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Underage drinking is focus of town hall meetings

The average age a youth in Missouri indulges in their first drink is 12 years old. That’s right, 12 years old. And, that’s just one of the startling statistics released…

Text message regarding gang initiation a hoax

Many area residents received text messages last Thursday, or saw on the news, that a gang initiation was to take place that evening at a Wal-Mart ‘somewhere’ that would involve…

Hardin man enters guilty plea for his part in two accidents

A Hardin man will spend the next 14 years behind bars for his involvement in two separate accidents that caused serious injuries. James Eaton, 33, received a seven year sentence…

Ray County woman raises chickens the 'Smart' way

Weary of commuting daily to the Missouri City area for work, Faye Oliphant wanted to find a job closer to home, north of Richmond. A television news report gave her…

Unoccupied home in Hardin burns

An unoccupied home in Hardin sustained major damage from a fire Thursday afternoon. Emergency responders were called to the house located at 412 NW Third St. around 4:30 p.m. Hardin…

Woman charged with 10 felonies for fatal crash

A Liberty woman has been charged with 10 felony counts for the death of three people and seriously injuring several others last May. Rachel L. Rose, 31, has been charged…

Renovation begins in art district

With lighting and sidewalks nearly done from the Downtown Revitalization project, it’s now time to freshen up the buildings those lights and sidewalks are for. Created and approved officially on…

Funding for sheriff’s deputy in court

Funding that was intended to help counties supplement the salaries for sheriff’s deputies is being held up in the courts. Missouri HB 2224 was signed into law last year by…

County mum on property tax for administration

Funding is getting much tighter around the Ray County Courthouse, but when tax increases are mentioned a favorable response is not present. County Commissioners still have not approved a final…

Miss Ray County to be crowned Saturday

Nine young ladies from Ray County have been polishing their talent presentations, practicing for interview questions and putting on their glitz for the Miss Ray County Scholarship Pageant to be…