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High flying lady

Posted on Monday, August 18, 2014 at 9:17 am

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Martha Vaughn, of Elsberry, waves as she begins her helicopter flight last week. She expressed her dream of riding in a helicopter at a church prayer meeting at New Hope Baptist Church and her church family responded. The ride began and ended at Helisat LLC at Moscow Mills. A descendent of Elsberry founder Robert Thomas Elsberry, she did this for her 99th birthday. The approximate 30-minute flight took her over Elsberry and New Hope before returning. She said she has enjoyed a wonderful life and she began working in the glove factory at the age of 13. She is the last surviving of 13 siblings.