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Job Fair in Excelsior Springs Aug. 27

Job seekers are invited to attend a Job Fair at the Good Samaritan Center in Excelsior Springs, Thursday, Aug. 27, from 1 to 4 p.m. Lunch at noon is by…

Council, concerned citizens share same goals

Cause and effect Chain of events All of the chaos makes perfect sense . . . – Joe Diffie, “Third Rock From The Sun” The sitting Richmond City Council could…

Downs files order of protection

A Richmond activist will take a city council member’s spouse to court next week for an order of protection. Bill Downs filed for an order of protection ex parte Aug.…

Orrick BOE approves tax rate hike, reviews budget

The Orrick School Board unanimously approved a tax rate increase of around 8 cents for the 2009-10 school year. For homeowners of a $100,000 house, the increase translates to an…

New HCHS principal comes from farm, teaching roots

Hardin-Central High School students are in good hands. They have a new principal – one with farm roots. Rodney Clodfelter grew up in these hills and fields. A 1995 graduate…

Drug Discount Card Available for all Ray County Families

Over 50 Ray County citizens gathered Thursday morning at 10 a.m., in the chambers of the Ray County Commission to launch a discount card program to help consumers cope with…

Richmond boy recovering from extensive burns

A young Richmond boy was seriously injured in a home accident last Thursday. William “Willie” Graham, 2, received third-degree burns on 80 percent of his body when a crockpot of…

Healthcare on mind of area residents

U.S. Congressman Ike Skelton fielded nearly 40 minutes of questions, most of them from older voters with serious concerns over federal healthcare reform. Skelton spokesman Bob Hagadorn said prior to…

Heavy rains force Dollar General to close…again

“I just want something done with our drains out here,” said Dollar General Manager Christie Jones, as she took a break from mopping out the store. Heavy rains Monday morning…

Debate continues for funding, staffing school officers

Prior to the Richmond School District’s crisis management training Aug. 13-14, Richmond Police Chief Terri McWilliams addressed the future of the district’s student resource officer program. “The SRO program has…