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Postcards: Old Wards catalog a one-way ticket down memory lane

By Linda Emley On Wednesday, July 24, I went to the Ray County Courthouse to change the display in our showcase that sits in the middle of the lobby. My…

Sweet eats and desserts

No matter how many recipes I look at, I’m always drawn to the desserts, cookies and pies. I just can’t help myself.  Any kind of apple with caramel on it…

Tales from the grave

By Linda Emley I spend a good deal of time walking the cemeteries of Ray County. Sometimes I’m looking for a particular person and sometimes I’m just looking. I’ve never left…

Postcards: Rock-‘em, sock-‘em Demo Derby has long been local favorite

By Linda Emley On Saturday, July 20 at 7:30 p.m. there is going to be a Demolition Derby at the Ray County Fair Grounds. I’ve always wanted to drive a…

Capitol Report: Joe Don McGaugh … Governor signs bills to protect Missouri children

By Rep. Joe Don McGaugh Governor Nixon signed several bills this week focused on promoting the health and well-being of our young people. These are pieces of legislation I supported…

Ray County Fair: Dog Show Results

Ray County Fair: Sheep Show Results

Jo’s Jottings: From clubs, to coffees, to lunch with relatives, a week on the go

By Jo Ellen Dale Barb Hardwick writes that she and her brother, Jim and wife Vicki O’Dell of Neosho, flew to Anchorage, Alaska and rented a car for a 10-day…

As I Was Saying: Descriptions of London weather not all wet

By Jason Offutt Author’s note: I recently spent three and a half weeks teaching in London. In recent weeks, I’ve been exploring what it was like living in that city.…

Jack Remembers: Better be milk or cream in that sweet treat

By Jack Hartley Something was up.  We were milking early.  It was 1941 and I was 7 years old.  Every once in a while we would milk the cows early…