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Steve Heetland operates a Wood-Mizer portable sawmill while Steve Winters removes a cut plank Friday afternoon at Winters' home in rural Ocheyedan.

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OCHEYEDAN, Iowa -- The whine of a saw, a cloud of sawdust and the smell of freshly cut pine filled the air over a rural Ocheyedan acreage on Friday afternoon.


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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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