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The Mexico Ledger - Mexico, MO
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Updated Feb 10, 2016 at 9:17 AM

Yes, the warm weather will return ... eventually. And in the meantime, you can keep yourself busy and happy dreaming of balmy days and evenings outdoors. If your summer vacation plans include a new patio, do your homework now. That way, you’ll be prepared with all the facts you need when it comes time to start the actual construction. Check out this must-know list of patio building basics.Location, location, location

Updated Feb 10, 2016 at 9:04 AM

When I’m in the mood to be traumatized, I usually just go bathing suit shopping. Jeans shopping runs a close second. But when I really want to be both traumatized and insulted, I can always count on the ladies at the makeup counter of the...

Posted Feb 10, 2016 at 1:01 AM

Five ways to have fun this weekend.

Updated Feb 9, 2016 at 11:30 AM

I admit it’s hard to think about the penitential season of Lent when Christmas decorations are still up. Drive around town and you’ll still see a fair number of wreaths on front doors and the occasional wilted garland hanging on a fence (it’s easy...

Posted Feb 9, 2016 at 1:01 AM

A conversation with the mother of a 6-month old baby reminded me of the internal and external pressures of new motherhood. Parents feel many pressures throughout the process of raising children and each stage brings particular ones – some caused by...

Updated Feb 8, 2016 at 11:29 AM

Q: Hi, Greg. With the 2016 Daytona 500 coming up in a few weeks and celebrating 58 years, I still talk with friends about that very first race in 1959 and the photo finish between Johnny Beauchamp and Lee Petty. You’ve written about it before, but...

Updated Feb 8, 2016 at 9:08 AM

Is the world clamoring for a resolution to Dieselgate, the VW emissions cheating scandal that broke in September? Who knew what when, who’s going to hang and how much will VW have to pay? Six hundred thousand US owners of VW, Audi and Porsche...

Updated Feb 8, 2016 at 8:59 AM

When I was first out of college I worked for a family-owned publishing company about three miles from my front door. At the time, there were about thirty of us, not including the owner’s Portuguese Water Dogs who lived under everyone’s desks, and...

Posted Feb 8, 2016 at 1:01 AM

How many times have you heard someone say, “I just found this amazing silk jacket. It was only $95. I saw it last week for $300. What a deal!”?

Updated Feb 5, 2016 at 8:48 AM

Betelgeuse is one of the luminaries of the constellation Orion, marking the upper left corner of the parallelogram of stars encompassing the famed stellar trio of “Orion’s Belt”. You can see Orion in the south on February evenings.

Posted Feb 5, 2016 at 1:01 AM

Valentine’s Day is on the way and is the best time to show that special someone how much you love them. Use one of these apps to keep track of your special moments, plan a night out or surprise someone with a gift.

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