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Ray Health Department administering flu shots throughout county

Ray County Health Department is offering flu shots this fall at different locations and times. “Now is the best time to get your influenza vaccination,” said Stacey Cox, R.N. and…

Postcards: Bloody Bill got a proper tombstone, 103 years after death

By Linda Emley I’ve spent the last three years and 20 days planning the Battle of Albany reenactment. It’s hard to believe that we are only 24 days away from…

Jack Remembers: George Pirch’s students didn’t forget him or what he taught

By Jack Hackley Every once in a while, someone comes in to a small town and makes a big difference.  In Oak Grove, it was a school teacher and coach…

Program organized for grandparents faced with raising grandchildren

With a growing number of grandparents raising their children’s children, two Ray County organizations will partner in a new Grandparents Gathering Workshop/Support Group. Michelle Zwiers, outreach specialist for the Missouri…

It wasn’t about revenge for Hardin QB, but it was sweet nonetheless

Current Hardin-Central quarterback Sean Utley will remember this year’s Northwest Hughesville game more fondly than the one two years ago. In the earlier game, Utley sustained a torn labrum in…

Jo’s Jottings: With homecoming weekend and many reunions, activity was nonstop

By Jo Ellen Dale At a regular meeting of the Richmond Kiwanis Club Sept. 23, the program was presented by the Carole Jones Agency on the importance of Life Insurance.…

Law Enforcement/First Responder Appreciation Breakfast Oct. 2

House of Hope, Inc. and Ray County Prosecuting Attorney Danielle Rogers invite the public to the first annual domestic Violence Awareness and Law Enforcement/First Responder Appreciation Breakfast Thursday, Oct. 2,…

Jason: With soap operas, if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em

By Jason Offutt It’s uncomfortable to walk into a room, especially in your own home, and see something you’re not sure is really there. Like a ghost, or Lindsay Lohan.…

Letters to the Editor

Lack of volume detracted from important rededication ceremony To the Editor I attended the rededication of the courthouse cornerstone Friday, Sept. 12.  It was a very nice and important service.…

Fall Festivals: Lexington celebrates ‘Apples, Arts & Antiques’ this weekend

Lexington’s 17th Annual Apples, Arts & Antiques Festival is this weekend, Sept. 25, 27-28. Arts, antiques and craft vendor hours are Saturday 9 a.m.to 5 p.m. and Sunday 11 to…