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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…

Bright breakfasts

For breakfast or supper, I found this great recipe for a cowboy quiche that’s just wonderful.  This sausage hash uses colorful vegetables to give it a perky look and what…

In 1915, Camden left high and dry

By Linda Emley In 1915, a riverboat entered the mouth of the Missouri River on its way to Kansas City. The river was overflowing its banks so it took one…

Jo’s Jottings: Here and there, near and far, friends, family raise social bar

By Jo Ellen Dale I have received more news from Carol Williamson.  June 21, Shirley Middleton, Hal Middleton, Carol and Tom Williamson traveled to Lake St. Louis for a weekend…

For a day at least, that old clickety-clack is back

Lexington’s Big River Ranch hosts trail ride benefit for Children’s Mercy Hospital

Supporters of the hospital will host “Trail Ride for Children’s Mercy Hospital” July 20-21 at Big River Ranch in Lexington. The event, sponsored by the Orscheln stores in Richmond and…

Rabbit Tracks: Joshua must’ve been daydreaming in science

The Bible has some interesting scriptures like Joshua 10:13, where it describes how God stopped the sun for 24 hours. That was back in the days when people thought the…