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D.A.R. Essay Contest winners recognized at board meeting

Posted on February 25, 2015 at 12:04 pm

Several Van-Far students were present at last week’s Van-Far R-I School Board meeting to be recognized for their participation in this year’s D.A.R. Essay Contest. Van-Far Elementary Principal Brian Hummel introduced the winners of the D.A.R. “A Child’s Journey Through Ellis Island” Essay Contest. • 5th grade winners: 1) Ennis Childs; 2) MaKenna Ungelsbee; 3)Cameron Jones. • 6th grade winners: 1) Annalynn Culwell; 2)Skylar Curtis; 3) Madison Swank. Mrs. Joy

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  • R-VI board approves move to four day school week

    Posted on February 25, 2015 at 12:02 pm

    A few presentations were made during the Community R-VI Board meeting held last week at the district.

    After a few months of discussion, the Community R-VI School Board voted to change to a four day school week calendar for the 2015-2016 school year. A public session was held on the topic back in November. At that time, potential plans had district students out of school on Mondays while the other four days were set to be 35 minutes longer. One of the reasons for the change is

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  • Audrain County R-VI FFA members awarded area proficiency awards

    Posted on February 18, 2015 at 4:11 pm

    Audrain County R-VI FFA member Treyton Kobush was named Area V Star in Ag Placement, placed first in Diversified Crop Production Placement, and second in multiple other proficiency areas.

    Karissa Graves Audrain County R-VI FFA Reporter Proficiency awards recognize FFA member’s achievements with their Supervised Agricultural Experience Program. Audrain County R-VI FFA members earned Area Proficiency Awards and the Area FFA Degree at the Proficiency & Degree Selection. Area Winners (Will be recognized at State FFA Convention in April): • Treyton Kobush – Diversified Crop Production Placement • Trever Hoyt – Forest Management • Bryan Allen – Turfgrass Management

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  • Van-Far crowns King and Queen at Courtwarming

    Posted on February 18, 2015 at 3:58 pm


    Cameron Perkins was crowned King and Annaliese Hubert was crowned Queen during Van-Far’s annual Courtwarming Night held last Friday when the Indians took on MMA. The rest of the court included freshmen Kyle Ebers and Carleigh Phillips, sophomores Cameron Barsé and Baileigh Lucas, juniors Trenton DeTienne and Hailey Hopke, seniors Katelyn Allen, Lucas Robinson, Breanna Strange, Returning Queen Ciara Craven, Returning King Ethan Gooch, seniors Sarah Motley, Brooke James, Kayelee

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  • Public school retirees meet

    Posted on February 11, 2015 at 1:06 pm

    The Audrain County Area Public School Retirees met February 4 at the SSM Health St. Mary’s at the Audrain Board Room. President Maureen Hacker introduced Tonya Linthacum and Kim Menefee. Linthacum told of programs and services available at the J.B. and Greeta B. Arthur Cancer Center and also about her trip to the World Cancer Conference in Melbourne, Australia. Menefee talked about radiation therapy. Following a tour of Cancer Center,

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  • Van-Far band members at EMO Conference event

    Posted on February 11, 2015 at 8:56 am


    Five Van-Far band members represented the Van-Far R-I School District at the recent EMO Conference Band Concert held at Wright City. They were joined by Van-Far Band Director Alex Cucciarre. Front row: Jamie Swarthout. Back row, from left: Austin Brewster, Paul Schambach, Anthony Cole, Warren Kraft, and Band Director Alex Cucciarre.

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  • MFA Oil awards grant to Community R-VI

    Posted on February 4, 2015 at 8:45 am

    Shown, from left: Eva Eikel (Community R-VI Music Department), Shana Saak, Chris Threlkeld, and Charlie Howchins,  representing MFA.

    The MFA Oil Foundation has awarded a grant to the Community R-VI School District to be applied toward the cost of purchasing a refrigerator for the concession stand. The MFA Oil Foundation provides support to nonprofit organizations that are working to improve communities where MFA Oil has a significant concentration of members and employees. Since it was established in 1998, the MFA Oil Foundation has awarded more than one million

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