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By Melinda Allan
The Chronicle 1989 

REMEMBERING VANGE • 25 YEARS AGO From the April 26, 1989 edition of The Chronicle

She's turned a dream into reality Vange Bigham left a secure job to go to school, become teacher


May 2, 2019

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This photo in the April 26, 1989 edition of The Chronicle shows late Creswell resident, Vange Bigham, who left her job at the post office to pursue a career in teaching.

To some people, it sounds more like having a nightmare than following your dream. But it all depends on your point of view.

"The headline should read, '43-year-old woman quits secure, well-paying job for stressful, non existent job.'" That's how Creswell resident Vange Bigham light-heartedly describes her career change.

After 20 years as a postal worker, Bigham decided to go back to school, get her degree and become a teacher, her lifelong dream. Reaction from friends and coworkers has been mixed, Bigham said.

"A lot of people thought that was a crazy option. They said, 'Do something that w...

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