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December 9, 1943

Teague Banker Dies In Dallas Hospital Wednesday – Robert F. Riley of Teague died in a Dallas hospital Wednesday afternoon at 4 o’clock. He had been ill for some time with a heart ailment. Services will be held in the First Baptist Church of Teague, Friday afternoon at 3:00, with burial following in the Post Oak cemetery near Fairfield. Mr. Riley was born and reared in the Post Oak community. He was in business in Fairfield for awhile moving to Teague, where he became connected with First National Bank of that city and was president of the bank when he died. He was a land owner and breeder of thoroughbred cattle, and also principal owner of the Ford agencies at Teague, Fairfield, and Denison. Near surviving relatives are one brother, Ed Riley of Post Oak, and two sisters, Mrs. C.M. Middleton and Mrs. Phil Compton of Teague.

Remember When – We seniors were “fish”? Tom Linn Wooldridge was editor-in-chief? David Martin and Naomi Lewis were the ideal couple? The girls weren’t worried about the man shortage? Dimples and Johnnie were small? Hugh and Theo were “women haters” or were they ever? The ex-seniors were here? The junior-senior banquet last year? The 36th division camped here? Frances wasn’t discussing that certain sailor?

Ira’s – Silver City Raiders starring Russell Hayden and Bob Wills; The Iron Major starring Pat O’Brien and Ruth Warrick; Doughboys in Ireland starring Kenny Baker and Jeff Donnell; I Dood It starring Red Skelton and Eleanor Powell.

December 5, 1968

Robertson’s Makes Move – Robertson’s Markrite Grocery and Market has completed its move to its new quarters in the recently completed


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