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Missouri project 1 of 10 funded to boost biofuel plant feedstocks

The U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of Energy announced Thursday 10 projects tawarded funding aimed at accelerating genetic breeding programs to improve plant feedstocks for the production…

Jack Remembers: Cussin’ a blue streak is a trait I inherited from dear old Dad

By Jack Hartley My dad was the best cusser I have ever known.  If the milk inspector gave him a bad report, or if his combine broke down just before…

RHS Ag helps state teachers get dirt on profiling soil

Richmond High School’s agriculture department hosted a statewide soil-judging workshop for agriculture teachers earlier this summer. Former RHS teacher Adam Brock led the class for those who attended.  He discussed…

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…