Column published Oct. 11, 2012 in The Mexico Ledger
100 Years Ago
"Charlie Arnold departed Friday night for Gallop, New Mexico, where he will load 3,000 head of sheep and ship them to this county. Mr. Arnold received a consignment of 3,500 last Sunday from New Mexico territory and put 1,100 head of them on his farm north of town. The remaining lot he distributed to Audrain, Callaway, Montgomery and Illinois parties. The 3,000 he is going to ship here will be distributed to prospective buyers."
50 Years Ago
"A bonfire rally will initiate the Mexico High School Homecoming events tonight, beginning at 7 p.m. It will be held at the west end of the high school gym. Before the bonfire is lit, the Homecoming queen candidates will be introduced. Coach Bill Glazier will introduce the football team and Mayor Wallace Melahn will read a proclamation designating Friday as "Victory Day.'"
25 Years Ago
"Owners of street rods and street machines agree that the common bond between them is so strong they become 'Just a big family.' An example would be those who traveled from various states every year to attend the Brick City Fun Run at Lakeview Park in Mexico, and many of whom are attending other such car shows throughout the country nearly every weekend during good weather. This year's Fun Run was the largest since it started. The show brought about 4,100 including car owners and members of their families to Mexico for the event. A total of 289 cars were entered in the show."
10 Years Ago
"Starting their 2002 campaign with a bang, Mexico High School softball girls ended it with a bang also, but of a much different variety. A game ending double play on an infield out/throw to the plate, gave the fifth-seeded Lady Bulldogs a 5-3 loss Thursday to NCMC rival Kirksville, the No. 4 seed in the Class 3/District 8 quarterfinals at Gallop Field."
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