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USDA: Stimulus money just ran out; city looks for options

As far as U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development representative Barbara Ross is concerned, everybody played their cards right putting together Richmond’s $2.9- million grant application. Ross indicated Tuesday that…

Funds to install Christmas lights in question

ORRICK – Without a little help, Christmas in Orrick this year might not feel quite like Christmas. Concerned citizen Sarah Fulte informed the city’s Board of Aldermen Thursday that Bank…

Gooch resigns from Orrick City Council

ORRICK – The Orrick Board of Aldermen held its regularly scheduled meeting Thursday evening at the Orrick Lions Club Hall. Alderwoman Tiffany Gooch did not attend. In business Thursday: •…

Fall Cleaning: Removing limbs near power lines

Chris Shields, a Bosworth, Mo., resident who works for Wright Tree service trimmed branches Friday morning overhanging power lines at West North Main and Camden streets. The company had two…

After a scare, Hendricks recovering from lung transplant

Thanksgiving will have special meaning this year for Emilee Hendricks, the 9-year-old Richmond girl who underwent a double-lung transplant in St. Louis. If all goes well, it’s anticipated that Emilee…

‘No present timeline’ on water, sewer transfer issue

A Richmond City Council member is continuing to pursue an issue with the city’s new city administrator involving what progress the city has made on an item raised in the…

Judge grants changes of venue

Judge David Miller granted two high-visibility Ray County cases changes of venue Wednesday during his monthly criminal court docket. Gary O. Miller of Rogers, Ark. was granted a change both…

Former Richmond administrator returns to old post

It’s 3:30 Wednesday afternoon, and Ron Brohammer just handed City Clerk Tonya Willim a memo bound for the Richmond City Council’s Oct. 12 packets. It’s neither the first he’s written…

$2.9M sewer grant denied

New City Administrator Ron Brohammer might’ve hoped for a different homecoming. At Brohammer’s first Richmond Finance Committee meeting since returning Monday to the post he resigned in 2000, he informed…

Local critics say Prop B has gray areas, hidden agenda

The 14th Amendment’s Equal Protection Clause provides that Americans – as individuals and members of a group – be treated equally under the law. The flip side to the clause…