AS THE RAY COUNTY employees on the second floor prepare to sit down for their holiday luncheon, most of the officeholders gather around the Christmas tree that centers the first floor of the Ray County Courthouse. From left are Presiding Commissioner Bob King, County Clerk Glenda Powell, Cir…
LAKE of the OZARKS – James Proffitt, Richmond, received recognition for two years of service on Missouri Farm Bureau’s Promotion and Education Committee during the 104th Missouri Farm Bureau annual meeting Dec. 3 at Lake of the Ozarks.
NEW YORK CITY – A Bible-study-leading septuagenarian stands accused of using promises of gold and diamonds to cheat three fellow Orrick Christian Church members out of tens of thousands of dollars.
RICHMOND – Acting Superintendent James Finley, 58, possessing decades of experience in the education field, said he plans no big changes as he leads Richmond School District operations through the end of the school year.
RICHMOND – Principal Piper Peterson led Acting Superintendent James Finley and Richmond School Board members through hallways and classrooms decorated for the holidays on a tour of Dear Elementary School.
WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver II weighed in on the side of sheltered workshops on a pay issue that could close the facilities.
RICHMOND – Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4398 honored the 2019 Voice of Democracy, Patriot’s Pen and Teachers of the Year on Thursday at a ceremony at the Ray County Veterans Building, 312 Clark St.
Schools in Ray County are closed Monday, Dec. 16, due to snow. A WINTER STORM WARNING exists for Ray County and most of Northwest Missouri. Do not drive if you don't have to and stay safe.
HARDIN – Hardin-Central School District recorded solid gains in third-grade language arts and seventh-grade math scores, but a “dramatic” decline, sort of, exceeding 10 percent in the graduation rate.
ORRICK – Orrick School District third-graders improved in reading and seventh-graders improved in math, based on a comparison of 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 testing results released by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
RICHMOND – Several points better in math and reading, and a slight drop in graduations rates, mark state examination results for Richmond School District.
HARDIN – The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s “annual report card for schools” included good numbers for Hardin-Central School District students, Superintendent Trey Cavanah reported.
RICHMOND – The public has options when local governments decline to release information that, by law, should be public, Missouri Press Association attorney Jean Maneke said Tuesday.
RICHMOND – “Not required” to answer is the overall answer the Richmond Board of Education gave to information requests regarding the placement of Superintendent Mike Aytes, 68, and Richmond High School Principal John Parker, 54, on leave.
HENRIETTA – County Clerk Glenda Powell said her responsibility to taxpayers as the county’s chief election officer led her to change the polling place for all Henrietta and Richmond voters to the First Baptist Church, 306 N. Main St., Richmond.
RICHMOND – About a dozen volunteers prepare Saturday morning and early afternoon for the Third Annual Community Thanksgiving Day Feast at the Eagleton Center.
KANSAS CITY – After a building tour and press conference at the new USDA facilities, Missouri Secretary of Agriculture Chris Chinn talked about the value of having the headquarters for the Economic Research Service and National Institute of Food and Agriculture in Kansas City.
KANSAS CITY – U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt, Gov. Mike Parson and Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas voiced support for the decision to move Department of Agriculture facilities to Kansas City.
KANSAS CITY – U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue answered – not to everyone’s satisfaction – media questions about moving the USDA headquarters for Economic Research Service and National Institute of Food and Agriculture from Washington to Kansas City.
KANSAS CITY – U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue wants U.S. Department of Agriculture operations to move from Washington to Missouri “sooner than later,” and the work is in progress, he said while touring the new Kansas City facilities that will be modified to house USDA offices.
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…
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.