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WASCO COUNTY MEDICAL Reserve Corps held its first annual blanket drive Jan. 12, holding a sidewalk collection in the Sawyer’s True Value and Grinders Coffee parking lot and having collection points at The Dalles Middle School, Fresenius Medical Care and St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. About 50 blankets as well as other cold-weather items like hats and gloves were donated to The Warming Place in The Dalles. Pictured are, left to right, Tanya Wray, Dianne Kerr, Connie Jubitz, Brooke Beachamp and Kristy Beachamp. Not pictured Allyson Smith.The group hopes to make this an annual event. For more information about the Wasco County Medical Reserve Corps, or to join, visit North Central Public Health District online at and click on the “Emergency Readiness” tab, or call Leela Patel at 541-506-2602 or email Contributed photo

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