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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…

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…