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Helen Zinnel holds a doll that she outfitted in a dress stitched from plastic needlepoint canvas.

Lifetime of blessings: Helen Zinnel marks her 104th birthday

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FULDA -- 1908 was an eventful year:

The Boy Scout movement began.

The first around-the-world car race went from New York to Paris.


Robert Peary set sail for the North Pole.

London was the setting for the Summer Olympics.

The first passenger airplane flight was documented.

President Grover Cleveland died.

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Beth Rickers
Beth Rickers is the veteran in the newspaper staff with 25 years as the Daily Globe's Features Editor. Interests include cooking, traveling and beer tasting and making with her home-brewing husband, Bryan. She writes an Area Voices blog called Lagniappe, which is a Creole term that means "a little something extra." It can be found at  
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