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What’s in a name? Plenty if you’re a historical figure

By Linda Emley Every February we get a three-day weekend and lots of stores have a big promotion known as the “President’s Day Sale”, but it’s not really President’s Day…

At 100, Uncle Henry Williams cut wood, just slower than before

By Linda Emley If I lived to be 100 years old, what would I want to do on my 100th birthday? I could think of lots of fun things to…

Best loved recipes

It’s always nice to share your favorite recipes. These were given to me by my granddaughter, and I think you will agree that they are the best. – Pat Sopapilla…

Farmer with Ray County ties wins Best Young Farmer honor

By the Richmond News staff Scott Rasa, a Lafayette County resident whose family has deep roots in Ray County, has been selected one of the 2012 America’s Best Young Farmers…

Black History Month time to reflect on minority’s role in Ray

By Linda Emley Since February is Black History Month, I want to share some history about how it started. First I wanted to make sure it was politically correct to…

Kiwanis Club creates scholarship to honor the late Don Jackson

By Jo Ellen Dale Nancy Brummall’s daughter Laura DeYarman and husband Kent made a recent trip to Southeast Asia.  They first went to Bangkok then on to Chang Mai, Thailand,…

Venerable rock band, Rainmakers, performs March 10 at the Farris

By Sara Seidel/For The Richmond News Two formidable forces — a memorable rock band and an historic performance venue — will unite March 10 for an unforgettable musical event, when…

Lent fish fries appeal to palate, help needy

By David Knopf/Richmond News For the hundreds of people who enjoy the fish, potatoes and trimmings the Knights of Columbus serves up for its annual Lent fish dinners, it’s more…

Ray history offers up poignant tales of love in time for Valentine’s Day

By Linda Emley In honor of Valentine’s Day, I want to share a couple of Ray County love stories that prove we all love in different ways. In 1841, 18-year-old…

Bars and brownies

I like recipes for desserts that cook in a pan and feed many people, and bars and brownies fit the bill. These mound brownies are rich enough to give to…