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Briana Arnold — Giving thanks in Panama

Editor’s note: This week’s Profile is the fifth first-person piece written by Briana Arnold, who was raised in Hoquiam and is now a Peace Corps volunteer. She will be writing periodic stories about her experiences during her time in the Peace Corps.

A leap of faith

JR Streifel is a man of faith. And his belief in a higher power played a big role in his decision to retire from the Aberdeen Fire Department after 25 years.