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Cash or trash?

If you are giving gift cards for Christmas, or if you receive one, check to see how long it will be usable so your nugget of gold doesn’t turn into…

State awards grant to courthouse

The Ray County Courthouse received a $65,800 grant to make much-needed masonry repairs and for exterior cleaning. Rep. Bob Nance made the announcement on Tuesday, Dec. 16 and said the…

Moentmann retires after 14 years behind the bench in Ray County

After 14 years as Circuit Judge for the Eighth Judicial Circuit Werner A. Moentmann will retire effective Jan. 1, 2009. Moentmann was first elected to the position in November of…

City seeks help in finding sewer lines

The city of Richmond is asking for help from its residents. Recently there have been discussions during Richmond Public Works Committee meetings about a private sewer line along Franklin Street…

Two incumbents file for city council

Two current elected Richmond City Councilmen will seek another term in April. Current Mayor Pro Tem Scott Marshall will seek another term in the fourth ward, while first ward Councilman…

Road crews using creative ways to melt ice

Next time motorists are traveling behind a MoDOT snow truck, they might notice the road salt is a brown color. That is because MoDOT is experimenting with beet juice to…

Salvation Army still way short of holiday goal

Salvation Army reports the annual bell ringing fundraiser has netted $14,367 of the $25,000 goal. The money raised is for the emergency fund to help people here in Ray County…

Local agent excited about possibilities

Local conservation agents are excited about the possibilities at Richmond’s South Lake. Ray County Conservation Agent Tammy Pierson along with Regional Fisheries Supervisor Harold Kerns and Biologist Eric Dennis met…

Military becoming popular way to fund college education

As high school seniors look toward Christmas vacation and a new year, they will naturally be excited about their upcoming graduation. The assemblies announcing scholarships and other recognitions are just…

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…