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Free cell phone program concerns 911 Director

A recent Missouri program providing free wireless phone service concerns Ray County 911 Director Scott Enss. TracFone Wireless announced last month that its new SafeLink program would qualify upward of…

Picking up after Fido may become city law

Richmond has a simple request for pet owners: what your pet leaves behind, please take with you. Richmond City Council is ready to pass an official ordinance making a common…

Orrick’s O’Dell awarded VFW education honor

Orrick history teacher Joyce O’Dell is using two Civil War songs to make a point to her class of eighth-graders. The songs aren’t rap, hip-hop or even country music, and…

City may play hardball with late water payments

The stakes might soon rise for Richmond water customers who fail to make payments on time and face non-payment disconnections. The Feb. 9 Richmond City Council agenda will likely include…

Orrick unplugged: city goes wireless with Verizon contract

Cutting the cord might’ve been a step in the right direction for the city of Orrick. According to Alderman Todd Wyse, as of late January the city no longer uses…

RCS evolves with the times: T-Mobile, bill pay top services

The people running Richmond Computer Service understand a simple concept most successful business people do: if you provide a service people will pay to get, good things will come from…

Now open for business: Pierson Realty

While working in the fields during spring planting, Eric Pierson took a phone call from a friend that changed the course of his livelihood. “Jimmy Rippy called. He said they…

Vote likely on industry recruiting incentives

With all parties seemingly on board, the Richmond City Council may soon expand its industrial development policy. Council members have seemingly reached an accord with the Richmond School District and…

Hometown man wants to give back to Richmond

Depending upon how one views it, 2009’s hotly contested 911 consolidation did and didn’t help Tim Ray make up his mind about pursuing a Richmond City Council seat this April.…

Stet voters reject school bond levy

Stet voters rejected a tax levy increase on Tuesday that would have generated $60,000 toward the 2011-12 Stet school year budget. The proposition was defeated 145 to 108 votes in…