CASA swearing in
Judge Anne Paine swears in Caitlin Whitehead, left, and Laura Maddox-Bechard, right, as Court Appointed Special Advocates on Wednesday. Laura was assigned her first case that same day, and Caitlin is the new volunteer coordinator for the program. The organization serves seven counties in Southwest Nebraska, and currently has 20 volunteers advocating for 17 children, according to director Cathy McDowell. CASA is also sponsoring its 10th annual Bring Your Own Partner Doubles Disc Golf tournament on Saturday at 9 a.m. at Kelley Park in McCook, Neb. Visit prairieplainscasa.org or call (308) 340-6832 for more information.