Tucker Commission to hire youths

Tucker County Commissioners announced this week that they will once again hire four to six youth for the summer to help out around the county. Commissioner Mike Rosenau said the program has been very successful in the past.

“We have had great kids and it has been a great program in the past,” Rosenau said during Wednesday’s meeting. “They help out around the courthouse, and help out at the Tucker County Animal Shelter and the county 911 center.”

Commissioners voted to post an advertisement about the summer youth positions, and will accept applications until May 24. Joel Goughnour, county administrator, is the contact person for applications.

Also during the meeting Wednesday, the commissioners heard a funding request from the Tucker County Health Occupations Student Organization for a summer trip to Tennessee for their national contest. Rosenau said he had some questions about the request, and asked Sherry Simmons to contact the HOSA group to ask that a representative speak at the next commission meeting.

“These kids are great,” Rosenau said. “They always come and make a presentation when they return from their trip. I am always impressed with the group. We are fortunate to have a lot of fantastic kids in the county.”

Commissioners voted to table the HOSA request until the next meeting.

Also Wednesday, commissioners voted to approve an investment pledge to the Tucker County Development Authority for $35,575; and voted to approve a resolution for the Development Authority supporting them in economic development.

The next Tucker County Commission meeting is slated for 9 a.m. May 8 at the Tucker County Courthouse courtroom.