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By Stephanie Thompson
People Editor 

Care packages sent to troops


Thanks to the communities’ efforts, about 175 soldiers serving overseas will receive a care package for Christmas.

Earl McDonald, VFW Post No. 2321 Cmdr., and District No. 4 Cmdr., said most of the packages are going to Afghanistan or to the Mediterranean. In fact, 44 of the 177 packages are being sent to the USS Whidbey Island.

The care packages were put together Saturday by VFW members, local volunteers and members of a local Girl Scout brownie group.

On Monday members of the VFW, including McDonald, Jim Shoemaker, Ralph Howell, Tony Blair and Joe Tallon; and VFW Auxiliary members Sandy...

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