AMERICUS — Debra Junkin, left, shares tips on job performance with Pat Smith, association executive of the Americus Board of Realtors, following the board's June meeting. Junkin is CEO of the Georgia Association of Realtors. She spoke to the board on several topics including the Georgia Real Estate Commission's proposal to double the required hours of continuing education for real estate licensees. Junkin received questions and feedback from board members on the proposed increase in hours. ‘Mrs. Junkin brought us some very useful information,’ said Michael Dixon, board president. ‘Pat Smith works hard behind the scenes managing the board's day-to-day business and keeping us out of trouble.’
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The year was 1964. Lyndon B. Johnson was president of the United States and trying to navigate the country through the Vietnam War. Muhammad Ali was then known as Cassius Clay and would defeat Sonny Liston for the Heavyweight Championship of the World, and a group from across the pond known as the Beatles would make their historic debut on the Ed Sullivan Show. Postage stamps were 5 cents, gas was 30 cents a gallon and the average income per year was $6,000.
The year 1964 was also the year Yvonne Goggins, a native of Michigan, moved to South Georgia and took a job at the local hospital in Americus.
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