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Sen. Ron Richard—from alley cat to Senate lion

Growing up in Joplin, State Senator Ron Richard had plenty of opportunities to learn about the hard work required to run a business. His parents, Carl and Norma, owned a bowling alley. Ron, his three brothers, and one sister were all expected to help. Richard remembers cleaning, doing maintenance work, repairing equipment, and even helping run the operation when he

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