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Jo’s Jottings: On their 60th, the Karls thank everyone for contributing

By Jo Ellen Dale Recently, Preach and Pauline Karl celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary and they would like to thank everyone for the cards, flowers, phone calls, food and fellowship. …

Postcards: Richmond forever a link in chain of violent deaths

By Linda Emley The Richmond Conservator, Jan. 6, 1882, “Call and Settle at Once. As I have need of the various accounts due me, I would hereby notify all such…

Postcards: RHS Class of ‘73, trophy winners then and now

By Linda Emley History was made in Richmond Saturday night when the RHS class of 1973 held its class reunion. I was a few years behind them in school, but…

In some quarters, cardigans quite brilliant attire

By Jason Offutt Editor’s note: Jason Offutt recently spent three and a half weeks teaching in London and has written about his experiences. You can conact him at sjasonoffutt@gmail.com. Walking…

Big dreams worth having, even 50 years after MLK’s big speech

By Robert Smith The “I Have a Dream” speech by the late Martin Luther King Jr. at the Lincoln Memorial in 1963 was one of the most powerful and stirring…

Fire up that grill

It’s always nice to prepare dinner on the grill, so you don’t have to heat up the kitchen. And when you do supper packets the clean up is already done…

RHS Class of ‘73, trophy winners then and now

By Linda Emley History was made in Richmond Saturday night when the RHS class of 1973 held its class reunion. I was a few years behind them in school, but…

Ray County Humane Society: Black lab ‘special’ in August

The Humane Society of Ray County has a selection of adoptable cats and dogs at its shelter. Adoption days are Saturdays and Sundays from 1-3 p.m. at 200 S. College…

Carmichael reunions: Family finds better way to meet

Melvin Carmichael, 66, said his family saw the need for an organized annual reunion after realizing the only time the relatives saw each other was at funerals. “That’s the way…

Jo’s Jottings: Trips, auditions and programs on Alphapointe, history’s what ifs

By Jo Ellen Dale Charles and Rose Swafford recently returned from a trip to Rapid City, S.D. to visit their son, Mike Swafford and his family. They enjoyed a cook-out…