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Escapee Miller faces 5 additional felonies

A Ray County Detention Center escapee now faces an additional five felony counts. Gary O. Miller, of Rogers, Ark., already faced a felony escape or attempted escape charge stemming from…

Salmon appointed Richmond municipal judge

There’s a new judge in Richmond. With unanimous Richmond City Council backing, Steven B. Salmon will be Richmond’s second municipal judge in the city’s history. He replaces Thomas C. Fincham,…

Recount: Rogers wins race by 29 votes

For Danielle Rogers, her wait ended around 3 p.m. yesterday. That’s when it became final and official: Rogers is the Democratic winner of the Aug. 3 county prosecutor’s race. “I’m…

Senior center may face funding cuts

In lean economic times, Richmond Mayor Mike Wright had to tell Ray County Senior Center Director Julie Anderson there just isn’t more money to give them. Following a presentation of…

Kiwanis, UNICEF join together to eradicate tetanus

In America, tetanus vaccinations are a routine part of infants’ preventive health care. In receiving a combined vaccine that also protects against diphtheria and pertussis, children are inoculated for tetanus…

First Mohler trial postponed to 2011

Darrel W. Mohler’s day in court will no longer come in 2010, but 2011 instead. Mohler, of Silver Springs, Fla., received a continuance Tuesday from Clay County Judge Larry D.…

Richmond man part of USS Missouri history

Millard Yoakum went aboard the USS Missouri when her 16-inch guns were silent and years had passed since Japanese officials came aboard to sign documents ending World War II. The…

Council passes FY 2011 budget ahead of schedule

What a difference a year made. Approving the city of Richmond’s 2010 budget stretched nearly one month into the new fiscal year, the result of months of heated debates over…

Gabriella’s Garden almost a ‘go’

Gabriella’s Garden nearly has its go-ahead from the Richmond City Council. The council has nearly completed a real-property lease agreement for Royce Duffett’s downtown memorial garden project, which the Duffetts…

Past felony conviction hot topic with council

Councilwoman Terrie Stanley apologized to taxpayers Tuesday while bringing to light a felony conviction on the record of a man paid with city dollars to bring economic development to Richmond.…