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Stonekings celebrate 50th

Please join James and Carmen (Combrink) Stoneking as they celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, July 28,  with a reception at Pink Rosebud Bed and Breakfast, 500 South Birch Avenue,…

Moll-Carter wed June 16

Christina Ann Moll, daughter of John and Natalie Moll of North Branch, Mich., and James Dowell Carter, son of Dowell Carter and Elaine Carter of Richmond, were wed Saturday, June…

With community help, donations, Ivaloo Park has new playground

By JoEllen Black/Richmond News Lisa Thacker, Stacy Nolker and Meredith Freece, Hardin Community Betterment Association officers, watched as their three-year dream was realized Saturday, as two dozen volunteers assembled new…

Hospital blood drive Wednesday, July 25

From 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Ray County Memorial Hospital will sponsor a blood drive for local hospital patients in need. A mobile blood-drive unit will be stationed in the…

Pat’s Pantry: summer salads

By Pat Mills Luscious summer salads are just what we need now. Cool dishes for warm-weather meals. There is very little cooking and great taste in these salads. – Pat…

What’s in a name? At least early resident should’ve been called anything but ‘Love’

By Linda Emley We all remember the 1969 Johnny Cash song, “A Boy Named Sue”. I was reminded of it when I found the following story about a boy named…

Masons lodges, prominent membership helped build Ray County

By Linda Emley On Tuesday, July 10, I went to Columbia to visit the Missouri Lodge of Research, which houses the records of all A.F.& A.M Lodges in Missouri. A.F.&…

Jo’s Jottings: A bicycle winner, a visiting politican and a Class of ‘72 reunion

By Jo Ellen Dale Crissy Cheney of Norborne was the winner of the bicycle drawing that the American Legion Post 237 held while selling fireworks. Crissy and her daughter claimed…

Hitting the drop zone

By David Knopf, News Editor Some people just want to jump out of a plane once to say they’ve done it. Others like the rush so much they choose to…

Pipe-cleaning work continues here

A crew from SAK Construction in O’Fallon sent up a plume of smoke at the corner of Camden and West North Main Street in Richmond earlier this month. SAK is…