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Jo’s Jottings: Bruce Taylor shares experience in segregated Louisiana

By JoEllen Dale At a regular meeting of the Richmond Kiwanis Club Tuesday, July 8, the program was given by Bruce Taylor on his memories of growing up in Louisiana…

Frank James stood in brother Jesse’s shadow, but his life was full

By Linda Emley I’ve been reading the Richmond Conservator from 1883 because I’m trying to find a story about when the 911 building was built on the north side of…

When in England, don’t eat as the English do

By Jason Offutt Author’s note: In Spring 2013, I spent three and a half weeks teaching in the UK. This is one in an amazingly sporadic series exploring my time…

Rabbit Tracks: Rebounding from a harrowing time, my humor returns, but with a catch

By Robert Smith I spent the month of June in a rehab hospital to recover from my two previous months in a regular hospital.  I had to learn how to…

One of our best meals

We eat a lot of chicken in our house; I’m always looking for new recipes. Chicken and dumplings make the best Sunday dinner. With banana pudding and fresh bread you…

Where is Isaac Russell’s grave?

By Linda Emley Many years ago, I went to a job interview and was surprised to find that the company was interviewing 10 people at the same time. We all…

Ray County icon Alexander Doniphan spoke at 1874 Lawson Picnic

By Linda Emley One day I was at the Enchanted Frog in Lathrop and I decided to swing through Lawson on my way back to Richmond. It was getting close…

Ray sheriffs have colorful history

By Linda Emley A few months ago, I was asked by Sheriff Garry E. Bush to write a history of the Ray County Sheriff’s Department for a book to be published…

Hold the sugar

These recipes use less fat, sugar or salt and are great for diabetics. Adding 2 or 3 cups of cooked chicken or turkey to the veggie macaroni salad will make…

Rock Falls church Fishing Derby reelin’ and a rockin’

The brotherhood of Rock Falls Baptist Church sponsored a Fishing Derby Saturday, June 14 at a local pond for 23 boys and girls. Twelve adults assisted.  Following the Derby, a…