Column published September 19, 2012 in The Mexico Ledger

100 Years Ago
"The McMillan High School fraternity has been disbanded. This has been brought about through the earnest cooperation of Supt. Herbert Pryor and the members of the fraternity. Experience has taught the management of high schools that a fraternity is not good for the school. Ever since the E.A.D. was organized at the McMillan High School, it has caused more or less friction in the work. ... Don't forget Friday is Fish Day at Dave Sullivan's West End Cash Store."
50 Years Ago
"The Missouri Conservation Commission and a group of farm and sportsmen's groups are sponsoring a wildlife field day Sept. 30 at the Nelson Willingham farm near Paris. Included in the day's activities is a tour of the model farm where farming and wildlife conservation go hand in hand. Also included is a top-notch group of exhibitions which will entertain between tours. This is the second such wildlife day near Mexico. Last year's show, held on a farm near Hunnewell, drew a large crowd."
25 Years Ago
"Scott Shields, 13, received a plaque from Ledger Publisher Max Thomson after being named the newspaper's carrier of the year. Scott finished in the top five in a Missouri Press Association competition involving more than 800 carriers from across the state. He is the son of Jerry and Mary Beth Shields of Mexico. ... The Kiwanis Club captured 19 points Thursday to win the golf competition of the annual Mexico Service Club Olympics. George Irion of Kiwanis carded the low gross score in the nine-hole event with a 38. John Gallaher and John Dial of Rotary and Harold Byrd of Kiwanis tied for second-low gross with 39s."
10 Years Ago
"Current Ninth District State Representative Wes Shoemyer was in Centralia on Tuesday evening to promote reading and education to students of the Centralia Library's story hour program. The Centralia program is a weekly event designed to expose preschool-age children to the joys of reading. Program director Pat Olsen seemed delighted to have Shoemyer in attendance. 'We thought his visit was great, we love having special guest readers,' Olson said.
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