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– Photos by Lorraine Boyd
Members of the Patriot Guard Riders and the American Legion Riders proudly stand guard at the ceremony last Friday which launched Douglas County’s new problem-solving court, the Veterans Treatment Court.
The Colors Were Flying
The Douglas County Legislative Chambers claimed a full house on November 4 as the Veterans Treatment Court was introduced. Dignitaries included Hon. Mary Jane Knisely of the Montana District Court; Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert; Nebraska Senator John McCollister, whose LB 915 created the court; U.S. Representative Brad Ashford; Douglas County Attorney Don Kleine; Mick Wagoner,
Executive Director at Veterans Legal Support Network; Dr. David Williams, Chief of Staff, VA Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System; Hon. James Gleason; and Ret. Air Force Col. Eric Dillow.
The Court’s Volunteer Veteran Mentors were sworn in by the Court’s Presiding Judge, Hon. W. Mark Ashford. The volunteers are: Rosebeth Behm, USAF; Mike Brookover, USA; Jim Butler, USAF; Eric Dillow, USAF; Tim Karstrom, USA; Eddie Nelson, USA/USAF; Rita Norris, USAR; Tami Osburn, Volunteer Coordinator; Sherie Peterson, USAR Volunteer; Joel Schneider, USMC; Scot Schneider, USA; and Harry Thode, USA.       
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