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Jo’s Jottings: With homecoming weekend and many reunions, activity was nonstop

By Jo Ellen Dale At a regular meeting of the Richmond Kiwanis Club Sept. 23, the program was presented by the Carole Jones Agency on the importance of Life Insurance.…

Law Enforcement/First Responder Appreciation Breakfast Oct. 2

House of Hope, Inc. and Ray County Prosecuting Attorney Danielle Rogers invite the public to the first annual domestic Violence Awareness and Law Enforcement/First Responder Appreciation Breakfast Thursday, Oct. 2,…

Jason: With soap operas, if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em

By Jason Offutt It’s uncomfortable to walk into a room, especially in your own home, and see something you’re not sure is really there. Like a ghost, or Lindsay Lohan.…

Letters to the Editor

Lack of volume detracted from important rededication ceremony To the Editor I attended the rededication of the courthouse cornerstone Friday, Sept. 12.  It was a very nice and important service.…

Fall Festivals: Lexington celebrates ‘Apples, Arts & Antiques’ this weekend

Lexington’s 17th Annual Apples, Arts & Antiques Festival is this weekend, Sept. 25, 27-28. Arts, antiques and craft vendor hours are Saturday 9 a.m.to 5 p.m. and Sunday 11 to…

Postcards: After a few years of planning, Battle of Albany event near

By Linda Emley On Aug. 28, 2011, I sent the following email to Ray County Historical Society board members. “Darryl  Levings from The Kansas City Star was in Lexington a…

Missouri Bar honors Werner Moentmann, retired circuit judge

Werner Moentmann, the retired Ray County circuit judge is among more than 100 attorneys honored earlier this month as “Senior Counselors” of The Missouri Bar. The “Senior Counselor” title is…

Jack Remembers: Call it what you will, Aunt Bessie knew how to find it

By Jack Hackley My mother’s grandfather settled about three miles north and east of Oak Grove in Lafayette County in about 1850.  He was a tenant farmer, as was my…

No one’s in the jailhouse now: Polo’s historic 1870 calaboose is worth a visit, but it’s no place you’d want to stay

Jo’s Jottings: Breath-taking trip to Northwest Coast included natural, man-made wonders

By Jo Ellen Dale The Raders write that they have just returned from an eight-day trip to the Northwest coast with their son Kent from Liberty and son and daughter-in-law…