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Longtime literacy advocate retires from board
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Joe Hirsch, left, is presented an award by READ board member Bill Nickerson at a celebration Sept. 11 honoring his work on the READ board. - photo by Allie Dean
The name Joe Hirsch is synonymous with public service. That is, according to everyone in Dawson County who has seen firsthand how Hirsch’s volunteerism has impacted the community. Hirsch recently retired from work on the board of READ, or the Reading Education Association of Dawson, after seeing it through its inception in 2004 to its achievement of Dawson County being designated a Certified Literate Community just last year.

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