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Ray County resident Peggy Hockemeier to share her story at Victims’ Rights Breakfast

On Aug. 19, 2010, Ray County resident Peggy Hockemeier began a typical day, but at 9:30 that morning her life changed dramatically as an intruder came through the door of…

As the world turns, so do Ray County’s benefit dinners

By Jo Ellen Dale The Wednesday Morning Breakfast Club was entertained by a gala surprise birthday party for Jean Hamacher given by her children, Sally, Nancy and Newton. On arriving,…

Win or lose, Richmond basketball teams can say they nailed it

By David Knopf, News Editor The two Richmond youth basketball teams that played at the Show Me State Games in Columbia March 24-25, pink was the color of record. Pink…

Farmers can nominate a school district for science grant through April 15

With rural schools feeling the pinch of tightening budgets, now is the time for farmers to support their school district through America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education.  Sponsored by the Monsanto…

Pat’s Pantry: Family dinner night

By Pat Mills Family or friend coming for dinner tonight?  A good home-cooked meal served with love brings out the best in all of us. – Pat Basil tomato pork…

Old newspapers open windows to past that otherwise would be closed

By Linda Emley The year was 1917 and our country was at war. This was the year that Sheriff Higdon and James Russell were each looking for a wife, and…

Stet 3-on-3 tourney March 31

Stet High School will host a 3-on-3 basketball tournament Saturday, March 31 beginning at 8 a.m. in its gym.  Registration is $50 for teams, ages 18 and under and $60…

Contestants needed for 2012 Miss Ray County

Organizers of the 2012 Miss Ray County Pageant are seeking contestants for the June 16 event at the Farris Theatre. Ray County women between the ages of 17 to 24…

Early spring adding color to bustling schedule activities

By Jo Ellen Dale I hope that all of you will make it to the fish fry to be held Friday at the Masonic Building on Clark Street instead of…

Shirkey residents to reunite with Redhead Express, rest of Walker Family musicians

By David Knopf, News Editor Chris Brown, the administrator of Shirkey Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, couldn’t say no. And why would he? Carole Jones had an offer no sane person…