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Optics on the end of an era

After 42 years serving the area, Havre business Evans Optical is closing its doors as the last of its founders, Jim Evans, retires from the eye-glass business at the end of the year.

Evans, whose last day is Saturday, said the business was family-owned and -operated from the beginning, with his uncle, Bill Evans, his dad, Tiger Evans, and himself starting the business at the end of 1980.

"Bill and I started it, but my dad invested in it," Evans said, adding that very soon after they were operational the business had enough customers his dad started working there, as well.

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