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Bridgeport City Council to Help Senior Citizens in Harrison County

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The Harrison County Senior Citizens Center is conducting a study to learn what future senior citizens will want from it.

In order to conduct that study, it needs some funding.

On Monday, Bridgeport City Council met and voted unanimously to give $2,500 to help pay for the study.

Mayor Jim Christie explained why it was important to help fund the study.

"It's important that they go out, they do the study, they determine what's needed, and what they need to provide and what services. So that they can assure that there's success, and growth for the senior citizens in the future," said Christie.

The study will begin as soon as the senior center receives the Harrison County Commissions' approval.

Also at the meeting on Monday, Mayor Christie swore in two new Bridgeport police officers.

James Frenzel and Brian Hyde have been training and preparing for the new position for weeks.

Chief of Police John Walker said they were the perfect candidates for the job.

"What we've seen in these two is their personality. They seem to be really down to earth, and easy to work with. They've been on the street now for about a week in the FTO program, and we've had a lot of good comments already," said Walker.

Finally, Mayor Christie proclaimed May 25 to be "National Missing Children's Day", and council extended City Manager Kim Haus' contract for another five years.