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Salvation Army still way short of holiday goal

Salvation Army reports the annual bell ringing fundraiser has netted $14,367 of the $25,000 goal. The money raised is for the emergency fund to help people here in Ray County…

Richmond may be fishing hot spot, federal funding could aid in enhancing lake

More opportunities for anglers and conservation enthusiasts may be coming to Richmond’s South Lake. City and Park Board officials met with Department of Conservation officials yesterday to talk about striking…

Local agent excited about possibilities

Local conservation agents are excited about the possibilities at Richmond’s South Lake. Ray County Conservation Agent Tammy Pierson along with Regional Fisheries Supervisor Harold Kerns and Biologist Eric Dennis met…

Military becoming popular way to fund college education

As high school seniors look toward Christmas vacation and a new year, they will naturally be excited about their upcoming graduation. The assemblies announcing scholarships and other recognitions are just…

Ray County positions open for election

Tuesday, Dec. 17 begins the filing date for Declarations for Candidacy for local April 2009 elections. The deadline for filing is Jan. 20, 2009. Below, are many of the positions…

Community project earns two young men distinction

Similar in many ways to the Eagle rank of the Boy Scouts of America, Morgan Richey and Brady Moppin have completed the requirements for the coveted and highly respected Gold…

A special moment with Santa

The children of Ray County must be very good, as Santa Claus made stops to visit kids in Orrick Friday night and Richmond on Saturday. Quintan Calvert, 6, of Rayville,…

Stormwater plans continue to move forward

Engineers working on designs to help alleviate stormwater run off issues in Richmond, have almost complete with their first project. Olsson Associates’ representative Stacy Kanaga said her firm is about…

District examines plan to build storm shelter

Gary Barbee, of Springfield-based Sam Winn & Associates, addressed the Richmond Board of Education Tuesday evening, Dec. 9, regarding the tornado safe multi-purpose building to be added to Dear Elementary.…

Henrietta officials know they are walking a tight rope

Combine one part storm water runoff with two parts of rising expenses, and a dash of declining tax revenues and you have a tight budget casserole for the city of…