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Looking back: Stateman brothers graduated from U.S. Naval Training Center in ‘72

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60 YEARS AGO
November 13, 1952

Modernization of Main Street was discussed at the Chamber of Commerce meeting.
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A soot fire in a chimney at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Clay Brady, 228 E. Grundy Avenue, caused a fire alarm to be turned in.
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Births – Mattie Sue to Mr. and Mrs. Joe Campbell (Nov. 5); a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Burns (Nov. 9)
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Deaths – Lloyd Yates, 62; Stewart Thomas, 17; George L. Wharton, 79; Annie Russell Devine, 84; John F. Milburn, 83; James J. Donahue, 81; Harry Lee Hudson, infant; Dora Elliott Hagan, 65; Emma Taylor Payne, 73

50 YEARS AGO
November 22, 1962

A capacity crowd was on hand for the 7th Annual Farm-City Banquet. Chosen as queen was Judy Wills and the king honor went to Clifford Coyle Jr.
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Romuald Nally purchased The Willett & Mudd Rexall Drug Store on West Main Street in Springfield.
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Births – Terry Carlton to Mr. and Mrs. Tex Carlton Bishop (Nov. 14); Brent Douglas to Mr. and Mrs. Ben T. Haydon (Nov. 14); William Kenneth Jr. to Mr. and Mrs. William K. Clayton (Nov. 17); Joseph Phillip to Mr. and Mrs. Pat Logsdon (Nov. 5)
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Deaths – Darius Baker; Eugene A. Wheatley; Verna Satterly Harber, 43; Aimee Talbott Guthrie, 72; Sr. Mary Edward

40 YEARS AGO
November 23, 1972

Two Springfield brothers, Donald and William Stateman, graduated from recruit training at the U.S. Naval Training Center at Great Lakes, Ill.
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Army Private Douglas Hamilton, 20, graduated from the clerical school at the U.S. Army Center at Fort Knox.
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Mr. and Mrs. James Bland observed their 50th wedding anniversary.
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Navy Seaman Apprentice Robert S. Jones graduated from recruit training at U.S. Naval Training Center at Orlando, Fla.
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Births – Kevin Scott to Mr. and Mrs. Gary Bottom (Nov. 13)
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Deaths – Hobert Logue, 72; Mrs. Irvin Abell, 46; Grace Yankey Ballard, 73; Lillie Miller Hardin

30 YEARS AGO
November 17, 1982

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Haydon celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.
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Sue Billings, a Washington County veterinarian, spoke to Lou Darland’s third grade class.
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Births – Jeremy Neal to Mr. and Mrs. Larry Hardin (Nov. 15); Jason Lee to Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Wayne Walls (Nov. 2); Taylor Ann to Mr. and Mrs. John O. Gulley (Nov. 6); Brandon David to Mr. and Mrs. David Adams (Nov. 13); James Justin to Mr. and Mrs. James Gregory Bishop (Nov. 13)
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Deaths – Everett E. Brumley, 88; James Richard Elery Sr., 62; Mattie Hays Bolton, 72; Joseph R. Medley; Albert A. Lay, 87; Gladys Gillispie Butler, 88; Nannie Lou Darland Stumph, 77

20 YEARS AGO
December 2, 1992

The Rotary Club broke a 60-year tradition. They voted to switch to lunchtime for their weekly get-together.
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Mr. and Mrs. David M. Goatley celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.
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Births – Chelsea Margaret to Mr. and Mrs. Don Merritt (Nov. 20); Kayla Rae Jean to Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Kelly (Oct. 30); Daizah Raye to Mr. and Mrs. David Kimberland (Nov. 23)
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Deaths – James E. Gray, 70; Mattie Bell Pope Carrico, 85; Charles Rayburn Cornish, 77; Thomas Ernest Boone, 81; George Medley McCawley, 82; William Olson Cloyd, 64; Lily Eva Hilton Butler, 91; Joseph Edward Graves Sr., 68

10 YEARS AGO
November 27, 2002

A meeting was held to discuss how best to proceed with the city’s Opera House renovation project.
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Washington County High School students inducted into the National Honor Society were Adelle Taylor, Laura Bystrek, Faith Medley, Rene Blandford, Katie Filiatreau, Matthew Bowen, Kasey Gabhart, Mollie Smith, Fara Bishop, Eric Stamper, Steven Osborne, Megan Burns, Jordan Reinle, Bryan Carrico and Patrick Brady.
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Births – Emily Brooke to John and Angela Mattingly (Oct. 20); Abigail Kathleen to Kevin and Becky Russell (Nov. 5); Travis Michael to Bobby and April Mudd (Nov. 8); Jesse Vernon to Jeff and Kim Russell (Oct. 26); Andrew Logan to David Todd and Andrea Wren (Nov. 1)
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Deaths – Elizabeth Kelly Hamilton, 91; Ray Thomas Jackson, 53