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Relative’s diary a window on Ray history

By Linda Emley A few days ago I was traveling down a highway in “The Land of Lincoln” and saw an exit sign for the town of Alton, Ill. My heart…

Fall soups

It’s time to bring out the soup pots. The weather has turned cooler and a good pot of soup is just what we need to warm us up. – Pat…

Farmers make the case for immigration reform

By Cyndie Sirekis Convincing members of Congress to pay attention to a specific issue is a herculean task considering all the attention now focused on the fallout from the partial…

Strike up the bands: Orrick, Polo place first at Central Methodist Band Day

Two schools from the area won small-class honors Oct. 5 at the annual Band Day at Central Methodist University in Fayette. The event is sponsored and put on by the…

Jo’s Jottings: ‘Vintage Hitchcock’ at Farris Theatre might be worth a second go-round

By Jo Ellen Dale News is slow to come in this week so I will begin by reminding you of various celebrations coming up. *** This Saturday there will be…

Jack Remembers: Our colonel must’ve had an inkling what was coming down the pike

By Jack Hackley The military recently handed down a long-overdue regulation on tattoos. No one in the military shall have a tattoo below the elbow or a tattoo below the…

Letter: As community project, flower beds thrive on caring

To the Editor: Richmond Beautification Club has been planting flowers for 27 years. My mom and dad joined with others in the community to create the beautification project we have…

Postcards: Trip to find ancestors buried in family cemetery well worth the wait

By Linda Emley Today I got an email from a gent who lives in Springfield. He wanted to know if I knew where the Pettus Cemetery was located because he…

Clothing giveaway Nov. 9 at Eagleton Center

CottonCreek Christian Ministry/In Times Like These will offer a free clothing giveaway 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at the Eagleton Center, 1015 W. Royle in Richmond. All…

Those Stooge-haters just big maroons

By Jason Offutt Slogging through Internet news headlines such as the riveting “Nine battery saving tips,” “Fall vacation freebies,” “Drive thrus get slower,” and “Another countdown to government shutdown” (as…