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Letter: Ray’s GAP Assistance program needs hygiene items

The GAP Assistance program, a 501 (c)(3) tax deductible Ray County charity, is in need of your support at this time. As a strictly local charity that operates on donations,…

NASS Crop Progress and Condition report

Crop Progress and Condition The state received much needed rain with an average of 1.56 inches statewide. There were 4.9 days suitable for fieldwork during the week ending Sept. 7.…

Missouri among top farmers market states

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Missouri is among the top 10 states in the number of farmers markets with 245 listed in the National Farmers Market Directory. Since…

Outlaw Days 5K

Festival exhibitors come at Missouri’s role in the Civil War from different directions

By Sara Seidel, Richmond News Correspondent Side by side booths at Outlaw Days featured devotees of Civil War history, and they presented information not always included in traditional textbooks covering…

Like a wagon wheel: Millville’s Riley Rice specialized in making wheels, but a recent project is a replica Civil War cannon made for a re-enactor

By David Knopf, Richmond News Editor Riley Rice is proud of the Civil War replica cannon he exhibited at Outlaw Days, and for good reason. “I built everything but the…

Bryan Ivlow draws a crowd of like-minded gun enthusiasts

By David Knopf, News Editor When you build a gun as intricate and aesthetically pleasing as Bryan Ivlow’s squirrel gun, it doesn’t hurt if it works well, too. Ivlow, a…

Jack Remembers: No matter what your age, an older sister has your back

By Jack Hackley Back in the late 1960s, Bill McCoy, who was a close friend and business partner, and I were trying to market an insurance policy to a nationwide…

Jo’s Jottings: As summer winds down, family trips, visits increase for county residents

By Jo Ellen Dale Earleene “Sug” Swafford writes that she was in Grove City, Pa. to visit Bill Smith and his daughter Janet. While there they attended his granddaughter’s wedding…

Livestock producers who sustained disaster losses urged to file application for relief before Oct. 1

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is encouraging producers who have suffered eligible disaster-related losses to act to secure assistance by Sept. 30, 2014, as congressionally mandated payment reductions will take…