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As the world waited and watched, man set foot on the Earth’s moon for the first time 50 years ago this coming Saturday. It was, as astronaut Neil Armstrong said after planting his foot in the lunar dust, “ small step for man; one giant leap for mankind.” Focusing as it always has on local news, the Lamesa Press-Reporter barely mentioned the event. That notice came in the regular “Bylines” column written for years by the the late Walter Buckel, the newspaper’s longtime publisher. “It was the type of week that held a great deal of excitement and anxiety, topped off of course by ...

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Lamesa Press-Reporter

P.O. Box 710
Lamesa, TX 79331