Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Nine Years of Service to Come to an End

Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Nine Years of Service to Come to an End

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VICKI Graham knew she would one day live in the Clarence Valley, even before she knew she was being posted to Maclean's Salvation Army branch.

Now the Kempsey native plans to retire here too.

Speaking to The Daily Examiner yesterday, Mrs Graham said she was excited about spending more time with her husband at their house at Kangaroo Creek, which they bought after seven years working as rural chaplains based in Bourke, in far-west Northern NSW.

"For years we travelled visiting farmers' properties; for drought, and then a couple of years of floods and fires," she said.

"We were doing mostly pastoral care, but also supporting them in community events, court support, minding properties while people had a little break and helping them on properties."

At Maclean, Mrs Graham oversaw a number of operations, both in the church and the organisation's second-hand shop, and is this year leading her last Red Shield Appeal campaign, which will culminate in door-knocking at the end of this month. …

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