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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.