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Earth Day 2012: ‘Itty bitty bugs’ have big job to do

By David Knopf, News Editor It wasn’t just the girls covering their noses Tuesday during a tour of Richmond’s south sewer plant. As the Sunrise Elementary second-graders walked down the…

Win or lose, Richmond basketball teams can say they nailed it

By David Knopf, News Editor The two Richmond youth basketball teams that played at the Show Me State Games in Columbia March 24-25, pink was the color of record. Pink…

Ray County native plays principle role in ‘Battle of Shiloh’ film

Ray County native plays principle role in ‘Battle of Shiloh’ film

By David Knopf, News Editor There are few surprises when Shane Seley, founder and director of Wide Awake Films, asks Ray County native Robbie Maupin to round up authentic movie…

ART AND SCIENCE: There’s room for self-expression in shaping your trees, but there’s also a science in how, when and where to make pruning cuts

By David Knopf, News Editor There’s ample opportunity for a grower to artfully shape fruit trees, but self-expression is best pursued with an understanding of the science behind pruning for…

Commercial food waste finding new use as feed for livestock

By Kathleen Masterson Harvest Public  Media Throwing food scraps to hogs and other farm animals is an age-old practice. As food production has become more industrialized, food factories have found…

Ray County’s Confederate soliders: ‘Death closed his bright and glorious career’

Ray County’s Confederate soliders: ‘Death closed his bright and glorious career’

By David Knopf, News Editor It should come as no surprise that Ray County sent 650 men to fight for the Confederacy during the Civil War. The birthplaces of the…

Remembering when a shooting star landed here

By Linda Emley If you ask anyone in Richmond where the nearest airplane is, they’ll tell you it’s at the city park. We all know it’s there but the question…

Simple times when recycling was just a way of life

By Doug Bratcher The home I was reared in had almost zero waste many years before it would become fashionable. Food didn’t come in fancy packaging in a box that…

Put a fishing rod or gun in his hands, a camera in dad’s, and he’s good to go

Put a fishing rod or gun in his hands, a camera in dad’s, and he’s good to go

By JoEllen Black, Publisher Jimmy Houston dubs himself as America’s favorite fisherman, but Ray County may have one in the making. He’s not quite syndicated yet, but Henry Hilliard and…

Cute and stubborn as a mule, burros also fleet of foot

Cute and stubborn as a mule, burros also fleet of foot

By David Knopf, News Editor It’s no secret that mules – technically, a cross between a horse and a donkey – have a reputation for stubbornness. The two animals Scott…