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Blindness doesn't stop Shelton man

'... I wake up and try to make someone laugh'

Bill Scholl was a minister in the Dalles, Oregon when surgery on his eyes cost him his sight at the turn of the century.

"It was horrible," recalled the 81-year Scholl, now a resident of Shelton. "The absolute worst thing about being visually impaired is not being able to drive."

The loss of his sight led him to retire from leading a United Methodist congregation in Oakville, where he preached using a tablet. "It became too difficult," he said. He and his wife moved in with their daughter at Timberlakes.

Scholl said his vision is "quite bleary," though he can see items better up close. He's ge...


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