Local woman celebrates 100th birthday

Born in 1919, Mildred Louise Riggs has lived a long life here in West Virginia.

Today, surrounded by family and friends, Louise celebrated her 100th birthday, and received a special Proclamation form Clarksburg Mayor Cathy Goings.

As Mayor Goings read her proclamation aloud for Louise, she spoke highly of her life while recalling fond memories.

Lousie married in 1937 to her longtime husband Cleo, who she was with for 71 years before his passing in 2009. Together they had three children, eight grandkids, and three great-grand children.

"Today we bestow upon Mildred Louise Riggs the warmest of wishes on this 100th birthday. Congratulations and happy birthday," proclaimed Mayor Goings.