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By Andi Bourne

Covering the community in love


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Dixie Parker has two sewing machines, one for the masks and the others for her wild rags, satin scarves for cowboys. She has been making masks for about seven hours a day since the end of March. She is approaching 700 masks.

SWAN VALLEY – "I love to sew and I love to feel like I'm helping people," said Dixie Parker of Condon who has made more than 671 cloth masks since mid-March.

Parker, who was encouraged to start making masks by daughters Casey Graham and Kellie Auchenbach, is giving away the masks to help those in need during the coronavirus pandemic. Not only has she supplied masks to those in her community but veterans in Colorado and health care workers in Colorado, Washington and Arizona.

"I was just so tickled to help them out," said Parker.

Parker started sewing in ninth grade. She has sewn clothing...

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