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Jeannine Anderson breathes fire. She also performed with her hula hoop of fire as well as played violin and sang with the “Grandma’s Soup” bluegrass band.

Martinsburg celebrates with Picnic

Posted on August 20, 2014 at 12:46 pm

There were several winners in a variety of contests held during the annual Martinsburg Picnic held August 15-16. The event was hosted by the Modern Woodmen of America Camp No. 2556. The Duck Dynasty themed event also featured a parade, a Baby Show, along with entertainment from Andy Baker, and the bluegrass band “Grandma’s Soup.” Jeannine Anderson, of “Grandma’s Soup,” performed several fire tricks like breathing fire as well as

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Several Vandalia residents discussed their concerns during the C.A.T. meeting held last week.

Citizens discuss concerns during C.A.T. meeting

Posted on August 20, 2014 at 1:24 pm

Several members of the Vandalia community gathered to discuss their concerns in town as part of the Citizen Action Team (C.A.T.) meeting held last Wednesday inside the Lange Building. A long list of topics were discussed, which include dog call response, dangerous dogs, stop signs, community policing/neighborhood watch, police cruiser speeds in neighborhoods, better communication with the public, officer retention, meeting children, tickets given to young drivers, loud noise tickets,

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  • Drug Task Force arrests two

    Posted on August 20, 2014 at 1:12 pm

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    During the morning hours of August 12, the East Central Drug Task Force assisted by the Mexico Public Safety Department, the Missouri State Highway Patrol, and the Audrain County Sheriff‘s Office served a search warrant in the 500 block of North Wade Street, Mexico. As a result of the search warrant officers seized methamphetamine, marijuana, and drug paraphernalia. Two suspects were arrested for possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute,

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  • Dameron gives demonstration at Fair

    Posted on August 20, 2014 at 12:49 pm

    Vandalia’s Paige Dameron gives a “Pulled Pork in a Crock Pot” demonstration at the Missouri State Fair.

    Paige Dameron, of Vandalia, demonstrated “Pulled Pork in a Crock Pot” in the 4-H Building at the Missouri State Fair. She placed third in her age group. Dameron was one of 300 youth selected to give a demonstration  at the Missouri State Fair. These demonstrations are a popular and free attraction at the fair. Simply put, a demonstration teaches others the steps needed to do something. If you have shown

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Sports

Van-Far/Community R-VI football team.

Van-Far/R-VI football kicks off Friday

Posted on August 20, 2014 at 1:32 pm

Though the Van-Far/Community R-VI football team is rather young this season with 16 of its 25 players participating on the varsity level for the first time, Van-Far head coach Blake Logan believes his dedicated underclassmen and better leadership might lead the Indians to a successful season. “To improve from last year, I think we’ve already done that with the attitude change,” Logan said. “We have better leadership this year. The

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  • Lady Trojans excited for fall softball

    Posted on August 20, 2014 at 1:30 pm

    Coming off a one win softball season, several returners and newcomers to this year’s Community R-VI softball squad are looking to make their 2014 campaign a special one. “We’re looking to have a better season,” said head coach Sarah Simmons. “We’ve improved a lot from practice from last season…We have some new freshman who will be strong keys to the season.” Ket returning players include senior Samantha Jackson (CF) Amber

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  • Softball teams begin practice for Fall season

    Posted on August 13, 2014 at 5:35 am

    Van-Far’s Breanna Strange gets the grounder.

           

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Calcaterra – Peloquin Wedding

Posted on August 20, 2014 at 1:18 pm

Kathryn Noel Calcaterra and Kurt Nelson Peloquin were married on June 15, 2014 at Full Moon Resort in Big Indian, N.Y. The service was officiated by the couple’s close friend Colin Sims. The bride is the daughter of Ruth and Dennis Calcaterra of Vandalia, Mo. She is the granddaughter of Mary Jane Lane and the late Noel P. Lane of Edwardsville, Ill. and of Grace Calcaterra and the late Attilio

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  • Engagement

    Posted on August 20, 2014 at 1:08 pm

    Quinten Landers and Hannah Muse

    Tim and Dana Muse, of St. Charles, announce the engagement of their daughter, Hannah Marie, to Quinten Joe Landers. Quinten is the son of Reginald and Kathryn Landers, of Vandalia. The soon-to-be-bride is a 2013 graduate of the University of Missouri in Columbia where she studied Agricultural Education with an emphasis in leadership. She is employed as a gestation technician at Salt River Facility with Pipestone Systems. The soon-to-be-groom is

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  • Moore Happening

    Posted on August 20, 2014 at 1:06 pm

    The Moore Happening was held Saturday, Aug. 9,  at the New Harmony Christian Church near Curryville. The Moore Happening started in August 1981 when family members arrived at the farm home of Calvin and Alma Lea Moore bringing campers, tents, food, and games. They arrived on Friday and stayed until late Sunday. There were lots of games played, stories told and much laughter and visiting. Several years later it was

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Locals inducted into Hall of Fame

Posted on August 20, 2014 at 1:20 pm

“Making the best better” for generations of 4-H’ers, 54 people joined the Missouri 4-H Hall of Fame on August 9 at the State Fair Community College campus in Sedalia. Inductees from 41 counties bring with them a total of 1,566 years of volunteer service to the hall of fame. More than 300 family members and friends attended the eighth annual event for which citizens nominated 4-H’ers for outstanding volunteer work

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  • Dameron gives demonstration at Fair

    Posted on August 20, 2014 at 12:49 pm

    Vandalia’s Paige Dameron gives a “Pulled Pork in a Crock Pot” demonstration at the Missouri State Fair.

    Paige Dameron, of Vandalia, demonstrated “Pulled Pork in a Crock Pot” in the 4-H Building at the Missouri State Fair. She placed third in her age group. Dameron was one of 300 youth selected to give a demonstration  at the Missouri State Fair. These demonstrations are a popular and free attraction at the fair. Simply put, a demonstration teaches others the steps needed to do something. If you have shown

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  • Martinsburg celebrates with Picnic

    Posted on August 20, 2014 at 12:46 pm

    Jeannine Anderson breathes fire. She also performed with her hula hoop of fire as well as played violin and sang with the “Grandma’s Soup” bluegrass band.

    There were several winners in a variety of contests held during the annual Martinsburg Picnic held August 15-16. The event was hosted by the Modern Woodmen of America Camp No. 2556. The Duck Dynasty themed event also featured a parade, a Baby Show, along with entertainment from Andy Baker, and the bluegrass band “Grandma’s Soup.” Jeannine Anderson, of “Grandma’s Soup,” performed several fire tricks like breathing fire as well as

    Read Full Story

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