DALLAS — Erin Osgood, Polk County’s new veterans service officer, is more than ready to begin helping those who have served.

Since starting the job on Jan. 3, Osgood and her assistant Marie McCandless have had their hands full getting their new office running.

“It’s a brand-new building, so we’ve been hitting a few roadblocks just making sure everything works properly,” Osgood said. “We haven’t been up and fully functioning yet. We are hoping for a soft opening by the end of (this week) when we can see veterans.”