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By Don Ogle 

Years of work go to brighten Texas victims days


September 8, 2017

Don Ogle / Sun-Telegraph Editor

Evelyn Gerih shows one of the colorful afghans she donated to go to Texas hurricane victims. Her contribution will join the local outpouring of support being shipped to the Lone Star State. The truck carrying local contributions is scheduled to leave town Friday.

For much of the past week Sidney residents have worked to help provide for the needs of Texans affected by Hurricane Harvey.

Spearheaded by Sidney VFW Post 610, Adams Trucking and Sidney Public Schools, local residents have responded with food, water, clothing and other items needed by hurricane victims.

One set of packages has been years in the making, although their donor didn't know it at the time.

"I saw an article on Facebook that said they could use all kinds of items," said Evelyn Gerih of Sidney. "I started thinking, 'what can I do to help?' "

Gerih said one of the needs – for bla...

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