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Jim Hufford, a Senior Companion, enjoyed lunch earlier this month with one of his clients at the Northwind Grille in downtown Brainerd. For the past seven years, Hufford, 77, has helped older men who are living on their own tackle weekly errands. Photo by Kelly Humphrey, Brainerd Dispatch.

From Brainerd Dispatch: Hufford is friend indeed

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By Kathi Nagorski

Brainerd Dispatch

Jim Hufford loves to fish -- although he doesn't go as much anymore - and he loves to garden.

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When he retired, he decided he needed something to fill his time during the winter months.

That's when Hufford, a 1948 graduate of Morris High School, became a godsend to the Lutheran Social Service Senior Companion Program in Brainerd. He answered a notice in the Brainerd Dispatch about volunteers needed to help seniors.

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