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From jive to Swing as the Farris Concert Season resumes

By Sara Seidel/Staff Writer Two musical sounds – a jiving rhythm and blues band and a smooth Big Band orchestra – may seem to have little in common. Except when…

Guardians of the gravestones

Organizations partner to restore tombstones in historic Lexington cemetery By Liz Johnson, Staff Writer Machpelah Cemetery is one of the most beautiful spots in Lexington. It’s sunny, peaceful, rolling and…

Bright and Bold: Mural jazzes up restaurant’s exterior

by Sara Seidel, Staff Writer He whistles while he works. Raul Cauich is sprucing up the exterior of Tequila Jalisco, Richmond’s Mexican restaurant, a task he clearly enjoys. “I like…

Senior Center: A celebration of life

Ray County Senior Center provides socialization, meals, activities and education By Liz Johnson, Staff Writer As humans, we all value our independence. That doesn’t change after we reach a certain…

Hi, Hi, Birdie!

Big bluebird back on display at library A 4-foot-tall bluebird “flew” into Richmond in 1976. It stayed for years, but then it disappeared. And now it’s back. The bird arrived…

RMS band, vocal students perform live at music festival

By Jason Beets, Staff Writer A culmination of practice, hard work and talent resulted in a musical experience for several Richmond middle school students, some of them for their first…

‘The clock stopped at 12:52 p.m.’

Tornado survivors remember a day of terror and loss, their lives forever changed By Liz Johnson, Staff Writer Orrick High School’s 1967 yearbook was bittersweet. The opening pages should have…

4-H club donates weighted blankets to Richmond preschoolers

Donation brings comfort to children with special needs By Jason Beets, Staff Writer For a child with special needs, a blanket can make a world of difference. Jack Rowan, 3,…

Hardin, Mo.: International home

When they find the right words, two exchange students call Missouri home By Sara Seidel, Staff Writer A teeny corner of the big, wide world exists in tiny Hardin, Mo.…

Pat’s Pantry: It’s pasta for dinner tonight

  How about a little Italian specialty for dinner tonight?  You can cook dishes with or without meat when you have pasta and the kids will love it.   MEXICAN…