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Vacation with a purpose: Pastor and wife help out in hurricane-ravaged area

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WORTHINGTON -- Many couples head south this time of year, hoping to escape the worst of winter and spend a few weeks in a warmer climate.


The Rev. Bob and Beth Schulze recently joined the throngs of snowbirds and flew south, but not just to bask in the sunshine. The Schulzes took a "vacation with a purpose" to help out at a church in Alabama that was affected by Hurricane Katrina.

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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  
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