June 25, 2014 | Volume 101 / Number 26

Marlene Yoss: 16,000 Hours Of Volunteering

County Hero Honored For Helping At-Risk Seniors

Humble and uncomfortable with extra attention, it's only a few words that friends and families described of one local volunteer. Words about being friendly, helpful and part of the family were heard on Monday at the Cottonwood.

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Bonnie Davidson / The Courier
Marlene Yoss is congratulated by Brian Steffen, CEO of Action for Eastern Montana, during the grand luncheon in her honor.

Marlene Yoss was honored at a luncheon, where county commissioners, clients, program directors and representatives from Sen. John Tester came to recognize the hard work of one woman. Yoss was noticed after 14 years of work as a senior companion, taking part from the beginning of the program in 2000.

Karen O'Dell, who oversees the program, explained that Yoss, of Na...

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