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Extension holds beef producers’ meeting Jan. 29 in Higginsville

By Patrick Davis Livestock Specialist University of Missouri – Extension and MFA Inc. are working together to conduct a Winter Beef Cattle Producers Meeting which will focus on strategies and…

Noted Richmond photographer forever linked to museum building

By Linda Emley The Ray County Museum has 17 original Orval Hixon photographs that are signed by the man himself. These pictures are valuable because of each is a work…

Photographer’s life in Richmond included some good advice on advertising

By Linda Emley (Editor’s Note: This is the second part of a three-part series Linda Emley’s providing on photographer Orvil Hixon. The first two sections – the first story was…

By Linda Emley (Editor’s note: Linda is running this previously published story to set the stage for her upcoming The Rest of the Story.) In Weston, there’s a shop called…

Jo’s Jottings: Getting what you wish for isn’t always what you wanted

By Jo Ellen Dale On Dec. 19, Richmond Kiwanis Club held a regular meeting at the 19th Hole. Speaker for the day was Richmond School Superintendent Dr. Kizzire who gave…

From Pat’s Pantry: Happy New Year

By Pat Mills The New Year is upon us already. But we still have New Year’s Eve parties to attend, so let’s whip up some appetizers and party. Merry Christmas…

Need a boost for the Christmas spirit? Try Ray County in 1965

By Linda Emley The year was 1965 and L.B.J. was our President. The war in Vietnam was heating up when 3,500 U.S. Marines arrived in South Vietnam March 8 and…

My most memorable Christmas not the most politically correct

By Jack Hackley At my Methodist church, our former minister, Kate McClain, asked us during Advent each Sunday to tell our most memorable Christmas story. I told the congregation I…

Kerry Woods touched many, and will continue to through his art

By Linda Emley A couple of years ago, Sean Comer wrote a story for the Richmond News about Kerry Woods. Kerry was the local artist who created posters for the first…

I’m at a real loss when it comes to typing and no better at all on a computer

By Jack Hackley I get letters from all over the United States, and also emails such as this one from Roger Fray: Mr. Hackley, I live in Iowa now, but…