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$413,842 sidewalk project to be completed by late June

Raytown-based company Leath and Sons started work last week on a $413,842 MoDOT sidewalk project that’ll span the west side of Spartan Drive between Business Highway 10 and Chapel Drive.…

‘Whole Farm’ crop insurance: RMA to simultaneously insure commodities, specialty crops

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Wednesday announced a new risk-management option that will be available for fruit and vegetable growers and producers with diversified farms. The policy, called Whole-Farm Revenue…

Ray County, two others partner in ‘Uncorked in the Country: Women’s Agricultural Discovery Tour’

Ray, Lafayette and Johnson Counties will co-host their Annual Women Landowner Ag Conference June 5,  with this year’s event billed “Uncorked in the Country: Women’s Agricultural Discovery Tour.” The day…

McCaskill meets with Rural Carriers Assoc., says she’ll support Senate bill

U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill met earlier this week with representatives from the Missouri Rural Letter Carriers Association to discuss their effort to fight for rural post offices and maintain postal…

Hardin-Central: FFA banquet: awards, degrees and new officers

Hardin-Central FFA held its annual awards banquet Wednesday, May 7 in front of an apprecative audience. “We appreciate all who could attend the banquet,” FFA Reporter Tommy Burton said. “Members…

State representative McGaugh offers assistance to residents

By Rep. Joe Don McGaugh Following the EF-3 tornado that struck Orrick this past Saturday, our office has remained in close contact with Orrick city officials, SEMA, local police departments…

Cleaver visits Orrick, backs federal disaster aid

Congressman Emanuel Cleaver, II, said Wednesday that parts of Jackson, Saline and Ray counties should be declared federal disaster areas in the wake of this weekend’s devastating storms and tornados.…

Focus on Agriculture: Farmer’s markets like Richmond’s benefit vendors, local economy, consumers

By Robert Giblin Growth in the number of farmers’ markets continued last year, and the markets are adapting to new locations and innovative formats to meet consumer needs. According to…

Featured cats, Millie and Max, await permanent homes

This week’s featured pets at the Humane Society of Ray County are Millie and Max. “Millie is a cute shorthair black and white cat. She is about 3 years old,…

Tornado damage ends school year at Orrick R-XI

Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education granted Orrick School District to end its school year Monday, due to the major damage to its facility. The district was to be…