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LOOSELEAF LAUREATE: Man's love of community contagious

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By Terri Likens, Editor

On a recent late winter Friday afternoon, I headed to Rockwood to take up Wayne Pugh on his offer to show me around his beloved hometown.

I rendezvoused with Pugh — a retired railroad man — at Junior’s Restaurant, where he sipped on coffee, and I ate a grilled cheese sandwich before we hit the road.

We paid our respects to Junior, the restaurant proprietor and namesake, and a few other locals before we walked out the door.

And thus began one of the best educations I’ve ever had on Rockwood.


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