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1958 farm story was dead-on with some predictions, wrong on others

By Linda Emley I didn’t watch the Super Bowl, but I did listen to it while I was working on a story. My favorite part of the whole production was…

Carrying a rifle in the infantry the best gun-control plan there is

By Jack Hackley Every time I turn on the news I hear “gun control.”  I decided to check my guns and asked my wife Laura what happened to my bolt-action…

Pat’s Pantry: A Basket Full of Goodies

Nothing makes your mouth water more than the smell of freshly baking bread. Prizes have been won in baking contests with these recipes. – Pat Yeast rolls 2 packages (¼…

This year, take time to talk to your Valentine

By Linda Emley Fifty-nine years ago, Richmond was getting ready for Valentine’s Day. The Richmond News, Feb. 8, 1954, “Valentine Dance. Tender hearts will swing and sway in a Valentine’s…

Bill Franklin’s Notes of Interest

1. There are only two days in the entire year without games played in one of the four major professional sports (football, hockey, basketball and baseball) the day before and…

Jack Remembers: Lexington of the 1930s and ‘40s had it all, including world’s oldest profession

By Jack Hackley I received an e-mail from Dennis Whitehead of Arlington, Va.  He had read one of my articles in the Lexington News and was wanting to know what…

Give me 100 – school days, not pushups

Jo’s Jottings: Fellowship, learning, food and a spoon of good-old gravy

By Jo Ellen Dale Sunday after church at the United Christian Presbyterian we were invited into the family life center for leftovers from the chili-soup dinner put on the day…

Whirled Peas: Benefits of constructive criticism about as clear as mud on a foggy day at night

By Dennis Carlson I like to run my stories by the Lovely and Talented Mrs. C before submitting them. I can always count on her for honest criticism, although sometimes…

February an ideal time to learn about Ray’s African American history

By Linda Emley Since February is Black History Month, I want to share some history about how it started. First I wanted to make sure it was politically correct to…