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The Audrain County R-VI FFA Meats Evaluation and Technology Team placed 8th overall. Front row, from left: Courtney Bertels (Gold Medal Individual), and Julie Hale (9th Place Individual); Back row: Mason Sims (Gold Medal Individual), Lindsey Gastler (Gold Medal Individual).

R-VI FFA team finishes 8th

Posted on November 26, 2014 at 1:58 pm

Members of the Audrain County R-VI FFA Chapter in Missouri were one of 43 teams participating in the National FFA Meats Evaluation and Technology Career Development Event (CDE). The event was held in conjunction with the 87th National FFA Convention and Expo in Louisville, Kentucky. The team, led by advisor Stacy French, was awarded a Gold emblem. Members also competed for individual awards with 161 other participants. Courtney Bertels received

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  • Class of 1959 holds reunion

    Posted on November 26, 2014 at 1:56 pm

    The Van-Far Class of 1959 Reunion attendees are pictured front row, from left: Donna (Lovelace) Williams, Bonnie (Maxwell) Gibson, Janie (Ball) Zimmer, Maemma (Southwick) Scrogin, and Lana (Perry) Terry. Second row: Pat (Libby) Pritchett, Joyce (Todd) Nolan, Judy (Masters) Flowers, and Frances (Wright) Ignazio. Third row: Averial Beshears, Jerry Caldwell, Charles Scrogin, Randall Kristofferson, Alan Adams, Glenda (Hull) Clithero, Carolyn (Maiden) Bailey, Forest (Bud) Teague, Wayne Kimey, and Bill Maxwell.

    The Van-Far High School graduating Class of 1959 held it’s 55th reunion on October 25 at the Country Cupboard in Vandalia. Decorations were in the school colors of black and gold with black tablecloths and gold napkins. Bonnie Gibson and Janie Zimmer decorated each table with a crystal vase filled with gold balls. They also served hors d’oeuvre and punch during the social hour. The reunion planning committee included Joyce

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  • Community R-VI holds public session to discuss possible switch to four-day weeks

    Posted on November 26, 2014 at 1:03 pm

    Counselor Jennifer Gilman talks to the board.

    Several Community R-VI staff, administrators, and patrons in the district packed the library last Wednesday night for an open discussion time to talk about a possible switch to a four-day school week in the district. Community R-VI Superintendent Cheryl Mack said a survey was sent out to see what interest there might be in a four-day week, which led to the session being held to discuss it further. “This is

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  • Van-Far R-I gets clean audit report

    Posted on November 26, 2014 at 1:01 pm

    Auditor Travis Huntley during his audit overview session with the Van-Far R-I School Board at their meeting last week.

    The Van-Far R-I School District  received a “clean opinion audit” for the 2013-14 school year. The declaration was made by auditor Travis Huntley during the Van-Far R-I School Board meeting last Thursday. Huntley represents Gerding, Korte, and Chitwood. The audit showed that balances were up $101,223. The lone concern in the report dealt with a small number of personnel who are responsible for the accounting duties. This is a typical

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  • Audrain County R-VI FFA Chapter wins National Chapter Award

    Posted on November 19, 2014 at 12:55 pm

    FFA Members Karissa Graves and Bryan Allen received Audrain County R-VI FFA’s National Chapter 3 Star Award on stage at the National FFA Convention.

    The Audrain County R-VI FFA Chapter, of Laddonia, has been recognized in the 2014 National Chapter Award Program from the National FFA Organization. The program recognizes outstanding FFA chapters from throughout the country that successfully complete an annual set of required activities that encourage members to grow as individuals, work as a team, and serve others in their communities. Chapters that received star ratings during judging July 27 – August

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  • Local students get scholarships

    Posted on November 19, 2014 at 12:52 pm


    The University of Missouri Agricultural Alumni Association provided $50,000 in scholarship money to 25 CAFNR upper class students for the 2014-2015 academic year. The association funded over $18,000 in teaching and educational enhancements for the college’s, students, faculty, and staff last year. The University of Missouri Ag Alumni Association and its board of Directors is dedicated to the goals and traditions of the College of Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources.

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  • Brookshier inducted at CMU

    Posted on November 12, 2014 at 1:34 pm

    Sally Brookshier

    Sally Louise Brookshier was inducted into the Missouri Kappa Chapter of Pi Gamma Mu on October 16 at Central Methodist University. Pi Gamma Mu is an International Honor Society in the Social Sciences. The mission of the society is to encourage and recognize superior scholarship in the discipline of social-science and to foster cooperation and social service among its members. Pi Gamma Mu serves the various social-science disciplines which seek

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