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In the Army, volunteer for nothing

By Jack Hackley, One of the first things you learn in the army is never to volunteer for anything.  After four months of infantry basic training at Fort Riley, they…

Prairie Passage, Missouri-Style

This article, written by Missouri Department of Transportation Roadside Management Specialist Stacy Armstrong, was published on the Federal Highway Administration’s Greener Roadsides page. By Stacy Armstrong, (573) 751-8641 Prairie passage-related…

1,000-acre conservation area opens in September

McGee Family Conservation Area will open for public use on Saturday, Sept. 15., for hunting, fishing and hiking in northwest Missouri. The almost 1,000-acre upland area is south of Plattsburg…

Wildflowers bring color to Ray landscape

By David Knopf, News Editor At a time of tight budgets, wildflowers are providing some bang for the buck. Rather than the repeated expense of mowing a right of way,…

Holding your great-great-grandson the first time is always a big thrill

By Jo Ellen Dale Virginia Larson writes that her granddaughter Tammy and husband Phil Barry came over to her home Saturday for dinner and surprised her by bringing their new…

Did Jesse and the boys ride west to hide out in Robber’s Cave?

By Linda Emley This is the story of “Robber’s Cave,” which is also know as “Cave Springs”. There are many caves in Missouri, and thanks to Mark Twain, Tom Sawyer’s…

Lexington Old Homes Tour Sept. 8-9

  Five antebellum homes will highlight the  Lexington Old Homes Tour Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 8 and 9. Among them are the recently refurbished 1830s President’s House at Wentworth Military…

Schroeder 50th anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Robert (Bob) Schroeder of Van Buren, Ark. celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a drop-in reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Aug. 19 at First Church of…

List, Regentin to wed

Pastor Arnold and Dawn List of Richmond announce the engagement of their daughter, Shannon Elizabeth List, to Neal August Regentin of Hood River, Ore. Shannon is a 2006 graduate of…

Community rallies for the Spartans