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Jo’s Jottings: How could I have forgotten how much I enjoy the cafeteria at Ray County Hospital

By Jo Ellen Dale Well, I did it again. In my last column I mistakenly named my P.E.O. chapter Psi Gamma instead of CO. Psi Gamma was my chapter in…

Loyd Early: At 99, he entertains the old folks

By David Knopf, News Editor Loyd Early didn’t begin farming with a tractor until 1938, the same year he married Elizabeth and went into partnership with his sister’s father-in-law. Before…

Farris home gone now, but memory survives through postcard

By Linda Emley (Editor’s note: This column ran previously but is being published again to draw attention to the author’s postcard exhibit this weekend in the Friends Gallery in the…

A (blues) star is born

Best blues newcomer Samantha Fish caps off a day of music at festival By David Knopf/Richmond News When Richmond blues fan Jerry Penniston saw Samantha Fish play guitar the first…

Ray Countians play big in music lineup Saturday

Ray County Rhythm Riders – Sandy Myerchin, Justin “Spudd” Richards, Leo and Sharon Smith, Florence Williams and Doris Schulor – kick off the live entertainment set on the grandstand stage…

Some poor banks just keep getting robbed

By Linda Emley By now everyone knows that at half past three on May 23, 1867 the Hughes & Wasson Bank was robbed in Richmond. And I think it’s safe…

Fresh from the orchard

Fall is the best of all the seasons. I love to take a drive and visit apple orchards, to smell the apples and try to make up my mind which…

Veterans teach flag etiquette on Sept. 11

Heeding ‘call of duty’ when it matters most

By David Knopf, News Editor Mike Shane said America is at its best when it’s needed the most. Shane, filling in Tuesday as chaplain at Shirkey Nursing and Rehabilitation Center,…

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