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For Milford and Clara

One chapter from 70 years of happiness, love On June 12, 1943, my friends Milford and Clara Ann Wyss tied the knot and started down the road of life. After…

This and that

I would like to share some recipes that are just plain good. With a name like Christmas pickles, this recipe doesn’t have to be served at Christmas only. It is…

Guard members, families enjoy some R&R

By Sara Seidel, Staff writer It’s a good thing members of the National Guard’s 1135th Engineer Company met Sunday for fun. If they had been meeting for work, they would…

Shipping ‘the word of God’: 5,000 Bible copies assembled in Richmond this week will be shipped to impoverished Haiti

By Sara Seidel, Staff writer A person who wants a Bible in the United States can walk into just about any church, bookstore or library and find one. It’s not…

Relay for Life site new, but goals remain the same

By Russ Green and David Knopf The cause hasn’t changed  – raising money for cancer research and honoring both survivors and those who have succumbed – but walkers will have…

Jack Remembers: Ace mechanic didn’t always finish what he started

By Jack Hackley Forest Smith was one of those guys who could do anything, and do it well. I ran a three-bay Sinclair station with a restaurant that served 3.2-percent…

Ray County lake, respite from rain provide peaceful setting for guard

Jo’s Jottings: Trip to Branson boasts first-hand countryside tour from a tram

By Jo Ellen Dale Wanda Downs writes that recently she and husband Jimmy returned from a week in Branson and Arkansas. They visited Silver Dollar City during the celebration of…

Pets could make your house a home

The Humane Society of Ray County has a selection of adoptable cats and dogs at its shelter. Regular adoption days are each Saturday and Sunday from 1-3 p.m. at 200…

Civil War re-enactors tell the truth, the whole truth or something like the truth

By Linda Emley All of my stories start with a question, and then I go looking for an answer. Sometimes it takes a few minutes and sometimes it takes a…