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By Pam Conover
The Times 

A Little History and a Big 'Thank You'

Waitsburg Resource Center touches lives thanks to a supportive community


October 26, 2017

Dena Martin

Waitsburg Resource Center volunteers and board members Pam Conover (l) and Margie Benson kept busy stocking shelves on Monday morning while waiting to check people in for the free Mobile Dental Van visit, sponsored by the WRC.

It was Dicie Hagerman, the Waitsburg School District Secretary for many years, who saw a need for winter coats and started collecting much-needed warm wear for kids and adults in the community.

But three women, Anita Baker, Dona Jean Smith, and Betty Lou Branson, from the Presbyterian Church and the Christian Church also saw a need for providing food to people in the Waitsburg community. As a result they organized, in 1991, a food bank in the basement of the Presbyterian Christian Education Building. For a while, clothing was also provided, but later, as Anita would say, "We decided to...

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