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Two kind acts bring cheer

To the editor: In a day and age when we see and hear so much bad news, I would love to tell about two good things. My granddaughter plays in…

Library benefactor Ray Gill donates revised copy of book

(The following letter is from Steve Meyer, director of Ray County Library. We’re reprinting it here as a letter to the editor so the community can be made aware of…

Batten Disease brought out best in my mother

To the Editor: As some of you know, my oldest sister — Lindley Joy Matthews — passed away on Jan. 26. For those that attended the funeral, I personally want…

Newspapers in Education: Thanks, Grandpa, for being a reader

By Sarah Tucker I never saw my grandfather without a newspaper. He always had a cup of coffee in one hand and the day’s paper in the other. It’s a…

Be cautious before donating to Planet Aid

To the Editor: Have you ever thought you were being taken advantage of but just couldn’t put your finger on just who or why? Let me say that I think…

Congressman Cleaver to host Richmond meeting on Missouri River issues

Friends: The Missouri Levee and Drainage District Association will host a Missouri River Meeting with Congressman Emanuel Cleaver on March 14 at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will be held in…

Who’s the better Christian, Santorum or Obama

To the Editor: So Rick Santorum is questioning the president’s Christianity. Having taken the biblical reading Matthew 25:31-46 to heart as a requirement for eternal salvation, I question which man…

Back then, I knew when to fold them

By Robert Smith At one time, both Richmond and Lexington were a “little rough around the edges”. Richmond had its coal miners and Lexington had its river workers, who were…

Anti-death penalty faction growing

To the Editor: For the first time in the Missouri legislature, there is significant bi-partisan support for the elimination of the death penalty.  This coincides with a national decline in…

Parking situation frustrates owner

To the Editor: I own the building in Richmond located at 108 Wollard Blvd. and run a machine quilting business out of the north end of the building. I recently…