Column published Feb. 7, 2013 in The Mexico Ledger

100 Years Ago
"At the weekly luncheon of the Commercial Club, Friday, George Robertson, made a short talk on the road law which has been introduced in the legislature by Representative E.A. Shannon, of this county. He has made a study of road laws and stated this one did not tend toward better roads and requested the club to notify Mr. Shannon it was not in favor of it. This matter was referred to the Legislative committee who will investigate and report at the next meeting."
50 Years Ago
"The Paris Development Corp. and officers of National Garment Co. worked out a final agreement yesterday afternoon for establishment of a branch plant in Paris. Operations are expected to start in early March with production to start March 15. The building on Main Street purchased by the Paris Development Corp. is being reconditioned. Seven sewing machines will be on the second floor for training of employees. After three to five days of training the workers will start production work on the first floor which will be equipped for a force of production workers."
25 Years Ago
"A proposed ordinance to rezone a section of West Love and an amendment to the city code reducing the load limit on the Clark Street bridge will be under consideration for reading and passage at the city council meeting. The Love Street ordinance would open the West Plaza area to further commercial development by rezoning the south side of the 700 block of West Love from residential to commercial. RSI Inc., owner of the area Pizza Hut franchise, has an option to purchase three lots on West Monroe and the corresponding adjacent lots on West Love if the zoning change is approved. An ordinance reducing the load limit on the Clark Street bridge from 11 tons to 4 tons also received first and second readings on Jan. 25. The ordinance was drafted as the result of a feasibility study that suggested reduction of the load limit would increase the aging bridge's life by about 10 years."
10 Years Ago
"The Miss Mark Twain Lake Scholarship Pageant will be held Feb. 16 at Salt River Opry. There will be 32 contestants. The theme is 'Steppin' Out On The Town.' The mistress of ceremonies will be Miss Mark Twain Lake 2002 Mary Culp."
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