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Sharing the bounty: Richmond native and his FFA group grow food for Harvesters

Kenneth and Marjorie Jenkins were at home at their farm in Hickory Grove, unaware their son had become something of a celebrity. Kenneth was absorbed in his copy of the…

Nance rallies faithful in Excelsior

As November draws near, Rep. Bob Nance (R-36) rallied his GOP faithful for one last Jefferson City tour of duty. Nance asked his backers Thursday evening at The Elms Resort…

Four former teachers named to first Wall of Honor

A thought occurred to Ken Simmons as he stood in line at the visitation for former County Commissioner Jeff “Puff” Adams. Why not honor people who make special contributions to…

Miller given new court date; change of judge possible

Ray County Detention Center escapee Gary O. Miller made his latest court appearance Wednesday, and could soon face a new judge. Miller, who on Aug. 19 escaped the Ray County…

Who let the dogs out? Dog Jog this Saturday

The dogs will be running – as will their people friends – in Richmond Sept. 11 when Renfro Veterinary Services hosts its 2nd Annual Dog Jog in Southview Park. Proceeds…

Vets’ picnic serves as ‘celebration’ of service

Labor Day weekend might’ve kept attendance down at this year’s Veterans Appreciation Day Picnic. But with vets, their families and patriotic friends already in long-holiday-weekend mode, there was no shortage…

Larcenies keep police busy during holiday

According to police-activity reports, Labor Day weekend kept Ray County law enforcement busy. On Friday, Richmond police made several larceny arrests, an attempted burglary arrest and an arrest for assault.…

Local support group brings awareness of ALS

Mark Johnson’s hand movements and speech are affected, but when he speaks to other ALS patients about survival rates they tend to listen closely. That’s because Johnson, the father of…

Polo pornographer receives 15 years in prison

A Polo man will spend the next 15 years behind bars following multiple child pornography convictions. Terry R. Ingerson, 45 years old of Polo, pleaded guilty April 1 to one…

McCrary: No board member looked into her allegations

Former central-office benefits manager Lisa McCrary felt a combination of shock and loss when she heard the news. It was just prior to the school board’s June 2009 meeting when…