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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…

Rabbit Tracks: How a basketball team of enlisted men used a little food coloring and humor to help bridge the racial divide

By Bob Smith When I lived in Washington, D.C. back in the late sixties, I played on a basketball team with a bunch of enlisted Navy guys.  We had a…

Letter: Walmart associate reponds to letter by pointing out company’s contributions

(Editor’s note: A letter written in response to Bob Lauck’s letter “Where was our biggest retailer at hame sale?” in the July 29 Richmond News. Lauck referred to “no blue…

Postcards: Public dinner meeting kicks off run-up to re-enactment

By Linda Emley Next Tuesday, Aug. the 13, Ray County Historical Society is hosting a public meeting about the Civil War re-enactment of the Battle of Albany in October 2014.…

Crazy about tradition or just plain crazy?

By Jason Offutt Editor’s note:The author returned with a rucksack full of column ideas. Here’s the latest: When it comes to units of measurement, the British are as predictable as…

Pat’s Pantry: Summer menus

By Pat Mills In the next few weeks, summer as we know it will end as the kids go back to school, and the nights start to get cooler. So…

Postcards: Put another quarter in the jukebox

By Linda Emley I grew up in Richmond in the 1970s and was part of the “hippie” generation. I had the long, straight “Peggy Lipton” style hair and wore bell-bottom…

Postcards: Taking time to wonder is the root of stories that find me

By Linda Emley This is part two of “everything happens for a reason.” This June 17, I was visiting the Todd’s Chapel cemetery with a friend. This cemetery is a…

Missouri Crop Progress: State average rain best since week in June

Through July 29 Agricultural Summary Cool temperatures with widespread rainfall in the southern third of the state and scattered showers across the rest of the state maintained crop conditions.  There…

Roger Slusher: Author of photo-history of Lexington died suddenly before book’s publication

By David Knopf, News editor Roger Slusher, a lifelong Lexington resident and teacher who immersed himself in historic preservation, visited River Reader Books in June, proprietor Pat Worth recalls. “We’ve…