Cheers greet British veteran, 89, as he starts his new job
LONDON — An 89-year-old army veteran who made national headlines in Britain with a newspaper ad seeking work has started his new job.
The Cantina Kitchen & Bar in the seaside town of Paignton in southwestern England announced on its Facebook page that Joe Bartley was starting work Sunday.
The widower, whose wife died two years ago, placed the ad because he was "dying of boredom." He says his building has a community area but "not a soul comes in," and when he returns home, there's "nobody to talk to."
The local cafe made him an offer, and the Herald Express newspaper posted a video of Bartley walking in to applause.
Bartley told the BBC he was "overwhelmed by all the attention" and was looking forward to "getting down to the job."
Wyoming police to dole out donated money for good deeds
JACKSON, Wyo. — A good deed could turn into a $50 tip from Jackson law enforcement officials who will dole out donated money ahead of the holidays.
The Jackson Hole News and Guide reports that Teton County Sheriff Jim Whalen says anonymous donors have contributed enough for deputies, officers and troopers to give $50 to $100 gifts.
Whalen said the money could be given out for almost anything, including good drivers or people who are simply down on their luck.
He said the cash gifts are about spreading goodwill.
Donations last year helped officials run a similar effort.
Whalen said all of this year's donors were Jackson Hole residents. The area has a number of wealthy residents who own large estates.