Column published Feb. 6, 2013 in The Mexico Ledger

100 Years Ago
"The Mexico Mutual Telephone Exchange was sold by the Laddonia, Rush Hill and Mexico Telephone Co. to a combination of mutual lines over this and adjoining counties, Wednesday afternoon. The price the exchange brought is $2,000. The subscribers on the various lines will be assessed pro rata to pay for the exchange and the upkeep."
50 Years Ago
"Mayor Wallace Melhan, who has served two terms – six years – on the Mexico city council, announced today that he will not seek re-election for another term. Two councilmen are to be elected this spring. Besides Mayor Melhan's seat to be vacated, the first term of Councilman Carl Turnbough expires this year. Turnbough has served three years, and has not announced yet whether he will be a candidate for re-election."
25 Years Ago
"A Ralls County man has entered the Democratic race for the state representative seat being vacated by the retiring Lois Osbourn. Sam D. Leake is seeking to represent the 14th District, which encompasses Ralls and Monroe and part of Randolph and Pike counties. Mr. Leake, who has been a farmer and businessman in Ralls County for the past 10 years, is a member of the Ralls County Democratic Club. Mr. Leake, 43, and his wife, Sharon, live on a farm south of Perry with two of their four children. Mr. Leake is among three Democratic candidates who have announced they are running for the seat. One Republican contender also has announced."
10 Years Ago
"Pin Oaks Nursing Center, Mexico, released today the results of its biannual survey of its residents' families and friends. The survey is the most comprehensive of its kind in long-term care, and is part of the nationwide quality assessment by the facility's parent company, Beverly Enterprises Inc., one of the leading providers of post-acute healthcare in the United States. The survey assessed customer perceptions of the quality and service in the nursing home. The survey found 100 percent of the people with a family member in the nursing center are satisfied or very satisfied with the overall care and services provided to their family member. In addition, 100 percent of the facility's current customers would recommend the facility to a friend."

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