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History book fills in blanks about the founding of the museum

By Linda Emley Every time I give a tour at the Ray County Museum, I start with a brief history of the building and how it became a museum. The…

Jason: Christmas made me do it

By Jason Offutt Christmas brings out the worst in humanity. I mean, if Christmas will turn a 9-year-old kid into a miscreant (“criminal sociopath” seems much too harsh for a…

Pat’s Pantry: Lively leftovers

By Pat Mills Your family not crazy about the same dish reheated again the second time? Let’s take those leftovers and remake them into new dishes. – Pat Meatloaf burritos…

Pearl Harbor’s beauty, tragedy inseparable

By Linda Emley When we hear someone talking about Hawaii, we think of sunny beaches, hula girls and surf boards. I don’t know of anyone that has ever gone to…

Orrick says thanks to resident who’s tended landscaped area since late 1970s

Nuncrackers: the Christmas musical at Farris this weekend

By Sara Seidel Those mixed-up Christmas carol lyrics are a tiny fraction of the gags you’ll see and hear when the wacky nuns from Mount Saint Helen’s Convent return to…

Jo’s Jottings: Richmond club helps Lexington members become part of Kiwanis

By Jo Ellen Dale Rita May writes that four members of the Ray County Coalition recently attended the 2013 Substance Abuse Prevention Conference at the Lodge of the Four Seasons,…

Highest priority students, not curriculum

To The Editor: I feel the need to take issue with the Common Core article written by Dr. Mike Aytes that refers to Dr. Robert Marzano in the Nov. 26…

Postcards: Life changed dramatically for Ray Countians after Dec. 7, 1941

By Linda Emley As December started in 1941, no one knew that the world as they knew it, was about to change. The war in Europe was two years old,…

Focus on Agriculture: Program helps vets transition from military to farming

By Sabrina Matteson When Dustin Ladenburger climbs up into his tractor seat these days he finds he cannot reach the pedals. That is because Dustin’s new hired man is 6-feet,…