Column published June 10, 2013 in The Mexico Ledger
100 Years Ago
"The regular meeting of the City Council was one of contract letting and contracts for paving and curbing south Western Avenue and putting in the Muldrow Street sewer were let. J.A. Stewart, of Columbia was awarded the contract to pave and curb South Western Ave. His bid was $1.49 per sq. yd. for the paving, and 37 cents per lineal foot for the curbing. D.C. Owens, of this city, bid $1.51 for the paving and 38 cents for the curbing and B.A. Powell, also of this city, bid $1.54 for the paving and 39 cents for the curbing. Mr. Owens was awarded the contract to do the excavating for the work."
50 Years Ago
"A St. Louis chapter of the American Ceramic Society will visit in Centralia and Mexico Tuesday. Members will tour the A.B. Chance Co. research center at 3 p.m. and then will have an evening session at the A.P. Green Fire Brick Co. Empire Club. T.R. Fry, chief porcelain engineer of the Chance Co., will speak at the evening meeting. Andy Clark is in charge of the arrangements in Mexico."
25 Years Ago
"A stage set against the silver draped backdrop of silver tinsel provided the setting for Thursday evening's show of glitz and glitter in preliminary competition of the Miss Missouri Pageant, held at the Missouri Military Academy Field House. By the end of the two-hour program, Kristine Kelly, 21, Miss City of Fountains, and Christie Sue Dean, 22, Miss Aurora, cast a shine of their own as each won in the preliminaries. Miss Kelly won the talent competition with her medley of 'How Long Has This Miracle Been Going on?/It's a Miracle," while Miss Dean won the swimsuit competition."
10 Years Ago
"Agents and staff of Coldwell Banker Botts and Company Real Estate Services, Inc. are gearing up to demonstrate their annual community-wide show of patriotism. Each year the local real estate office participates in a nationwide campaign known as 'Celebrate America.' Owner/broker Dan Botts and his staff and salespeople have once again established a mission to blanket the entire community of Mexico with American flags for the 4th of July."
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