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Jo’s Jottings: Rotary hears RHS a cappella choir, learns about Show Me Ziplines

By Jo Ellen Dale Not much news has come in yet so you will understand that I will tell you about what I have been doing. *** Saturday, June 14,…

Pat’s Pantry: All-American Meals

By Pat Mills Are you planning a summer cookout for the 4th of July? Here are some five-star recipes from meat on the grill to desserts. – Pat Sweet-fired pork…

Postcards: Most-visited grave not the obvious choice

By Linda Emley I’ve had several people ask me what’s the most visited grave in Ray County and they are usually shocked to hear that Bob Ford is not my…

Cut to the Chase: Having no farm background helps me

By Robert Overmann Having completed my junior year at Truman State University, I’ve learned about a myriad of academic subjects – English, history, physics, chemistry, biology, philosophy and more. But,…

Jason: Bad mascot reminds me of a fish story: ‘Jaws’

By Jason Offutt McDonald’s has a new mascot for its Happy Meals. You know the Happy Meal, a hamburger/French fry/soda/toy combo that used to come with a cookie (cheapskates), that’s…

Election 2014: Carter hopes to market county, do what’s needed to help it grow

Editor’s note: Ray County Presiding Commissioner Bob King is retiring from that post at the end of this term, and five candidates – three Democrats and two Republicans – are…

No let-up in Orrick native’s quest

By Shawn Roney, Richmond News Correspondent Chad Kilgore feels at home in a place that’s more than 1,100 miles from where he grew up – and in a foreign country.…

R-XVI OKs increases for staff, administrators

By David Knopf, News Editor A month after increasing teacher salaries, Richmond School Board voted June 10 to do the same for “classified” employees – secretaries, aides, custodians, maintenance staff…

Orrick school will open Aug. 13 with work ongoing

By Russ Green, Senior Staff Writer Superintendent Aerin O’Dell told the Orrick Board of Education Monday night that school will begin as planned on Aug. 13 despite damage from the…

RHS gym floor cover OKd to increase utility

By David Knopf, News Editor Three members of Richmond High School’s 2015 Prom Committee got some public-speaking experience in May when they made a presentation to the school board. Makenzie…