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Meet Roman: A Truffle Dog
By Cookie Steponaitis
    Before getting visions of a dog that searches out chocolate desserts and delicate treats, the truffles in question are fleshy, edible fungi of the genus Tuber that grows on the ground and near roots of trees in specific regions of the world and are valued as a delicacy. Roman, is a Lagotto Romagnolog, a rare and specialized breed of dogs from Italy that is the only breed in the world bred to track down truffles. The Lagotto is a medium sized member of water-breeds, with incredibly tuned tracking skills. The truffles often grow in remote regions in Europe, and Lagottos are able to locate and retrieve the precious fungi, which often sell for hundreds of dollars on the world market.

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A Railroad Icon Finds A Benefactor And A New Lease On Life
By Larry Johnson
    About one year ago, Steve & Marcia Dupoise bought the old train station and depot next door to his business—County Tire--- and a new chapter was begun for a local railroad icon, and a second chance to refresh our memories of a more romantic period in our transportation history.
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