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THE ORIGINALS

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IDEAL INDUSTRIES INC. holds a cake-and-card reception for three of the original Ideal employees. They celebrate 40 years of employment. From left are Dickey Swope, Thalia Russell and Lynn Rosewaren.

RAY COUNTY JAIL

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Joshua Lee Blanton, 41, of Independence, was arrested for tampering with a motor vehicle in the 1st degree, possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, prior drug offenses.

Community COVID-19 testing at Ray County Fairgrounds June 16

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RICHMOND, Mo. – Ray County will be offering community COVID-19 testing from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, June 16, at the Ray County Fairgrounds, located at 1013 W. Royal Richmond, MO 64085.

These community testing events are being scheduled all over the state to serve Missouri residents. DHSS is partnering with the Missouri National Guard, local health departments and health care providers to offer these events.

The test is a PCR test done by a nasopharyngeal swab to determine if there is an active infection with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

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SCOUT OF THE YEAR

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FROM LEFT are Trish Fields, Scout of the Year Garrett Allnutt and VFW Commander Larry Brune. Allnutt’s Eagle Scout project involved refinishing the Farris Theatre balcony floor with over 170 combined volunteer hours.