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Audrain County Fair King Ryan Shopher with Queen Mackenzie Stumpe, both of Mexico.

Several area youngsters shine during Audrain County 4-H Fair

Posted on July 23, 2014 at 12:35 pm

Several youngsters competing in a variety of competitions at this year’s Audrain County 4-H Fair enjoyed success through  the first three days. This year’s activities held July 18-20 out of the five day festival featured a king and queen coronation, a rodeo presented by MCRC, Little Mr./Little Miss contest, a Baby Show, and several animal show contests. The Little Mr. winner was Logan Young, son of Kristen and Jeremy Young.

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Mimi Diaz

Agencies not a part of LEPC could be liable

Posted on July 23, 2014 at 12:40 pm

During last quarter’s Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) meeting, current chairperson and Audrain County Emergency Management Director Steve Shaw expressed his concerns that several agencies in the county were not participating with the LEPC. There might be an increase in future participation after MERC representative Mimi Diaz joined those members who did gather last week at the Audrain County Courthouse for a quarterly meeting. Diaz talked about the recent fertilizer

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  • Effort with barn owls bearing fruit in Vandalia area

    Posted on July 23, 2014 at 12:39 pm

    Mick Hayden with a young barn owl.

    -submitted by Mick Hayden During the summer of 2013 I was greatly encouraged that our initial attempt at re-establishing barn owls in the surrounding area was bearing fruit. Four young owls were born in a nest box on the Rachel Kohl farm southeast of Vandalia. Jeff Meshach, the director of the World Bird Sanctuary, and I were able to band the youngsters before they fledged. The bands are lightweight aluminum

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  • Mel Elzea visits with members of VAHS

    Posted on July 23, 2014 at 12:37 pm

    Mel Elzea

    The Vandalia Area Historical Society greatly appreciates the attendance at their July 19 meeting in the Museum Genealogy Library. Vandalia native, Mel Elzea, was the guest speaker. He told the group about a book he was writing titled “All About m.e.” He spoke of the first eight years of his life, which were spent in Vandalia, and how they shaped his character, his life, and his career. He also gave

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Ashley Fleming holds softball camp

Posted on July 16, 2014 at 12:38 pm

Current St. Louis University Assistant Softball Coach Ashley Fleming held a camp for area youngsters last Wednesday, July 9 at South School Park. The camp was held in conjunction with the NEMO Hot Shots. Fleming, along with former University of Missouri teammates, taught players the fundamentals of the game during the event. The former Silex Lady Owl was a two-time All-American for the Lady Tigers.

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  • Students complete swimming lessons

    Posted on July 16, 2014 at 12:37 pm

    SPORTS---SWIM

    The second session of swim lessons took place from July 4-10 with the following students: Jordan Trainor, Emily Smith, Royce Wilkinson, Bryanna Stanich, Ronnie Stanich, Emma Francis, Gunnar Long, Jaykob Green, Erin Childs, Ty Evans, Dalton Dameron, Dalton Trainor, Arianna Shuck, Ryen Hanson, Aaron McBride, Jayden Kurz, Jackson, Andrew Myers, and Ennis Childs.

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  • Local bowlers shine at state championships

    Posted on July 16, 2014 at 12:36 pm

    Local bowlers representing Spare Time Bowl & Grill were successful at the Missouri State USBC Youth Championships held recently at Oasis Lanes in Washington, Mo. Team – “Jim Bob’s People” – 30th Place Division 2; “The Farbarians” – 2nd Place Div. 3; “The Minions” – 20th Place Div. 2; “Bowling Moses” – 6th Place Div. 2 Doubles Makalyn Phillips, Carleigh Phillips – 69th Place Div. 2 Aaryn Phillips, Brian Couch

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Births – Ceilidh Brid Montgomery

Posted on July 16, 2014 at 12:32 pm

The Montgomery family are proud to announce the birth of Ceilidh Brid Montgomery on July 7, 2014 at 12:22 p.m. Ceilidh danced into the world weighing 7 lbs. and 1 oz.

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  • First Birthday

    Posted on July 16, 2014 at 12:30 pm

    Willow Skyann Underwood

    Willow Skyann Underwood turned 1 year old on July 4, 2014. She celebrated at a birthday party on July 4 with cake and ice cream at 1000 S. Maple in Vandalia. Present were her mother Ciarria Thomas; her great-grandfather, Dempsey Dixon; great-grandmother, Gene Dixon; aunt Jolene Dixon; sister McKenzie Underwood; and Mercedes Underwood; and also her brother, Payton Underwood. On Saturday, July 5, Willow was given another birthday party with

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  • Engagement

    Posted on July 16, 2014 at 12:29 pm

    Scott Deimeke and Jina Marie Stuckenschneider

    Gary and Sherry Stuckenschneider of Martinsburg announce the engagement of their daughter Jina Marie, to Scott Curtis Deimeke, son of Clarence and Janis Deimeke, of Laddonia. The bride-to-be is a 2008 graduate of Community R-VI High School and a 2013 graduate of Columbia College Columbia, Mo. She is currently employed at the Martinsburg Farmers Elevator in Martinsburg.  The future groom is a 2005 graduate of Community R-VI High School and

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Entertainment

Farber Fun Fest to add Photo Contest

Posted on July 23, 2014 at 12:41 pm

Another new event is announced at the 2014 Farber Summer Fun Fest.  A Photo Contest is scheduled for Saturday, August 2 at the Community Building.  Pictures must be in place by 9 a.m. and can be picked up by 6 p.m. Pictures must be 8×10 or smaller and need to be either framed or matted. Prizes will be awarded at 2 p.m. Please place name, age, and category on the

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  • Mel Elzea visits with members of VAHS

    Posted on July 23, 2014 at 12:37 pm

    Mel Elzea

    The Vandalia Area Historical Society greatly appreciates the attendance at their July 19 meeting in the Museum Genealogy Library. Vandalia native, Mel Elzea, was the guest speaker. He told the group about a book he was writing titled “All About m.e.” He spoke of the first eight years of his life, which were spent in Vandalia, and how they shaped his character, his life, and his career. He also gave

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  • Several area youngsters shine during Audrain County 4-H Fair

    Posted on July 23, 2014 at 12:35 pm

    Audrain County Fair King Ryan Shopher with Queen Mackenzie Stumpe, both of Mexico.

    Several youngsters competing in a variety of competitions at this year’s Audrain County 4-H Fair enjoyed success through  the first three days. This year’s activities held July 18-20 out of the five day festival featured a king and queen coronation, a rodeo presented by MCRC, Little Mr./Little Miss contest, a Baby Show, and several animal show contests. The Little Mr. winner was Logan Young, son of Kristen and Jeremy Young.

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