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Then, now, a four-wheel-drive St. Bernard handy in the snow

This is a story I wrote last year, but I am sharing it again because it sure fits the eight inches of snow we just got. On Jan. 8, 1962,…

Postcards: Free rock jam to aid Battle of Albany event

By Linda Emley On Thursday, Jan. 20, 2011, my life changed forever. Looking back now, I would never imagine how different my life would be in three short years. This…

Postcards: Deputy Odus Sisk’s fatal shooting in 1938 put true love on hold for 46 years

By Linda Emley A few weeks ago, I wrote a story about the early days of the Ray County Museum and named some of the people who were around when…

Postcards: The ‘Flat Man’ gets a taste of Far West and the Mormon War

By Linday Emley I seldom have a boring day at the Ray County Museum. My Wednesday started out normally, but that soon changed when I got a phone call from…

Postcards: Thanks to our resource center, Ray County women have a sympathetic ear to talk to

By Linda Emley I have a friend that always says, “Everything happens for a reason.” I would like to say I believe this but sometimes it’s hard to understand why…

More is known about Maurice Roberts’ jet than the park itself

By Linda Emley I’m very thankful that I grew up as a country girl but there were a few things that the Richmond kids had that us country kids didn’t…

Reenactor to discuss his mishap and launch 2014 promotion of Battle of Albany event

By Linda Emley On Thursday, Jan. 16, The Ray County Historical Society is hosting its annual board meeting. It will be a carry in dinner at the Eagleton Center that…

Postcards: Orval Hixon, the photographer, walked these halls before me

By Linda Emley I recently went to visit a friend who wasn’t feeling very good. We laughed a lot and I think we were both feeling better after our visit.…

Postcards: Things made from wood date to a time when Ray settlers made about everything from trees that surrounded them

By Linda Emley We live in a world where many things are made from metal or plastic, but this girl will always be in love with the wooden artifacts from…

Postcards: Potatoes were once king in Orrick, although POWs might disagree

By Linda Emley I remember how shocked I was the first time I heard that World War II POWs had worked in Orrick during the potato harvest. When we think…