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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…

Pat’s Pantry: Vegetable dishes

By Pat Mills If you find the right vegetable dishes you don’t need meat on your plate. I’m satisfied with a vegetable casserole for a meal, or you can make…

Murphy meets its match at NASCAR party

By Linda Emley It was a cold day on the hill, but the Ray County Museum was filled with memories of hot summer days from Ray County’s past. We had…

Townsend, Hardwick to wed

Thomas and Deanne Townsend of Orrick and David and Christina Hardwick of Nixa announce the engagement of their children, Ashley Townsend and Ryan Hardwick. Ashley is a 2005 graduate of…

Richmond NASCAR event Saturday

At 1 p.m. Saturday, Ray County Historical Society will host a NASCAR party at the museum, 901 W. Royle St. in Richmond, from 1 to 4 p.m. Local drivers J.B.…