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RICHMOND – Ray County submitted application forms to the Federal Emergency Management Agency in an effort to secure disaster reimbursement funding following this year’s early- and late-spring flooding.

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HENRIETTA – Mayor Jim Lovern will hear reasons for impeaching him when the Aldermanic Board meets with a prosecutor in a closed session Oct. 7.

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RICHMOND – The Richmond Board of Education agreed to accept an Orrick School District preschooler for a district education program, Richmond Superintendent of Schools Mike Aytes said.

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LISTED by MoDOT as being in poor condition, Route J bridge over Crooked River is now under contract for repairs.

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RICHMOND – Life-long Richmond resident and civic leader Jimmy Carter received the 2019 David Whitmer Community Service Award – a bust of David Whitmer – in conjunction with the Third Annual Whitmer Symposium at the Farris Theatre on Aug. 24.

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Veterans who were treated for the cost of their emergency care at non-VA hospitals may soon see reimbursement checks, a veterans legal assistance program reports.

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JEFFERSON CITY – Contracts awarded for work on the first 14 bridges that will be repaired or replaced under the state’s 2019 initiative includes southern Ray County’s Route J bridge.

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RICHMOND – Positive reactions from those responsible for the welfare of children followed a call from Washington to end the sale of sweet-tasting nicotine used in vaping, a form of “smoking” based on inhaling from e-cigarette delivery systems.

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RICHMOND – Reducing administration hours to 30 hours a week saved four full-time jobs at Shirkey Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Administrator Chris Brown said Friday.

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RICHMOND – District policy allows no wiggle room: When a child brings a gun to school, including a toy, the minimum penalty is a five-day suspension.

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WARRENTON – A former education leader, Matthew C. Lindsey, 51, Oak Grove, is guilty of adult-on-child harassment, a felony.

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RICHMOND – District policy allows no wiggle room: When a child brings a gun to school, including a toy, the minimum penalty is a five-day suspension.

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WARRENTON – A former education leader, Matthew C. Lindsey, 51, Oak Grove, is guilty of adult-on-child harassment, a felony.

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RICHMOND – Richmond City Council unanimously approved a $3.39 million balanced budget Tuesday for fiscal 2020, which focuses on meeting council goals and objectives, City Administrator Tonya Willim said.

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RICHMOND – More Americans lacked health insurance in 2018 versus 2017, the U.S. Census Bureau reported.

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RICHMOND – Missouri needs to add fiscal reality to the promise of fiscal conservatism, a Republican contender for Missouri governor, Rep. Jim Neely, M.D., said Tuesday.

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RICHMOND – In Haley Shelton’s first-grade class, some of her students cannot find a book at their reading level.

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RICHMOND – For a weekend, three women bonded as sisters.

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SEDALIA – The Missouri 4-H Hall of Fame at State Fair Community College in Sedalia inducted Rick and Sherry Bersano, Richmond, Aug. 17.

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ODESSA – Information on the number of unplanted acres this year seems contradictory, farmer Aaron Hicks, Henrietta, told House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson.

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ODESSA – Fire, floods, droughts, hurricanes, tornadoes…

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ODESSA – The new trade agreement with Canada and Mexico is expected to make little difference for farmers, but the trade war with China does, House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson, D-Minnesota, told a crowd of about 60 people, including farmers, at Odessa Community Center.

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JEFFERSON CITY – The statewide competition “It Only Takes One” is accepting applications from Missouri high schools to win prizes while educating young drivers about safe driving habits and safety belt use.

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JEFFERSON CITY – Gov. Mike Parson, U.S. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver II, Missouri Department of Agriculture Director Chris Chinn and agriculture leaders are exploring the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement’s effect on agriculture.

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RICHMOND – Conditions brought about a small fish kill that affected the gizzard shad population in July and a worse problem in late August at Ray County Lake, Department of Conservation information stated.

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JEFFERSON CITY – Route J bridge rehabilitation at Crooked River is on the first list of bridges set for work by the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission under a new program approved by the Missouri General Assembly.

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RICHMOND – About 2 feet lower than level, and slightly catawampus, the Calvert Farm Road Bridge deck drew the attention of about a dozen people Friday.

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CAMERON – Inmates at Western Missouri Correctional Center received a rare treat when they viewed show cars and motorcycles on prison grounds Saturday.

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RICHMOND – County, emergency management, school district and leaders of other governments within Ray County met to discuss hazard mitigation at the Eagleton Center on Wednesday.

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RICHMOND – Up to 60 jobs at $20 hourly at a facility on Richmond’s border is possible if the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services approves.

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ODESSA – During President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal administration, the Communications Act of 1934 included the concept of universal service to do “the impossible” – get phone service to rural areas, and House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson wants to do the impossible a…

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RICHMOND – About 100 people attended the Ray County Farm Bureau’s annual dinner.

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RICHMOND – City residents will see a 2-cent increase in their tax rate, from 1.1743 in 2018 to 1.1938 per $100 in valuation.

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WOOD HEIGHTS – About a decade ago, the city had part-time police officers, a clerk, a maintenance worker and a contractor, former Wood Heights Police Chief Jared Sartin said.

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RICHMOND – The Ray County Commission entered into a contract with Edgar Law Firm, Kansas City, to sue drug companies believed responsible for the nation’s opioid crisis, including damage done in Ray County.

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JEFFERSON CITY – What do opossum on a half-shell, Texas speedbump and pocket dinosaur all have in common? They are all the same animal – the nine-banded armadillo.

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JEFFERSON CITY – The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services issued a health advisory regarding severe lung disease associated with vaping.

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RICHMOND – More than 56 miles of water line infrastructure lies under the city, delivering water to residents and businesses.

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RICHMOND – The City Council will hold a public hearing at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 27, at its regular meeting to pass an ordinance setting the tax levies for personal and real estate property owners.

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I have been getting many calls about bagworms, so I thought it might be a good idea to write another column about these pests and the best way to control them.

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KINGSVILLE – More than 11,000 people flutter by the butterflies at Powell Gardens.

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ODESSA – Farmers are upset that the Trump administration reneged on a promise, House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson said.

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Richmond – Jim Proffitt, and Dona Phillips and family of Richmond, are among the families honored during the 61st Annual Farm Family Day, Aug. 12 at the Missouri State Fair.

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RICHMOND – A third group has gone public with planning to grow medical hemp in Ray County – this one further proposes a manufacturing component to accompany a greenhouse operation.

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LIBERTY — A Richmond man pleaded guilty to three felony counts related to the death of his 3-week-old baby in 2012.

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RICHMOND – With 18 new teachers in the Richmond School District and students transitioning from elementary to middle school, and middle school to high school, Superintendent Mike Aytes said the first day of school Thursday went “really well.”