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In some quarters, cardigans quite brilliant attire

By Jason Offutt Editor’s note: Jason Offutt recently spent three and a half weeks teaching in London and has written about his experiences. You can conact him at sjasonoffutt@gmail.com. Walking…

Big dreams worth having, even 50 years after MLK’s big speech

By Robert Smith The “I Have a Dream” speech by the late Martin Luther King Jr. at the Lincoln Memorial in 1963 was one of the most powerful and stirring…

Fire up that grill

It’s always nice to prepare dinner on the grill, so you don’t have to heat up the kitchen. And when you do supper packets the clean up is already done…

RHS Class of ‘73, trophy winners then and now

By Linda Emley History was made in Richmond Saturday night when the RHS class of 1973 held its class reunion. I was a few years behind them in school, but…

Ray County Humane Society: Black lab ‘special’ in August

The Humane Society of Ray County has a selection of adoptable cats and dogs at its shelter. Adoption days are Saturdays and Sundays from 1-3 p.m. at 200 S. College…

Carmichael reunions: Family finds better way to meet

Melvin Carmichael, 66, said his family saw the need for an organized annual reunion after realizing the only time the relatives saw each other was at funerals. “That’s the way…

Jo’s Jottings: Trips, auditions and programs on Alphapointe, history’s what ifs

By Jo Ellen Dale Charles and Rose Swafford recently returned from a trip to Rapid City, S.D. to visit their son, Mike Swafford and his family. They enjoyed a cook-out…

Rabbit Tracks: How a basketball team of enlisted men used a little food coloring and humor to help bridge the racial divide

By Bob Smith When I lived in Washington, D.C. back in the late sixties, I played on a basketball team with a bunch of enlisted Navy guys.  We had a…

Letter: Walmart associate reponds to letter by pointing out company’s contributions

(Editor’s note: A letter written in response to Bob Lauck’s letter “Where was our biggest retailer at hame sale?” in the July 29 Richmond News. Lauck referred to “no blue…

Postcards: Public dinner meeting kicks off run-up to re-enactment

By Linda Emley Next Tuesday, Aug. the 13, Ray County Historical Society is hosting a public meeting about the Civil War re-enactment of the Battle of Albany in October 2014.…