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Karen Kolb, right, received a hug from friend Luke Buchta, both of Jasper, after a group of Kolb’s friends, family and co-workers gathered for a party to shave their heads at Snaps in Jasper on Wednesday. Nine people, mostly co-workers from surgical services at Memorial Hospital, decided to shave their heads to support Karen, who began chemotherapy Thursday after being diagnosed with breast cancer March 14. …

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