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Hundreds of county residents brave weather to walk for cancer cure

When the doctor said “cancer,” Connie Taylor didn’t react. That wasn’t because she didn’t want to react. She couldn’t. “I totally shut down,” she said. “His lips were moving but…

Movie Gallery closing all U.S. stores

The Movie Gallery store at 801 E. South St. in Richmond is just one of the casualties of the company’s bankruptcy. In May, Movie Gallery announced its bankruptcy reorganization plan…

Carnahan swing stops in Richmond

She may have been a little late, but Secretary of State and Senate hopeful Robin Carnahan wasted no time when she arrived at the Ray County Library Saturday. Carnahan got…

County’s Relay for Life tonight

“Relay is For Everyone!” is a fitting theme for the Relay for Life of Ray County, which begins at 6 p.m. tonight at the Richmond High School track. The Relay,…

City may tighten policy for past due water bills

A city debt-collection policy could split burdens three ways between the city, renters and landlords. Some council members may not consider Richmond City Collector Marilyn O’Dell’s policy recommendations perfect, but…

Local man has plan for Gulf’s oil spill

While efforts are ongoing to cap a 46-day-old oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, a Richmond man has an idea how to clean up the mess the spill has…

Construction of safe shelter in full swing

In an effort to keep the community safe during times of severe weather, Richmond Public Schools has started construction of a safe shelter behind Dear Elementary, 701 E. Main St.…

Hardin studies pay options for water hook-up

It’s been three months since Hardin City Council voted to shut down its water plant and go ahead with a no-frills tie-in to Ray County Rural Water District #2. But…

Two die over holiday weekend

Ray County’s Memorial Day weekend didn’t pass without tragedy. Traffic accidents claimed two lives over the holiday weekend, including a Richmond woman who died in a single-vehicle accident. Barbara J.…

Texting biblical comfort to cancer patients

When an alert sounds, Christal Milligan and the others look up from chemotherapy. It’s V, they think, the messenger of inspiration. V – that’s what friends call Veronica Shane –…