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Larry Brixius reflects on 40 years in priesthood

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At the tender age of 14, Larry Brixius decided he wanted to devote his life to the church.

"I told the priest before I told my parents," recalled Brixius, who grew up on the family farm near Wells, the oldest of six children. "He was coaching baseball, and we were on our way back from a game. I was the last one in his car, and I told him, 'I think I want to be a priest.'"

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Beth Rickers
Beth Rickers is the veteran in the newspaper staff with 25 years as the Daily Globe's Features Editor. Interests include cooking, traveling and beer tasting and making with her home-brewing husband, Bryan. She writes an Area Voices blog called Lagniappe, which is a Creole term that means "a little something extra." It can be found at http://lagniappe.areavoices.com/.  
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