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Postcards: Full moon inspired the ‘pick a date’ game, Neil Armstrong and much, much more

By Linda Emley One of my favorite things to do is pick an important date in history and then see what our local newspaper had to say about it. Sometimes…

Postcards: Ray history book, newspaper differ in bank robbery details

By Linda Emley After researching the Richmond bank robbery, it hit me that I hadn’t checked the best source of information, a local newspaper. I started looking for a 1867…

Kids learn it’s never too early to set goals and plan how to achieve them

USDA Rural Development celebrated Homeownership month with Sunrise Elementary second- and third-grade summer school students. This year’s theme was “Own Your Future.” Area Specialist Debbie Berry presented a program on…

Jo’s Jottings: City’s rec director, superintendent of schools give talks to service clubs

By Jo Ellen Dale At the regular meeting of the Richmond Kiwanis Club on Tuesday, July 29, the program was given by Haley Williams, head of the city’s recreation program. …

Letter: Thanks for your many musical contributions

To the Editor: Last night, as I sat to listen to the results of the election, I could not cease to wonder about Spudd Richards on the bass guitar. When…

Jason: National networks need to dig deeper

By Jason Offutt If the national news has taught me anything, it’s not to bother watching it. From the shallow reporting of important events, to the pick-and-choose coverage (academics call…

Hughes-Wasson story murkier by the day

By Linda Emley Every day when the Ray County Museum is open, we have a member of the Ray County Genealogical Association volunteering in our library. We have a different person…

Tropical treasures

When we get together we sometimes pick a theme dinner.  We liked the tropical dishes the best, with lots of citrus flavors. – Pat Tropical island chicken ½ cup soy…

Jack Remembers: When the governor made a beeline here to quell MLK rioting

By Jack Hackley On April 9, 1968, I had a ringside seat to the historic Kansas City riots, caused by Martin Luther King’s assassination. I was in Bill Morris’ office,…

Thanks to Knoxville couple, shared beauty an annual rite

By David Knopf, News Editor Charlene Cassity deflects all praise for her husband’s bountiful flower beds back on the man who watches over them. “It’s all Charles,” she said. “He…