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Jo’s Jottings: Sad news opens what otherwise was a pleasant, active week

By Jo Ellen Dale Yesterday I received some very sad news.  My friend and relative, Myra Hamann, has died.  She was a remarkable woman and will be missed by many.…

EPA Administrator uses visit to air farm issues face to face

By Fifth District Congressman Emanuel Cleaver In my many years of service, it is not often I have been able to bring someone like EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy to town,…

Youth in Agriculture scholarship applications available

The Missouri State Fair Youth in Agriculture scholarship application, for Missouri High School seniors graduating in 2014, is now available online at www.mostatefair.com/youth-in-agriculture. Applications should be submitted to the Missouri…

Adopt-a-pet: Buster looking for a good home

The Humane Society of Ray County has a selection of adoptable cats and dogs at its shelter. Adoption days are Saturdays and Sundays from 1-3 p.m. at 200 S. College…

Postcards: Since 1947, Richmond Chamber has helped promote the community

By Linda Emley On Oct. 10, I attended the Annual Chamber of Commerce Dinner with the Ray County Historical Society board. This is an event I never took the time…

Tradition of care for Orrick’s welcome garden

By David Knopf/Richmond News It’s the kind of thing people see so often they take it for granted. But not Judy Bruning, her husband Roger and members of the Orrick…

A weekend for hunters and shoppers

Opening of deer season signals many holiday events for this weekend  It’s deer not turkey that unofficially kicks off the holiday season in Richmond. The opening of deer season Saturday…

Flores brings musical magic back to Farris Nov. 16

By Sara Seidel/For The Richmond News Fans of Western swing fiddle music can share the magic when Bobby Flores takes the Farris Theatre stage Nov. 16. The Texas fiddle player…

Fill in your Readers Choice ballot

Readers of the Richmond News and Town & Country Leader East have until Friday, Nov. 15 to complete the Readers Choice ballot –in today’s paper on page 10. Readers Choice,…

Guest Opinion: Vets’ service deserves our continued gratitude

By Clint Zweifel Missouri State Treasurer When I first took office in 2009, I discovered previous administrations had been selling military medals found in safe deposit boxes held as Unclaimed…