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ELECTION NIGHT IN RAY COUNTY

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ON ELECTION night at the Ray County Courthouse in Richmond, after learning he has won the election for Ray County sheriff, Scott Childers lifts his son, Grady Childers, who gives a thumbs up. AFTER he wins the vacant Ray County Eastern Commission District seat, Dawn Powell gives her father, Dave Powell, a hug at the Ray County Courthouse on election night.
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HANGING OUT ON TRICK OR TREET STREET

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RICHMOND – Children in vehicles lined up from the City Hall complex back to the Ray County Courthouse to take part on Halloween at this year’s literal Trick or Treat Street drive-through event. Community leaders, city staff, police and fire department members helped organize and conduct the event, City Administrator Tonya Willim said a few minutes before the first youngster in line, Justin Davis, 8, received his bag of candy.

Clay loses five top county employees

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RICHMOND – Clay County announced settlements in discrimination cases involving five top-tier employees who will leave county employment “on or before Dec. 31.”

“It is appropriate that the new commission will be able to start with a new staff and really turn the page for Clay County,” Presiding Commissioner Jerry Nolte said.

The announcement came while voters remained at the polls late Tuesday.