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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…

Nothing flimsy about a proper burger’s price, either

By Jason Offutt If there’s one thing I told myself I wouldn’t eat while in London, it was a hamburger. Hamburgers are available everywhere in America (if you can buy…

1923 Missourian stories deliver differences, similarities

By Linda Emley Due to the wonderful response from my grocery store article, I’m collecting stories for a follow-up article coming in the near future. Please keep the stories coming.…

Eulogy for a Friend: There he’ll be, smiling, and for a moment, we’ll be together again

By Dennis Carlson What can you say about a friend who called you his “little brother?’ Who called you “his son?” To my son he’s “Uncle Billy.” Billy was that…

Pat’s Pantry: Hefty Handfuls

By Pat Mills These sandwiches are chock-full of ingredients. Need a sandwich for that school lunch or to take to work? The ham and Swiss sandwich works best with day-old…

Postcards: One last bite of ‘the Apple’ before another market becomes a casualty of history

By Linda Emley Some of our best memories come from simple everyday things that we miss when they are no longer a part of our life. Richmond is losing a…

Postcards: Word of mouth, local lore add to bank robbery story

By Linda Emley We’ve always heard the story about how the James boys robbed the banking house of Hughes and Wasson at half past three Thursday, May 23, 1867. After…

Jo’s Jottings: Hardin family’s surprise visitors no strangers to Ray County

By Jo Ellen Dale I must begin this column with corrections. Due to my hearing impairment, I thought I heard that Christa Merrifield’s name was now Traylor and it is…

Persistence pays off, but patience, affection win dog’s trust

By David Knopf, News Editor Dozer, a dog dumped in late May at an Orrick convenience store, is no longer at the Crosssroads – figuratively or literally. Now about a…

Jack Remembers: Without a plug sample, how in tarnation can a person tell if a watermelon’s any good?

By Jack Hackley I love a good watermelon, and it is good for you. But where are you going to buy a good watermelon?  I bought an oblong green striped…