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Childhood obesity reaching critical levels quickly

Childhood obesity has reached epidemic proportions. It is estimated that 20 percent of children in Missouri will be obese by the end of 2010, according to Bonnie Linhardt, Missouri state…

Car seat check-up this Saturday

In spite of the media and law enforcement push to urge the use of seat belts and proper child safety restraint, many drivers and passengers can be seen not wearing…

Messages to those who have gone

Members of the Fourth Tuesday Grief Support Group release balloons with notes to the deceased loved ones Tuesday evening at their Annual Memorial Balloon Release at United Christian Presbyterian Church.…

No answers for flood victims

Ray County flood victims near Orrick met with an official from the Missouri Department of Transportation on Friday but still feel frustrated by the lack of answers. “Where does the…

Council tables grant for DWI check points

The Richmond City Council has deferred a decision on a grant to purchase equipment for DWI checkpoints until further study. The council voted 7-1 Thursday night to send the grant…

Stucker says Orrick finances in good shape heading into next year

Orrick Superintendent Dr. Marcus Stucker said financially the district is in good shape with good, solid revenues. Stucker discussed the 2009-2010 budget at the Orrick Board of Education meeting on…

Polo man charged with producing child porn

A Polo man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for using a child to produce child pornography and for receiving and possessing child pornography. Terry R. Ingerson, 44,…

A Day for Remembrance

Veteran Jimmy Norris, right, bows his head in prayer during the Memorial Day service at Richmond Memory Gardens Monday. Norris is flanked by American Legion and VFW Color Guard's Jim…

Shot in the foot

The job of being a politician is not easy. Many people aspire to elected office for many reasons. I assume some of them do so in a desire to give…

Council says no to bond issue in August

The former City Council took a gamble in March betting that voters would approve a bond issue for upgrades to the South Wastewater Plant. What they didn’t bet on was…