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Peace Corps volunteer Kendra Smith, the daughter of Dana and Jeanne Smith, makes friends with a young child from the Ugandan village where she is working as a health educator. The children are especially curious about her, Smith says. (Submitted photo to Hudson Star Observer)

To build a library

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Kendra Smith hopes to leave a lasting legacy when she departs next summer from the Ugandan village that has been her home since the summer of 2012.


Her goal is to build a small library out of recycled materials and supply it with books to encourage literacy in the rural community of Omungari.

The village is about 100 miles west of Lake Victoria in the East African country of Uganda, which lies between Kenya and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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Randy Hanson
Randy Hanson has reported for the Star-Observer since 1997. He came to Hudson after 11 years with the Inter-County Leader at Frederic, and eight years of teaching social studies. He’s a graduate of UW-Eau Claire.
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