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Beth rickers/Daily Globe Paul "Jak" Eich is shown at his nephew's home in Milford, Iowa, where he is recuperating from hip replacement surgery. The broken hip derailed his plans to raise money to help poor people in Mexico.

Man raises money to help poor in Mexico

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MILFORD, Iowa -- Just about every May, Paul "Jak" Eich packs up his car and heads north from his current home in Mexico to his former home area of southwest Minnesota-northwest Iowa. The purpose of this trip isn't just to reconnect with family and friends. He also hopes to raise money to help the poor people -- children in particular -- in his adopted town of Zitacuaro, Michoacán, Mexico.

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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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