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Library’s summer programs designed to spark a reaction, encourage reading

Ray County Library’s  Summer Reading Programs – “Fizz Boom Read” and “Spark a Reaction” for 2014 – started June 2 and will run through July 31. The programs are for…

Jo’s Jottings: Locally raised breakfast sausage inspires spirit of adventure

By Jo Ellen Dale Richmond Kiwanis Club held a meeting at noon and another at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 27.  The program for both meetings was given by President Bill…

Relay walk to ‘finish the fight’ Friday

By Sara Seidel/Richmond News It’s time to Finish the Fight. That’s the message the American Cancer Society will convey this weekend when its Relay for Life event returns to the…

Care of historic photos, documents workshop June 16

Experts from the State Historical Society of Missouri present “Close-up: On Photographs and Family Papers,” a workshop on caring for historic family photographs and documents June 16 at Excelsior Springs…

Lexington arts group planning to paint Isaac on a broad canvas

By David Knopf/Richmond News A regional arts project that would define art as everything from welding to watercolors to cooking Asian cuisine incorporating wasabi has been on the drawing board…

Jason: Take me out to the old bounce house

By Jason Offutt It was the perfect night for baseball. Sunny, with temperatures in the mid-70s and my family was there. Oh, yeah. My family. We were at a baseball…

Cut to the Chase: ‘Clarifiying’ water rules worrying farmers

By Garrett Hawkins I don’t have enough fingers and toes to count the number of times Disney’s animated film “Frozen” has played in my home or in my car the…

Letter: Changing street names not the best answer

According to the street signs, there are not two Lisa Lanes in Richmond. There is a Lisa Street and a Lisa Lane street. The proposed resolution’s going to essentially change…

Grillers

Now that the barbecue grills are out and in full use, let’s get cooking. I had a request to grill some pineapple and these have an extra kick with the…

Account of soldier’s home brings it to life

A friend gave me the following story from a Nov. 10, 1927 newspaper, and after reading it I had to drive to Higginsville to visit the grave of the Col. Duvall…