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Postcards: Trip to find ancestors buried in family cemetery well worth the wait

By Linda Emley Today I got an email from a gent who lives in Springfield. He wanted to know if I knew where the Pettus Cemetery was located because he…

Clothing giveaway Nov. 9 at Eagleton Center

CottonCreek Christian Ministry/In Times Like These will offer a free clothing giveaway 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at the Eagleton Center, 1015 W. Royle in Richmond. All…

Those Stooge-haters just big maroons

By Jason Offutt Slogging through Internet news headlines such as the riveting “Nine battery saving tips,” “Fall vacation freebies,” “Drive thrus get slower,” and “Another countdown to government shutdown” (as…

Postcards: County’s library wasn’t always the well-established jewel it is today

By Linda Emley I love books. I collect many things, but my book collection is my true obsession. It’s fun to find a rare book, but I don’t need an…

Giving, receiving all in one

Head Start to use bank’s donation to upgrade a tool it uses to measure students’ development By David Knopf/Richmond News Donations from banks to organizations in small communities aren’t always big…

Pookie and Bella join shelter pets looking for homes

The Humane Society of Ray County has a selection of adoptable cats and dogs at its shelter. Adoption days are Saturdays and Sundays from 1-3 p.m. at 200 S. College…

4-H Club recognizes 2013 award winners

(Editor’s note: See Oct. 17 print edition for photos of winners) By Nancy Coleman Missouri Extension Ray County 4-H recognized 219 youth and 117 volunteer leaders for their year achievements…

Jo’s Jottings: A busy week, including a talk by Ike Skelton for DAR members

By Jo Ellen Dale The 6th annual Ladies of the Class of ‘72 was held Friday, Oct. 4 at Jeffrey Kyle’s restaurant.  Those attending were Linda Hoppock Hugelman, Donna Clark…

Letters: Trick or Treat Street support needed: Help raise domestic violence awareness

To the Editor: The Richmond Police Department has entered the planning phase of the 2013 Trick or Treat Street even. As in years past, it will be hosted by the…

Postcards: Time spent today in museum library as good as it was back in the day

By Linda Emley I think by now everyone knows that I spend a lot of my time at the Ray County Museum. My job title is Museum Manager and I…