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Jo’s Jotting: As community comes and goes, dinners are often the destination

By Jo Ellen Dale A regular meeting of the Richmond Kiwanis Club was held March 5 at the 19th Hole restaurant.  During the meeting, it was announced that Key Club…

Ray’s winter of ‘62 one where a ‘St. Bernard’ and his Jeep were indispensible

By Linda Emley I know “Spring is in the air,” but I have one more snow story to share before we put away our snow shovels for the winter. On…

Chili and pies make the grade in contest

By JoEllen Black/Richmond News Jean Stonner had a good feeling when she was rolling out her pie crust the night before a pie-baking contest. She thought she might have a…

Nace Brothers play to appreciative audience

Warrensburg natives Jimmy Nace (the guitarist above) and brother Steve showed their musical diversity at a Saturday night’s concert at the Farris Theatre. The band played its own well-received version…

Pat’s Pantry: My love of lemons

By Pat Mills When I ran across a recipe book with lots of lemon baked goods, I couldn’t resist passing them on. I wish I could print pictures, because you…

Postcards: Bess’s pillow brings back the best memories

By Linda Emley When I walk the halls of the Ray County Museum, I often think about the story behind the treasures I see. I’ve collected antiques for many years,…

I can’t forget Pearl Harbor, Bataan

By Jack Hartley I have received several responses on past articles.  My friend Weldon Woodward from Levasy said my column on the ex-mayor who drove from Oak Grove to Grain…

Shrine Club chili cook-off Saturday

Richmond Shrine Club hosts a CASI (Chili Appreciation Society International) chili cook-off Saturday at the Shrine Club, 400 Wollard Blvd. Doors open for the inside event at 7 a.m. Cooking…

Jo’s Jottings: Hardship for some cause for celebration for others, as blizzard brings drought relief

By Jo Ellen Dale In spite of the condition of some of the roads, a group of ladies from Richmond journeyed to Excelsior Springs to attend the Slightly Off Broadway…

Postcards: In 1945, war overshadowed Easter, but not power of faith

By Linda Emley In 1945, Easter Sunday was on the first day of April. I got out the Richmond Missourian newspaper and looked up what was happening in Richmond for…