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Jo’s Jottings: A busy week with food, fun and not enough time to go around

By Jo Ellen Dale Rev. John and Janice Johnson recently enjoyed a week’s vacation at their house in Hollister, which they have purchased as a future retirement home.  John completed…

Weekend trail ride benefits dream of flying for Hardin, Norborne students

By Claudia Spooner Wright Flight of Missouri and Kansas A Wright Flight Trail Ride weekend will be held Sept. 27-29 at the Big River Ranch in Lexington. Wright Flight (a…

Be quiet, avoid eye contact, don’t speak American

By Jason Offutt The accent sounded familiar. It should be. I’ve heard it enough in the United Kingdom; it was American. Living in London for a month, I’ve gotten so…

Jack Remembers: No matter how you cut it, watermelons aren’t as good as they once were

By Jack Hackley Joel Nichols, longtime weather man for KMBC, Kansas City’s ABC affiliate, sent the following email: Hello Jack, It was great to meet you at Tim and Maria’s…

Postcards: ‘Six flags over Ray County Museum’ reality on eve of Veteran’s Picnic

By Linda Emley On Saturday, Sept. 28, the 7th Annual Veteran’s Appreciation Picnic will be held at the Ray County Museum. We are hoping for a perfect day. but if…

Farris ‘Promise’ event for long-term funding

By Sara Seidel/For The Richmond News The public is invited to the gala festivities as the Farris Theatre kicks off its “Our Promise” campaign Saturday at the historic venue. Featuring…

Ray County Ambulance District’s mission: ‘No compromise, no rationalization, no hesitation, run the call’

By David Knopf, News Editor They’re shiny new rides, ones you’d probably rather look at than need. Ray County Ambulance District recently modernized its fleet with four new ambulances acquired…

Jo’s Jottings: Reminiscing about the founding of Ideal Industries workshop

By Jo Ellen Dale Tuesday at the regular meeting of the Richmond Kiwanis Club, Bob Bond gave a very interesting program on Ideal Industries.  This workshop has been a blessing…

When vets need help, Jim Rippy’s who they call

Every once in a while you run in to someone who is so devoted to a cause, they work at it full time with no pay.  In Richmond, it is…

Thanks for letting Shirkey residents hear the Tenors

Dear Editor: A salute to the Farris Theatre, Chris Brown and Shirkey Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, individual donors and supporters for the Sept. 14 performance of “Two and a Half…