100 Years Ago
"Those who secured seats at The Lyric last night were fortunate, as the standing-room-only sign was up early. Every seat was taken and patrons were well repaid by seeing one of the strongest programs of mirrored or fleeting subjects ever put on. The French Spy deserves special mention. Few plays are more creditably acted and few indeed more beautifully presented. As a photo-drama, it is a worthy production. Manager Smith said this morning he will continue to give his people the best features that can be had."
50 Years Ago
"The Mexico Jaycees voted last night at their regular meeting to accept local sponsorship of the Ford Punt, Pass and Kick program as a Jaycees project to promote youth fitness. Bob Stevens reported the club will have a Root Beer Day in September at the A&W Root Beer stand. ... The temperature went to 100 degrees yesterday and a light afternoon shower did little to moderate the heat. But a cool front is reported moving in tonight accompanied by thunderstorms. Only .12 inch fell in Mexico, but other places around the county were more fortunate."
25 Years Ago
"Children who had read nine books in a summer statewide reading program at the Mexico-Audrain County Library were entertained at a party Thursday at Plunkett Park. A total of 213 children completed the reading program, titled 'Flights of Fantasy.' Of that number, 107 attended the party, which also included two play performances by junior high students. The reading program is co-sponsored each year by the Citywide PTA, of which Carol Bramon is chairman. Each boy and girl attending received a certificate and paperback book. The books were purchased with funds from the PTA, Altrusa Club and Friends of the Library."
10 Years Ago
"Current and former area residents will gather Sunday to celebrate a community-based effort that has spanned half a century. A reception has been planned to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Mexico's own Children's Therapy and Early Education School, a program designed to cater to the needs of special services children in the area. The school's pioneers included parents, physicians and interested residents."
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