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Library book group to host author

LEWISTOWN — The monthly Zoom Book Group of the Mifflin County Library will host a “Zoom Author Chat” at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday with local author, J.B. Richard, for the release of her new book, “Gold Country.”

The author’s two sons were the catalyst for “Gold Country,” a tale about brotherhood and trust.

J.B. Richard is the author of the “Western Promises” series and the new “Gold Country” series. J.B.’s home is nestled among the mountains of the Keystone State, deep in the middle of farm country. She is an enthusiast of the “Wild West” and greatly loves learning about the Civil War era. She finds inspiration in nature, family and friends.

Visit her website at jbrichard.com for more information.

Join the Zoom author chat by contacting pbelifore@mifflincountylibrary.org for the Zoom link.

Veterans Queen contestants sought

MIFFLINTOWN — The 2021 Juniata County Veterans Queen contest is seeking entries.

Any junior girl that is a resident of Juniata County can run for Juniata County Veterans Queen. The winner will receive a $3,500 scholarship, first runner-up a $2,250 scholarship and second runner-up a $1,250 scholarship.

For more information visit the website at www.jcveteranscouncil.org, scroll down and click on scholarships, select Veterans Queen scholarship, print the application, fill out and mail to: Juniata County Veterans Council, PO Box 1, Mifflintown, PA 17059.

The deadline for registration is May 31. For more information contact Gary Willow at (717) 535-5102 or (717) 348-1370, or John Monteleone at (717) 463-2276 or (717) 513-3317.

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