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Rabbit Tracks: Weedy vacant parcel: I’ll dance to that

We have a tract of land near us that is right on the highway and consists of five acres.  It was going to be developed by (country music star) Alan…

Pat’s Pantry: Rice

By Pat Mills Rice has fed more people over a longer period of time than any other crop. And why not – it can be the main course, side dish…

Postcards: Thanks to our resource center, Ray County women have a sympathetic ear to talk to

By Linda Emley I have a friend that always says, “Everything happens for a reason.” I would like to say I believe this but sometimes it’s hard to understand why…

Jo’s Jottings: United Christian Presbyterian greets interim minister, wife

By Jo Ellen Dale For your convenience, the Richmond Chamber of Commerce will now be open from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  This means that I will have to change…

Bikes for Books giveaway turns Dear readers into big wheels

The Richmond Masonic Lodge 57 held its final Bikes 4 Books drawing for the fall semester. Winners from Dear Elementary received their bicycles Friday morning from Lodge members Ron Peterson…

Jack Remembers: Congressman Bill Hungate had a sense of humor and patience of a donkey and elephant combined

By Jack Hackley Bill Hungate was Congressman from the 9th Congressional District from 1964 to 1977. He became well-known as the author of the Articles of Impeachment against President Nixon.…

More is known about Maurice Roberts’ jet than the park itself

By Linda Emley I’m very thankful that I grew up as a country girl but there were a few things that the Richmond kids had that us country kids didn’t…

Reenactor to discuss his mishap and launch 2014 promotion of Battle of Albany event

By Linda Emley On Thursday, Jan. 16, The Ray County Historical Society is hosting its annual board meeting. It will be a carry in dinner at the Eagleton Center that…

Impress guests

Impress guests and family with this special yet simple meal. This chicken dinner takes little time to prepare, but looks and taste like you’ve been cooking all day. – Pat…

Jason Offutt: Birthday parties now full-contact warfare

By Jason Offutt The Boy was awake at 6 a.m. on a school day. That wasn’t like him. Although the Girl’s 7-year-old brain won’t let her sleep past 5:30 a.m.,…