Vale history buff honored as a state ‘standout’ volunteer

VALE – Bob Butler is curious about the past. He loves hearing accounts of olden-day Vale and has his own stories to share from a lifetime in the community.

And he’s doing what he can to preserve that history.

His work recently earned him state designation as a “Standout Heritage Volunteer,” recognition awarded for the first time this year by the Oregon Heritage program at the state Parks and Recreation Department. About a dozen . . .

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