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Richmond strikes deal with Henrietta

The water will soon be flowing from Richmond to the residents of Henrietta. On Saturday the Henrietta Board of Aldermen approved a contract with Richmond to provide water services to…

Boil order for Richmond

The city of Richmond has issued a precautionary boil order from yesterday afternoon until further notice. The order is due to a water main leak in the south section of…

Seniors from all three area schools receive diplomas on Sunday

A class described as “the perfect puzzle” by RHS 2009 Class President Lisa Thompson assembled one last time on Spartan Field yesterday. Eighty-nine of the 103 graduates filed onto the…

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…

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…

Senior Services Board pleased with survey response

The Ray County Board of Senior Services unveiled the results of a recently conducted survey on Tuesday and was pleased with the response. A total of 520 Ray County residents…