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National FFA gathering opens doors for members

To the Editor, The National FFA Organization provides leadership, personal growth and career success training through agricultural education to 540,379 members in grades seven through 12 who belong to one…

On Iwo Jima, two flags and more than one what-would-have-beens

By Linda Emley Joe Rosenthal’s picture of the flag raising at Iwo Jima won the 1945 Pulitzer Prize for photography. It’s the only photo to win the same year it…

Reunions, food options plentiful in Ray County this time of year

By Jo Ellen Dale At the regular meeting of Kiwanis Club on May 29, Lt. Gov. Bob Bond announced the need for an interclub meeting with local division clubs and…

Dale Carter: A go-karter’s formula for success

By David Knopf, News Editor It’s a hot early-summer day, but Dale Carter’s wearing a fire-retardant red jumpsuit, black gloves, a full protective helmet and a neck wrap. With his…

RHS FFA chapter leaders attend training in Marshall

By Kaitlyn Rowan Richmond FFA Chapter Reporter The Richmond FFA officers went to Marshall on May 30 for the Area 6 chapter officer training. The officers learned skills on how…

Whiskey made Dear John hurt less

Memorial Day always brings back memories of my service time. When I was in the infantry, every morning when we were in camp, everyone would fall out in formation for…

Pat’s Pantry: Totally Amazing

I’m the kind of person that when I run across an unusual recipe I have to try it once. I’m a big fan of fried onion rings, so when I…

Two Iwo Jima flag-raisings: one for real, another for show

By Linda Emley Many of us grew up watching John Wayne movies and loved all 250 of them. One of my favorite “Duke” movies has a Ray County connection. His…

Curator’s talk highlight of busy week

By Jo Ellen Dale Larry Brune has a new ride.  It is an oversize electric golf cart and he has promised some of the Wednesday Walkers a spin in it…

Lenny, the Gov have clout, politics or not

By Jack Hackley Back in 1970 when the Chiefs won Super Bowl IV against Minnesota, Warren Hearnes called me and asked if I would bring Len Dawson to Jefferson City…