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Ray County Senior Services, Tri-County Mental Health exchange grant, services

Ray County Senior Services recently presented the first portion of a $3,000 grant for training programs by Tri-County Mental Health Services. The trainings will feature Older Adult Outreach Coordinator Emily…

Area state representative named ‘Freshman Legislator of the Year’ for work with jobs

Rep. Joe Don McGaugh, R-Carrollton, has received the “Freshman Legislator of the Year Award” for his work as an advocate for job creation. “I firmly believe actions speak louder than…

Jack Remembers: Earlier filing in ‘68 would have changed state, U.S. politics

By Jack Hackley 1968 was my favorite election. Even though Nixon would defeat Humphrey and George Wallace, Democrat Warren Hearnes would win his second term as governor, and again name…

One-room Ogg School has lessons to spare

By Emogene Ogg Seventy years have passed since I completed my first year of teaching at the Ogg School. Many things have changed in that span of time. When I…

Jo’s Jottings: Richmond church hosting mission group assisting in Orrick cleanup

By Jo Ellen Dale I have received word from Gerald D. Smith, a second cousin once removed of my late husband, Dick Dale, that he will be in Richmond next…

For better or worse, the Ford brothers were sons of Ray County

By Linda Emley The Richmond Conservator, Jan. 6, 1882, had the following advertisement: “Call and Settle at Once. As I have need of the various accounts due me, I would…

Letter: Sidewalk money isn’t free, it’s ours

To the Editor Well, really it’s your taxes being spent for what they call the “Sidewalks-to-Schools” program. They will be tearing out new sidewalks in good condition, sending the good…

Jason: I’ll have the triple bean-tortilla special

By Jason Offutt Soft mariachi music played over the loudspeakers as my wife and I perused the menu at a restaurant I won’t mention here. Not because the food wasn’t…

Pat’s Pantry: Small recipes

By Pat Mills If there are only one or two of you to cook for, you shouldn’t have to give up a flavorful meal.  These quick-and-easy scaled down meals are…

Postcards: Local DAR deeply rooted in Ray County

By Linda Emley This Tuesday, I’m the guest speaker at our D.A.R. And the topic is Ray County’s Civil War ancestors, so I thought it would be a good time…