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Ray County Humane Society: Black lab ‘special’ in August

The Humane Society of Ray County has a selection of adoptable cats and dogs at its shelter. Adoption days are Saturdays and Sundays from 1-3 p.m. at 200 S. College…

Letter, Agriculture: Senate’s immigration reform plan vital to state’s agricultural interests

Dear Editor: Earlier this year, the U.S. Senate passed a common sense immigration reform measure in a strongly bipartisan fashion. This was an important step in the right direction –…

Carmichael reunions: Family finds better way to meet

Melvin Carmichael, 66, said his family saw the need for an organized annual reunion after realizing the only time the relatives saw each other was at funerals. “That’s the way…

Jo’s Jottings: Trips, auditions and programs on Alphapointe, history’s what ifs

By Jo Ellen Dale Charles and Rose Swafford recently returned from a trip to Rapid City, S.D. to visit their son, Mike Swafford and his family. They enjoyed a cook-out…

Village Idiot: I’ve already had a brain freeze, thank you

By Jim Mullen I recently saw a show on TV about cryogenics – the science of freezing your brain after you die so that someday, when they find the cure…

Rabbit Tracks: How a basketball team of enlisted men used a little food coloring and humor to help bridge the racial divide

By Bob Smith When I lived in Washington, D.C. back in the late sixties, I played on a basketball team with a bunch of enlisted Navy guys.  We had a…

Letter: Walmart associate reponds to letter by pointing out company’s contributions

(Editor’s note: A letter written in response to Bob Lauck’s letter “Where was our biggest retailer at hame sale?” in the July 29 Richmond News. Lauck referred to “no blue…

Postcards: Public dinner meeting kicks off run-up to re-enactment

By Linda Emley Next Tuesday, Aug. the 13, Ray County Historical Society is hosting a public meeting about the Civil War re-enactment of the Battle of Albany in October 2014.…

Norma June Shirky

Norma June Shirky, 85, of Independence, passed away Aug. 7, 2013 at her home. She was born May 31, 1928 in Hardin, to William and Anna (Rosewarren) Ferguson.  She was…

Patricia Ann Jencks

Patricia Ann Jencks, 60, of Excelsior Springs, passed away Friday, Aug. 2, 2013 at Liberty Hospital. There are no services scheduled at this time. Arrangements through Polley Funeral Home, Excelsior…