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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…

No rest ‘til Taylor Roadside Park keeps its place in history

Sometimes people ask me, “When are you going to run out of stories?” I always laugh and say, “Never. Because there is always another story waiting just around the next…

Flawless day for 9/11 observance at museum, across U.S.

I ’m happy to see that America survived the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11 without any tragedies. It was a nice early fall Sunday here in small-town America, but I…