Column published Dec. 5, 2012 in The Mexico Ledger

100 Years Ago
"Mrs. C.A. Buckner will have charge of the typewriting and stenography department of the Missouri Commercial College, now that Cindy Morris has resigned to take a position with the C&A R.R. Co. Mrs. Buckner is a competent teacher, having given private lessons here for several years. She is a graduate of two leading business colleges in St. Louis."
50 Years Ago
"A quick weather pattern change brought snow flurries to Mexico today. The weather bureau says the snow won't amount to much, but will continue as flurries till tonight. Temperatures are expected to drop into the low 20s by tomorrow morning, with highs tomorrow 34-15. The long-range forecast for Missouri is a contrast to the one issued Monday. Instead of unreasonably warm temperatures, the mercury for the next five days will average 3 to 6 degrees below normal in the east and south and 2-4 degree below in the northwest."
25 Years Ago
"The Missouri Lottery will continue trying to improve its product to produce revenue for a variety of state services, despite specific problems make the state lottery "experimental at best," a lottery official said Friday. "The Missouri Lottery, even through out there is some question about its demise, believes we are a very viable organization, and that we will continue to produce some good revenue figures for those goods and services that you deem necessary," said Adam Hall, the lottery's state sales manager. The scheduled speaker, lottery Executive Director Michael H. Morris, was unable to attend the Mexico Rotary Club's program. According to Mr. Hall, the lottery has provided for the state of Missouri $100 million of revenue that wasn't available before."
10 Years Ago
"Marine Corps Capt. Michael A. Little, son of Helen M. Little, Mexico, recently completed Dynamic Responsed '02 while assigned to the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, based in Camp Lejeune, N.C. Little is one of more than 4,000 Atlantic Fleet Sailors and Marines deployed aboard the ships of the USS Nassau Amphibious Ready Group. Little is a 1987 graduate of Mexico Senior High School and joined th Marine Corps in July 1987. He is a 1998 graduate of North Carolina State University with a BA degree."
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