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MALHEUR MOVERS: Vale native builds business to make community blossom

Sarah Rodriguez takes her volunteer work in stride as she operates her own business in downtown Vale and raises a family. (The Enterprise/Pat Caldwell)

VALE – It is a weekday night and the traffic on A Street is cleared out but a pillar of light from Luzetta’s Flowers splashes across the wet pavement.

The light is a lonely beacon, a signal that even as most of Vale is settling down for the night, someone is still tending the community fire.

Inside, Luzetta’s owner Sarah Rodriguez is at work, fulfilling orders for flowers and still answering an occasional phone call.

She jokes her late hours are because “I like to talk. I don’t get work done during the day.”

Work, though, is what Rodriguez does a lot of, both for her . . .