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Hope lives at 193-year-old Primitive Baptist Church

To the Editor: Six miles south and west of Richmond, on Proffitt Road, there stands an old country church that was built in 1820 and named The New Hope Primitive…

Pat’s Pantry: Satisfying suppers

By Pat Mills You don’t have to be a great cook to put out satisfying meals. With simple recipes like crunchy onion chicken, and butterscotch peach cobbler, your family will…

Cleveland, Ohio paper that covered 1878 cyclone now in museum’s collection

By Linda Emley I got a package in the mail last week and it contained something that is unlike anything that has ever been in Ray County before. There are…

Help your kids learn to prioritize

By Alan J. Mundey Missouri Extension Have you ever stopped to think, how busy is too busy?  Does your calendar fill up too fast?  Would you be surprised to learn…

Jack Remembers: Horse thief out the door like a shot

By Jack Hackley My father, Walter (Shorty) Hackley was the hardest working man I ever knew. He got up at 4 a.m., milked cows, then went to the field, came…

Friends Gallery visitors make Lexington artist their ‘People’s Choice,’ RCCAA’s best-of-show equivalent

Despite the poor weather, 270 people visited the Farris Arts District Friends Gallery during the Mushroom Festival to view area entries in photography and art. This year’s Ray County Community…

Orrick FFA opens new greenhouse, plant lab to the public

Orrick High School FFA formally opened its new campus greenhouse and plant laboratory Tuesday. The project, funded by a grant and local contributions of labor, materials and money, is already…

Dry county or wet? Devil’s brew was a big issue in Prohibition era

By Linda Emley This postcard was mailed from Richmond Jan. 13, 1909 to Miss Ida Bowen, Richmond. It reads,”I hope you are all well over there. My school will be…

Orrick musical catches educated eye

To the Editor: Wow! I just attended the musical “In the Heights” by the Orrick Drama Club. It was one of the most impressive professional high school presentations I have…

Party food

With graduation right around the corner, it time to start digging out recipes and plan our graduation parties. Chicken wings, meatballs and finger sandwiches are great casual fare for your…