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Whirled Peas: Global warming has huge upside

By Dennis Carlson Global Warming? Sure, I believe it’s getting warmer. Maybe in freaking June, but not in the immediate future. It can’t happen fast enough for me. I’m so…

Letter: Something ails you? There’s a pill for that

The pharmaceutical industry is a multi-million-dollar monster. Everyone’s response to a problem is to seek out the quick fix; let’s pop a pill and make it all better, or at…

Jason: Who were those masked men? Ask a geek

By Jason Offutt Author’s note: This is the first in a three-part series on my day at Planet Comicon in Kansas City, Mo. The Lone Ranger strode tall in the…

Pat’s Pantry: Crisp, tangy, marinated vegetables

By Pat Mills When warm weather comes and the barbecue grills are fired up, these marinated dishes are great. Just stir them up and refrigerate. You don’t have to worry…

Postcards: McCuistions exemplified Civil War, in which ‘brothers fought against brothers’

By Linda Emley With spring comes one of my favorite pastimes, visiting old cemeteries. The following story is about one from Ray County that is on my “to do” list…

Postcards: No bells or whistles spared for Missouri River bridge dedication

By Linda Emley A few days ago, I was talking to a friend about the old Lexington Bridge and when it was dedicated. I had always wondered who was the…

As prom and graduation near, prosecutor warns school officials, parents about alcohol risks

Ray County Prosecutor Danielle Rogers has asked local communities including Richmond, Orrick and Hardin to vigorously enforce Missouri’s laws against underage drinking. The request is included in letter personalized for…

Jack Remembers: Just move the crossing sign and maybe those deer will cross somewhere else

By Jack Hackley As a hobby, I have been involved in politics and elections all my life, and have found elected officials are easy to contact when they are running…

OPAA food service worker marks her 25th year keeping Richmond kids fed

Jo’s Jottings: MVCAA ‘flash mob’ to bring poverty awareness to square April 10

By Jo Ellen Dale At the regular meeting of the Richmond Kiwanis Club last Tuesday we had an excellent program given by Michelle Zweirs representing the Ray County Community Action…