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Something good comes from tragedy

To the Editor and residents of Richmond: I,  and the family of Michelle Rheuport,  sincerely want to thank our city of Richmond.  I honestly believe there is no better place…

Whirled Peas: In nature, there’s no such thing as a net loss of body hair; it just finds a new home

By Dennis Carlson A wise man once told me to write when I feel like it, because there will be times when I don’t feel like it. I have just…

Missouri Crop Report: Dry week helps corn growers catch up

Through May 20 Agricultural Summary Farmers took advantage of the warm dry conditions to plant over two million acres. There were 5.7 days suitable for fieldwork.  This is the first…

Higginsville’s Confederate Home cemetery has strong Ray ties

By Linda Emley I feel close to my ancestral roots when I walk around the cemeteries of Ray County, but I also visit cemeteries outside our county when I have…

Visiting graves on Memorial Day links us with the past

By Linda Emley Memorial Day weekend is one of my favorite holidays because some of my best memories are from the days when my grandmother, Mildred Kell Schooler, and I…

License bureau, Lexington chamber contribute to Mushroom Festival

Orrick FFA chapter presents awards

Orrick FFA presented awards May 8 at its banquet. Advisor Don Honeycutt describes three of them here: The Star in Agriculture Business  winner is Tyler Crow. Tyler’s SAE project includes…

Jo’s Jottings: SeAirLan celebrates 35th anniversary in fast company

By Jo Ellen Dale Last Tuesday there was no program at the regular Kiwanis Club meeting as the first meeting of the month there is always a board meeting.    There…

Special dogs, cats for adoption

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…

Jack Remembers: Hadacol memories continue to flow

By Jack Hackley In this day and age it’s hard to imaging how in the late 1940s and early ‘50s everybody in the country knew about Hadacol, which was a…