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Food stamp cuts put kids’ health at risk

By Dr. Ed Ivancic The American medical community has been concerned for some time about the reality of hunger and malnutrition in our nation. Nutrition is paramount to health and…

This column endorsed by Sir Isaac Newton

By Jason Offutt I only casually glanced at the movie playing in the family room, but I knew what would happen. The heroes, flying in a passenger jet to somewhere…

Old fashion country cooking

Nothing says country cooking like a pan of golden fried fish, straight from the creek – or the age old creaminess of baked custard just like grandma used to make.…

Civil War foes laid to rest side-by-side

Bt Linda Emley There is a field northeast of Millville that was once owned by Benjamin Franklin McCuistion. Its legal description is Township 54, Range 26, Section 31. Ben was…

Spartan TD golf outing another success

By Russ Green-Sports Editor Once again, members of the Spartan Touchdown Club were delighted with the results of the third annual golf tournament held June 8 at the Shirkey Golf…

Raymond Fletcher Gulley

Raymond Fletcher Gulley, 90, of Kansas City, Mo. and formerly of Rayville, passed away Monday, June 17, 2013 at the North Care Hospice House in North Kansas City. Raymond was…

Elmer Lee Mullikin

Elmer Lee Mullikin, 88, of Richmond, passed away on Sunday, June 16, 2013 at the Missouri Veterans Home in Warrensburg. Elmer was born Oct. 6, 1924 in Excelsior Springs, to…

Anna Leigh Twyman

Anna Leigh Twyman of Orrick passed away peacefully June 13, 2013 at Shirkey Nursing Home in Richmond surrounded by family, after a lengthy illness and a long, happy and productive…

Back Beat: Why the neighborhood library and Lady Jane are best friends forever

By Tim Osburn Lady Jane is a bibliophile. The home we share is filled with books. They are scattered hither and yon throughout the house, but concentrated mostly in our…

Guest opinion: Bills seek to reduce loss of rural land

By Congressman Norman “Norm” Dicks and Lynn Scarlett Each year, an estimated 2 million acres of America’s farms, ranches, forests, wildlife habitat, and other open spaces are fragmented into smaller…