November 19, 2010
Craig resident Laura Willems, 48, stands Thursday in the Moffat County Department of Social Services. Willems has been employed by the department for 25 years and was recently recognized for the milestone. Willems said she has developed a passion for helping those in need during her time with the department.
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It was Nov. 1, 1985, and Craig native Laura Willems’ first day at the Moffat County Department of Social Services. Willems had just been hired as a part-time, temporary employee to handle cases for the low income energy assistance program, also known as LEAP. But, what happened when she walked through the department’s doors for the first time 25 years ago came as quite a surprise, she said.