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New Veterans Services officer plans more exposure

New Linn County Veterans Services officer Dee Baley-Hyder has one key job goal: To help local veterans get the benefits they were promised when they enlisted in the military.

Although she started her new job in July, Baley-Hyder isn’t new to the office, working for six years under Kim Grooms, who retired. “This job means the world to me,” she said. “It is such a privilege to work with our veterans who served our country.”

Baley-Hyder grew up in Lebanon and graduated from East Linn Christian Academy in 1993. She worked at the Lebanon Walmart pharmacy for seven years, at Ray’s IGA...

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