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Farmer’s selection means $2,500 each for Orrick FFA, Ray County 4-H

Darrell Padgett, an Orrick-area farmer, was chosen as the recipient of a $5,000 award from the Monstanto Fund in the 2013 America’s Farmers Grow Communities program. Two agriculture-related local organizations,…

Rabbit Tracks: Practical advice for teachers, educators and parents who want to help kids

By Bob Smith RHS Class of 1957 When I went to school in the forties and fifties, students were rated as smart, dumb and average.  Students were also judged to…

Ray courthouses and the postcards that picture them great historic resource

By Linda Emley The following article is my first Postcard story that ran in the Richmond News April 22, 2010. My original idea was to do six months of postcards…

Super spuds

You can bake them, roast them, mash them and boil them. Any way you cook them a meal is not complete until you have potatoes. – Pat Cheesy potatoes and…

R-XVI did more than educate my son

By Linda Emley On March 20, Steve Hitchcock was the moderator for the Richmond School Board candidates forum and I went to see my friend moderate. As I sat waiting…

Easter weekend activities

THURSDAY, MARCH 28 At 6 p.m., The Ray County Democrats will meet at the Richmond Housing Authority, 302 N. Camden.  The Democrat Committee will meet with the Democrat Club meeting…

RHS musicians perform with All-State Band

On March 2, students from Richmond High School went to Harrisonville for the All-Conference Band concert. The students practiced for over six hours to prepare for the show. Richmond had…

Bald eagle finds comfortable roost at edge of county residents’ pond

There was some skepticism when Bobby and Peggy Hewlett’s daughter  Nandy  came into the kitchen excited about what she saw outside. Her dad said it was probably just a hawk…

FCE honors 4th grade essay winners at Sunrise

Jo’s Jottings: Snow places obstacle in my usual ‘out and about’ agenda

By Jo Ellen Dale Kiwanis Club met Tuesday, March 19 at the 19th Hole with 20 members and two guests.  The program was given by Glenda Reynolds and Beverly Holloway…