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Museum work underway

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RICHMOND  – Winter cleaning is underway in Ray County’s “attic,” the museum at 901 W. Royle St., Richmond.

“Today is really the first day of the push,” Ray County Museum manager Cathy Gottsch said while standing in her office last week. “We’re going to revamp this room.”

Wallpaper in the room, the first to the left of the museum entrance, is curling and the overall look is dingy after years of use.

“We want to make it more hospitable,” but that is only part of the room plan, Gottsch said. “We will establish a gift shop in it.”

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Year in Review

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PART 3 OF 4

RICHMOND – Our issue-by-issue look back at 2019 community news continues with the year’s third quarter, which includes the Ray County Fair’s 50th Anniversary... 

JULY

JULY 5

• Two Ray Countians file applications to grow medical marijuana, a state document reveals.

• Neighbors show concern for the aging bur oak tree in Orrick.

JULY 9

• The Ray County Commission agrees to seek damages against opioid manufacturers and distributors.

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But now they're found

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LEXINGTON – At the foot of the Linwood Lawn bed-and-breakfast staircase, Annette Gaiser looked up at big brother Dan Garnett Sr. as they talked about things siblings talk about during family get-togethers.

Except the conversations at this Sharp family gathering mark the first they could remember after spending nearly 70 years apart.

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WHO VOTED FOR 'LEAVE'

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RICHMOND – The school board continues to deny public access to how each member voted when placing Superintendent Mike Aytes and Richmond High School Principal John Parker on leave.

State law and a Missouri media law expert suggest how each board member voted must be disclosed.

The Richmond News has filed paperwork asking Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt to review the matter.