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Ray County positions open for election

Tuesday, Dec. 17 begins the filing date for Declarations for Candidacy for local April 2009 elections. The deadline for filing is Jan. 20, 2009. Below, are many of the positions…

Community project earns two young men distinction

Similar in many ways to the Eagle rank of the Boy Scouts of America, Morgan Richey and Brady Moppin have completed the requirements for the coveted and highly respected Gold…

A special moment with Santa

The children of Ray County must be very good, as Santa Claus made stops to visit kids in Orrick Friday night and Richmond on Saturday. Quintan Calvert, 6, of Rayville,…

Stormwater plans continue to move forward

Engineers working on designs to help alleviate stormwater run off issues in Richmond, have almost complete with their first project. Olsson Associates’ representative Stacy Kanaga said her firm is about…

District examines plan to build storm shelter

Gary Barbee, of Springfield-based Sam Winn & Associates, addressed the Richmond Board of Education Tuesday evening, Dec. 9, regarding the tornado safe multi-purpose building to be added to Dear Elementary.…

Henrietta officials know they are walking a tight rope

Combine one part storm water runoff with two parts of rising expenses, and a dash of declining tax revenues and you have a tight budget casserole for the city of…

More parking spaces will be coming to downtown soon

The empty lot on the corner of North Main Street and College may soon become a parking lot. The owners of the land, Polley Funeral Home and Ideal Industries, are…

Wardrobe malfunction

Dear Elementary first graders brought down the house last night at the Farris Theatre as they presented a very enjoyable Christmas program. It had its humorous side too, such as…

City may consider changing meeting night

It seems that some residents and the Richmond City Council may be able to meet in the middle on speaking during meetings. Before the closing of last night’s council meeting,…

Familiar name plans on running for city council

Filing begins next Tuesday, Dec. 16, and former Richmond City Councilman Chris Keen says that he plans on filing to run for office in the First Ward. Keen won election…