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News Briefs: Linda L. Graham to appear on Thursday, plus a Gresham missing man is found.

COURTESY PHOTO - Linda L. GrahamThe Gresham Library Pageturners book group will host Linda L. Graham, author of "Indiana Summer: From Cornfields and Lightning Bugs," from 2-3 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7. Read the book and join a conversation about the work.

It examines Graham's growing up in Indiana during the 1950s and '60s, as she searches for approval and acceptance by classmates, teachers and family members.

Feeling isolated and often rejected, she turns to the magic and beauty of nature and animals, finding momentary companionship.

The library is at 385 N.W. Miller Ave. Call 503-988-5123 for more information.

Gresham man found

Gresham police said Monday morning that a missing Gresham man, Cory Allen Watkins, 30, has been found. Watkins was contacted by the Tigard Police and is safe, police said. No details were released.

Watkins last spoke to his family on Nov. 16 and was supposed to arrive in Gresham for Thanksgiving, but did not show up. The Gresham Police Department thanked the community for its concern and help in locating Watkins.

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