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Poe ready for new role as Malheur County Health Department director

Sarah Poe began work this week as the new director of the Malheur County Health Department. (Submitted photo).

ONTARIO – The new director of the Malheur County Health Department says that when a community unites, it can accomplish anything.

Sarah Poe, who took the agency helm this week, said a sense of community in Malheur County prompted her to apply for the job.

“I was amazed at how connected people are in Malheur County. If someone cares and wants to make a difference it really can happen,” said Poe.

Poe, a native of New Plymouth, Idaho, said she is excited about her new role.

“I am really looking forward to working with the incredible team that is already at the health department,” said Poe.

The health department provides an array of health services to . . .