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Monday, November 2, 2020

FLASHBACK: Hot off the press

WATCH YOUR FINGERS when the press was in action at the Bates County Democrat Newspaper- it took several sets of eyes to make sure everything was running smoothly. The above photo is the trial run of the new Goss Comet Automatic press in May of 1960, which stayed in use for many years to come.

The Democrat office was located on the north side of the Butler square (current Bartz location) and was quite a buzz of activity right up to print deadline as Bates Countians eagerly awaited their weekly update.

The Democrat later was replaced by the Headliner; in the 1980's Jim Peters and C.A. Moore headed up the News Xpress which remained in publication until a short time ago.

Dick Ellis, Quentin Cumpton, Tommy Roberts, and C.A. Moore

-thanks to Cyndi Walton Cumpton