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Pat’s Pantry – Southwest Flair

By Pat Mills Let’s try cooking foods from the Southwest this week, and let’s replace lasagna noodles with tortillas in this Mexican lasagna recipe and see how a combination of…

Newspapers recorded WW II events, emotions

By Linda Emley There are a few more stories from World War II that I want to share that are pieces of history that might be lost if they hadn’t…

Jo’s Jottings: Exchange student, now a retired doctor, returns for visit

By Jo Ellen Dale At the regular meeting on May 15, members of Kiwanis  were treated to an excellent program given by Brian Bush on drug use and paraphernalia. He…

After caring for other people’s kids for 22 years, it’s time

By David Knopf, News Editor If you look into Jo Ann Barringhaus’s eyes, you can see the fatigue. After 22 years watching the children of working families, she’s ready to…

Postcards: News ran the gamut from Ike to POWs to downed Japanese Zero

By Linda Emley After two weeks of reading the Richmond Missourian newspaper from World War II, I have a better appreciation of Ray County during those trying times. Reading history…

Watermelon for your garden?

By Marlin Bates, Horticulture Specialist Most plants in the vegetable garden require a few square feet of space in order to grow well. Members of the family Cucurbitaceae (commonly called…

Stet Field Day: long-time tradition a fitting ending

Jan Witteveen, third and fourth grade teacher at Stet, embraces former student Ashley Still, a 2011 Stet grad, at the end of the Field Day Saturday. (Photo by JoEllen Black/Richmond…

18-year-old rider has reason to sit tall in the saddle

By David Knopf, News Editor It’s not unusual for 18-year-old Whitney Kincaid to show good posture in the saddle. But after some news she received earlier this month, she’s sitting…

Pat’s Pantry: Secret recipes

By Pat Mills I have found a recipe book that clones restaurant recipes and thought it would be fun to try some of these. Remember the frosted glasses of A…

War news dominated local lives in 1945

By Linda Emley The 1945 RHS ECHO looked normal until I found this picture that shows that the war was affecting everyone. The “Bandage Class” was a group that made…