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Optimist buys Morin Printing

— Morin retires, Optimist takes over: Tony Morin has sold his printing business to Optimist Printers, the long-time printer said today.

“I’m retiring to be a grandpa, take care of my wife and dogs, and help the kids with their projects around their homes,” Morin said.

Optimist purchased the shop’s equipment, files and inventory. The Morin building on Washington Street remains for sale.

“I’m tickled to death to be able to sell to Optimist,” Morin said. “I think it’s a good fit for him.”

He said he and his co-owner, wife Joyce Powell-Morin, are both pleased.

Morin and Optimist owner Matt Herriges originally talked about Herriges just purchasing some equipment from the Morin shop.

“It kind of just snowballed into ‘let’s just buy the whole thing,’” Herriges said.

Optimist now not only has all Morin’s equipment and inventory, he also has the company’s electronic files and account lists, so that Optimist can seamlessly continue to provide service to the Morin customers.

Fire update: The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce’s Government Affairs committee will hear from Chief Robert Palmer of Mid- Columbia Fire and Rescue and Chief Dep. Lane Magill of the Wasco County Sheriff’s office at their Thursday morning meeting at The Barbecue.

Palmer and Magill will provide a fire update and discuss the fire response in Wasco County.

The committee meets from 7 to 8 a.m. each Thursday.

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