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Health issues provide content for program at weekly Kiwanis Club meeting

By Jo Ellen Dale At the last meeting of the Richmond Kiwanis Club, the program was presented by Stacey Cox, Ray County Health Department Director on immunization. Stacey talked about…

Pat’s Pantry: Rise and shine

By Pat Mills, Let’s make breakfast the best meal of the day. You can begin your day with a moist and yummy coffee cake or some pancakes. Banana pancakes can…

Newspaper’s account sheds new light on 1867 bank robbery, impact on community

By Linda Emley After spending many weeks researching the Richmond bank robbery from 1867, It hit me that I hadn’t checked the best source of information, a local newspaper. I…

In reviewing rules for rail travel, let’s start with safety

By Jason Offutt Author’s note: This is the first of a series on my family holiday in San Antonio that’s been sitting in my notebook half a year, just waiting…

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…