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FOR VICTIMS’ RIGHTS: A SYMBOL OF ‘WALKING IN THEIR SHOES’

Photo PHOTO: Richmond observed National Crime Victims’ Rights Week Wednesday with a special program at the Ray County Courthouse. Over 1,000 pairs of shoes were displayed on the east lawn.…

Southwick removed from school

Richmond High School Principal Karen Southwick was re-assigned to the R-XVI district office for administrative duties beginning Monday, according to Richmond Superintendent Dr. Damon Kizzire. Kizzire said the school board…

City, pastor agree on traffi c plan for food distributions

Nelson Holmes, the pastor of Lighthouse Baptist Church in Richmond, says he plans to use walkie-talkies to further control traffic that lines up for the church’s popular monthly food distribution.…

Principal, board debate non-renewal

The outcome of Richmond High School Principal Karen Southwick’s job status will not be known until late Monday. On the advice of the district’s attorneys, the board voted to go…

Orrick pro tem cuts work to save meeting

In his final act as Orrick Mayor Pro Tem, Todd Wyse “saved the day” – as Orrick City Attorney Kevin Baldwin put it. Wyse, working the night shift at Ford’s…

Chilly weather? Not a problem for the garage sale veteran

It’s that time of year again … garage sale season. And despite some chilly temperatures and blustery winds Friday, Ray County residents were out in droves for the first day…

Sewer bonds pass in Richmond, Henrietta

Richmond voters gave the nod to improve the city’s infrastructure Tuesday when they passed a $4.7-million sewer bond by 212 votes. The bond will be coupled with a $5.1-million bond…

Lampton defeats Butler for Orrick mayor

Orrick will have a new mayor tonight. Councilwoman Cindy Lampton defeated incumbent Mayor Marilyn Butler with 60 percent of the vote. Other winners in Tuesday’s election were Christie McGlothlin and…

Area farmers begin planting season

Those who’ve lived here a while know those cylindrical objects they’re seeing aren’t midget submarines or spaceships from a lowbudget movie. We’re referring, of course, to the fertilizer tanks farmers…

Orrick High spring musical a sampler of five shows

When it came to picking a musical for their spring show, Orrick Drama Club members and directors Jeff Mace and Jayson Moll had a tough decision to make. Would it…