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Another case of one story leading to another … and another

By Linda Emley I’m always working on several different stories at the same time, so it’s hard to decide which story I can get finished before my weekly deadline. If…

SPRING IS COMING

It’s time to get the grills out and start cooking. Nothing beats a meal cooked on a grill outside. Start with chicken kabobs, add potatoes and corn and your meal…

Highway 13 Coalition: One thing leads to another, and then some

By Linda Emley I have a good friend that always tells me, “Every thing happens for a reason.” I never believed this because I think we control our own destiny.…

Specialty lasagna

To me lasagna is red sauce, cheese and noodles. After finding these recipes I will have to rethink the tried and true. I never thought of having lasagna for breakfast,…

Mike Shane in 2015, John Houston in 1917; pillars of Ray County

By Linda Emley One day in 2012, I was reading an old newspaper and found an interesting article. It was a story about a man that once lived in Richmond…

HEALTHY COOKING

These are recipes that have been made over to healthier.  Reducing fat and sugar, but not taste is what this food is all about. – Pat CHICKEN KIEV 1 tablespoon…

Cemeteries are the best part of a genealogist’s research

By Linda Emley One of my favorite things to do on a nice sunny day is walk the cemeteries of Ray County. I’m sure this sounds strange to some, but…

If cemeteries could talk, oh the stories they’d tell

By Linda Emley In the 1800s, many families gathered at cemeteries for picnics. There were not many public parks, and cemeteries were a nice place to enjoy a sunny afternoon…

A WEEKDAY DINNER

A weekday dinner could be just a one-dish dinner like taco salad or a sandwich and soup. Put the all-day soup in the crock pot before leaving for work and…

In courthouse’s 100th year, stories remain plentiful

By Linda Emley On Sept.19, 2014, around 200 people gathered at the Ray County Courthouse as we rededicated the cornerstone. It had been 100 years since this cornerstone was dedicated…