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150th anniversary of first publication in Bloomfield celebrated

Friday, September 23, 2011

scottw@standard-democrat.com

SIKESTON -- Stripers are gathering in Southeast Missouri for a sesquicentennial celebration.

The Stars and Stripes Association, which is made up of current and former employees of the Stars and Stripes, the U.S. military's newspaper, began arriving in Sikeston Thursday for their annual reunion, according to R. Sue Mayo, librarian at the Stars and Stripes Museum/Library in Bloomfield.

The reunions are mostly attended by former Stars and Stripes workers but they do get people who are on the newspaper's staff today as well.

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