Column published Nov. 21, 2012 in The Mexico Ledger

100 Years Ago
"At the invitation of the Evening Ledger, the Kansas City Star will send one of their staff artists to Mexico Monday or Tuesday of next week to make a series of sketches of Mexico's public buildings and any other parts of the city which may strike his fancy as being either beautiful and picturesque. The Star has been publishing each Sunday a series of scenes in Missouri cities."
50 Years Ago
"Special awards and service pins were presented to the adults who helped the Audrain County 4-H Club members at the annual banquet for leaders last night at the 4-H Foundation. Awards went to Mrs. Paul Mechlin, Molino 4-H, who got a first year 4-H leader award, Mrs. Gaither Berry of Prairie Dale 4-H, who received the top 4-H community leader award and Anthony Becker Jr., Scott's Corner, Be Bo Bouncers, first year leader award. Two special 4-H leader awards were presented, one to Newton Davis as an outstanding member of the 4-H Foundation, and one to Mrs. Walter Petersen, president of the 4-H Council."
25 Years Ago
"Area law enforcement officers received an important lesson in judgment Thursday, courtesy of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The officers participated in an intensive, specialized FBI training course, "Judgmental Shooting," that allows officers to evaluate their own performance in a dangerous situation. Twenty-six officers representing the Mexico Public Safety, Louisiana Police and Audrain County Sheriff's departments went through the course, conducted by FBI Special Agent John J. Heidtke of St. Louis."
10 Years Ago
"Missouri State Treasurer Nancy Farmer was in Mexico on Wednesday to help promote the MO$T 529 plan, a new higher education savings plan. Launched three years ago, Missouri Saving for Tuition or MO$T is a state-sponsored investment program that offers significant tax benefits to encourage families to save for education beyond high school. Farmer noted that MO$T is designed to be flexible and accessible to all Missouri families. Since the program's launch, Missourians have opened more than 42,600 MO$T accounts valued over $196 million, according to Farmer."
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