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Highest priority students, not curriculum

To The Editor: I feel the need to take issue with the Common Core article written by Dr. Mike Aytes that refers to Dr. Robert Marzano in the Nov. 26…

Postcards: Life changed dramatically for Ray Countians after Dec. 7, 1941

By Linda Emley As December started in 1941, no one knew that the world as they knew it, was about to change. The war in Europe was two years old,…

Focus on Agriculture: Program helps vets transition from military to farming

By Sabrina Matteson When Dustin Ladenburger climbs up into his tractor seat these days he finds he cannot reach the pedals. That is because Dustin’s new hired man is 6-feet,…

Jason: Next year’s vacation will hit all the Blizzard, McFlurry and Frosty hot spots

By Jason Offutt The steady drip, drip, drip of mineral-filled water building stalactites as they had over the past 30 million years or so became the background music as my…

Guest Opinion: Texting while driving; it can wait

By Dominique King A child will never be the same. A child is now without a mother. This is the price you could pay for a simple text containing “Oh my…

Local kids part of ‘Jazzed Up’ Nutcracker ballet

Children in Richmond, Carrollton and Marshall auditioned for the second annual “Nutcracker All Jazzed Up,” sponsored by Shapes Dance and Acro Studio. It will be performed the weekend of  Dec.…

Postcards: A visitor’s fascination with mules rekindles a Ray Countian’s interest

By Linda Emley After celebrating Thanksgiving and my birthday on Black Friday, I thought my fun was done but I soon found out it had just begun. The next day…

Jo’s Jottings: Clubs, friends and family keep things lively this holiday season

By Jo Ellen Dale As usual, I attended the Rotary Club meeting held Nov. 14.  During the business meeting, a number of things were discussed including the Christmas Light Parade…

A family yen for knick-knacks and treasures

By David Knopf, News Editor Cecil King would be proud to know  his daughters inherited his eye for old things of value. Shelley Ritchie and Cindy Mead have real jobs,…

Postcards: Judge Dunn issue resolved in court, over which he once presided

By Linda Emley gives me great pleasure to say, “it’s a Dunn Deal.” The George Washington Dunn Cemetery issue is finally over. On Friday, Nov. 15 the final chapter of…