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Postcards: As if summer weren’t hot enough, in 1915 issue of ‘hitch racks’ boiled over

By Linda Emley I had a friend ask me what was my favorite Ray County story. I couldn’t decide, but there was one that I really enjoyed finding in the…

Citywide garage sale deadline Wednesday

All of those snow days might have inspired some area residents to clean out their closets and attics in preparation for Richmond’s Citywide Garage and Sidewalk Sale. The event is…

RCCAA art show expands categories, viewing dates

Ray County Community Arts Association is expanding its Fine Arts and Photograph Show – both in categories and date of public viewing. The public can view submitted artwork as early…

Jack Remembers: We can only imagine how much it would be for an autograph of Hank Williams

By Jack Hackley When I asked if anyone had attended a Hadacol Caravan Show, the only response I received was from John Cline, my classmate from Independence who reads my…

Pat’s Pantry: South of the Border

By Pat Mills As I set here fighting the urge to go get a taco, I decided to search for some new Mexican recipes. Who can pass up a spicy…

If Postcards Could Talk: Finally, a visit to the Battle of Albany site

By Linda Emley I think by now everyone knows that the Ray County Historical Society is hosting the Battle of Albany Re-enactment in October of 2014. We have been working…

RHS Band Choir performs at District Music Festival

Poster winners honored at SWCD dinner

The Ray County Soil and Water Conservation District held its annual dinner at the Richmond Shrine Club March 22 at 6:30 p.m.  There were a total of 193 in attendance.…

Jo’s Jottings: Holiday week a busy time for community celebrations

By Jo Ellen Dale Richmond Kiwanis Club met March 26 at the 19th Hole with 19 members present.  Vickie McGinnis, the program chairwoman, introduced the speakers, Josh McCray, RHS’s Key…

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,…