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It’s 1941, weeks after Pearl Harbor, yet Christmas went on in Richmond

By Linda Emley Ithink by now everyone knows I live in the past most of the time. I love the good-ol’ days and the way things were before modern tech…

HOLIDAY TREATS

It’s 17 days ‘til Christmas. We have to hurry if we are going to get all our holiday baking and candy-making done. I love to give homemade gifts to friends.…

We rent cars and cement mixers; why not families?

By Sara Seidel-For the Richmond News Since Christmas is all about being with family, what does a fellow do if he doesn’t have one? He rents one, of course. That’s…

Life changed dramatically for Ray Countians after ‘Day of Infamy’

By Linda Emley As December started in 1941, no one knew that the world as they knew it, was about to change. The war in Europe was two years old,…

Holiday season in 1958 Richmond had a few things in common with 2014

By Linda Emley I like to consider myself a time traveler, but my “time machine” only travels one direction because it’s always stuck in reverse. When I feel the need to…

Jason: Mom, this one’s for you, and me

By Jason Offutt The box tormented me. It sat on U.S. 71, an orange or strangely colored grapefruit printed on the side. The box was in the middle of the…

Letter: Not much right about Amendment 3, which would impose testing-based teacher evaluations in state

To the Editor There are so many things wrong about state Amendment 3, this permanent change to our state Constitution. • Financially, the amendment will force school districts to spend…

Cut to the Chase: Farms offering agritourism attraction grew 42.5 percent in latest AG Census

By Rebecca French Smith Fall is a perfect time to learn about agriculture. Harvest is in full swing and farmers are bringing the last fruits and vegetables of the summer…

Breeder working to prevent cross-pollination

By Ken Roseboro For nearly 15 years, Frank Kutka has been working to prevent genetically modified (GMO) corn from cross-pollinating with organic and other corn varieties. Kutka, a plant breeder,…

NASS agriculture, weather, grain stock reports

Missouri grain stocks Old crop corn stocks in all positions on Sept. 1, 2014, totaled 24.0 million bushels, up 39 percent from Sept. 1, 2013. On-farm stocks totaled 8.50 million…

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