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Bikes for Books giveaway turns Dear readers into big wheels

The Richmond Masonic Lodge 57 held its final Bikes 4 Books drawing for the fall semester. Winners from Dear Elementary received their bicycles Friday morning from Lodge members Ron Peterson…

Richmond cheerleader marching in New Year’s Day parade in London, England.

Victoria Rickart will be representing the RHS cheerleaders in London over the holidays. After being chosen during the summer to cheer and dance in the London New Year’s Day Parade,…

Norborne student Samantha Gibson earns MFB honor

A panel of judges selected Samantha Gibson of Norborne  and Mason Kiehl of Columbia as 2014 Missouri Farm Bureau Ambassadors during the organization’s 99th annual meeting Dec. 8 at the…

Highest priority students, not curriculum

To The Editor: I feel the need to take issue with the Common Core article written by Dr. Mike Aytes that refers to Dr. Robert Marzano in the Nov. 26…

Guest Opinion: Texting while driving; it can wait

By Dominique King A child will never be the same. A child is now without a mother. This is the price you could pay for a simple text containing “Oh my…

Local kids part of ‘Jazzed Up’ Nutcracker ballet

Children in Richmond, Carrollton and Marshall auditioned for the second annual “Nutcracker All Jazzed Up,” sponsored by Shapes Dance and Acro Studio. It will be performed the weekend of  Dec.…

Common Core can help teachers do more to see students succeed

(Editor’s note: A week ago, Richmond resident Jill Noble wrote a letter to the editor focusing on the process that brought Common Core, a more stringent, national curriculum, to public…

7 Richmond FFA members receive organization’s top degree

Letter to the Editor: Common Core imposed without local input

Dear Editor, I am growing deeply concerned about a real threat that is encroaching the hallowed halls of the schools in our state. The threat has a name: Common Core.…

Orrick School salutes veterans with music