Thursday, 25 September 2008

Oldest reporter

Peter Worthington still has a couple of decades to go before matching the work record of Mildred Heath, 100, recipient of the 2008 America's Oldest Worker award.

But if any Sun vet can do it, it is Peter W.

A story says Mildred is an Overton, Nebraska, correspondent for the weekly Beacon-Observor, a newspaper her family owns.

The story says "Mildred Heath has been getting the scoop in her central Nebraska community between the much larger towns of Lexington and Kearney for 85 years."

Her first job at 15 was working a Linotype machine.

"I've got scars from the Linotype," she says. "It's wonderful not to have to mess with machinery like that."

Mildred, who still puts in a 30-hour work week, has also been made an honourary member of the National Press Club, which also turned 100 this year.

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