“Women are the Gold and Jewels of Johnson County,” was the fitting theme for the 2016 Johnson County Women of Distinction ceremony held at the First Baptist Church on Sunday, August 7. Connie Baum and Eric Biehl served as emcees for this event. The 2016 Johnson County Women of Distinction ceremony was held in conjunction with the celebration of the Southeast Nebraska Community Action organization’s 50th birthday. Johnson County’s SENCA Advisory Board members who were recognized included: Judy Coe, Sally Hutt, Ann Curry, Cortney Brown, Sopha Kongmanyvong, and Kevin VanLaningham. The SENCA organization is about helping people and changing lives.