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Lang to take part in program
Bedford County Commissioner Josh Lang will participate in the 16th annual County Leadership Institute program at the nation’s capital in June.
The program developed by the National Association of Counties and Cambridge Leadership Associates selects 30 county leaders each year to attend.
Lang will attend the program to help bring new solutions and perspectives to the county, according to a press release sent by Lang.
The leadership program will be held June 9-13 in Washington, D.C., and provides county officials with practical leadership strategies and innovative approaches to address key issues that impact their constituents.
Since its establishment, the institute has graduated 331 leaders from more than 172 counties across 45 states, the press release says. This year’s program will focus on the demands of personal leadership in the modern era of government.
Bulky Waste Day planned
The annual Bulky Waste Day for Bedford Township and Bedford Borough will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at the township municipal property at 1037 Shed Road, Bedford.
All appliances will be accepted. Car and small truck tires will be accepted with a charge of $3-$4 with a rim per tire. For $20 or $25 each, truck and tractor tires will be accepted. Televisions will be accepted at $10 each.
All other miscellaneous electronics will be accepted at $5 per item.
Donations will be accepted to defray disposal cost of all other items.
Trash, propane tanks, paint, contractor demolition materials and hazardous waste will not be accepted.
Seniors driving program set
Rep. Rich Irvin, R-Huntingdon, will host a Seniors for Safe Driving program from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday to help sharpen and improve the driving skills of older motorists. The program will be held at the Fellowship Center at Westminster Woods, 360 Westminster Drive, Huntingdon.
The program is open to drivers age 55 and older. There is no on-the-road driving required and no exam will be given. At the completion of the class, motorists will be eligible to receive a minimum 5 percent discount on their auto insurance premiums.
Individuals interested in attending the class can register online at www.SeniorsForSafeDriving.com or call 800-559-4880. Tuition cost for the class is $16.
For additional information, call Irvin’s district office at 644-2996.
From Mirror staff reports