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NASS Crop Progress Report: Combination of heat, lack of rain cause crop conditions to decline across the state

Through Sept. 3 Agricultural Summary Above average temperatures and little precipitation across the state resulted in declining conditions for all crops.  There were 6.7 days suitable for fieldwork. Topsoil moisture…

Postcards: At least the senator acted surprised when Eagleton was named for him

By Linda Emley On Friday, April 18, 1980, the Thomas F. Eagleton Civic Center was dedicated. I was there, but I wasn’t really paying attention because I was a 23-year-old…

In U.K., making, drinking tea sacred art

By Jason Offutt Americans love tea. Just don’t say this in front of someone from the U.K. or you may receive a sound scolding. We consume 1.42 million pounds of…

Postcards: Eagleton Center a home away from home

By Linda Emley I think by now everyone knows I work at the Ray County Museum. I spend many hours sitting in my officee as I work on my laptop…

Pat’s Pantry: Cook’s Specialties

Having a get together or just having a family dinner? Kabobs from the grill and a cold bean salad on the side on these hot summer days can’t be beat.…

EARNING HIS WINGS

RHS freshman Skylar Fulte, with the help of others, creates garden at cemetery for Eagle Scout badge By Shawn Roney/For The Richmond News Skylar Fulte felt that Richmond Memorial Gardens…

Outlaw Days chili cook-off adds CASI division, pie contest

It may not be chili-eating weather yet, but the third week of September typically brings cooler temperatures and the second annual Outlaw Days Chili Cook-off Sept. 21. The year’s cook-off…

Humane Society ‘inmates’ Chester, Honey looking for forever homes

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…

3 in Ray Country join roster of farms in family for 100 years

The Missouri Century Farm program’s history dates to 1976, a result of the Missouri Committee for Agriculture. It was co-chaired by James B. Boillot, director, Missouri Department of Agriculture, and…

Jo’s Jottings: Saying goodbye to Apple Market, a pillar of the community

By Jo Ellen Dale Again, I must print a correction.  In the item about the trip which Cheryl McIntosh took with her grandchildren I misspelled the name of one.  It…