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Battagler, Waters to wed July 21

Colette Battagler, daughter of Alan and Lorie Battagler, and Michael Waters, son of Tom and Karla Waters, are happy to announce their engagement. Colette is a 2008 graduate of Orrick…

Kidd, Clodfelter to wed July 14

Jaime Maria-Janelle Kidd of Norborne, and Rodney Damon Clodfelter of Braymer plan to wed July 14 at the Community of Christ in Warrensburg. Jaime is the daughter of Bradley and…

Richmond fireworks show, family event June 29

A family-friendly event that celebrates the nation’s birthday will be Friday, June 29. Rain date is Sunday, July 1. American Celebration begins with a free swim at Southview Pool from…

Preceptor Gamma Theta Club news

Chapter Preceptor Gamma Theta met at the home of Sharon Baker, with Barbara Porter as co-hostess for its April 10 meeting. It was announced that the state convention will be…

Nominations open Friday for Farm Service Agency committee members

Ray/Clay County USDA Farm Service Agency Executive Director Jarrell Foreman announced this week that county committee election nominations begin June 15. Farmers, ranchers and landowners are encouraged to nominate farmer…

USDA offers grants to aid rural economic development

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announce Tuesday that USDA is accepting applications for grants to help promote sustainable economic development and job creation in rural communities. “Cooperative enterprises often lead economic…

Farm boy landed a couple and I lost interest in that Buckner girl

By Jack Hackley When our schools were smaller, we knew most of the kids from Grain Valley, Odessa, Buckner and Blue Springs. The schools all looked alike. They were two-story…

Jo’s Jottings: Coming and going, residents welcome guests, visit family

By Jo Ellen Dale Carol Lane (Ogg) Haug writes that Eli Moberly will be in the 4th grade next year at Lone Jack Elementary School.  He is the son of…

The Elkhorn store: If those walls could only talk

By David Knopf, News Editor World War II was winding down when Kenneth Norris went to work for Vester Cox at the Elkhorn store. The store is closed now, but…

The doctors Cook devoted themselves to Ray County’s health

By Linda Emley Found this in the Richmond Missourian, Feb. 19, 1910: “Dr. Cook Interviewed. Dr. T. B. Cook, Ray County’s popular Representative in the Legislature, was in town yesterday…