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Florence Williams: Pickin’, grinnin’ and bringin’ folks together

By David Knopf, News Editor Florence Williams has been around music – better still, been surrounded by it – all her life. The founder of the popular monthly jam sessions…

Postcards: Word of mouth, local connections add to 1867 bank robbery lore

By Linda Emley We’ve always heard the story about how the James boys robbed the banking house of Hughes and Wasson at half past three on Thursday, May 23, 1867.…

Richmond Class of 1962 to hold 50th reunion Sept. 29

Richmond High School Class of 1962 will have its 50-year class reunion Sept. 29 at Hometown Pizza, 106 W. North Main in Richmond. Social hour begins at 6 p.m.  Hors…

Richmond Beautification Club will need help replacing its 25-year-old flower beds

Greetings! Please allow me a moment to tell you of the great happenings with the Richmond Beautification Club, which you may know through the flower beds and hanging baskets we…

Prizes to to leading readers in summer library contest

Every year the Ray County Library hosts summer reading programs for children ages 3-18 from June 1 to July 31. The library sets reading challenges based on the child’s age…

Kiwanians learn all about Richmond’s city government … and then some

By Jo Ellen Dale At a regular meeting of the Richmond Kiwanis Club on July 31, there were 19 members present and two guests. Guests were Troy Pyle, guest of…

Ray County Community Arts Association presenting ‘HATS’! this weekend

Ray County Community Arts Association will present the musical HATS! this weekend at the Farris Theatre. Written by Marcia Milgrom Dodge and Anthony Dodge, the show is described as a…

‘Outlaw Days’ reenactors will bring dark day in our history to life

By Linda Emley On Saturday, Sept. 22, Richmond is going to host its first “Outlaw Days” festival. This year, we are going to recreate the 1867 bank robbery of the…

With kids, keeping mom in dark impossible

By Jason Offutt One of the fast rules of parenthood is small children will not let you keep secrets from your wife. Not big secrets. It’s not like I’m hiding…

Pat’s Pantry: Pork chop dinner

By Pat Mills These Swiss-stuffed pork chops are great for everyday or special occasions. Paired with fresh vegetable sauté you can’t go wrong. – Pat Swiss-stuffed chops 1 cup (4…