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Library announces winners of poster contest, jelly bean count and book drawings

Ray County Library has announced winners of its “My Favorite Book” poster contest, as well as “Guess the Number of Jelly Beans” contest and daily book drawings.  The contests were…

Then and now, graduation a milestone in seniors’ lives

By Linda Emley We all know that April showers bring May flowers, but there is something that May brings that is more important than flowers. Every year in May, another…

Jack Remembers: When the beer wore off, Smitty realized he was packin’ a little extra in the trunk

By Jack Hackley Ironworkers on construction crews fall into three different groups. One group puts the reinforcing in concrete. Another group puts the structural steel in commercial buildings and bridges.…

Turkey Season: Answering the call

Turkey Season: A big prize

Comings, goings and an ambitious trip through the South

By Jo Ellen Dale Recently Ileen Downing’s sister-in-law, Beverly O’Brien from Roeland Park, Kan. was her guest for two weeks. They enjoyed catching up. *** At the regular meeting of…

Pat’s Pantry: Popeye the Sailor Man’s favorite food

By Pat Mills Spinach was introduced in the 10th Century. In 1533, Catherine, queen of France, fancied spinach so much that she insisted it be served at every meal. The…

One vote kept Elks from being Moose

By Linda Emley Many of us remember the “Women’s Club” building and now we know it was the “Elks Lodge” before the women took over. But we have to wonder…

Masonic Lodge’s popular MoChip event fills courthouse lobby

The Ray County Courthouse lobby was filled Saturday with parents, kids and volunteers, all with the same goal – making children safer. The Masonic Children’s Foundation Missouri Child Identification &…

Howard would be thrilled with what’s become of the festival

By Jo Ellen Dale The Mushroom Festival’s over now, but all the planning that went into it deserves a look back and a pat on the back. At the regular…