Mifflin County and the surrounding Juniata Valley, have recently experienced spikes in heroin and meth resulting in deaths and arrests of area residents.
Currently, local and state police are cracking down on meth dealers and labs.
Since the start of the year, Pennsylvania State Police have found, and busted, three meth labs in Mifflin County. The labs were located in McVeytown, Burnham and most recently, Lewistown.
Because meth can be so inexpensive to make, using ingredients found in over-the-counter cold medicine, police encourage store owners to report or keep a record of the amount of medicine sold to a customer.
Residents who have any indication a meth lab is in the area, should call the Mifflin County Drug Task Force at 248-9800.
The Mifflin County Academy of Science and Technology is recruiting adult students for its certified nurse aid-training program.
There are four upcoming sessions: April 3-21, May 1-19, May 30 to June 19 and July 5-25.
Tuition costs $1,000, which is reimbursed by most local care facilities when employees stay with them for at least six months.
After being certified as a nurse aide, students can continue their education to become licensed practical nurses or registered nurses.
Those interested in more information may visit the academy’s annex, located beside the school, or contact Glover by calling
There will be an indoor yard sale Saturday Feb 2nd from 9 a.m.-noon, at the Centre Union Church’s future new church, at 200 Greenwood Ave. in Yeagertown (the former Derry Elementary School).
There will be new and used items. Cost is $5 per bag. Food and drinks available. All proceeds benefit the renovations to the building.