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Day of appreciation for employees at the Newton County courthouse

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It was a day of appreciation for employees at the Newton County courthouse.

Employees gathered Thursday for the celebration as they were honored for their years of service in the county. Special recognition was given to the road district commissioners and employees who have served the county for five or more years.

Lucy Esters has served the county for 33 years. She was given special recognition for being the longest serving employee.

"The pat on the back means more than money sometimes, because you work and you work and you think 'God they don't appreciate me at all'" says Esters, secretary treasurer. "I mean it's just another job. They'll call and say 'have you got this done?' You think 'yeah, I worked on it for three days' and then they pat you on the back and you think 'yeah, they really did notice!'"


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