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Legislators avert travesty, but others wait in the wings

To the Editor: Our state legislative session ended, narrowly averting at lest one travesty to our constitution. Republicans, alleged lovers of the constitution, tried to get a measure on the…

Nixon should sign charter-school accountability bill

To the Editor: In his State of the State address last January, Governor Nixon called on the legislature to send to his desk “a comprehensive charter school accountability bill that…

Missouri wildlife lovers, speak up

To the editor: Balancing America’s demands for oil and its need for wild places was never easy, and is increasingly more difficult in this century. Since World War II our…

How I proved my claims would hold water

By Bob Smith RHS Class of 1957 My wife and I lived in Carlsbad, N.M. for three years. Our hobby was to explore in the desert for old ghost towns…

Live-in district policy would’ve helped R-XVI

To the Editor: I came to Richmond to teach and coach in 1968. At that time, it was a school policy for all certified school personnel to live in the…

Reader finds back-page ads offensive

To the Editor: I find the ads on the back page of The Richmond News to be offensive. I realize the news must run ads to survive, but must you…

Disrespectful memorial wasn’t our idea

To the Editor: My husband and I, Bill and Donna Bathgate, want it known that we in no way had anything to do with planning the memorial service for Bob…

Farris gallery opens to public Friday with Mushroom Fest Fine Arts Show

To the Editor: The Friends Gallery, 110 S. Camden St., will open to the public Friday morning as the Ray County Community Arts Association presents its annual Fine Arts Show…

Effort of many made crash portrayal a success

Dear Editor; On April 12,, Richmond Police Department conducted a Doc-U-Drama at Richmond High School followed by an assembly to educate students about the dangers of drinking and driving. Several…

Author’s shots at Baylor, Waco deserve an apology

(Editor’s note: This letter was addressed to Jason Offutt and written in response to a column he wrote about attending a Baylor football game.) Mr. Offutt, As per your article…