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Ed and Genell Poitras trace their destinations on the Korean Peninsula through the years. "On a recent trip to Korea, we went to Pammunjon and as I looked wistfully to the north, I felt that this would be the last view of the place I would never set foot," she wrote in a chronicle of her trip. That would change in the spring of 2010. "Some visits to foreign places are trips, but this was a journey, a dream fulfilled after 50 years of waiting." (Jean Ruzicka / Enterprise)

Journey to North Korea spurs area needle wizards into action

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Knitting needles and fingers - energized by the heart - have been engaged this autumn.

Sixty prayer shawls will soon arrive in North Korea to warm the body and spirit of those with tuberculosis and hepatitis.

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Hubbard United Methodist Church members have been at the core of operations, but the shawls are a non-denominational effort, Genell Poitras providing the impetus.

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