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RICHMOND – The new, walk-in freezer is being put to use at the Eagleton Center, Director Pat Mills says while walking from the center’s recreation area – where older residents play guitar, sing, work on crafts and shoot pool – to the storage room.

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RICHMOND – Ray County Fair organizers, led by Joel Richards, provided a variety of activities last week leading to more activities this week, with the fair’s wrap-up events Friday and Saturday.

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RICHMOND – The 2020 to 2024 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program, or STIP, received approval during the Missouri Highway Commission meeting at the Farris Theatre.

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Seniors may get robocall relief, or not, sooner or maybe later, based on a report from the Association of Mature American Citizens.

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RICHMOND– Medical care for jail inmates remains a concern for the Ray County Commission.

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RICHMOND– Tom Waters testified Wednesday that river managers are all wet in their approach to flood control.

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RICHMOND – Soybean farmers in Ray County could not get a break last year, with the drought baking fields, followed this year by flooding and President Trump’s trade war with China.

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WOOD HEIGHTS – Road dust caused a dustup at the Ray County Commission meeting.

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RICHMOND – Being so old that payroll could not be handled in house, Ray County’s computer financial software program needed replacement, and the County Commission did so.

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RICHMOND – Twenty-nine youngsters attended the United Christian Presbyterian Church’s weeklong church camp – something many area churches offer – but a water slide as tall as the church wall is among offerings that set the camp apart.

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RICHMOND – Tucked in a tree among pale purple flowers, the robin is hard to see until moving around in the nest.

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RICHMOND – Applause and smiles took a seat in the wings of the Farris Theatre for a few moments, replaced by praise and tears in memory of the event’s longtime fundraiser, Lana Lee Zeikle.

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RICHMOND – About 20 key leaders responsible for handling flood-related government expenses met with representatives from the Federal and State emergency management agencies Monday.

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SOME THINGS even a presidential disaster declaration cannot replace, and the old Orrick Burr Oak, standing in flood water, is one of those things. The weather- and age-worn tree is not expected to see many more summers, area residents say.

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RICHMOND– The school district is going with a second van as an alternative to using a school bus to transport smaller numbers of students and faculty to events, Richmond Superintendent Mike Aytes said.

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RICHMOND – Summer school enrollment is up for Richmond School District, Richmond School District Superintendent Mike Aytes said.

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JEFFERSON CITY – Missouri State Highway Patrol Col. Eric T. Olsen announced how area school districts fared in the Driver & Vehicle Safety Division’s 2019 annual school bus inspection program.

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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 – To seek reimbursements for flood-related damage, be armed with proof of losses, about 20 area residents heard during a presentation at the Ray County Library.

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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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JEFFERSON CITY – The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission plans to meet in Richmond, department spokesman Bob Brendel said Tuesday.

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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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SANDBAGGING takes place at Gill Family of Cos., the metal storage facilities off Highway 13, 8807 Wollard, near 84th Street, across from Henrietta. Among volunteers working about 11 a.m. Friday, from left, are Steve Raynes, Paige Pierson and Christie White. Volunteers are welcome now through…

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RICHMOND – The voter-approved constitutional amendment to allow medical marijuana’s growth, sale and use in Missouri continues to move toward implementation.

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RICHMOND – The 2019 Richmond Farmers Market season kicked off in the new downtown location Saturday.

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RICHMOND – He did not shoot off a gun, but an 18-year-old Richmond High School junior did shoot off his mouth and police took him into custody for threatening violence Wednesday.

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RICHMOND – “I need to get out and walk,” Pat Mills said as she set her goals at the weekly Chronic Disease Management class Monday at the Ray County Senior Center.

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

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FFA STUDENTS attend the 2019 Youth Leadership Day on Thursday, April 18, in Jefferson City. Students visit with state elected officials, watch legislative proceedings and learn about agricultureal issues. From left are Richmond High School adviser Laura Allen, students Ashley Stewart, Harlie…

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RICHMOND – Richmond Downtown District relinquished 2019 Richmond Farmers Market management to the city.

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LAWSON – Three Caldwell County residents died in a rollover wreck on Highway D in Ray County about 4:15 p.m. Tuesday, the Missouri Highway Patrol reported.

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POLO — A body recovered from Hide-A-Way Lake near Polo on Friday has been identified as Austin S. Kincade, 30, Rayville. More information will be shared when confirmed.

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RICHMOND HIGH SCHOOL music students travel to the state music festival on Friday, April 26. Each student will compete for gold, silver or bronze award after recieving a “superior” rating at the district competition. They will perform in vocal solo, instrumental solo, and instrumental small g…

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RICHMOND – Under the leadership of Margie Bowman, the Richmond Rotary Club broke a collection record for Buckner Shoes for Orphan Souls for all of north Missouri.

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COLUMBIA – After placing at area and district contests, a Richmond High School student places fourth at state.

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RICHMOND – Ray-Carroll County Growers awarded $15,000 in scholarships to high school seniors who are children of cooperative members.

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RICHMOND – In less than a minute, Richmond firefighter Zeb Williams was out of his work boots and into his firefighting bunker gear, now a lighter set, thanks to purchases by the city.

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RICHMOND – The diet for Ray County residents in need is expected to improve with the addition of a walk-in freezer at the Eagleton Center in Richmond approved by the Ray County Commission.