Your Turn/Tom Dugger
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Your Turn/Tom Dugger

Tom Dugger, 69, is executive director for Families and Communities Together in Hannibal, Mo. He grew up in Carlinville, Ill. Dugger is married with one adult son, and he enjoys working on small mechanical projects.

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