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Persistence pays off, but patience, affection win dog’s trust

By David Knopf, News Editor Dozer, a dog dumped in late May at an Orrick convenience store, is no longer at the Crosssroads – figuratively or literally. Now about a…

Jack Remembers: Without a plug sample, how in tarnation can a person tell if a watermelon’s any good?

By Jack Hackley I love a good watermelon, and it is good for you. But where are you going to buy a good watermelon?  I bought an oblong green striped…

Farmers emphasize value of levees, inland waterways

Buchanan County farmer Jason Gregory told members of the U.S. House Committee on Small Business today the protection of lives and infrastructure should be a high priority in managing the…

MISSOURI CROP PROGRESS: State’s cool trend continues

Through Aug. 19 Agricultural Summary Unseasonably cool temperatures continue across the state for the fourth straight week.  Crop losses along the Gasconade River were reported due to recent flooding.  There…

11 ears on one plant? Let’s just say it doesn’t happen every day

By David Knopf, News Editor T. C. Hewlett’s no stranger to a corn field. An employee for over a decade for Henrietta farmer Aaron Hicks, Hewlett said he was in…

Early test for teams Friday night in area football jamborees

By Russ Green-Sports Editor With only a few days to prepare, it has been somewhat of a crash course for area football teams to prepare for the 2013 season. Fall…

5671-Notice- RA to IA

LEGAL NOTICE Notice is hereby given that the Planning & Zoning Commission of the County of Ray, State of Missouri, will hold a public hearing on Monday, the 9th day…

Sammy Lee Gowing

Sammy Lee Gowing, 82 of Orrick, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013 at the Cameron Regional Medical Center. Sammy was born July 2, 1931 in rural Orrick, to George Mason…

Cletus Caleb O’Dell

Cletus Caleb O’Dell, 83,  passed away Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013 in Cameron. Visitation services will be Sunday, Aug. 25, from 1 to 3 p.m. and funeral services will follow at…

Week of August 19

MONDAY, AUGUST 19 Beginning at 5:30 p.m. with weigh-in, Weight Watchers will meet at the Ray County Health Department, 820 E. Lexington St., Richmond. At 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., T.O.P.S.…