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Rabbit: Don’t let ethnocentrism sour you on other cultures

By Robert Smith One word describes all of the intolerance, bigotry and prejudice in our world and that word is “ethnocentrism.”  It’s the belief that your group is superior to…

Letter: Richmond-style hospitality shows district at its best

To the Editor: On behalf of the Richmond R-XVI athletic department, I would like to thank all the people involved with their food donations and time managing the hospitality room…

Letter: My behavior at state wrestling was unacceptable

Dear Spartan Nation, Please accept my apology for throwing punches during my match at the Missouri State Wrestling Tournament Feb. 22. My behavior was extremely inappropriate, immature and lacked the…

Jack Remembers: Compared to an army Jeep, the Hummer’s nothin’ but a bummer

By Jack Hackley The worst job in a light weapons Infantry Company is to be a B.A.R. man.  The best job is to be a jeep driver.  In my Army…

World War II events a remembrance of RHS Class of 1945 senior year

By Linda Emley I spent several hours this week working with Melinda White on the World War II display that is going to be at the Friends Gallery next to the…

Girl’s birthday wish is gifts for shelter animals

To the Community: Carly Bowling is one of the volunteers at the Humane Society of Ray County.  She just had a birthday and the only thing she wanted was money…

Bank’s sweet treats help fill R-XVI backpacks

‘Diary of Anne Frank’ at Farris March 7, 8 and 9

Jo’s Jottings: New sandwich shop on Square adds to my many dining options

By Jo Ellen Dale I am delighted to say that I have found another good place to eat or get take out.  It is also an addition to the east…

Jack Remembers: Fattening our pigs wasn’t rocket science

By Jack Hackley My dad raised Spotted Poland hogs (Poland China).  Back then, we had a corn picker that took the ear off the stalk and elevated it to a…