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Orrick Tornado: Community, leaders will gather Sunday to review progress in storm recovery

Ray County Senior Services, Tri-County Mental Health exchange grant, services

Ray County Senior Services recently presented the first portion of a $3,000 grant for training programs by Tri-County Mental Health Services. The trainings will feature Older Adult Outreach Coordinator Emily…

One-room Ogg School has lessons to spare

By Emogene Ogg Seventy years have passed since I completed my first year of teaching at the Ogg School. Many things have changed in that span of time. When I…

Jason: I’ll have the triple bean-tortilla special

By Jason Offutt Soft mariachi music played over the loudspeakers as my wife and I perused the menu at a restaurant I won’t mention here. Not because the food wasn’t…

Village Idiot: Raising chickens? It’s nothing to cluck about

By Jim Mullen Once or twice a week, friends and neighbors will show up at our back door with a carton of “extra” eggs. These eggs do not come from…

Postcards: D-Day anniversary brings back memories of an Emley uncle

By Linda Emley One of my favorite childhood memories was watching movies on Saturday afternoons. Before VCRs, the only place to catch an old movie was on TV. I always…

Richmond FFA: New Officers

Jack Remembers: ‘Shorty,’ my dad, flushed out that four-legged ‘chicken thief’

By Jack Hackley My father, Walter “Shorty” Hackley, was the hardest working man I ever knew.  He got up at 4 a.m., milked cows, then went to the field, came…

Library’s summer programs designed to spark a reaction, encourage reading

Ray County Library’s  Summer Reading Programs – “Fizz Boom Read” and “Spark a Reaction” for 2014 – started June 2 and will run through July 31. The programs are for…

Leona Williams here Saturday for two shows

Leona Williams may be a Missouri native, but her career in country music has reached heights few entertainers – Show-Me-Staters or otherwise – achieve. Williams will be in Ray County…