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Blunt says federal disaster threshold hurts small cities

By David Knopf-News Editor A United States Senator made a big impression in May by calling a resident to check on tornado damage in town. Sen. Roy Blunt left his…

Ray Co. farmers get briefing on complex farm act

By Shawn Roney-For the Richmond News Whitney Weigel is trying to make something complicated easier to understand. The University of Missouri Extension regional agricultural business specialist is visiting towns around…

Skin disorder, family recipe led to natural healing, cleansing

By David Knopf-News Editor Shonna Hilliard’s title on her Red Shed Soap Co. business card is “Alchemist.” Some of her friends and customers refer to her, at least tongue in…

Little town with lots of generosity

Annual Henrietta Christmas event provides individualized presents to town kids By JoEllen Black-Richmond News Publisher Maybe every kid who lives in Henrietta was at City Hall Saturday afternoon – or…

Ray’s new Blue Christmas service geared to loss, sadness

By David Knopf-News Editor For many, “Blue Christmas” would be an Elvis Presley memory. But for others, it’s a seasonal salve for the loss of a loved one, sad memories…

Following mailbox thefts, caution advised in mailing checks

By JoEllen Black-Richmond News Publisher Ray County Sheriff’s Department is warning residents to take care when mailing checks or money. Two rural Richmond residents were scammed for hundreds last week…

Co-workers, friends bid judge farewell

By JoEllen Black-Richmond News Publisher Court was in session Monday afternoon – but not the typical variety. James Carey Thompson, associate judge for the 8th Circuit, and his wife Kathy…

Candidate filings open for April 7 election

By JoEllen Black-Richmond News Publisher Candidacy filings for April 2015 elections opened Tuesday, a day Ray County election clerk Rebecca Adams described as “very busy.” The county clerk’s office handles…

Affordable Care signups enter new year more smoothly

By David Knopf-News Editor Julie Bartley is a survivor, and in her second year of helping people navigate the insurance marketplace, a veteran. She survived the Affordable Care Act’s problem-plagued…

A rock star scene as Santa makes his way in Richmond

Younger members of Shapes Dance and Acro Studio were thrilled to see Santa and Mrs. Claus as they unboarded their sleigh and made their way into Ray County Courthouse to…