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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…

Postcards: 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.&…

Jack Remembers: Something in the Water?

By Jack Hackley I received an interesting letter from Walter Peterson from Gurnee, Ill. which is located between Chicago and Milwaukee. Letter in part: My sister, who resides in the…

Town never quite managed that (sports) match made in heaven

By Jack Hackley I recently did a column about three farm boys who attended a one-room country school, graduated from Mexico High School in 1952, and all three obtained their…

Stet FD ice cream social July 21

Stet Volunteer Fire Department will hosts its annual ice cream dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, July 21 at its air-conditioned fire station. The  fire station has on display…

Henrietta Baptist Church ice cream social July 18

Henrietta First Baptist Church will host an ice cream social Wednesday, July 18, starting at 6 p.m. The social will be a kickoff for the Vacation Bible School and will…