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Kids learn it’s never too early to set goals and plan how to achieve them

USDA Rural Development celebrated Homeownership month with Sunrise Elementary second- and third-grade summer school students. This year’s theme was “Own Your Future.” Area Specialist Debbie Berry presented a program on…

Thanks to Knoxville couple, shared beauty an annual rite

By David Knopf, News Editor Charlene Cassity deflects all praise for her husband’s bountiful flower beds back on the man who watches over them. “It’s all Charles,” she said. “He…

Humane Society of Ray County: Flower’s offspring: Get ‘em while they’re kittens

From Gloria McFadden, Humane Society volunteer: “Recently arrived are Flower and her kittens.  Flower is a tortoise shell cat.  She is about a year old.  I petted her and picked…

Right to Farm, Amendment 1 … Pro and Con

Pro ‘Right to Farm’ opponents in North Dakota used similar scare tactics In 2012, North Dakota was the first state to propose a constitutional amendment protecting farmers and ranchers.  Their…

Guest Opinion: Growing food looks easy – until you try it

By Blake Hurst City councils in Cleveland, Alexandria, Va. and Chicago have all recently passed resolutions banning the administration of antibiotics to farm animals, unless they’re sick — the animals,…

Letters: Debating Amendment I, ‘The Right to Farm’

Amendment 1 helps ‘big Ag,’ not farmers Agriculture, faith, animal welfare and health policy leaders say passage of Amendment 1 will cause harm to family farmers, rural economies and the…

Playful kittens ready to put on a show at their permanent homes

Missouri project 1 of 10 funded to boost biofuel plant feedstocks

The U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of Energy announced Thursday 10 projects tawarded funding aimed at accelerating genetic breeding programs to improve plant feedstocks for the production…

Driver’s license required for ATVs, golf carts

By JoEllen Black-Richmond News Publisher After much debate at a July 1 committee meeting, Richmond City Council’s public safety and ordinance committee recommended to full council an ordinance that’ll require…

Two seriously injured in head-on collision

Two drivers were seriously injured Tuesday afternoon in a head-on collision on Highway C north of Rayville. Steven W. Taber, 34, of Richmond, was Life Flighted to Truman Medical Center…