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Leaders in Malheur County look ahead to 2021 – what they’re saying

Lunches are bagged and ready to distribute in earely 2020 as Malheur County schools prepare to help feed children kept out of school due to the virus. (File/Malheur Enterprise)

With 2020 about to become history, the year ahead certainly will have its challenges as well. But there are also reasons for hope.

We invited community leaders to reflect what hopes they have for the year ahead and to offer words of encouragement.

Their responses have been edited for clarity and brevity.

MATT STRINGER

Four Rivers Cultural Center executive director

This has been a hard year for everyone. The stress and anxiety associated with how we have been living is really beyond our comprehension. We all need a break. The vaccine is a wonder . . .