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‘The climate is right for cotton’

‘The climate is right for cotton’

A classroom discussion prompts a student to research and then grow cotton in the river bottoms, hill land By JoEllen Black, Publisher In Southeast Missouri’s Bootheel, part of…

Area tree farm ready to welcome visitors

Area tree farm ready to welcome visitors

Local business sells Christmas trees, fresh garland, opens Christmas thrift shop By Leah Wankum, Editor It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas – all year round –…

Languishing landline tax puts Ray Co. 911 in limbo

Citizens committee campaign for penny sales tax to fund local agency By Leah Wankum, Editor As funds shrink for Ray County 911, one group of county residents is…

Wellington man pleads not guilty to vehicular manslaughter

By Leah Wankum, Editor A Wellington man pleaded not guilty to manslaughter after a two-car accident in which he allegedly caused the death of a 99-year-old man. Anthony…

Sports

Eight Spartans earn MRVC East grid selections

Eight Spartans earn MRVC East grid selections

Alexander, Bowers pick up all-district honors By Russ Green/Sports Editor The Richmond Spartan football team…

Mules, Bulldogs to tangle in 52nd Mineral Water Bowl

Two teams making their third trip to the Mineral Water Bowl in Excelsior Springs will…

Bearcats earn league recognition

By Russ Green/Sports Editor Three members of the Orrick Bearcats picked up football honors from…

Hoops jamboree scheduled for Tuesday

The 2017-18 high school basketball season will get under way in about one week, but…

 

 

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Tilda Nord: A remarkable woman revealed

Tilda Nord: A remarkable woman revealed

Lexington native pens true story of her grandmother By Liz Johnson, Staff Writer – Living 50-Plus We all have that one person in our past who influenced us in…

An Ideal bond, legacy to come to an end

An Ideal bond, legacy to come to an end

As the shelter workshop’s only director, Bob McCorkendale to retire Feb. 27, 2018 – the day it began 38 years ago By Leah Wankum, Editor After nearly 38 years…

Fun with fiction

Author with local roots twists reality into end-of-world tale in his 13th book By Sara Seidel, Staff Writer Truth turned into fiction is stranger than either truth or…

 

Obituaries

Vivian Kennedy

Vivian Lee Kennedy, 84, of Richmond, Mo., and formerly of Missouri City, died Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017, at the North Care…

Robert Millsap

Robert Michael “Mike” Millsap, 70, of Richmond, Mo., died Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017, at his home. Mike was born on October…

Shirley Roberts

Shirley Mae Roberts, 82, of Missouri City, Mo., died Monday, Nov. 20, 2017, at the Liberty Health and Wellness in Liberty,…

Betty F. Smith

Betty F. Smith, 85, of Kidder, died Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017. Visitation was 1 to 2 p.m., Monday, Nov. 20, at…