August 2020

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Sheriff’s Office assists in arrest after homicide

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HARDIN – The Ray County Sheriff’s Office assisted area law enforcers in the arrest of a murder suspect in Hardin.

Sheriff Garry Bush said Aug. 21 that area law enforcers alerted his office that the suspect, Thorne McKendrick, 19, Kansas City, could be in southeastern Ray County. Bush’s staff began to search for McKendrick.

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Report says H-C highest in per-pupil spending

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HARDIN – A fiscal review group, WalletHub, ranked Missouri’s 516 school districts and declared Hardin-Central’s per-pupil spending “least-equitable.” “The ranking is based on average household income and per pupil expenditures,” WalletHub analyst Jill Gonzales told this newspaper. “Hardin-Central School District ranks least equitable because it has the highest spending in the state, over $32,000 per pupil, almost double the state average.
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Cemetery upkeep not keeping up?

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• One sexton for 26-acre cemetery n Grass dead around grave markers ‘ • Grass dead around grave markers • Mowed grass left upon markers RICHMOND – A look at the condition of graves within the 26-acre Richmond Memory Gardens cemetery raised concern from a few relatives of people buried there. Wet weather conditions, drainage issues and limited personnel make keeping the cemetery in top shape a constant job.
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SBA warns email phishing scams target businesses

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RICHMOND – The Small Business Administration is sending a cyber-warning alert to loan applicants seeking federal aid in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The email phishing campaigns involve malicious actors who impersonate the SBA and the Office of Disaster Assistance to collect personally identifiable information for fraudulent purposes.