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Alexandria Man Celebrates 100th Birthday

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ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5)--Ray Mcintosh, a Mississippi native who now lives in Alexandria, celebrated a milestone Wednesday.

It was his 100th birthday, and he spent it with family and friends from church. Mr. Mcintosh is a retired candy salesman and has lived in louisiana since 1948.

The father of four children and 36 great and great-great grand children says that he has not missed much in his years of experience.

"I look back on a 100 years as if it was last week.  It just means a great deal for us to treasure the times that God provides for us on this Earth. Try to enjoy the freedom and help other people also have that privilege," he said.

Also Wednesday was the 116th birthday of the world's oldest person. She lives in Japan. She says plenty of sleep and a varied diet are the secrets to a long and healthy life.

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