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Help for homeless starts with hope


December 26, 2018


As I read about the $500,000 that will be available to the city of Sweet Home for those struggling to maintain their homes, I decided that I want to make several life-lesson observations. I am going to share these in a couple of story illustrations.

As a child, we were moved onto some property on the edge of a reservation. In a short period of time my mother noticed a trend with the reservation residents.

On the first of the month they received a government check that was cashed at a little tavern just off of the reservation. The tavern owner was so kind as to hold at least most o...

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