Column published October 1, 2012 in The Mexico Ledger

100 Years Ago
"There will be a parents' meeting at the Central School Thursday afternoon at 2:30. The parents of all pupils in the first grade are earnestly requested to attend as matters of vital importance to the children will be discussed. We ask the earnest co-operation of all the parents in our efforts to improve the conditions under which the 78 first-grade children in Miss Wright's room are working. Come to the school house Thursday afternoon and plan with the Superintendent and teachers for the welfare of your child. It is practically necessary for all parents to be present."
50 Years Ago
"Most evening school classes for adults, sponsored by the Mexico board of education, will begin tonight at the Mexico High School. Registration will start at 7 p.m. according, to Davis Hart, director of adult education. Classes to begin tonight include advanced nurses and amateur radio operation, automobile mechanics, bridge, cosmetology, driver's training, (class full), flower arranging."
25 Years Ago
"What may be a key turning point in the season for the Mexico Bulldogs last week turned into a disappointment as they lost a North Central Missouri Conference match to winless Fulton 6-0. Accordingly, instead of evening their record at 2-2 climbing to 2-0 in conference play, the Bulldogs fell to 1-3 and 1-1. The Bulldogs will take on Moberly Friday for Homecoming."
10 Years Ago
The Excellence in Business Award, given quarterly by the Mexico Area Chamber of Commerce, was recently presented to The Mexico Ledger. The award recognizes a business which practices honesty, fairness an integrity; makes an effort to satisfy the customer with courteous, friendly and helpful service; and is active in the community ... Secretary of State Matt Blunt will visit the Mexico-Audrain County Library at 2:15 p.m. on Wednesday. Clarissa Bruner, librarian, will give Blunt a tour of the facility."
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