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If Postcards Could Talk: Finally, a visit to the Battle of Albany site

By Linda Emley I think by now everyone knows that the Ray County Historical Society is hosting the Battle of Albany Re-enactment in October of 2014. We have been working…

Ray courthouses and the postcards that picture them great historic resource

By Linda Emley The following article is my first Postcard story that ran in the Richmond News April 22, 2010. My original idea was to do six months of postcards…

R-XVI did more than educate my son

By Linda Emley On March 20, Steve Hitchcock was the moderator for the Richmond School Board candidates forum and I went to see my friend moderate. As I sat waiting…

Postcards: When a couple’s been married 65 years, the stories keep coming and coming

By Linda Emley On April 22, 2011, the Richmond News published my first “If Postcards Could Talk” article. It was a brief history of postcards and my first story was…

Postcards: Back then, city gym was Kirkpatrick Auditorium

By Linda Emley On Saturday, March 23, I spent the day at the Richmond City Hall gym. Ray County Historical Society had a booth at the Richmond Chamber of Commerce…

Postcards: ‘The Living Lord’s Supper’ at the Farris brings back sweet family memories

By Linda Emley On March 22 and 23, the Ray County Community Arts Association will present “The Living Lord’s Supper” on the stage of the Farris Theater. It’s a five-act…

Ray’s winter of ‘62 one where a ‘St. Bernard’ and his Jeep were indispensible

By Linda Emley I know “Spring is in the air,” but I have one more snow story to share before we put away our snow shovels for the winter. On…

Postcards: Bess’s pillow brings back the best memories

By Linda Emley When I walk the halls of the Ray County Museum, I often think about the story behind the treasures I see. I’ve collected antiques for many years,…

Postcards: In 1945, war overshadowed Easter, but not power of faith

By Linda Emley In 1945, Easter Sunday was on the first day of April. I got out the Richmond Missourian newspaper and looked up what was happening in Richmond for…

Snow wasn’t all that made the storm of 1967 something to remember

By Linda Emley Many years from now, we’ll still be talking about the Snowstorm of 2013. A couple feet of snow and we all have cabin fever, but my friends…