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Longtime inventor has plans to help destitute in Sweet Home


June 27, 2018

ALVIN KIMBLE holds a plaque displaying his first patent.

Alvin Kimble has faith – that if God wants him to fulfill Kimble's goals to help local individuals who are down and out, it will happen.

If that perspective seems unusual, Kimble acknowledges that his life experience has been pretty unusual.

He's now 69 and he's lived in Sweet Home for the last few years. Despite being subject to seizures, he's managed to build a house for himself and his wife Shirley, and he's found himself doing something he'd done for many years in Portland: helping homeless people get on their feet.

"I think outside the box," he said. "That's what I've always done....

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