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Noted Richmond photographer forever linked to museum building

By Linda Emley The Ray County Museum has 17 original Orval Hixon photographs that are signed by the man himself. These pictures are valuable because of each is a work…

Photographer’s life in Richmond included some good advice on advertising

By Linda Emley (Editor’s Note: This is the second part of a three-part series Linda Emley’s providing on photographer Orvil Hixon. The first two sections – the first story was…

By Linda Emley (Editor’s note: Linda is running this previously published story to set the stage for her upcoming The Rest of the Story.) In Weston, there’s a shop called…

Need a boost for the Christmas spirit? Try Ray County in 1965

By Linda Emley The year was 1965 and L.B.J. was our President. The war in Vietnam was heating up when 3,500 U.S. Marines arrived in South Vietnam March 8 and…

Kerry Woods touched many, and will continue to through his art

By Linda Emley A couple of years ago, Sean Comer wrote a story for the Richmond News about Kerry Woods. Kerry was the local artist who created posters for the first…

In 1833, the sky fell, but life went on

By Linda Emley It was 11 p.m. last Thursday and I was sitting at the museum trying to find a story before my deadline the next morning. It had been…

‘Wonderful Life’ cast, my new friends open door to world of theater

By Linda Emley On Saturday, Dec. 8, I did something I’ve never done before. Please forgive me, but I had never attended a play at the Farris Theatre. My first…

Church cookbooks another route to Ray County’s past

By Linda Emley Last Saturday, I attended the Richmond News Christmas party. When the whole News crew gets together, we are a diverse group that shares a common goal: “Keep…

I’m thankful newspaper’s ‘Postcards’ series helps residents see their county in a new light

To the Editor: We all have so many things for which to be thankful – as Linda Emley pointed out in her beautiful “Postcards” article before Thanksgiving. One thing we…

Wedding setting guaranteed good memories

By Linda Emley On Dec. 5, 1901, The Richmond Missourian hinted of the the Christmas shopping rush that was coming soon, “One Week More of Clearing the Way for Richmond’s…