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Postcards: James Gang back for more Sept. 6 with bank robbery reenactment

By Linda Emley It’s that time of the year again. On Saturday, Sept. 6, Richmond is going to host its third annual “Outlaw Days.” We will be recreating the 1867…

Humane Society of Ray County: Flower’s offspring: Get ‘em while they’re kittens

From Gloria McFadden, Humane Society volunteer: “Recently arrived are Flower and her kittens.  Flower is a tortoise shell cat.  She is about a year old.  I petted her and picked…

Rabbit Tracks: Who was that masked ‘hospitalist’? The Lone Ranger? Superman?

Here is a new word for you.  the word is “hospitalist.” That is a doctor who is assigned to a hospital to look over the acute patients. I had a…

Jason: Not everyone in a cloak at Stonehedge is a Druid

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…

Letter: Chamber board endorses R-XVI Prop I, road tax Aug. 5

On July 17, at its regularly scheduled meeting, members of the Richmond Area Chamber of Commerce Board unanimously voted to endorse two ballot issues appearing on the Tuesday, Aug. 5,…

Morning eye-openers

With a little prep the night before you can put a hot breakfast on the table in the morning. No time for breakfast? Just grab one of these sandwiches to…

Back to school: Then and now

By Linda Emley August is just around the corner so we all know that it’s that time of the year and school will be starting soon. My youngest son graduated…

Jason: Library visit could drive dad to drinking

By Jason Offutt The library was quiet, as it should be. That’s part of why I love libraries. It’s not just the fact that they’re big buildings full of books,…

Letters to the editor

Independents deserve same rights as others Dear Editor, The latest Gallup poll shows 42 percent of Americans consider themselves Independent.  Yet in most states, Independents are either barred from voting…

Pat’s Pantry: Hearty homemade meals

By Pat Mills Nothing screams comfort like a meal with meat and gravy. It’s a dish that has been serve since your childhood. Whether it’s beef and noodles or mushroom…