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Richmond – Christmas-related plans for the community are being made by the Richmond Chamber of Commerce.

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COLUMBIA – Lydia Friedrich, Lily Ripley and Katie Basham, all from Ray County, took honors in a clothing construction and consumerism contest during the State 4-H Fashion Review on Oct. 19 on the University of Missouri campus.

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RICHMOND – The Richmond High School Band, along with about 40 community members, gathered inside the Ray County Courthouse to celebrate Veterans Day with a joint American Legion-Veterans of Foreign Wars ceremony Monday.

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RICHMOND – Five dollars provides food staples or a meal to someone in need, and $15 can mean Thanksgiving or Christmas to a family, Harps employee Maxine Moore said Tuesday.

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SUNRISE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL recognizes the October Character Kids. From left are fifth-graders Kaylee Vandolah and Matthew Anderson, fourth-graders Kypton Burnett and Hazel Gorham, third-graders Christian Teegarden and Chloe Bennett, and second-graders Bentley Hessel and Lottie Fletcher.

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RICHMOND – The Dale-Patton 4-H Club will collect non-perishable food for the Salvation Army and gifts for Shirkey Nursing Home residents at the club’s Nov. 17 meeting.

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RICHMOND – Students will discuss the impact of alcohol marketing with Ray County Coalition members during the meeting Monday, Nov. 11.

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KIWANIAN Stacy Hisle celebrates with Sunrise Elementary School Terrific Kids. Students are, from left, fifth-grader Miguel Valencia, fourth-grader Latimer Cavanah, third-grader Kayly McMillan and second-grader Erianna Elegino.

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RICHMOND – The Far West Missouri Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints presents the annual musical drama, “Savior of the World,” at two evening performances and one matinee beginning Thursday, Nov. 21.

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RICHMOND – Members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4398 and American Legion Post 237 commemorate Veterans Day with the following activities...

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Kiwanis member Stacy Hisle helps recognize the Terrific Kids at Sunrise Elementary School. From left are Hisle, fifth-grader Damika Hopping, fourth-grader Mordecai Staley, third-grader Olivia Surls; and second-grader Linkin Wirsig.

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KIWANIS CLUB members recognize the Character Kids at Sunrise Elementary School. From left are Fifth-graders Braxton James and Trinity Bray; fourth-graders Jaxton Smith and Lilleigh Wright; third-graders Hunter Desselle and Izzlie Kinnison; and second-graders Pierce Shea and Haylee Hayes.

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LEXINGTON – The River City Players opens its 37th anniversary season with the comedy, “The Fox on the Fairway” by Ken Ludwig.

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EASTERN JACKSON COUNTY – Truman Heartland Community Foundation invites students from Carroll and Ray counties to apply for the Mary K. Axtell Trust Scholarship.

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RICHMOND – Donors will receive a free limited edition Chiefs T-shirt at a community blood drive, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., Monday, Nov. 25, in the Community Room, 215 E. Lexington St.

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RICHMOND – The Richmond Rotary Club and Rotary District 6040 presented Mayor Mike Wright with a $14,000 check to begin work on the downtown community space on the northeast corner of the square.

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RICHMOND CLASS OF 1954 get together Friday, Oct. 11 for a 65th class reunion. Front row, from left are Frieda McKinny Thacker, Karen Joiner, Vernon Simpson and Tom Boyce; second row are Teddy Weber, Patty Lee Lyon, Shirley Lee Judd, Joyce Ogg James, Charlotte Turnage Johnson, Jim Marshall an…

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RICHMOND – Halloween visitors to the Ray County “Boo”seum will hear about a “John Doe” buried in the Ray County Cemetery.

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Camden – The Ray Masonic Lodge 223 hosts a free pancake dinner from 5 to 7 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 2, at the lodge in Camden.

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Henrietta – The Henrietta First Baptist Church hosts a Fallfest block party from 3 to 7 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 26, at the church, 100 W. Sixth St.

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RICHMOND – Sunrise Elementary School students will have at least one field trip this year, thanks to the efforts of fellow students.

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HARDIN – C. Gene and Kathleen Kallenberger will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with an open house from 2 to 4 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 2, at the Hardin American Legion, Hardin.

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SUNRISE STUDENTS who raised money during a Parent-Teacher Organization fundraiser got to play during the Big Bash. Patrick Robinson takes a spill coming out of a bounce house.

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DURING THE BIG BASH, Caige Castilleja, left, and his friend, Chase Polanski, slide down a bounce house slide in the gym at Sunrise Elementary School.

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The 11th Annual Farris Concert Season is “light” but bright, as the “historic theater presents a two-concert season featuring the area’s best-loved musical genres,” theater information states.

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RICHMOND – A father gives his daughter a book of old stories in 1972. A leather box filled with old tie tacks, cuff links and pins. An antique mustard spoon from England.

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RICHMOND – Players pile into the wood-walled pit at Sunrise Elementary School, placing their hands on the wall.

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RICHMOND – “We know the fire safety program works when we are on the scene and a child tells us they knew what to do,” Richmond Fire Chief Mark Sowder said Monday at Dear Elementary.

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RICHMOND – The second annual Pickleball Tournament is Saturday, Nov. 2, at the Richmond City Gym, 205 Summit St., with proceeds going to improve the gym.

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RICHMOND – Shirkey Hospice and Palliative Care seeks volunteers to provide companionship for its patients.

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RICHMOND – Young entrepreneurs will showcase art and jewelry during a Young Entrepreneurs Fair from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 12, at the city gym, 205 Summit St.

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RICHMOND – A free dinner and fellowship event will be from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 2, at the Ray County Veterans Building, 312 Clark St.

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THE RICHMOND Marching Spartans are a crowd favorite during the 2019 Homecoming Parade on the community square Friday.

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ON BEHALF of the Richmond Senior Class of 2020, no doubt a group with a clear vision toward the future, Spartans football player Colby Stigall, 17, climbs aboard the “Toy Story”-themed float.

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WITH A BIG SMILE and cheerful bow, Kennedy Quick is ready for the 2019 Homecoming Parade.

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SHOWING THAT SHE is ready to muscle up on behalf of the Spartans, Jordan Heber, 16, flexes her biceps.

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PAIGE QUICK is ready to ride in the Richmond Homecoming Parade on Friday.

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YOUNG CHEERLEADERS, including Rachel Kaylor, 8, in front, show their Spartan spirit.

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MUSIC makes a parade memorable, and band member Tessa Foxall does her part.

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RICHMOND – Among booths containing jewelry, wreaths, pumpkins, muffins and on and on at the Friends of Richmond FFA Fall Frenzy, a community craft fair, Dana Pope manages the Art Club’s table.

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RICHMOND – The nation’s eighth and ninth vaping-related deaths, in Missouri and Kansas last month, heightened worries long expressed by the Ray County Coalition, a community group dedicated to ending substance abuse by children.

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RICHMOND – “The future is wide open for us,” American Legion District 3 Commander Douglas Millison said Wednesday, a week after a visit by the Legion’s national commander, James “Bill” Oxford.

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KANSAS CITY –The Veterans of Foreign Wars is accepting online applications through Nov. 15 for the $5,000 “Sport Clips Help-A-Hero Scholarship,” which provides service members and veterans with financial assistance to complete their educational goals.

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RICHMOND – The Masonic Children’s Foundation hosts a free MoCHIP child identification event from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 19, at Shirkey Golf Course, 901 Wollard Blvd.