Local News | October 7, 2016

Local News | October 7, 2016

Local News | October 7, 2016

If you bought a Cash 5 ticket recently in Lewistown, you may want to double-check those numbers.

The Pennsylvania Lottery announced Wednesday that an $800,000 jackpot winning ticket for Tuesday’s drawing was sold at the Lewistown MinitMart at 1219 W. Fourth St. in Lewistown.

The winning ticket matched all five balls drawn (8-17-23-32-40) to win.

The holder of the ticket, who has yet to come forward, has until Oct. 4, 2017, to claim his or her prize.

For more information, visit www.palottery.com.

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Members of the Yeagertown Fire Company recently donated Wonder Wagons to Geisinger Lewistown Hospital and Janet Weis Children’s Hospital in Danville.

Hospital personnel will use the wagons in place of wheelchairs or stretchers to transport children to and from surgeries, treatment rooms and playrooms.

They’re hoping the wagons will add a sense of adventure to pediatric patients and would be a nice alternative to travel around the hospital and help brighten the patients’ spirits and reduce their fear.

They also give the staff an added opportunity to connect with the children on their level.

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The Mennonite Heritage Center is getting ready for the fall fundraiser, on Oct. 15 at Locust Grove Mennonite Church.

The fundraiser will have two appraisers, who will be on hand to evaluate antiques brought in by the public.

They’re asking for a $5 donation and if you have an item you would like appraised, you need to be there by 5 p.m.

All you need to do is bring in an item, tell them what you know about it and they come up with a figure, those who may be on the fence about coming to seriously consider attending.

The last time they did appraisals, there was a crock valued between $2,000 and $2,500.

For more information call 935-5574.

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This Sunday, October 9th at 9pm is the second presidential debate between Hilary Clinton and Donald Trump, which will be held at Washington University in St. Louis.

CNN anchor, Anderson Cooper and ABC anchor Martha Raddatz will be the moderators for the highly anticipated event, the debate can be found on C-SPAN, ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC, as well as all cable news channels including CNN, Fox News and MSNBC among others.

If you do not have cable, you can live stream the event for free through YouTube and Twitter.

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In Pennsylvania, the last day to register to vote is Tuesday Oct. 11 however, there are many ways to go about being eligible to vote.

In order to vote in Pennsylvania, you must be a U.S. citizen for at least one month before the next election, a resident of Pennsylvania and at least 18 years of age.

In Pennsylvania you can register to vote online, in person at the local county voter registration office or by mail.

If registering online, visit www.votespa.com and have a driver’s license or Pennsylvania Department of Transportation ID card available. There are other options for those who do not have either.

Mifflin County residents who would like to register in person can go between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday to the courthouse, to have registration material sent to a residential address.

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