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New Sam’s Club donates $2,500 to RHS Backpack Program

Fake slithery thing helps protect Camdenite’s birds

Jack: Wendell Bailey didn’t like Ike, or for that matter, Jack

By Jack Hackley In 1980, Wendell Bailey was a car dealer in Willow Springs.  When Dick Ichord retired as the 8th Congressional Congressman, Wendell ran as a Republican and won.…

Ray County Humane Society: Box-trained, family-friendly kittens ready for homes

This week’s message from Humane Society volunteer Gloria McFadden on kittens looking for their homes: “We have six adorable kittens from two different mothers.  The kittens were born mid- to…

Awards cap Ray County Library’s summer reading programs

Summer reading programs for children age 3-18 from June 1 thru July 31. The library sets reading challenges based on the child’s age/grade and offers many incentives along the way,…

Thanks to Knoxville couple, shared beauty an annual rite

By David Knopf, News Editor Charlene Cassity deflects all praise for her husband’s bountiful flower beds back on the man who watches over them. “It’s all Charles,” she said. “He…

Humane Society of Ray County: Flower’s offspring: Get ‘em while they’re kittens

From Gloria McFadden, Humane Society volunteer: “Recently arrived are Flower and her kittens.  Flower is a tortoise shell cat.  She is about a year old.  I petted her and picked…

RHS Ag helps state teachers get dirt on profiling soil

Richmond High School’s agriculture department hosted a statewide soil-judging workshop for agriculture teachers earlier this summer. Former RHS teacher Adam Brock led the class for those who attended.  He discussed…

Rabbit Tracks: Rebounding from a harrowing time, my humor returns, but with a catch

By Robert Smith I spent the month of June in a rehab hospital to recover from my two previous months in a regular hospital.  I had to learn how to…

Rock Falls church Fishing Derby reelin’ and a rockin’

The brotherhood of Rock Falls Baptist Church sponsored a Fishing Derby Saturday, June 14 at a local pond for 23 boys and girls. Twelve adults assisted.  Following the Derby, a…