MIFFLINTOWN - In an effort to rededicate the community to the goal of equal opportunity in the workplace, the Juniata County Commissioners on Tuesday adopted a proclamation designating Oct. 21 to 27 as Business Women's Week.
The proclamation recognizes women, past and present, who have worked diligently and overcome tremendous obstacles in pursuit of equal opportunity.
According to the proclamation, women continue to face challenges in the workplace today, yet accept each challenge with dignity perseverance, skill and a passion for success.
Sentinel photo by JULIANNE CAHILL
Six representatives of the Juniata County Business and Professional Women’s Club were present Tuesday to accept a proclamation by the Juniata County Commissioners, designating Oct. 21 to 27 as Business Women’s Week. Pictured from left, front, Commissioners Teresa O’Neal, Jeffrey Zimmerman and Robert Reynolds; second row, Shirley Saner, BPW president, Thelma Plant, member, Dale Ernest, member, Judy Ernest, member, Tiffanie Burger, first vice president, and Audrey Orwig, member.
"Women in Pennsylvania develop and lead successful businesses, become highly educated and trained professionals and distinguish themselves as leaders in the most specialized and challenging fields," the proclimation reads.
WOMEN The proclamation states that it is following the highest ideals of the Commonwealth and nation to continue striving for complete equality in business and the workplace, regardless of gender, race, religion or identity.
Six representatives of the Juniata County Business and Professional Women's Club were present to accept the proclamation.
"Thank you for your efforts," Commissioner Jeffrey Zimmerman said. "You make contributions that go far beyond this proclamation."
Also during the meeting, Zimmerman said the Juniata County Board of Elections has received several inquiries from individuals regarding the vacancies in county election positions. He reported that the county is still seeking community members to fill positions in Delaware Township, Fermanagh Township, Greenwood Township, Lack/Lack Precinct, Mifflin Borough, Spruce Hill Township and Tuscarora/Tuscarora Precinct.
Election officials are essential to the conduction of the upcoming presidential election and will receive a stipend for their work. Zimmerman said he optimistic that all positions will be filled and encourages those interested in being considered for appointment to contact S. James Bahorik, chief clerk, P.O. BOx 68, Mifflintown, PA, 17059 or by phone at 436-7704 before Oct. 24.
In other new business, the commissioners:
Approved requests for Liquid Fuels Funds for the following municipalities: Greenwood Township, in the amount of $3,282.72; Susquehanna Township, in the amount of $4,218.10; and Fayette Township, in the amount of $6,111.73.
Reviewed the Juniata County Adult and Juvenile Probation Department monthly report for September, as prepared by Michelle A. Beaver, chief probation officer.
Approved the execution of the Megan's Law Registration/Verification Support Grant Funds application, as submitted by Beaver. Approval for submission of the application occurred during the Oct. 2 public board meeting.
Approved hazardous materials check No. 1,142 in the amount of $762.20 to New Pig Corporation.
Approved the appointment of Malinda A. Winder to a three-year term on the Juniata County Library Board of Trustees, effective Nov. 1.
Approved checks Nos. 36,056 to 36,110 in the amount of $84,123.76.