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Thursday, June 01, 2006

Anny, the Ami-Cow

Nearly 60 years later, loop is closed in cow's story.

HALSEY, Ore. (AP) — Bob Kirk was just 13, that Sunday in 1950 when his pastor at the Halsey Methodist Church gave an impassioned sermon about the power of a single cow.

Just a single cow could help feed starving World War II refugees in Europe, the pastor said, urging his congregants to consider a donation to The Heifer Project, launched to give hungry refugees a continuing source of milk rather than a one-time gift of milk powder.

Kirk's family didn't have much income from their small family farm, but they could spare a calf — so they hauled what Kirk remembers as a "scrawny little cow" to the train station for shipment overseas.

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