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Box Suppers preceded homecoming, but who was Harry?

If Postcards Could Talk/By Linda Emley   Since Richmond is celebrating Homecoming this week, I want to share some history of how it has changed over the years. I thought…

Photographer Orval Hixon’s early life remains a mystery

If Postcards Could Talk/By Linda Emley   I wanted to share some stories about Orval Hixon’s early days in Richmond, but I haven’t been able to find much about his private…

Apple Harvest recipes

Pat’s Pantry/By Pat Mills Apple harvest starts in September and runs through the middle of November. I remember when I was a kid, my mom would take us to an…

Rotary raises $1,000 for local food pantry

Jo’s Jottings/By Jo Ellen Dale   Ilah Logston spent the weekend in Jefferson City with son, Mike, and family. They all attended a performance of “Godspell,” in which grandson, Seth, was…

Photographer of the stars got his start in Richmond

If Postcards Could Talk/By Linda Emley In Weston, Mo. there’s a shop called the “Sundance Photo Gallery”. It is located in a building that was formerly a saloon, a doctor’s…

Vegetable dishes everyone will love

Want a side dish that’s good enough to eat alone or with a meat dish? Scalloped carrots are a great dish to take to a pot luck or church gathering,…

They pulled the plug on Pine Valley, but Richmond lives on

By Linda Emley   On Sept 23, there was a party in Pine Valley. The whole town gathered ‘round while Tad Martin made a toast to all the people past…

Tale reminds us how two churches became one

Mailed from Richmond, Mo. on Apr. 14, 1909 to Miss Florence Laukford, Lexington College, Lexington, Mo.: “Dear Florence, Have you forgotten ‘Little Tiny’? I haven’t heard from you for an…

A week on the go, full of friends and news

This has been a busy week for me beginning with the Kiwanis meeting on Tuesday.  The program was presented by Miss Mandy Miller who is confined to a wheelchair because…

No rest ‘til Taylor Roadside Park keeps its place in history

Sometimes people ask me, “When are you going to run out of stories?” I always laugh and say, “Never. Because there is always another story waiting just around the next…