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Building for school and community

Members of the community are invited to attend the dedication of Spratling Middle School's multipurpose room in Keyes today at 5 p.m. The building will serve as a gym and cafeteria and provide space for the after-school programs at Spratling. Spratling Middle School, at 5277 Washington Road, opened in January 2002. It has used a double-classroom portable building as its multipurpose room and cafeteria until the opening of the 5,000-square-foot building in August. There will be light refreshments after the ceremony.

Yesteryears

50 YEARS AGO: Craig R. Lindner of the Modesto Camera Club won first place in Class C of the 1957 Photographic Society of America print competition. Art Stout announced at the club meeting that Lindner had received a ribbon award in the competition with a print titled "Rippling Tide."

25 YEARS AGO: Dennis J. Horner, manager of F.W. Woolworth Co., the only remaining major chain retail store located in downtown Modesto, said he and top company officials didn't plan on moving out of downtown. F.W. Woolworth had operated downtown for 73 years and since 1950 had done business at 1014 10th St. Horner denied a rumor that the store had been targeted for closure or relocation.

-- Karen Aiello

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