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Preacher had ties to Ray County, Missouri governor

By Linda Emley Last September I had a meeting with a lady from Salt Lake City and she told me that her ancestor, Moses Easterly Lard, had lived in Ray…

Before women’s standing improved, newspaper served as matchmaker

By Linda Emley Last week I was helping someone look up an obituary in the Richmond Missourian from 1917 and I found some interesting articles that made me realize how…

Pat’s Pantry: Grilling rubs and marinades

By Pat Mills The grills have come out, so we need to add some great seasonings to our meats. Dry rubs can be as successful as a liquid marinade, and…

Sunken Civil War cannon packs a silver lining

By Linda Emley I got a call at the museum and a man from Arizona asking me if I knew were the town of Corinth was in Ray County. He…

On film set, Ray native ‘brings plenty to the table’

Robbie Maupin, above, portrayed Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest and helped provide reenactors for Saturday’s filming. (Wide Awake Films)…

New minister makes spiritual journey through beliefs

It’s been a long, unusual journey for Rikkz Premnath, the new pastor of the Richmond First Church of God. (Photo by Russ Green/Richmond News)…

So little time, so many tasty community-food options

By Jo Ellen Dale Having started too many columns with apologies, I am happy to begin this one with thanks to my friends at the Apple Market.  These people really…

Trip to family cemetery well worth the wait

By Linda Emley A few days ago, I went on a great adventure and didn’t even have to leave Ray County. It was a nice spring day and I was…

A special storytime for Dear first graders

Thurman Funeral Home owner Michael Graff reads ‘The Three Little Fishes and the Big Bad Shark’ to first- graders in Peggy Wollard’s class at Dear Elementary Friday as part of…

Acclaimed author to speak at Lexington bookstore Wednesday

By David Knopf/Richmond News Putting a name on his condition not only helped David Finch deal with Asperger’s Syndrome, it laid the groundwork for a new career and might’ve saved…