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Harrison man makes his mark giving away a million pencils

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 Bige (BYj) Newman grew up in rural, 1940s-era Meigs County, the middle child of his parents' 11 children.

Pencils were hard to come by for a farming family with so many kids.

"We watched a pencil then," he said. "You took care of it."

Now he hands them out by the fistful.

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