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Bring back draft, even for public service

To the Editor: I liked Jack’s article (Jack Remembers, Feb. 14, “Carrying a rifle in the infantry the best gun-control plan there is”) about carrying a rifle. I, too, was…

Pat’s Pantry: A tasty supper

I found some recipes that were clipped out of some older newspapers the other day. These glazed pork chops and southern honey pecan pie sounded too good not to try.…

If our food grinder only had ears, what stories it might tell

By Linda Emley I love antiques. I don’t care if it’s a $2 postcard or a $5,000 diamond ring because every antique has a story. Everyone has a story, and…

College scholarship for Ray students at once honors family achievements, creates legacy

To the Editor: As a college financial aid administrator I have conducted many financial aid programs for students and parents and have watched as Federal regulations have come and gone;…

Time changes everything, but Death and Taxes have staying power

By Linda Emley It’s 10 p.m., and I’m looking for a story. It needs to be historical and mildly entertaining but most of all it must be about Ray County.…

Quick meals

With our busy lives we don’t have a lot of time in the kitchen. With these recipes you can have a meal in 30 minutes. – Pat Speedy salmon patties…

Like many of the best orators, Doniphan fought bashful nature

By Linda Emley On April 9, I’ll be the guest speaker for The Kansas City Posse of the Westerners at the Golden Ox Restaurant in Kansas City. I was honored…

Dramatic clouds over Southpoint Cemetery

Once February’s here, fish fries never far behind

It’s February, which means the Richmond community’s inner clock knows it’s about time for the annual Knights of Columbus Lenten fish dinners. The dinners, held three times each Lenten season,…

Jo’s Jottings: ‘Haute Dog’ gives Ray County pooches the royal treatment

By Jo Ellen Dale We have a new business in town started by Ferrell Hockemeier’s daughter, Jessica. It is a dog-grooming shop located next door to her grandfather, A.E. Hockemeier …