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Richmond school staff gets lesson in safety

Noon is a busy time at Richmond Middle School. It should be. Depending on schedules, lunch is either beginning or ending for nearly everyone. Teachers and staff mill about amidst…

Lights to shine brighter for Bulldog football

Friday Night Lights will have a special meaning this year for the Hardin High School football team. New lights, poles and wiring have been installed to better illuminate Lee Meador…

County residents eligible for prescription discounts

Ray County residents may soon have a truly universal form of healthcare. The Ray County Board of Senior Services will begin distributing Ray County Prescription Discount Cards Aug. 19 at…

Joneses celebrate 50 years of marriage and music

Although she’s been married for nearly 50 years, Carole Jones never got that trip down the aisle. But on Aug. 15, she plans on doing just that, with her husband…

City undecided on back tax collection

The Richmond City Council is grappling with the fate of a city ordinance allowing the city to shut off water service to citizens with delinquent property tax bills. A memo…

Career Ladder, a 24-year-old program supplementing teacher pay for additional st

A state program that gives economic incentives to tenured teachers may be on the chopping block at the next legislative session. Missouri’s Teacher Career Ladder program gives supplemental pay, ranging…

Stanley’s last word on Downs

This is the last time Terrie Stanley’s comments travel this road. Before shutting the door on public tensions between herself and concerned citizen Bill Downs – she said the comments…

R-XVI School Board approves tax rate hike

By a 7-0 vote, the Richmond R-XVI School Board voted for a 5-cent tax rate increase for the 2009-10 school year. The increase is to offset revenue declines in farm,…

Downs, Stanley tensions go public

A public accusation of harassment against a Richmond City Council member’s spouse – and that the council member helped enable it – could elevate existing citizen-council tensions. Prior to publicly…

911, prisoner housing troubles nearing end?

A step toward the resolution of two long-time public safety issues included brief tense moments between Richmond Mayor Lance Green and city council member Bob Bond. Bond and Green first…