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Spartan TD golf tourney next week

By Russ Green-Sports Editor A few openings remain for the Spartan Touchdown Club Golf Tournament that will be held at noon, Friday, June 7 at the Shirkey Golf Course. Proceeds…

Jack Remembers: Forest Lee Smith took ‘town character’ to a new level

By Jack Hackley Every town used to have a few characters. The town I’m from, Oak Grove, had more than its share. My favorite was Forest Lee Smith. He was…

Honors for Jean Greenlee a highlight of Richmond Rotary’s 90th birthday.

Jo’s Jottings: Routine club business, two lively talks and a special birthday

By Jo Ellen Dale Not as many of you have sent news this week so this column may be a little abbreviated. *** During the regular Richmond Kiwanis meeting May…

Reporter’s scrapbooks reveal Bruna McGuire’s unique style

By Linda Emley Editor’s Note: Several people have been asking about Bruna McGuire, so Postcards writer Linda Emley thinks it’s a good time to re-run this story from April 2012.…

AG loan program serves more farmers

Missouri farmers working with USDA and the Missouri departments of Agriculture and Natural Resources have new opportunities to receive loans and reimbursement for making on-farm improvements. The Bridge Loan Program assists…

4-H Club News: Local clubs preparing for county fair

Millville 4-H met on May 8. Forty members present and 13 leaders/guests were present. For this month’s meeting the group met at Shirkey’s for the annual flower planting meeting. The…

Missouri Crop Progress: Early rains slow work in fields

Through May 28 Agricultural Summary Early week rains across the state slowed planting and tillage progress. Some minor flooding resulted from heavy Memorial Day weekend rains across northern and central…

Village Idiot: Computer calls great way to hang up minus the guilt

By Jim Mullen The phone hadn’t rung all day, which was a blessing because we’d been catching up on a thousand and one things around the house. For us, spring…

If Missouri’s a ‘red state,’ why doesn’t it act like one?

To the Editor: More than a century ago Rep. Willard Duncan Vandiver concisely captured Missouri‘s political sensibility, telling a crowd in Philadelphia that “frothy eloquence neither convinces nor satisfies me.…