Bill Brannock Sells Bloomfield Vindicator
TWO WEEKLY NEWSPAPERS CONSOLIDATE AT DEXTER DEXTER, Mo., (ff)—The Dexter Messenger, a weekly newspaper that has been published for 73 years, was sold by Bill Brannock today to Barney Miller, owner-publisher of the rival Dexter Statesman. Brannock had published The Messenger for the last 10 years, prior to that his father, Vane Brannock, Brannock, had operated the paper. Miller, who formerly edited the Rolla, Mo., Daily News, said that The Messenger would continue publication publication from its own office for the time being. Miller purchased the Dexter Statesman from Hardin M. Crow in January 1957. Brannock, a former president o the Southeast Missouri Press As soclatlon, said he has accepted a position as manager of the weekly Empire Builder at Empire, ore.