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Bullfrog’s size not nearly as important as how far he drags you

By Robert Smith, RHS ‘57 One day I was sitting in the Student Center at Central Missouri University drinking coffee with some of my fellow students and I mentioned that…

Scrapbooking looks easy, but take it from me it takes talent

By Jo Ellen Dale As I write the sun is shining and I can see blue sky all of which never fails to lighten my mood. *** Wednesday morning the…

Put a fishing rod or gun in his hands, a camera in dad’s, and he’s good to go

By JoEllen Black, Publisher Jimmy Houston dubs himself as America’s favorite fisherman, but Ray County may have one in the making. He’s not quite syndicated yet, but Henry Hilliard and…

When law enforcement hits close to home, cost becomes painfully clear

By Jack Hartley I have a hard time understanding why growth is so expensive. When I was a kid, Oak Grove had a population of 800, and a town marshal…

Bearcat King and Queen crowned

Orrick seniors Miranda Williams and Logan Oldham were crowned Courtwarming King and Queen during the halftime of the boy’s basketball game against Hardin-Central. (Photo by JoEllen Black/Richmond News) …

Woman’s letter sheds light on Camden, county’s oldest house

By Linda Emley Last week I got to spend the day with two Camdenites. Don Rogers and Charles McCorkendale have been collecting information about Camden and Ray County for many…

Hefty handfuls

Want a sandwich that is full of ingredients. Take one of these in your lunch and everyone will wish they were you. – Pat Chicken sub 1⁄2 cup honey Dijon…

Today’s version of ‘met and et’ club keeps ‘metting, etting’

By Jo Ellen Dale It isn’t the cold I mind so much but the wind.  I need an anchor. Billie Hamann and I went to Independence to meet the other…

Not just an Odd Fellow, but one with a long list of accomplishments

By Linda Emley I love reading old newspapers because you never know who or what you’ll find when you turn the page. The following article caught my eye for several…

Hoard crowned Courtwarming Queen

Kelly Martens, last year’s Courtwarming Queen, congratulates this year's queen, Ariel Hoard (facing camera), Friday at the Richmond-Higginsville game. Ariel's father, Steve, looks on. (Photo by Russ Green/Richmond News)…