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Orrick biker’s memory lives: Tornado donation made to honor Joe ‘Puddy’ Loyd

By David Knopf, News Editor Orrick Mayor Cindy Lampton sat in a small office at city hall, going through old text messages and email, and waiting on visitors. Lampton had…

The Big Bang: American Celebration July 3 at Southview Park

The Richmond Area Chamber of Commerce brings its family-friendly American Celebration to Southview Park Thursday, July 3. The night kicks off with a free swim at Southview Pool from 5:30…

Two dogs and a cat ready to become part of a household

The following descriptions are furnished first-hand by a volunteer for the Humane Society of Ray County. Gloria McFadden has met all the animals she describes, then photographs them and sends…

Ray County 4-H: Equine tour, public speaking academy

Fifty-one Missouri 4-H teens embarked upon the eighth annual 4-H Equine Career and Horse Industry Tour in late May 2014 traveling to destinations in Kansas, Nebraska, Wyoming and Colorado. Eight…

Cut to the Chase: Having no farm background helps me

By Robert Overmann Having completed my junior year at Truman State University, I’ve learned about a myriad of academic subjects – English, history, physics, chemistry, biology, philosophy and more. But,…

Election 2014: Carter hopes to market county, do what’s needed to help it grow

Editor’s note: Ray County Presiding Commissioner Bob King is retiring from that post at the end of this term, and five candidates – three Democrats and two Republicans – are…

No let-up in Orrick native’s quest

By Shawn Roney, Richmond News Correspondent Chad Kilgore feels at home in a place that’s more than 1,100 miles from where he grew up – and in a foreign country.…

R-XVI OKs increases for staff, administrators

By David Knopf, News Editor A month after increasing teacher salaries, Richmond School Board voted June 10 to do the same for “classified” employees – secretaries, aides, custodians, maintenance staff…

Orrick school will open Aug. 13 with work ongoing

By Russ Green, Senior Staff Writer Superintendent Aerin O’Dell told the Orrick Board of Education Monday night that school will begin as planned on Aug. 13 despite damage from the…

RHS gym floor cover OKd to increase utility

By David Knopf, News Editor Three members of Richmond High School’s 2015 Prom Committee got some public-speaking experience in May when they made a presentation to the school board. Makenzie…