180 years of experience: Four original employees at GE Appliances’ Decatur plant still there after 45 years

By Erica Smith | Living 50 Plus Dale Higdon choked up recently as he reminisced about what his grandfather told him when he got a job with GE Appliances’ new plant in Decatur and became one of 77 employees who started there Aug. 15, 1977. “Boy, you got the chance of a lifetime,” Higdon’s grandfather told him. “You take care

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Making Music Memories: Amateur dulcimer players jam weekly at senior center

By Catherine Godbey | Living 50 Plus Sliding her fingers along the strings of the dulcimer’s neck, Lori Matthews picked out the recognizable tune of “Oh, Susannah.” “The dulcimer is very easy to learn but takes a lifetime to master,” the 64-year-old Matthews said. Every Wednesday morning, amateur musicians, some wheeling laundry baskets carrying dulcimer cases, gather at the Decatur-Morgan

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