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Homelessness a hard reality for local couple with few options

 

March 7, 2018

GYE AND SHANDA DEARDORFF are parked at the Highway 20 scale shack east of Sweet Home where they occasionally parked overnight until a deputy told them they had to move on. At this time, in mid-February, the couple was homeless. By the end of the month, they found a space to rent.

They were asleep when a Sheriff's deputy knocked on Shanda and Gye Deardorff's door.

When they answered, the Deardorffs were told what they'd heard a lot: It's time to move on.

Gye wondered exactly where "on" is located. He happily would have gone there.

The Deardorffs had it better than some. They had a roof over their heads, but it's a 1989 recreational vehicle. They just had a hard time finding a place to park it overnight.

This particular night, about a month ago, they were parked at the scale shack east of Sweet Home off Highway 20.

Since then, the Deardorffs have been able to fin...



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