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Election Focus: Propositions/Questions on the ballot

Posted on April 1, 2015 at 12:14 pm

Van-Far voters to decide on Prop. A —The following article includes information previously reported in past articles on what has become Proposition A for the Van-Far R-I School District. Voters living in the Van-Far R-I School District are being asked to pass a $2.161 million no-tax bond issue in next week’s election. If passed, it will be the district’s fourth no tax bond increase since 2006. The official ballot language

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Two arrested in drug bust

Posted on April 1, 2015 at 12:40 pm

Pike County Sheriff Stephen Korte reported that on March 24 Sheriff’s Deputies received information about drug activity and obtained a search warrant for an apartment at 217 S High Street in Bowling Green. Deputies and Bowling Green police officers served the search warrant. Located in the residence was over 70 grams of marijuana. The residence was occupied by two 18-year-old males, who have been charged, and a 4 year-old-child. Austin

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  • Election Focus: Local Alderman races

    Posted on April 1, 2015 at 12:25 pm

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    City of Laddonia Alderman race —The following preview of the election for alderman in the City of Laddonia includes a biographical write-up on each candidate and a vision statement/point of emphasis on fulfilling to duties of the office, if elected on April 7, 2015. Candidates appear in the following article in the same order their names appear on the election ballot. Information was either submitted in electronic or paper form

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  • Election Focus: Local Mayoral races

    Posted on April 1, 2015 at 12:22 pm

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    Laddonia Mayoral race —The following preview of the election for mayor in the City of Laddonia includes a biographical write-up on each candidate and a vision statement/point of emphasis on fulfilling to duties of the office, if elected on April 7, 2015. Candidates appear in the following article in the same order their names appear on the election ballot. Information was either submitted in electronic or paper form by the

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Sports

Community R-VI’s Conner Brooks goes up for a slam dunk during the EMO Senior Showcase. Brooks was a part of Team 2, which was coached by Community R-VI head coach Kenneth Jett.

Community R-VI, Van-Far seniors shine in EMO Showcase

Posted on April 1, 2015 at 12:50 pm

Several Community R-VI and Van-Far boys and girls basketball players participated in the EMO Senior Showcase held last Friday night at Mark Twain High School in Center. The event began at 6 p.m. with the girls game between teams coached by Clopton’s Larry Lagemann (Team 1) and North Callaway’s Matt Miller (Team 2). Team 2 led the game 33-21 at halftime before holding on for a 56-39 victory over Team

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  • Lucas Robinson signs with Westminster

    Posted on April 1, 2015 at 12:48 pm

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    Van-Far senior quarterback Lucas Robinson officially continued his career last Friday when he signed a letter of intent to begin his collegiate career at Westminster College. Front row, from left: Esther Robinson, Lucas Robinson, and Matt Robinson. Back row: Van-Far Head Coach Blake Logan and football coach Don Aulbert.

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  • Kobush wins medal at Troy

    Posted on April 1, 2015 at 12:46 pm

    The Community R-VI golf team opened its season in Troy on March 24 at the Woods Fort Country Club and already has a medalist in 2015. Treyton Kobush took first overall with a 43 in the nine hole event. Bryan Allen took second overall with a 52. Their performance The score was solid considering they were competing in 42-degree weather with a windchill factor of 35 degrees. “The boys did

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Lifestyles

Births

Posted on April 1, 2015 at 12:33 pm

Mark and Dr. Alicia Lynn Schumacher, of Lake St. Louis, are parents of a son born at 10:50 a.m. Thursday, March 26, at Mercy Hospital, in St. Louis. He weighed 11 lb., 9 oz., and was 22 3/4 inches long. He was named Chase William. Chase has a sister Kailee, who will be three in June. Chase’s grandparents are Wayne and Juanita Lynn, of Vandalia; Judy and Larry Rowland, of

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  • Library Week offers forgiveness of fines

    Posted on April 1, 2015 at 12:19 pm

    National Library Week is April 12-18. Bring in your overdue items (in good condition) during National Library Week and the fine for that item will be forgiven. Return the items to any of the Mexico-Audrain County Library District locations of Mexico, Farber, Laddonia, Martinsburg, or Vandalia.

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  • VAHS Museum to reopen

    Posted on March 25, 2015 at 8:36 am

    At a new time, the Vandalia Area Historical Society met at the Genealogy Library at 9 a.m. on March 21 with coffee and donuts. President Paul Ray welcomed the group and asked for new discoveries and donations. Charlene Teague reported that Mick and Janie Hayden had donated a lovely dress belonging to the late Genii Clark Kindred, a picture of her in a similar dress, believed to have been taken

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Van-Far hosts VFTA Carnival

Posted on April 1, 2015 at 12:45 pm

The Van-Far Teachers Association (VFTA) held their annual VFTA Carnival last Friday night at Van-Far Elementary School. The event featured several games, a bounce house, tacos, a silent auction, and more. Pictured: Zemirah Martin enjoys a game during the event.

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  • Fundraiser Concert scheduled for April 12

    Posted on April 1, 2015 at 12:16 pm

    The Van-Far Music Department is having a fundraiser concert on Sunday, April 12 in the High School gym to raise money for the performance at the Russell Athletic Bowl in December. Adult tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door. Children are considered ages 3-8, and will be $8 in advance and at the door. Anyone under 3 years old is free. Tickets will be sold by music students,

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  • Easter Egg Hunt at United Methodist Church in Vandalia

    Posted on April 1, 2015 at 12:16 pm

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    The Rev. Helen McFarland, right, gives a message to the many kids who attended an Easter Egg Hunt at the United Methodist Church in Vandalia held this past Saturday. The hunt was for children ages 10 and under.

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