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R-XVI Wall of Honor taking nominations

Nominations for the 2014 Richmond R-XVI School District Wall of Honor are now being accepted. “It’s time to make submissions,” said Stephanie Landwehr, co-chairman of the wall’s selection committee. “Anyone…

Backers of school levy tap social media

By David Knopf, News Editor Supporters of the Aug. 5 Richmond Public Schools’ proposed 50-cent levy increase have taken their case to Facebook, the popular social-media site. Postings at www.facebook.com/citizensforbetterrichmond…

Ray County 4-H: Equine tour, public speaking academy

Fifty-one Missouri 4-H teens embarked upon the eighth annual 4-H Equine Career and Horse Industry Tour in late May 2014 traveling to destinations in Kansas, Nebraska, Wyoming and Colorado. Eight…

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…

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…

Richmond FFA: New Officers

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…