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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.


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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