FIRST DOLLAR AWARD: The Gothenburg Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors presented a First Dollar Award last Thursday to Joe-al Alejandro, who owns A1 Plumbing. Joe-al grew up in Cozad and worked for Cozad Services for several years before deciding to go into business on his own. He says Gothenburg has been welcoming to him and his family, and he’s staying quite busy with new construction, remodel and service projects. Contact A1 Plumbing by calling (308) 746-4071. Pictured are, from left, Ambassador Tonya Steuben, Joe-al Alejandro and Ambassador chairman Travis Anderson. (Contributed photo)
LEXINGTON – Citing increasing grant reporting demands that consume time that could otherwise be spent helping crime victims, Dawson County Victim Witness Program director Julie Gilg asked county commissioners Monday that the county fund her position. The current grant expires in June 2020 and rather than spend time on filling out the voluminous paperwork required to qualify for funding from the federal government, she requested the county fund the office entirely. Under the current grant the county is already providing a 20 percent funding match.
“The naughtiest thing I ever did as a kid was sneaking out of the house,” shared my grandmother, Melody Richards, as she was sewing a quilt in her rocking chair. I love the fact that she has always been ornery. I recall a time when she was told not to give me raw cookie dough and then out reached her hand holding a spoonful of cookie dough.