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Heartbeat banquet slated for Oct. 24

Religion

NEWPORT — Heartbeat Community Services Inc. will hold its Annual Fall Banquet at 6 p.m. Oct. 24 at Family Life Center, 27 West Shortcut Road, Newport. Hors d’oeuvres will be served beginning at 5:30 p.m. The keynote speaker will be Kate Goehringer area director for Young Life in Dauphin ...

Are you sure?

Religion

The issue throughout the epistle of I John is the assurance of salvation. John says over and over I want you to know, I want you to be sure, I want you to have joy and knowing that you have eternal life is necessary to have joy. Being sure of your salvation is spiritual reality that we ...

Inquiries to the Catholic faith welcomed

Religion

LEWISTOWN — Those interested in exploring the Catholic Church are invited to contact the Rev. William Weary, pastor of Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, Lewistown and St. Jude Thaddeus Church, Mifflintown at (717) 242-2781 or frweary@sacredheartlewistown.com. The first step in this spiritual ...

Remember Corinthians 13: Love is patient, love is kind

Religion

These three things will last forever — faith, hope and love. And the greatest of these is love. 1 Corinthians 13:13 My favorite number has always been 13. My birthday is on a 13th. Our sons, as young ball players, always chose 13 as the number on their uniforms, because it was mom’s ...

Embezzlement charges get city treasurer fired

PA News

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The treasurer of Philadelphia was fired Friday after federal prosecutors charged him with embezzling money from customers at a bank where he previously worked and entering into a sham marriage to win U.S. citizenship. Mayor Jim Kenney noted that the allegations against ...

History proves America’s greatness

Lifestyles

The title of this column is “History Rekindled.” The initial reason for that title was to remind us of our great heritage and to see the inspiration our Founding Fathers had to form the United States of America. Never, in the history of the world, has there been a country that has equaled ...

Yarn club, in the age of tech

Lifestyles

During my whole library career, I’ve done programs. When I was in the children’s library, it was story time and preschool visits. During the summer, I offered programs for older kids and teens, too. Then when I moved “upstairs,” I offered book art classes. (We folded books into apples ...

The changing lifestyle challenges facing seniors

Lifestyles

Experts in the longevity field tell us that living alone doesn’t support optimal health. If we’re smart, the experts say, we will find like-minded peers to form friendships and support. And it’s the close ties that will keep us to feel strong and resilient. Today’s 17 million people ...

MC approves half-capacity events

Local News

LEWISTOWN — After a highly contentious meeting, Mifflin County School District’s Board of Directors altered its policy to allow 50 percent capacity for spectators at all indoor and outdoor extra curricular events for the 2020-21 school year. The change was approved in a 5-4 vote during ...

Local United Way completes essentials for memberships

Local News

LEWISTOWN — The United Way of Mifflin-Juniata has successfully completed all of the United Way Worldwide‘s national membership requirements and by its respective due dates. The annual certification process includes completing the Membership Requirements Certification, Membership ...