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For MVCAA, ‘back to school’ bells already ringing

By David Knopf, News Editor It’s not quite that time of year yet – kids, teachers relax – but at least one Richmond organization can hear school bells ringing. Missouri…

R-XVI Wall of Honor taking nominations

Nominations for the 2014 Richmond R-XVI School District Wall of Honor are now being accepted. “It’s time to make submissions,” said Stephanie Landwehr, co-chairman of the wall’s selection committee. “Anyone…

Sixth Farris Concert Series offers six-pack of entertainment

If four concerts are good, six concerts are better, and better still, arts patrons can save money by selecting specific concerts to attend when the Sixth Concert Season begins this…

Ray roads projects part of work eyed for state tax

By David Knopf, News Editor Three Ray County improvements listed as proposed transportation sales-tax projects may or may not make the final cut, but the method of funding them doesn’t…

Backers of school levy tap social media

By David Knopf, News Editor Supporters of the Aug. 5 Richmond Public Schools’ proposed 50-cent levy increase have taken their case to Facebook, the popular social-media site. Postings at www.facebook.com/citizensforbetterrichmond…

RHS grad a fatality in motorcycle accident

A Richmond man was killed June 25 when his 1981 Honda motorcycle crashed in Ray County. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 46-year old Robert Foster, a former Spartans…

Orrick biker’s memory lives: Tornado donation made to honor Joe ‘Puddy’ Loyd

By David Knopf, News Editor Orrick Mayor Cindy Lampton sat in a small office at city hall, going through old text messages and email, and waiting on visitors. Lampton had…

The Big Bang: American Celebration July 3 at Southview Park

The Richmond Area Chamber of Commerce brings its family-friendly American Celebration to Southview Park Thursday, July 3. The night kicks off with a free swim at Southview Pool from 5:30…

Two dogs and a cat ready to become part of a household

The following descriptions are furnished first-hand by a volunteer for the Humane Society of Ray County. Gloria McFadden has met all the animals she describes, then photographs them and sends…

Ray County 4-H: Equine tour, public speaking academy

Fifty-one Missouri 4-H teens embarked upon the eighth annual 4-H Equine Career and Horse Industry Tour in late May 2014 traveling to destinations in Kansas, Nebraska, Wyoming and Colorado. Eight…