The Mexico Ledger - Mexico, MO
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In the wake of my previous column on the Oregon community college murders, several people raised a similar objection to my suggestion that we extend criminal background checks to all gun sales.In emails to me and in calls to the Alan Stock radio show on KXNT-AM 840 on Oct. 5, the message was the same: Background checks wouldnít have stopped the Oregon murders.And thatís true. The shooter reportedly purchased his firearms legally, and presumably passed background checks to do so.

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October is here, and that means it’s finally safe to indulge in all things pumpkin flavored (and scented). But if you want to make sure you’ll be digging into a homemade pumpkin pie come Thanksgiving, experts say you...

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Trolling comments on presidential candidates’ Facebook pages in search of grammatical errors is a task that will get Strunk and White devotees’ eyes rolling. At least the search for typos, misplaced or missing...

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The MHS girls varsity tennis season came to a close Oct. 3 as no singles player or doubles duo was able to advance beyond individual district play. Shyann Gordon and Sophie McKeown represented the Lady Bulldogs in singles...

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Judy Butler is a light sleeper. Around 12:45 a.m. on Aug. 31, she was just nodding off at her home in the 1500 block of North Clark Street when she heard the sound of gunshots right outside her bedroom window. By the time Butler...

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Was the macaroni and cheese worth it?

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Balloons caused a power outage in Mexico Tuesday morning.According to an Ameren Missouri spokesperson, floating balloons were trapped in some of the company’s equipment near Crown Linen, causing the outage.Some business...

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Obituary published Oct. 8, 2015 in The Mexico Ledger

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Obituary published Oct. 8, 2015 in The Mexico Ledger

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Obituary published Oct. 8, 2015 in The Mexico Ledger

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Death Notice published Oct. 8, 2015 in The Mexico Ledger

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