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Goldendale volunteer receives presidential award


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FOCUSED POINT: Mrs. Vivian Weddle, recent winner of a Points of Light Award, reads to a Goldendale Primary School student.

Goldendale's Vivian Weddle earned national recognition on Jan. 5 this year when she was designated a Daily Point of Light Award recipient. The Points of Light Awards were created in 1993 by then-president George H. W. Bush, echoing his inaugural theme of "a thousand points of light" across America, volunteers serving their communities. "The only just use of power," he wrote, "is to serve people." Following is the citation given by Points of Light honoring Weddle.

The art of volunteering is all about effort and selflessness. You can never be too young or too old to volunteer. Vivian Weddle is the perfect example. Though she is in her 80s, her devotion and dedication toward giving back is r...

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