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Front row, from left: Margie Jean Boyd Burnett, Dale Keller, Dorris Jean Sanderson Breneman, and Norma Jean Griggs Willis. Back row: Ann Riney Wasson, Doris Shoemate Nation, Betty Lee Weiser Blase, and Minnie Fern Wasson Brookshier.

Vandalia Class of 1947 holds reunion

Posted on October 22, 2014 at 2:17 pm

The 1947 Vandalia High School graduating class met for their 67th class reunion on October 4 at the “Country Cupboard” in Vandalia. At 11:30 a.m., classmates, their spouses, and guests began arriving for fellowship time. Dorris Sanderson Breneman and Ann Riney Wasson greeted everyone as they arrived and Dorris registered everyone. Each of the two tables had a centerpiece of a fall arrangement. Ann Riney Wasson presided as spokesperson beginning

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  • Fall Fest announced at R-VI meeting

    Posted on October 22, 2014 at 2:15 pm

    Community R-VI Elementary Principal Tammy Angel and Jr./Sr. High School Principal Bob Curtis.

    Community R-VI Middle/High School Principal Bob Curtis announced an upcoming Fall Fan Fest for the district during the Community R-VI School Board meeting held Wednesday, October 15. Principal Curtis shared that this year there is going to be a Fall Fan Fest on Wednesday, November 5. This will be a night of family fun with a free carnival for the kids 5th grade and younger. He also presented attendance data

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  • Graduating Class of 1956 holds reunion in Vandalia

    Posted on October 22, 2014 at 2:10 pm

    Front row, from left: Olean Mudd Rohn, Elsie Jo Gore Phillips, Donna Beedle Hanson, Carol Goree Girard, Anita Gatson Allee, Sharon Gore Geerlings,
Bob Utterback, Vernon Dale Bailey, and Norma Martin Conklin. Back row: Virginia Foree Robertson, Billy Wayne Moore, Wanda Graves Bruner, Robert
Askey, Lester Wright, Clinton Winders, Durward Johnson, Richard Lewis, Dean Jones, Joe Hassien, Wayne Atkinson, Fred Coss, Richard Jones, and Daryl

    On October 11, the graduating Class of 1956 for Vandalia High School held it’s third annual class reunion with 41 in attendance. An enjoyable evening at the Country Cupboard with classmates renewing friendships and discussing 58 years of “what has happened since graduation.” There was great food, great time, and looking forward to next year. Those traveling the farthest were Dean Jones, Bill Moore, and Carol Girard. Richard Lewis, who

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  • Ralls County 4-H members in 4-H Hall of Fame

    Posted on October 15, 2014 at 2:55 am

    Joy and Terry Hoyt, Ralls County Hall of Fame recipients, are pictured with Missouri 4-H Foundation Trustee Marla Tobin.

    “Making the best better” for generations of Missouri 4-H’ers, Terry and Joy Hoyt, of Laddonia, were inducted into the Missouri 4-H Hall of Fame, August 9 at State Fair Community College. Terry and Joy began contributing to the 4-H program while their three daughters were members of the program and are still going. Ralls County 4-H is lucky to have dedicated volunteers like Terry and Joy. They have been project

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  • Drug free messages for Red Ribbon Week

    Posted on October 15, 2014 at 2:53 am

    Annalynn Culwell, left, and Ashton Garnett

    Hi, this is Annalynn Culwell from Van-Far Elementary. I am in Mrs. Kirby’s 6th grade class.  Drug free the healthy choice for me is our red ribbon theme.  Drugs can really hurt you and they can fry your brain. Healthy choices make you feel great and you can play sports. If you play sports and start doing drugs you will start to see a bad change. You will get kicked

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  • Community R-VI dedicates new dugouts

    Posted on October 1, 2014 at 1:16 pm


    On September 15, the Community R-VI Booster Club held a ribbon cutting to celebrate the completion of their dugout project.  Performing the ribbon cutting were senior baseball and softball players Clay Thebeau, Luke Robinson, Kyle Curtis, Samantha Jackson, Doug Davenport, and Lane Thebeau. Also in attendance were Superintendent Cheryl Mack; Elementary Principal Tammy Angel; board members Linda Gastler and Joyce Gastler; Bob Becker with Martinsburg Bank & Trust and MBT

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  • Community R-VI PAT

    Posted on October 1, 2014 at 1:11 pm


    The Community R-VI Parents as Teachers held their first group connections meeting of the year September 25 and enjoyed activities involving food. The youngsters sorted Fruit Loops by color and strung them to make necklaces and bracelets. They felt marshmallows, pulled them apart to feel the inside, and then put them in water to see if that changed the texture. One disappointed boy is still waiting for his marshmallow to

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