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Postcards: Put another quarter in the jukebox

By Linda Emley I grew up in Richmond in the 1970s and was part of the “hippie” generation. I had the long, straight “Peggy Lipton” style hair and wore bell-bottom…

Postcards: Taking time to wonder is the root of stories that find me

By Linda Emley This is part two of “everything happens for a reason.” This June 17, I was visiting the Todd’s Chapel cemetery with a friend. This cemetery is a…

Missouri Crop Progress: State average rain best since week in June

Through July 29 Agricultural Summary Cool temperatures with widespread rainfall in the southern third of the state and scattered showers across the rest of the state maintained crop conditions.  There…

Roger Slusher: Author of photo-history of Lexington died suddenly before book’s publication

By David Knopf, News editor Roger Slusher, a lifelong Lexington resident and teacher who immersed himself in historic preservation, visited River Reader Books in June, proprietor Pat Worth recalls. “We’ve…

In 1920s, counties cooperated to fund new Missouri Bridge

Jo’s Jottings: Richmond teacher ends career among friends on Plaza

By Jo Ellen Dale Celebrating the end of her 26-year teaching career, Carol Williamson and husband, Tom, hosted a dinner at the Capital Grille on the Country Club Plaza on…

Jack Remembers: James bros. knew value of well-bred horses

By Jack Hackley On Dec. 7, 1869, Frank and Jesse James walked in to the Davies County Savings & Loan in Gallatin. One of them asked for change and shot…

Letter: Where was our biggest retailer at ham sale?

Dear Editor: I noticed at the fair many local business people and individuals came to support the Ray County Fair. Several area youth participated in various competitions and events, and…

Wasn’t exfoliation something we did during the Vietnam War?

By Jason Offutt The pore strip looked harmless, but less than a minute after my wife talked me into pasting it on the bridge of my nose, the strip slowly…

Pat’s Pantry: My most requested recipes

By Pat Mills Each of these recipes has run in this column before, but I give them out so often that I want to share them with everyone again. My…