Sweet 103

Sentinel photo by BUFFIE BOYER

Melda Leister, a resident at Locust Grove Retirement Village in Mifflin, celebrates her 103rd birthday early with friends and residents at the home, as her birthday is Saturday. Leister, who is from McClure, said she has no secrets to living a long life, but along the way, she enjoyed working with her late husband, Gene, who had a car dealership in Glenwood and a restaurant in the ‘Narrows.’ She has also enjoyed attending the Lewistown Senior Center to play bingo before making the move to Mifflin.