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Bond addresses 911 consolidation issues

Richmond City Councilman Bob Bond addressed every 911-consolidation issue under the sun Friday evening. He hoped doing so might answer enough questions to ease consolidating the Ray County and Richmond…

First-time Dog Jog raises money for animal shelters

Brian Sickle, right, and his labrador, Isabel, take the lead in the first annual 5K Dog Jog and Walk at Southview Park Saturday. Sickle and Isabel won the race with…

Large crowd hears stories from local POW/MIA veterans

It was a night to honor six World War II POWs and one MIA veteran Friday evening, Sept. 18, at the Carrollton VFW Post. After dinner and with music from…

Commissioners Dale, Twyman go to five-day work week

Jeff “Puff” Adams removed his glasses Friday, Aug. 21, before he left the Ray County Courthouse. Ray County’s presiding commissioner, whose friend and Eastern Commissioner Allen Dale sometimes lovingly called…

Council wants more time for 911 scrutiny

Richmond and Ray County will wait a little longer before making a 911 center consolidation decision. The Richmond City Council agreed Wednesday evening with City Administrator Rick Childers that the…

Trash cost to customers may rise, water fund overhead to be lowered

Good news for Richmond’s city water budget: the fiscal year 2010 budget includes reduced administrative reimbursements and an improved surplus. Bad news for Richmond’s solid waste fund: the same budget…

Concert fundraiser for Alzheimer Memory Walk

The flyer is powerful: “Join the nationwide fight against a devastating disease that is an escalating health epidemic – left unchecked, 16 million Americans will develop the disease, including 10…

Hee Haw: Ray County-style coming to Farris

Yep, that’s right. Grab yer Sunday-go-to-meetin’ overalls – the ones with the fewest holes – and cram yer hat on yer head and git over to the Farris at 7:30…

Council kicks off attorney interviews

The Richmond City Council began sizing up its city attorney options Tuesday evening. Council members, alongside Mayor Lance Green and City Administrator Rick Childers, interviewed general practice candidates Chris Williams…

City apologizes for disinterring man buried at Memory Gardens

Gray clouds hovered over the early evening sky as a small group assembled near a hillside grave in Richmond Memory Gardens. Rual J. Gooch, who died July 1970, was reburied…