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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…

GAP board thanks area churches, civic groups, schools for their assistance

To the Editor: The Board of Directors of the Gap Assistance Program of Ray County, Inc. would like to thank the following organizations and churches for their support and assistance…

Humane Society of Ray County: Two-for-one cat special continues this weekend

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…

Cajun dinner Saturday at Shrine Club

Richmond Shrine Club is bringing a little bit of Louisiana to Richmond Saturday hosting a Cajun Low-Country Boil with shrimp, crawfish, sausage and all the fixings Saturday 6 to 8…

Ray County Fair: Then and now, it’s always a good time

By Linda Emley The Ray County Fair starts this week and it’s fun to have people enjoying the good old summertime events that are part of a county fair. I’m…

Carnival returns to Richmond during fair time, July 17-20

Kids didn’t see much carnival action at this year’s snowy Mushroom Festival, so festival organizers jumped at the chance to accept an open date from Evans Midland Carnival. After all,…