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Decorated truck brings smiles

RITZVILLE – When Ted Schlund and his wife, Joanne, moved into their home at the corner of Division Street and Third Avenue six years ago, they started landscaping.

One of their many improvements was the addition of a brightly-decorated pickup truck on display in their frontyard. As the seasons change, they modify the truck's decorations.

"We wanted to bring enjoyment and a smile to the faces of people who live around us," Schlund said, noting the truck hasn't always been such a beauty.

It was a working truck.

Before retiring from his job as a park ranger in the San Juan Islands, Schlund drove...


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