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Singer tells of special place Sikeston plays in memoir

Monday, January 14, 2013

jillb@standard-democrat.com

SIKESTON - Lucky for Sikeston, the town has become a special part of Kenny Rogers' life. Now, thanks to Rogers' new book, the world knows what he has done for the community and its residents.

Rogers' memoir, "Luck or Something Like It," tells of his growing up in a Houston housing project during the Depression through his life as a pop and country music superstar. He discusses the highs - from his many successes on the recording charts - to the lows where he was accused in a phone sex scandal.

But his association with Sikeston, the Sikeston Jaycees and what became the Kenny Rogers Children's Center he calls a source of pride and amazement in his book which was published late last fall by HarperCollins Publishers.

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Editor's Note: Portions of Kenny Rogers' memoir "Luck or Something Like It" were reprinted with the permission of William Morrow, an Imprint of HarperCollins Publishers.