counties, the United Way improves lives by looking at the needs in our community and finding ways to address those needs. Fund raising is a strategy the United Way uses to build our community by putting local contributions to use where the benefit will be the greatest.

Donations can be made to the United Way of Mifflin-Juniata, 13 East Third Street, Lewistown, PA, 17044. Phone: (717) 248-9636. or online at www.mjunitedway.org.

New bridge slated

to open Tuesday

LEWISTOWN — The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is alerting motorists that a bridge replacement project on Back Maitland Road is nearing completion.

PennDOT expects the bridge to be fully open before 5 p.m. Tuesday. Once the bridge is open to traffic, the detour using Kishacoquillas Street, Route 3002 (East Charles Street), Route 22/322 westbound, Route 522 and Route 2001 (Crossover Road) will be lifted.

Crews have been working since late May to replace this bridge, which spans Jack’s Creek approximately two miles northeast of Lewistown. The new bridge replaces one dating from 1934. The bridge carries an average of nearly 2,300 vehicles per day.

Construction activity on this job included removing the old bridge, building the replacement bridge, application of an epoxy deck overlay, approach paving, guiderail installation, pavement markings, seeding, and miscellaneous construction.


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