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By Mike Ferrians
The Times 

One conclusion, talk about hope

Local friends set up opportunity for community to share experiences


Lane Gwinn

Mike Ferrians and Maria Garcia in conversation with Waitsburg locals Ken Taylor and daughter Julia Taylor.

Waitsburg–My long-time friend Maria Garcia and I were recently sitting (six feet apart) in her back acre, talking about how the pandemic has affected us personally. We hadn't planned it. I had stopped by for a brief hello. But then we decided to share a glass of wine outside in the shade.

We've known each other for a very long time and are the best of friends. In no time, we were discussing the psychological and emotional impacts we and others have experienced, due not solely to the pandemic over the last five months. We observed our community experiencing disorientation, economic turmoi...

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