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Miss Missouri helps hand out gifts

Miss Missouri Lacey Fitzgerald shares the delight of a youngster who received a toy at a Monday afternoon Christmas party at the Richmond Housing Authority community room. Fitzgerald, who is…

Bearcats serve as role models for elementary kids

The Orrick Board of Education met Monday, Dec. 15 for the regular monthly meeting. Orrick Elementary Principal Keri Cavanah announced an activity in the works to benefit both elementary and…

Henrietta should be more prepared for snow next time around

Snow removal was an issue last week for the city of Henrietta but things should improve next time around. Broken equipment and vehicles were to blame for lack of road…

As bridges come off list for repairs new ones are added

Another Ray County bridge is undergoing repairs. The BNSF (Burlington Northern Santa Fe) railway bridge on EE Highway, just off of 210 Highway, will be removed and replaced. The bridge…

Small crowd nets big pot for charity

The crowd was not as large as hoped, but Jeffrey Kyle’s “Last Chance to Help – the Benefit” netted $1,860 through its silent auction Saturday night, and $1,687 on cash…

Williams, Schoolfield cut deals with prosecutor

A clear message was sent earlier this month to Michael Williams when his co-defendant Lyle Schoolfield was convicted on six out of seven drug charges. Those convictions prompted Williams and…

Auto bailout good news for local employer

President Bush’s announcement last week that the federal government was extending loans to General Motors and Chrysler is good news for the local economy. Kansas City boasts two car assembly…

Orrick files city charges against man after case is dismissed in Circuit Court

An Orrick man will be charged with a lesser crime after having his case dismissed by Ray County Associate Judge David Busch on Tuesday. Orrick Police Chief Troy Sims said…

Local schools help out with fundraising

Richmond Middle School led all area schools in collections for the Salvation Army’s Kettle Clash. According to Salvation Army Council member Jerry McCarter, the program was developed this year with…

Blunt takes swift action in naming Moentmann’s successor

Missouri Gov. Matt Blunt wasted no time in filling the vacated Eighth Judicial Circuit Judge position by releasing a statement yesterday afternoon saying that he intended to appoint Ray County…