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From our files: March 2005

-Messenger file photo
Upper Des Moines Opportunity, a nonprofit, community-action agency that serves low-income people, was in danger of losing federal funding in the 2006 budget. The agency was able to stay open and continues its mission. Heather Bishop and her daughter, Tsonda Martin, then 6, are pictured. Bishop said that with help she received from Upper Des Moines Opportunity, both financially and emotionally, she was better able to support herself and her daughter.

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