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Governor visits area

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Members of the Matthews family listen as Gov. Jay Nixon talks about the role the Matthews Cotton Company has played in local agriculture. The Governor presented Chris Matthews with the Governor's Award for Agricultural Achievement on Wednesday afternoon.
(Photo by Jill Bock, Staff)
Matthews Cotton Gin honored for advances

MATTHEWS -- Missouri's governor got a lesson in history and farming during a visit to Southeast Missouri.

Chris Matthews, co-owner of Matthews Cotton Company with his cousin, Scott Matthews, walked Gov. Jay Nixon, first lady Georganne Nixon and Director of Agriculture Jon Hagler, through the cotton gin Wednesday afternoon.

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