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FINGER FOODS

Many of us are getting ready for graduation.  I like to have finger foods for this celebration because lots of people come and go and visit many of our graduates’…

Publisher against publisher, all over the 1915 hitch racks

By Linda Emley Afriend asked me what was my favorite Ray County story. I couldn’t decide, but one of my favorites is the “summer of 1915” and the battle of…

RE-PRINTING A FEW RECIPES

I have had a few requests to repeat a recipe, so here are some of them.  These are made often in our house and everyone looks forward to them. You…

1923 demo derby ‘Auto Polo’ ended in mock fisticuffs

By Linda Emley Two years ago, I wrote a story about the demolition derbies of Ray County. On Saturday, May 2 at 7:30 p.m., this year’s derby will take place…

TRiED AND TRUE BEST RECIPES

I made some of the best food this week.  The spaghetti casserole was very good, but I will try it with spaghetti squash next time just to cut the carbs.…

After 35 years of Mushroom Festivals, it’s still all about the morel

By Linda Emley Like all good Ray Countians, I have been hunting mushrooms all my life. I don’t remember life without the spring ritual of walking the woods while looking…

MAKE ROOM ON THE GRILL

I love anything cooked on a grill, so make room for more than burgers on that grill.  Here are a kids-favorite dessert, vegetables and stuffed burgers.  – Pat BANANA BOATS…

It’s five years since the Postcards column made its debut

By Linda Emley On Thursday April 15, 2010, the Richmond News ran a story titled, “Postcards From Richmond’s Past.” It was the introducing to my column, “If Postcards Could Talk.”…

PARTY SNACKS

Need something to snack on when you are watching that late night movie or having a few friends over a visit?  Serve some popcorn or nachos – everyone’s favorites. –…

Meeting of Grant and Lee April 9, 1865 first step to war’s end

By Linda Emley I delayed the rest of my story about the Battle of Albany because I wanted to share some details about April 9, 1865. This is an important date…