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Veterans’ Appreciation Picnic – near perfect

Nothing but blue skies, a nice breeze and good entertainment – in short; nothing but the best for the veterans attending the Third Annual Veterans Appreciation Day Picnic Saturday, Sept.…

Council kicks off attorney interviews

The Richmond City Council began sizing up its city attorney options Tuesday evening. Council members, alongside Mayor Lance Green and City Administrator Rick Childers, interviewed general practice candidates Chris Williams…

Skeeterfest, Fish Fry & Fun

Kenna Strider, right, tries her skill at driving a Gator blindfolded with the driving advice from Katie Strider, as they navigate an obstacle course in the humorous annual contest, Backseat…

Water funds not created equal

This is the final installment of a five-part series examining Richmond’s infrastructure on water. Looking outward might reveal water rate-checking secrets to Richmond’s city leaders. Then again, it might not.…

Orrick citizens spur animal control talks

Two Orrick citizens’ animal complaints may result in a new citizen committee. Rebecca Walcott and Kim McGinnis expressed concern Thursday evening that the city hasn’t been able to rein in…

Area students encouraged to recognize their teachers

Students have the opportunity to nominate a teacher for VFW National Citizenship Education Teacher of the Year honors as recognized through the Veterans of Foreign Wars for their outstanding commitment…

Wife of late commissioner recommended for his seat

Diana Adams stood in front of the Ray County Democratic Central Committee Thursday night as a candidate to fill the presiding commissioner post, left when her husband, Jeff “Puff” Adams,…

Early morning fire destroys Camden home

The home of Patrick Heil was severely damaged by fire early Thursday morning. Richmond Fire Captain Brad Branson said the Camden home was “fully involved” in flames when the Richmond…

911 options narrow in County Commission caucus

A 911-consolidation caucus between the Ray County Commission and Richmond city officials brought both parties back to their original option. City Administrator Rick Childers and Richmond City Council members discussed…

Orrick’s 911 money crunch addressed

Orrick’s city council must make some tough choices to avoid reduced Ray County 911 services. Ray County 911 Director Scott Enss and 911 Board member Paul Harris addressed council Thursday…