Bendick reflects on local, international service

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By Allison Joy CRYSTAL FALLS — Charlene Bendick, who until recently was long-time crossing guard for the Forest Park School District, has traveled the globe as an international teacher. Now, at 73, her unexpected and culturally rich career will end not far from where it began. Bendick was born and raised in Crystal Falls. Her father John (“Joe”) Reuss spent 15 years, including Bendick’s school…

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