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Board to hear third roof proposal before taking action at high school

Editor’s note: Richmond School Board  President Connie Taylor responded to our request for a possible timeline for roof repairs at the high school. Her response is presented here as a…

Story about old Orrick school prompts ‘54 grad to add detail, first-hand memories

To the Editor: The picture of the old Orrick School in the Thursday, July 11 edition brought back many memories.  I was a member of the Class of 1954, the…

Blackie an instant hit with Humane Society volunteers

The Humane Society of Ray County has a selection of adoptable cats and dogs at its shelter. Regular adoption days are each Saturday and Sunday from 1-3 p.m. at 200…

NASS Crop Progress Report: Dry spell depletes topsoil moisture in NW

Through July 22 Agricultural Summary Scattered showers provided some much needed rainfall across parts of the southern half of the state while the northern half remained mostly dry.  All crop…

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