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Nance eyeing a spot on healthcare committee

New Missouri Speaker of the House Ron Richard, R-Joplin, is expected to make committee appointments today, and 36th District Rep. Bob Nance is hoping his name pops up on the…

Revenues down statewide and locally

Downtown Revitalization and a new City Hall are making the city’s financial numbers seem alarming. Last week figures were released that show the city’s general revenue fund spent more than…

Farris celebrates 10-year anniversary since re-opening

Time truly seems to fly whenever we are enjoying something. The Farris Theatre is having a birthday celebration marking the 10th anniversary since it reopened, after an extensive renovation in…

Park board commits to amphitheater

“Let the music play” was not heard much last summer, as heavy rains drowned out the Concert in the Park Series last year and left the city’s amphitheater in a…

Cold weather does not stop projects and planning from moving foward

It may be cold and dead outside in the parks, but things are still cooking when it comes to plans and construction with the Richmond Park Board. The board received…

Miller takes over bench

After 14 years, the Ray County Circuit Court Executive Judge seat will be occupied by someone else. David H. Miller was sworn in as the next Eighth Judicial Circuit Executive…

Dirty water causing more problems for Hardin’s system

Hardin City Council discussed the town’s continuing water woes at their Dec. 19 monthly meeting. Public Works Director Larry Eastley said a few households were experiencing brown water running from…

Big challenges ahead nationally and locally in 2009

Whether it is inside City Hall or on the legislative floors of Jefferson City, critical decisions will be made in 2009. The city of Richmond continues to face a budget…

A historic Democratic Primary race followed by a historic election dominated 200

It was clear after an up and coming junior Senator from Illinois, Barack Obama, won the Iowa caucus a year ago that the heavily favored Hillary Clinton had a fight…

Ray County royalty meets reality

The Miss America Pageant takes a different twist this year with a reality TV show leading up to the pageant on Jan. 24 in Las Vegas, Nev. on the TLC…