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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…

Luckily, bumper caught the short hop

Kenneth and Mary Lou Leslie were headed west toward Kansas on I-70, bound for Cabella’s to look at boats. The couple was traveling around 65 mph when something loud hit…

Postcards: Memorial Day celebrated with a Southern flavor in Higginsville

By Linda Emley I’m not an expert on the Civil War but I’ve spent the last 2 1/2 years working on the Battle of Albany re-enactment that is coming to…

Ray quilter Laurel Kindley wins first national prize

this weekend: farris youth theatre production of ‘peter pan, Jr’

The Cast – Peter Pan – Matt Vaughan, Wendy – Kylie Phipps, John – Jared Richards, Michael – Mason Fields, Tinkerbell – Madison Holloway, Mr. Darling/Captain Hook – Austin Clock,…

Jack Remembers: Familiar today, PTSD was mystery ailment of older wars, too

By Jack Hackley I spend every Memorial Day north of Grain Valley at Swan Lake Memorial Gardens, a private cemetery for veterans and their family, owned by Medal of Honor…