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Mary Lou Baker and Friends raise money for Children’s Miracle Network

Country and bluegrass music filled the Farris Theatre when Mary Lou Baker and Friends played to a crowd of 400 on Sunday, April 19. This show was a benefit for…

'Oh, it's magic'

Professor Steiner unveils J.J. Waters’ head after the magic that caused his head to appear to grow larger. Waters is smiling now, but was not so sure about the illusion…

Mushroom mania in Richmond: Richmond surprises Miss Missouri with sign

A lot of things change in 29 years but one thing that has not is the mania the Mushroom Festival generates. A group that called themselves Mushroom Mania Inc organized…

Ray County celebrates ‘National Day of Prayer’ May 7

This Thursday, May 7, the public is invited to take part in the 58th Annual National Day of Prayer at the Ray County Courthouse in Richmond from 7 a.m. to…

Polo woman dies in car crash

A Polo woman lost her life Sunday night in a one car crash on Highway 13 near Fields Road. Jean L. Venable, 46, was pronounced dead at the scene. The…

Five year run from the law ends in Richmond

A man’s five-year run from law enforcement ended on Thursday at the Mushroom Festival. Matthew A. Land, 24, was arrested near Franklin and Camden streets Thursday night at about 10:40…

School district sends flu information packet home with students

Late last week Richmond school officials took extra precautions to warn parents about the H1N1 (Swine flu) virus. Each student was sent home with a two-page information packet from the…

Area church volunteers put together nearly 16,000 Bibles for Mexico

Amidst cheers and applause, volunteers completed assembling 15,888 New Testaments Wednesday evening. Most of them will be taken to a village in Mexico this summer as part of a mission…

Rumble and ride at Wristband Night

From left: Ethan Schreier, Sam Stevenson, Austin Pettiecord and Steven Medlock have a blast on the Scrambler, one of the many rides that were packed with eager ride-goers Thursday night…

Council wants lime sludge issue to go out for bid

The city’s lime sludge problem did not go away with a new council and continues to be an issue. The City Council on Tuesday night put the brakes on a…