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Heavy rains leave fields under water

Nearly 5 inches of rain on Friday caused many fields to flood like this one, just west of the Fishing River in Ray County along Highway 210. By Sunday afternoon…

Self-made man earns his diploma

On his desk is his nameplate: Dr. J. Ray Gill. But on Sunday, Dr. Gill will receive an education credential that has eluded him his entire life – a high…

Council calls special meeting

The Richmond City Council has a choice to make. The question is not if a bond issue will go to voters but when. The Council has called a special meeting…

City hall tax not keeping up with payments

Despite a lower interest rate and an extended loan to finish the City Hall complex, sales tax revenues are still falling short of principal payments. Finance Director Melanie Allwood told…

Swaffords will quit selling Chrysler products

In bankruptcy court Thursday, Chrysler announced plans to eliminate 789 (about 25 percent) of its 3,200 dealers. In Missouri, that means 26 dealerships will close or eventually no longer sell…

Fowler requests amendment to bus contract

Fowler Bus Co. applied for and received an Environmental Protection Agency grant that will help fund upgrades to each bus in the fleet. Guidelines for the 2009-2010 school year indicate…

Stucker says Orrick school district in good shape

Orrick School District Superintendent Marcus Stucker reported last month that financially the district is in good shape and currently the district is at 67 percent of the 2008-2009 school year’s…

Some councilmen feel misled about fire station grant

Councilwoman Terrie Stanley rescinded her vote for an $855 expenditure for an exhaust system at the Richmond Fire Department. Stanley said Tuesday night at the City Council meeting that she…

Bicycle Safety Day Saturday

The Richmond Police Department will be holding a Bicycle Safety Day Saturday, May 16, 2009 for children of all ages. Bicycle Safety Day is conducted to promote bicycle safety and…

Math practice brings dividends to RMS students

Four eighth grade boys from Richmond Middle School made their mark at the MCTM State Mathematics Contest held in Springfeild on April 25. “This is the first year we’ve ever…