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Fifty years of service: Peace Corps workers cherish human contacts, life-altering experiences

Darlene Yule of Altamont developed a series of seminars about coffee farm management. Here she sits with her Panamanian host mom, Romelys Gonzalez, during one of the seminars. They wear Cafe de Paz shirts, created by the Peace Corps volunteers that worked mainly with coffee producers. Yul served in the Peace Corp from 2006 to 2008. (Photo courtesy of Darlene Yule)
Darlene Yule of Altamont developed a series of seminars about coffee farm management. Here she sits with her Panamanian host mom, Romelys Gonzalez, during one of the seminars. They wear Cafe de Paz shirts, created by the Peace Corps volunteers that worked mainly with coffee producers. Yul served in the Peace Corp from 2006 to 2008. (Photo courtesy of Darlene Yule)
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Late one night in Fiji, a man woke Karl Luntta and brought him to a hut where people were huddled around a baby, lying in a tub of cool water, shaking violently and convulsing. “He was burning up,” Luntta said. “Everyone looked at me, questioning and desperate, as if I had an answer for this.” There was no doctor, clinic or medical center nearby. “There was just me, the sole westerner in the village, the ...


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