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Jo’s Jottings: Hardin family’s surprise visitors no strangers to Ray County

By Jo Ellen Dale I must begin this column with corrections. Due to my hearing impairment, I thought I heard that Christa Merrifield’s name was now Traylor and it is…

Persistence pays off, but patience, affection win dog’s trust

By David Knopf, News Editor Dozer, a dog dumped in late May at an Orrick convenience store, is no longer at the Crosssroads – figuratively or literally. Now about a…

Jack Remembers: Without a plug sample, how in tarnation can a person tell if a watermelon’s any good?

By Jack Hackley I love a good watermelon, and it is good for you. But where are you going to buy a good watermelon?  I bought an oblong green striped…

11 ears on one plant? Let’s just say it doesn’t happen every day

By David Knopf, News Editor T. C. Hewlett’s no stranger to a corn field. An employee for over a decade for Henrietta farmer Aaron Hicks, Hewlett said he was in…

Pat’s Pantry: Stir up some mealtime excitement

With these delicious side dishes, you can make a wonderful meal and you can use up all those fresh veggies from the garden. – Pat By Pat Mills Au gratin…

Groups reach agreement on staging October 2014 re-enactment at fairgrounds

By Linda Emley I’ll be sharing more Civil War stories over the next 13 months as we count down to the 2014 Battle of Albany re-enactment. But this is a…

Ray County library summer reading program winners

Every year, Ray County Library hosts summer reading programs for children age 3-18 from June 1 to July 31. The library sets reading challenges based on the child’s age/grade and…

Jo’s Jottings: On their 60th, the Karls thank everyone for contributing

By Jo Ellen Dale Recently, Preach and Pauline Karl celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary and they would like to thank everyone for the cards, flowers, phone calls, food and fellowship. …

Postcards: Richmond forever a link in chain of violent deaths

By Linda Emley The Richmond Conservator, Jan. 6, 1882, “Call and Settle at Once. As I have need of the various accounts due me, I would hereby notify all such…

Postcards: RHS Class of ‘73, trophy winners then and now

By Linda Emley History was made in Richmond Saturday night when the RHS class of 1973 held its class reunion. I was a few years behind them in school, but…