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DAR’s impact on country, Ray County significant

(Pictured is Marie Watkins Oliver, a Ray Countian and DAR member who helped design Missouri’s flag)   By Linda Emley On Saturday afternoon, Feb. 20, 1909, 17 women gathered at…

Lasting relationships prove: Friends once, friends forever

  By Linda Emley This is a story about friends. How many times have we thought about some old friend and wonder why we didn’t stay in touch? Friends come…

Kiwanis plans for another successful Trick or Treat Street program

At the regular meeting of Kiwanis Oct. 4 at The 19th Hole restaurant, Past President Larry Goodloe awarded Brian Bush the President’s Award Plaque for a very successful fundraiser, the…

Over the years, community has embraced the Farris

The Allen-Morton Watkins Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution held its monthly meeting at the Farris Theater on Oct. 11 and heard from guest speaker Rob Swafford. Rob is president…

An example of how choices impact life farther down the road

  “On Tuesday evening, Oct. 10,1911, at 7:30 o’clock the marriage of Miss Ruth Sanderson and Mr. Oliver Johnson took place at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and…

Box Suppers preceded homecoming, but who was Harry?

If Postcards Could Talk/By Linda Emley   Since Richmond is celebrating Homecoming this week, I want to share some history of how it has changed over the years. I thought…

Photographer Orval Hixon’s early life remains a mystery

If Postcards Could Talk/By Linda Emley   I wanted to share some stories about Orval Hixon’s early days in Richmond, but I haven’t been able to find much about his private…

Photographer of the stars got his start in Richmond

If Postcards Could Talk/By Linda Emley In Weston, Mo. there’s a shop called the “Sundance Photo Gallery”. It is located in a building that was formerly a saloon, a doctor’s…

They pulled the plug on Pine Valley, but Richmond lives on

By Linda Emley   On Sept 23, there was a party in Pine Valley. The whole town gathered ‘round while Tad Martin made a toast to all the people past…

Tale reminds us how two churches became one

Mailed from Richmond, Mo. on Apr. 14, 1909 to Miss Florence Laukford, Lexington College, Lexington, Mo.: “Dear Florence, Have you forgotten ‘Little Tiny’? I haven’t heard from you for an…