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F.L. “Pete” Robbins had the luxury of never even hearing a gunshot during his time in World War II, but his service was invaluable just the same.
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Community dinner set

By MARK ROGERS,

A group of Marion County volunteers plans to make the holidays special for some people who might not get the chance to celebrate.

A community-wide Christmas dinner will begin at noon at Calvary Baptist Church, 1309 Church St., and last until at least 3 p.m.







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