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Jack Remembers: Forest Lee Smith took ‘town character’ to a new level

By Jack Hackley Every town used to have a few characters. The town I’m from, Oak Grove, had more than its share. My favorite was Forest Lee Smith. He was…

Honors for Jean Greenlee a highlight of Richmond Rotary’s 90th birthday.

Jo’s Jottings: Routine club business, two lively talks and a special birthday

By Jo Ellen Dale Not as many of you have sent news this week so this column may be a little abbreviated. *** During the regular Richmond Kiwanis meeting May…

Reporter’s scrapbooks reveal Bruna McGuire’s unique style

By Linda Emley Editor’s Note: Several people have been asking about Bruna McGuire, so Postcards writer Linda Emley thinks it’s a good time to re-run this story from April 2012.…

4-H Club News: Local clubs preparing for county fair

Millville 4-H met on May 8. Forty members present and 13 leaders/guests were present. For this month’s meeting the group met at Shirkey’s for the annual flower planting meeting. The…

College degree and a six-pack to go

By Jason Offutt A sea of college seniors in black caps and gowns stretched across the sidewalk. They waited to step into the basketball arena, shake hands with the university…

Pat’s Panty: A piece of pie

By Pat Mills Why buy frozen pot pies when you can make these easy, homemade versions?  These pies are the ultimate comfort food. – Pat   Chicken pot pie 1…

Woman’s account gives visit to Confederate Home a personal, Ray County touch

By Linda Emley A friend gave me the following story from a Nov. 10, 1927 newspaper and after reading it, I had to drive to Higginsville to visit the grave…

Masonic lodge donates bikes for school reading contest

A joyous day for kids is the last day of school, but at Hardin-Central Wednesday the final day even got sweeter. Richmond Masonic Lodge, along with 12 area businesses, donated…

Jack Remembers: Throw that bale on a truck and your back might go with itBy

By Jack Hackley I got a lot of comment from people who agreed with an article I swrote that the early combine Gleaner made was the best combine ever built. …