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Doris Smith, a resident of Lakeside Retirement Center, was honored on her 90th birthday on Saturday, July 7 at her new home.

Doris greeted family members and many friends in the Banquet Room of the retirement center. Smith was a long-time associate of Ben Franklin 5-10 in downtown McKenzie owned by the late James Williams and later by Dennis L. Smith. The store was located in downtown McKenzie and later in the McKenzie Shopping Plaza where the store moved in 1974.

Doris’ fellow store associates joined in celebrating her 90th birthday by sharing stories of working at Ben Franklin Store, which closed in 1982. Dennis Smith, who was vacationing in Florida, Facetimed in for the gathering.

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