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Farber City Clerk Marie Bounds, right, leads Tony Shade in taking the oath of office.

City of Farber to hold special election

Posted on April 16, 2014 at 12:01 pm

Several Farber residents showed up to Monday night’s City of Farber Board of Aldermen meeting eager to know if they will need to vote in a special election for a city council seat. During last Tuesday’s election, it appeared as if both Tony Shade and Lynn Flowers would win unopposed races. While Shade retained his seat with 15 votes, Flowers and a write-in candidate, William Robinson, each received 11 votes.

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The City of Vandalia Board of Alderman and administrators held their monthly meeting last Tuesday inside the Lange Building.

City of Vandalia approves Street plan

Posted on April 16, 2014 at 12:05 pm

The City of Vandalia’s Board of Aldermen approved its 2014 Street Improvement Plan during the Tuesday, April 8 meeting. The new plan proposes $52,500 in programmed chip seal along with $10,500 in unprogrammed maintenance with no asphalt overlay at this time. The city expects to address at least 60 blocks. Oil and gravel costs are estimated and any significant change will be reflected in the blocks addressed. The top five

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  • R-VI investigates alleged teacher/student abuse

    Posted on April 16, 2014 at 12:04 pm

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    The Community  R-VI School District was forced last week to publicly defend a 5th grade teacher who recently faced abuse allegations made by one of their students. Since the investigation, a student’s parent shared information with a television station in Columbia. The allegations of verbal abuse allegedly took place some time during the past two months. According to a letter signed by Superintendent Cheryl Mack and Elementary Principal Natalie Gibson,

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  • License Office officially open at new location

    Posted on April 16, 2014 at 12:02 pm

    Vandalia Housing Authority Executive Director Alan Chandler talks with staff who are ready to assists License Office customers in Vandalia.

    The Vandalia License Office officially opened its doors on April 9 at its newest location, inside the Vandalia Housing Authority building on Main St. Executive Director Alan Chandler said the office will offer the same services most recently provided by the City of Vandalia. “On the initial day we had a computer glitch but other than that, things seem to be running smoothly,” Chandler said. The License Office hours are

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R-VI students take third in Envirothon

Posted on April 16, 2014 at 2:49 pm

On Wednesday, April 9, Community R-VI students participated in Regional Envirothon at the Runge Center in Jefferson City, taking third place. They will now advance to state Envirothon competition on May 1. Shown, from left: Mason Sims, Maddy Wieberg, Kaleb Harris, Julie Hale, and Lindsey Gastler. The team is coached by high school science teacher Melanie Utterback and they were sponsored by the Audrain County Soil and Water Conservation District.

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  • Van-Far track picks up more medals

    Posted on April 16, 2014 at 2:47 pm

    Chevi Windlad during a relay race at the Bowling Green meet.

    The Van-Far boys and girls track and field teams had several top eight finishes at meets held in Bowling Green and Fulton. “I really like the way we are progressing as individuals and as teams in the relay events,” said Van-Far head track and field coach Blake Logan. “The kids are willing to be pushed in practice which is translating to improved time and distances in all events across the

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  • Indians drop pair of EMO contests

    Posted on April 16, 2014 at 2:46 pm

    The Van-Far Indians baseball team is still looking for its first win of the season after dropping a pair of EMO Conference contests last week. Van-Far led 4-3 through three innings in their home battle with Wright City on April 10. Unfortunately, the Wildcats outscored the Indians 6-1 in the final four innings for a 9-5 victory. “We played the best we have played all year,” said Van-Far head baseball

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Engagements (Brooks – Wieczorek)

Posted on April 16, 2014 at 3:00 pm

Mr. and Mrs. Artie J. Brooks, of Wellsville, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter Kayla Michelle Brooks to Jason Michael Wieczorek, the son of Mr. and Mrs. John J. Wieczorek, of Perry, Mo. and Ms. Sarah Bradshaw of Troy, Mo. Miss Brooks is the granddaughter of Mrs. Val Galloway, of Vandalia, Mo. and Mrs. Lizzie Brooks, of Mexico, Mo. Mr. Wieczorek is the grandson of Mrs. Lucille Wieczorek, Mr.

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  • 2nd Birthday

    Posted on April 16, 2014 at 2:59 pm

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    On April 5, Evelyn Deimeke celebrated her second birthday at her home in Laddonia. The theme was the Minions from “Despicable Me.” Many family members and friends attended the celebration along with her cousins, Daniel and Logan Stansbuy from Kansas City and her big brother, Skylar Curtis. Pictures of the party were taken by Bruce Boyce and Ashley Curtis. Snacks along with cake were served to everyone who attended. Evelyn

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  • Marriage Licenses

    Posted on April 16, 2014 at 2:57 pm

    The following people have applied for their marriage license in the office of the Recorder of Deeds Janis Deimeke. Roy Dale Bradshaw, Jr., Licking, Mo., and Melissa Mae Youngblood, Vandalia, Mo. Lino Barrera Gomez, Boonville, Mo., and Tonya Jo Burcham, Vandalia, Mo. Nathan Daniel Robinett, Auxvasse, Mo., and Emily Elizabeth Magnuson, Auxvasse, Mo. Cheyenne Coty Hott, Mexico, Mo., and Veronica Lynn Shaw, Mexico, Mo. Grant Allen Van Den Heuvel, Fremont,

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VAHS meeting features speaker

Posted on April 16, 2014 at 2:55 pm

The Vandalia Area Historical Society will have a guest speaker on Friday, April 18 at 6:30 p.m. in the Genealogy Library on Main Street. Audrey Jones will speak about her experience of getting into the world’s largest hobby, genealogy. The program will also include her work with the Pike County Genealogical Society and Museum. She will speak about the many projects the society is doing to continue the growth of

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  • New doll display at Historical Society

    Posted on April 16, 2014 at 2:53 pm

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    A new exhibit will be on display at the Vandalia Area Historical Society Museum Saturday, April 19, on the museum’s opening day. Pictured is Joy Davis with her collection of dolls from the 1950s into the 1960s. Joy received many of the dolls from her mother, Amanda Lee Culwell, her grandmother, Margaret Mitchell, and her great-aunt, Joyselee Matthews. A few of the dolls from her collection include Chatty Cathy, Thumbelina,

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  • Community R-VI holds Talent Show

    Posted on April 8, 2014 at 10:45 pm

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    A final group song is performed during the Community R-VI’s Got Talent Show held on Saturday, April 5. There were more than 15 that performed. A silent auction was also held.

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