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VIBBARD – Nearly 150 years ago, Vibbard could boast more buildings than today.

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RICHMOND – Seniors 60 and older can apply for Missouri Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program vouchers to use at farmer’s markets in five counties.

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RICHMOND – “I don’t want to be an itinerant pastor and I do not want to go to seminary,” Rev. Cathy Myers told her mentor years ago as she considered joining the ministry.

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RICHMOND – The Richmond Assembly of God Church is accepting registrations for Vacation Bible School.

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KANSAS CITY – Rockhurst University awarded nearly 700 degrees at its 99th annual commencement ceremony Saturday, May 18, at the Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City.

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BOY SCOUT Troop 324 prepares for 10 days of camping and workshops. Scouts will have the opportunity to earn nearly 40 merit badges, including swimming, lifesaving, camping, wood-carving and about 35 other choices of merit badges will be earned during this time. Forty boys and 30 leaders will…

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RICHMOND – Blood donors will receive two free tickets to a Royals game during a Richmond United Methodist Church blood drive from 1 to 6 p.m., Thursday, July 11.

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RICHMOND – For the first time, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4398 achieved All-American status.

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RICHMOND – Visit Oak Ridge Assisted Living and Memory Care and most residents may be outside on the porch or sitting under an umbrella.

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ORRICK – A tree that sheltered farm workers and horses back in the days of horse-drawn plows may not see too many more seasons.

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Lawson student makes dean’s list

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Pisgah Baptist Church, 112 Pisgah Drive, offers “The Incredible Race” Vacation Bible School, from 9 a.m. until noon, from Monday, July 8, through Friday, July 12.

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FAYETTE – Three area students are listed on the dean’s list at Central Methodist University. Students who achieved a 3.5 grade point average are: Abbigayle Danner, Excelsior Springs, and from Lawson are Cheyenne Knecht and Tiffani Knecht.

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RICHMOND – Seniors 60 and older can apply for Missouri Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program vouchers to use at farmer’s markets in five counties.

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WARRENSBURG – Students from Ray County and surrounding communities are on the University of Central Missouri spring dean's list.

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RICHMOND – Richmond Middle School names those students who achieved academic excellence during the fourth quarter of the 2018-2019 school year.

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RICHMOND – Planted last year in a garden bed at Oak Ridge Assisted Living, a lone Easter lily pokes through the green foliage of the zucchini plants that Louie Coen weeds and cares for every day.

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WELLINGTON – Students from five adult education centers participated in a ceremony Thursday, June 6, at the Community Christian Center to celebrate completing the high school equivalency exam.

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COLUMBIA – The following Ray County students are listed on the spring 2019 dean’s list at the University of Missouri.

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MARYVILLE – Several Ray County students at Northwest Missouri State University achieved academic honors for the spring semester.

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RICHMOND – State Rep. Peggy McGaugh hosts a constituent services event from 1 to 5 p.m., Monday, June 25, at the Richmond Chamber of Commerce, 104 W. North Main St., to help people file claims for unclaimed state property.

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RICHMOND – Doors open for the Miss Ray County Scholarship Pageant at 6 p.m. Saturday, June 22, at the Farris Theatre in Richmond.

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RICHMOND – The annual Ray County Coalition luncheon Tuesday at the United Presbyterian Church drew about 60 people, including student and community leaders.

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RICHMOND – Ten Richmond Middle School students attended school every minute it was in session, Principal Jana Fleckenstine said.

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POLO – Ten FFA officers from Richmond High School met with their peers and advisers May 28 - May 31 at Polo High School to prepare for the 2019-2020 service year.

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RICHMOND – Living with a chronic disease such as diabetes, arthritis, heart disease, pain or anxiety can be a daily challenge.

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LIBERTY – Samantha Fulte, Orrick, graduated in May with honors with a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from William Jewell College.

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St. Joseph, Mo. – Ray County students are among 398 students on the Missouri Western State University spring 2019 President’s Honor Roll and among 558 on the dean’s list To qualify for the president’s list, students must carry 12 hours or more for graded credit and earned a grade point avera…

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SPRINGFIELD – During a change of command ceremony Saturday, David Klaassen, Richmond, was installed the district commander of Veterans of Foreign Wars District 1 for 2019-2020.

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Among scary diseases, lung cancer can be one of the scariest. It is the leading cause of cancer deaths in the nation, including in Missouri and Illinois. For smokers and many ex-smokers who are at increased risk of lung cancer, it can feel especially scary.

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RICHMOND – Evangelist Dane Hall speaks at 10:45 a.m., Sunday, June 16, at the Richmond Assembly of God, 303 S. College St., during a special Father’s Day service.

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RICHMOND – The carnival left town, streets are clear, the 39th Annual Richmond Mushroom Festival is in the book and Chamber of Commerce Director Natalie Lamar said vendors did well.

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RICHMOND – Under the watchful eye of a scientist and author, children learned about gravity, water density and chemical reactions.

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RICHMOND – Nearly 200 people attended the Ray County Health and Safety Fair Thursday at Oak Ridge Assisted Living Facility, 403 Crispin St., to learn more about their health.

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DEAR ELEMENTARY students are recognized for demonstrating citizenship. Front row, from left: Brooklynn Seabaugh, Kayden Wright, Alexander Clymore, Gentrey Williams and Bentley Love; second row: Abram Edwards, Kennedy Barker, Avarie Noble, Jaxson Webb and Kinley Suha.

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RICHMOND – “There is no such thing as natural beauty,” Truvy Jones tells new employee Annelle Dupuy as the women prepare the salon for a wedding party.

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LIBERTY – Liberty Hospital is the Northland’s only hospital to receive Level II trauma status by the Missouri’s Time Critical Diagnosis System, a hospital press release stated.

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HIGGINSVILLE - Ray County veterans and their spouses are among the more than 4,000 graves at the Missouri Veterans Cemetery at Higginsville.

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RICHMOND CITY CLERK Susan Brunworth swears in the new city police officer, Tomas Rodriquez, at the City Council meeting Tuesday, May 28, as Mayor Mike Wright observes.

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DEAR ELEMENTARY students receive recognition for being fair. First row, from left: Kayla Hamm, Cardale Anakor, Madison Clevenger, Reed Hash and Emma Leslie; second row: Aleah Suddarth, Khloe Bilberry, Gabriel Reed and Aurora Milliren.

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RICHMOND – Richmond city staff and veterinarians will host the annual Pet Clinic from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 11; Wednesday, June 12; and Thursday, June 13, at the Wiggly Field dog park at the south end of West Park on West Royle Street.

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Cape Girardeau – Ray County students are listed on the spring dean’s List at Southeast Missouri State University.

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LINN – Ray County students are listed on the spring dean’s list and the honor roll at State Technical College of Missouri.

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WARRENSBURG – Lennon Puls, Richmond, is the recipient of the Mildred Fyrne Leaton Scholarship at the University of Central Missouri.