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Program organized for grandparents faced with raising grandchildren

With a growing number of grandparents raising their children’s children, two Ray County organizations will partner in a new Grandparents Gathering Workshop/Support Group. Michelle Zwiers, outreach specialist for the Missouri…

Law Enforcement/First Responder Appreciation Breakfast Oct. 2

House of Hope, Inc. and Ray County Prosecuting Attorney Danielle Rogers invite the public to the first annual domestic Violence Awareness and Law Enforcement/First Responder Appreciation Breakfast Thursday, Oct. 2,…

Fall Festivals: Lexington celebrates ‘Apples, Arts & Antiques’ this weekend

Lexington’s 17th Annual Apples, Arts & Antiques Festival is this weekend, Sept. 25, 27-28. Arts, antiques and craft vendor hours are Saturday 9 a.m.to 5 p.m. and Sunday 11 to…

Missouri Bar honors Werner Moentmann, retired circuit judge

Werner Moentmann, the retired Ray County circuit judge is among more than 100 attorneys honored earlier this month as “Senior Counselors” of The Missouri Bar. The “Senior Counselor” title is…

Amendment I recount results, supporters’ comments

Secretary of State Jason Kander Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander released the certified results Monday of the statewide recount of Constitutional Amendment 1, which appeared on Missouri’s  Aug. 5…

Ray County, state recounts uphold passage of Amendment I, the so-called ‘Right to Farm’ act

A recount for Missouri Amendment 1, known as Right to Farm, has confirmed its passage. Secretary of State Jason Kander certified the recount Monday, with 499,963 Missourians voting in favor…

Dalton Groves: No bull, at 6 he’s ready to rodeo

Not everyone gets to compete at the American Royal. And certainly, not everyone knows how to ride a sheep. Dalton Groves will get to do both Sept. 26. That’s when…

State Politics: Nixon veto of tax breaks stands, prompts release of funds withheld from schools

Following a successful effort to defeat a package of special interest tax breaks, Gov. Jay Nixon announced Thursday the release of $143.6 million for local school districts and higher education…

NASS Crop Progress and Condition report

Crop Progress and Condition The state received much needed rain with an average of 1.56 inches statewide. There were 4.9 days suitable for fieldwork during the week ending Sept. 7.…

Missouri among top farmers market states

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Missouri is among the top 10 states in the number of farmers markets with 245 listed in the National Farmers Market Directory. Since…