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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…

Jason: Our first microwave might’ve helped deliver a baby, but cooking? Forget it

By Jason Offutt I don’t remember my family’s first color television set, I don’t remember our first eight-track tape player and I don’t remember our first touch-tone telephone. I do…

Amendment I recount results, supporters’ comments

Secretary of State Jason Kander Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander released the certified results Monday of the statewide recount of Constitutional Amendment 1, which appeared on Missouri’s  Aug. 5…

Ray County, state recounts uphold passage of Amendment I, the so-called ‘Right to Farm’ act

A recount for Missouri Amendment 1, known as Right to Farm, has confirmed its passage. Secretary of State Jason Kander certified the recount Monday, with 499,963 Missourians voting in favor…

Pat’s Pantry: Always a comfort

By Pat Mills After a rough day at work or at home, it’s always a comfort to sit down to a good dinner of meatloaf and mashed potatoes. This is…

Postcards: A Mason, once the ‘Man with no Name,’ may be identified

By Linda Emley In 2012, I wrote the following story about a man who once lived in Richmond. I traveled down a long path looking for this “man with no…

Demo driver from Richmond tests his mettle on a bigger stage, then comes home with hardware

Richmond High School graduate Jeremy Chrisman took his Chevy Impala to Sedalia to see how car and driver would fare against out-of-town competition. Just fine, thank you. Assisted by Shelby…

Dalton Groves: No bull, at 6 he’s ready to rodeo

Not everyone gets to compete at the American Royal. And certainly, not everyone knows how to ride a sheep. Dalton Groves will get to do both Sept. 26. That’s when…

Jack Remembers: An ingrained memory of Sept. 11, 2001, Chicago trip

By Jack Hackley Every time Sept. 11 comes around, I think about my trip to Chicago in 2001 on that infamous day. My best friend and client, Cecil Troutwine, who…

RHS competition squad has reason to be cheered

The 10 girls who make up Richmond High School’s Competition Cheer Squad practice for three hours most days between May and July, sponsor Betsy Marshall told the school board Sept.…