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Volunteering is this senior's gig

Shirley Goodwin of Barnum was honored as the Outstanding Senior Citizen at the Carlton County Fair in Barnum last month.

"It was quite the experience," she said this week as she prepared to head to the Minnesota State Fair Thursday for honors there.

Shirley and Kae Goodwin moved to Barnum 43 years ago when he was hired as a special education teacher in Moose Lake. They raised three children. Shirley worked at Northview Bank, attaining the position of manager before retiring in 2005.

Shirley has two philosophies about volunteering that she feels are vital in small communities.

First, she said t...