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Pat’s Pantry: Family dinner night

By Pat Mills Family or friend coming for dinner tonight?  A good home-cooked meal served with love brings out the best in all of us. – Pat Basil tomato pork…

Old newspapers open windows to past that otherwise would be closed

By Linda Emley The year was 1917 and our country was at war. This was the year that Sheriff Higdon and James Russell were each looking for a wife, and…

Stet 3-on-3 tourney March 31

Stet High School will host a 3-on-3 basketball tournament Saturday, March 31 beginning at 8 a.m. in its gym.  Registration is $50 for teams, ages 18 and under and $60…

Contestants needed for 2012 Miss Ray County

Organizers of the 2012 Miss Ray County Pageant are seeking contestants for the June 16 event at the Farris Theatre. Ray County women between the ages of 17 to 24…

Early spring adding color to bustling schedule activities

By Jo Ellen Dale I hope that all of you will make it to the fish fry to be held Friday at the Masonic Building on Clark Street instead of…

Shirkey residents to reunite with Redhead Express, rest of Walker Family musicians

By David Knopf, News Editor Chris Brown, the administrator of Shirkey Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, couldn’t say no. And why would he? Carole Jones had an offer no sane person…

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…