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Jo’s Jottings: P.E.O. luncheon at golf course featured preview of ‘Nuncrackers’

By Jo Ellen Dale Janet Sneed, buyer for the Ray County Memorial Hospital gift shop, writes that an Open House held Sunday, Dec. 1 was a big success and the…

Guest Opinion: Rural hospitals need expanded Medicaid

By State Rep. Chris Kelly The most important issue facing the 2014 Missouri Legislature is whether to expand state health care coverage to working people who earn up to 138…

Adopt-a-pet: Gracie can be yours this Christmas

Gracie, pictured here, is a long-haired cat available for adoption through Ray County Humane Society. “She is pretty, very sweet, and not at all pushy,” volunteer Gloria McFadden said. “When…

Five-state growers conference in St. Joseph Jan. 9-11

By Timothy Baker In less than one month, it will be time for the Great Plains Growers Conference. This is an exciting conference for horticulture producers, with many new ideas…

High tunnel workshop to be held Saturday near Richmond

A high tunnel workshop will be held on Saturday, Dec. 14 at 10 a.m. at the Dennis Crook Farm approximately 10 miles northeast of Richmond. A high tunnel is a…

History book fills in blanks about the founding of the museum

By Linda Emley Every time I give a tour at the Ray County Museum, I start with a brief history of the building and how it became a museum. The…

Jason: Christmas made me do it

By Jason Offutt Christmas brings out the worst in humanity. I mean, if Christmas will turn a 9-year-old kid into a miscreant (“criminal sociopath” seems much too harsh for a…

Pat’s Pantry: Lively leftovers

By Pat Mills Your family not crazy about the same dish reheated again the second time? Let’s take those leftovers and remake them into new dishes. – Pat Meatloaf burritos…

Pearl Harbor’s beauty, tragedy inseparable

By Linda Emley When we hear someone talking about Hawaii, we think of sunny beaches, hula girls and surf boards. I don’t know of anyone that has ever gone to…

Orrick says thanks to resident who’s tended landscaped area since late 1970s