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Residents and friends who want to wish outgoing Town Clerk Nancy M. Oates well after her 31 years in the job can attend a reception on March 24 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Duxbury Senior Community Center. The 83-year-old Oates, who came to the job as a recent widow and mother of nine, said in an interview she plans to spend more time walking her Labradoodle and with her 19 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. People intending to go may respond to C. Anne Murray at Murray@town.duxbury.ma.us or by phone 781-934-1100, ext. 5402.