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Councilwoman recommends coalition take over grant for DWI checkpoints

The Richmond Public Safety Committee said grants for DWI checkpoints are out of their hands. Committee Chairman Bob Bond told the Council Tuesday night that the issue was a moot…

President signs weapons reform bill

President Barack Obama signed legislation introduced by Congressman Ike Skelton into law last week. The Weapon Systems Acquisition Reform Act is meant to strengthen accountability standards for Defense Department purchases…

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.…

Councilmen asks: Where is city’s financial audit?

As the days pass, Richmond City Councilmen are still wondering where the city’s annual financial audit is. For the third meeting in a row, the council has tabled an ordinance…

Richmond legals debate continues over cost, loyalties

Two holdovers from the former Richmond City Council want to continue publishing city legals and advertisements in Lawson. Last month, members of the Ordinance Committee instructed City Administrator Rick Childers…

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…