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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…

Gangster and greasers at Orrick car show

Gangster and greasers at Orrick car show

Orrick’s annual Country Cruisers car show was held the Saturday before Halloween, and (from left) Tom and Sharon Stanger, and Chuck Camerlinck stole the show as Bonnie and Clyde and…

Trick or Treat Street draws 900 kids

Trick or Treat Street draws 900 kids

It’s an annual mother-daughter tradition for Gail Fernandez and daughter Deanna, 8, to dress up for Halloween. Mom played the part of a vampiress and Deanna an Egyptian princess. They…

Bonnie, Clyde and Texas Rangers make surprise appearance at Orrick car show

Bonnie, Clyde and Texas Rangers make surprise appearance at Orrick car show

Friends agree: Bea my inspiration

Friends agree: Bea my inspiration

On Wednesday, Richmond art teacher Bea Hendrix introduced a ceramics project to a group of Dear Elementary kindergarteners. It may be 15 or 20 years before she’ll find out if…

Millville 4-H club notes

On Oct. 5, Millville 4-H met with 24 members present and 15 guests. Officer elections were held and the following were elected: President Kaitlyn Rowan, Vice President Tiffany Parker, Secretary…