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Laddonia holds All-School Reunion

Posted on July 30, 2014 at 1:15 pm

On Saturday, July 26, 2014, at the American Legion Hall south of Laddonia, 45 were in attendance for the 12th All-Class Reunion of the “old” Laddonia School. Twenty-eight were former students and 17 were guests. This may seem like a small number but is quite impressive since the school closed in 1953. Dorothy Ross Sisson was the organizer. With the help of her two nieces, Vera Ross Hayden, of Vandalia,

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  • Van-Far’s Band Camp

    Posted on July 30, 2014 at 1:13 pm


    Van-Far Band Director Alex Cucciarre leads band members through a song during this week’s Band Camp at Van-Far High School.

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  • Final Audrain 4-H Fair Results

    Posted on July 30, 2014 at 12:52 pm

    Swine Show Champion X-Light Weight Market Hog-Tayler Cope Reserve X-Light Weight Market Hog-Allison Troesser Champion Light Weight Market Hog-Nikole Hagan Reserve Light Weight Market Hog-Lance Fort Champion Middle Weight Market Hog-Emily Montgomery Reserve Middle Weight Market Hog-Alyssa Reid Champion Heavy Weight Market Hog-Megan Montgomery Reserve Heavy Weight Market Hog-Ashlyn Crum Champion X-Heavy Weight Market Hog-Jesse Shannon Reserve X-Heavy Weight Market Hog-Aaron Carter Grand Champion Market Hog- Emily Montgomery Reserve Champion

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  • Community R-VI hires new elementary principal

    Posted on July 23, 2014 at 1:39 pm

    Board member Becky Schafer announced that she has been hired as the high school principal at Sturgeon.

    The Community R-VI School Board held a busy meeting when it met last Wednesday in Laddonia. According to the approved meeting minutes, a quorum wasn’t met until 7:43 after four board members arrived at the meeting. After the agenda was amended, consent items and July bills were approved. Board member Becky Schafer made a motion to approve handbooks with updated changes; the motion passed 4-0. A measure was passed to

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  • Audrain County R-VI FFA students visit Washington D.C.

    Posted on July 23, 2014 at 1:38 pm

    Audrain County R-VI FFA members Trever Hoyt and Bryan Allen recently visited U.S. District Representative Sam Graves in Washington, D.C.

    Two members of the Audrain County R-VI FFA Chapter recently attended the National FFA Organization’s 2014 Washington Leadership Conference on July 8-12.  Members attending included were Bryan Allen and Trever Hoyt. The annual conference focuses on leadership development, personal growth, and community service. More than 2,200 students from throughout the U.S. who are FFA members attended one of the conference’s seven week-long sessions in June and July. Audrain County R-VI

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  • Several maintenance projects reported at Van-Far R-I meeting

    Posted on July 23, 2014 at 1:30 pm

    The Van-Far R-I School Board and administration during last week’s board meeting.

    Van-Far Superintendent Dr. Stephen Hunter gave a detailed report on Summer maintenance projects in the district at the school board meeting held last Thursday night. Dr. Hunter reported the following, this according to board minutes: • Awnings at the elementary and high school locker room ceilings have been painted. • Storage area beside the Vo-Ag Department has been cleared and graveled. • The high school gym floor has been refinished.

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  • Parrott honored

    Posted on July 16, 2014 at 12:42 pm

    Debra Parrott, of Vandalia, Mo., has been named the 2014 Distinguished Scholar in Accounting at William Woods University. The faculty of various disciplines at William Woods have the opportunity each spring to designate one graduating senior as a Distinguished Scholar. A minimum grade-point average of 3.4 is required, but the faculty may consider other relevant academic factors and variables in the selection process.

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