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From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday, Nov. 15 and Saturday, Nov. 16, and Sunday after noon, Verlee and Paul Patterson will show their 775 nativity scenes that are made from Legos, to cross-stitch to scroll sawed on a record. View the items during the Open House at the First Baptist Church, 306 W. N…

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DIXON – Ron Calzone took a break from working in his steel fabrication shop – which is on his farm, where he raises cattle and quarter horses – to talk about his political activism.

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

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ST. LOUIS – If the U.S. Supreme Court decides not to weigh in, then any motorized vehicle that might have even a marginal “commercial use” could be pulled over and searched by the Missouri Highway Patrol without probable cause.

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JEFFERSON CITY – If a cattle rancher on the north side of Ray County wanted to talk to a state lawmaker about how all Missouri livestock producers would benefit from continuing to define “meat products” as being derived from animals, rather than from plants...

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RICHMOND – State rules “require” inmates to pay their own medical bills, but after inmates are jailed, Medicaid and private insurance companies drop them from health plans.

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PARKVILLE – Veterans of Foreign Wars National Commander William “Doc” Schmitz presented a $70,000 donation to Park University Nov. 6 for the university’s research initiative into the awarding or denying of World War I military service medals based on possible racial bias.

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JEFFERSON CITY – Clay County commissioners must reveal any tax assessments and additions/abatements for all properties they owned from 2017 to date to Missouri Auditor Nicole Galloway.

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KANSAS CITY – Following an audit by State Auditor Nicole Galloway’s office, a federal grand jury indicted former Plattsburg Special Road District secretary/treasurer Ava Lea Langner, 58, Lathrop, Tuesday, on a charge of stealing.

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RICHMOND – Three churches will prepare a Thanksgiving meal for scores of people from 3 to 5 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 23, at the Eagleton Center, 1015 W. Royle St.

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RICHMOND – The City Council voted to spend $1,700 for a gate at the 210 Lift Station and not spend $7,440 on backfill and extra parts.

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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 – The Ray County Commission agreed to assist Excelsior Springs School District to seek a grant for work at Elkhorn Elementary School.

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LAWSON – Communities across Missouri have made the pro-health decision to ban the sale of tobacco products, including vaping, to anyone under age 21 and Lawson voters joined the group.

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Celebrate Halloween, Veterans Day and a Spartans win in the Nov. 8 issue of the Richmond News!!

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RICHMOND – A U.S. Sherman tank could not outgun the German 88-mm anti-tank gun; shells would go right through the sides, veteran Clarence Trafton, 98, said Tuesday.

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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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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Most, but not all, domestic violence victims are women.

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ON THE ROUTE J bridge over Crooked River, the Missouri Department of Transporation’s construction engineer for Kansas City, Brian Burger, shows one of the several deteriorating spots to Gov. Mike Parson.

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RICHMOND – A sampling of quotes and footnotes – by no means comprehensive – provide a historical perspective that suggests how Western society in general, and particular individuals, asserted what amounted to nothing less than a divine decree that institutionalized dominance of men over wome…

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LAWSON – A woman threatened or abused physically by a boyfriend or spouse cannot find sanctuary in Ray County.

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HARDIN– Area flooding continues, though abated, something that should not be forgotten, Rep. Peggy McGaugh said while standing on a closed lane of Route J with Crooked River flood water behind her.

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RICHMOND – A “maternity house,” where mothers can live while getting a fresh start in life, is under discussion for Ray County, Connie Taylor said.

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HARDIN – Raising the minimum wage in Missouri had broad support from voters, passing by more than 62 percent in November 2018; however, unlike in Washington, D.C., no one discussed making the higher minimum wage apply to sheltered workshops.

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HARDIN – Gov. Mike Parson touted tangible results from his bridge initiative while standing alongside the Route J bridge over Crooked River.

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JEFFERSON CITY – Another legal obstacle put up by two of the three Clay County commissioners to block a petition-driven demand for a state audit of the county collapsed in court last week.

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RICHMOND – The Rev. Rep. Doug Richey, R-Excelsior Springs, addressed about 100 people at the annual Richmond Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast at First Baptist Church last week.

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COLUMBIA – Four Ray Countians competed alongside 86 other youth from 39 counties at the State 4-H Public Speaking Contest on Sept. 28.

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Standing in the pasture he planted with native grasses, Charlie Besher scanned gray autumnal skies as cows with swollen bellies lowed in the valley below.

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RICHMOND – At the Ray-Carroll Grain Room, Merchandising Manager John Graverson said farmers have harvested about half of the corn crop in Ray County.

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HARDIN – A combine churns just west of Hardin, bringing a second field of soybeans, Kirk Ellis, 70, says after stepping down from his 9870 John Deere rig.

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CAMDEN – With a firm tug, the cornhusker rips a corn cob from the stalk, strips open the husk with a husking peg, shucks off the husk and silk, and with a flick of the wrist, throws the cob against the wagon’s “bang board.”

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RICHMOND – The Octoberfest celebration at Shirkey Golf Club included vendors and events for children, including a chance to have children identified for safety.

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HENRIETTA – Railing at the Henrietta aldermanic board, attorneys and city staff, Mayor Jim Lovern stormed out of City Hall without defending himself against impeachment, leaving only the special prosecutor to question witnesses.

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HENRIETTA – The Aldermanic Board voted to impeach Mayor Jim Lovern on Monday. Find complete information in Friday's Richmond Daily News.

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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 – Addiction comes in many forms, but recovery comes in one for Jeanine Hansen.

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RICHMOND – The idea that vaping is healthy has disappeared in a puff of smoke and iron-clad facts.