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Pictured left to right are Madison Wieberg, Director Kirsten Huff, Amber Hanneken, Amber Mueller, and Allison Scott.

Staff ready for school year at St. Joseph

Posted on August 13, 2014 at 5:33 am

The St. Joseph Early Learning Center in Martinsburg, Mo., is preparing for a new school year under the direction of Mrs. Kirsten Huff. Mrs. Huff is from Wellsville, and has been with the Early Learning Center since August 2012, at which time she began teaching in the 4-5 year-old classroom. Huff became the director in February, 2014. She is married to Randy Huff and they have two children, Jacob, 14,

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  • Meet me at St. Joe

    Posted on August 13, 2014 at 5:31 am

    St. Joseph Catholic School in Martinsburg will hold “Meet Me at St. Joe,” its official opening to the 2014-2015 school year, on August 17 2014 after the 10 a.m. Mass. Visit the School and enjoy a hotdog and brat lunch with chips and homemade cookies. Welcome back returning faculty which include Cory Blackburn, Michelle Hombs, Joyce Smith and Father Greg Oligschlaeger. Welcome new faculty which include Renee Aulbur, Kelly Kuda,

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  • Van-Far R-I Bus Routes

    Posted on August 13, 2014 at 5:31 am

    Parents need to be aware that these routes were formulated using data received as of August 10 and may need to be revised before the school start date. Finalized routes will be posted on the school web page by August 18. These routes are very similar to the routes we were running at the end the previous school year with a few minor adjustments for new enrollment. Start times are

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  • Laddonia Library Summer Program visits Avery’s

    Posted on August 13, 2014 at 5:28 am


    The Laddonia Library Summer Program toured Avery’s Floor Mats on July 31. Kristen Greenplate conducted the tour. At the beginning, fork-lift trucks moved the rolls of carpet. The floor mats are hand cut. Every step of the floor mat process was demonstrated. At the end of the tour, refreshments of juice and cookies were served in the break room. Hand made bookmarks were given to each person at the tour.

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  • Area residents excel early at State Fair

    Posted on August 13, 2014 at 5:20 am

    Abilene Gatson, 17, of Vandalia, received Grand Champion Hampshire Ewe in the FFA Breeding Show at the 2014 Missouri State Fair on August 9. Abilene is the daughter of Adam and Julie Gatson and is a senior at Van-Far High School. Abilene is pictured with Britton Francis.

    Several Vandalia area residents have left their mark early on at the Missouri State Fair currently underway in Sedalia. Through early Monday morning, several competitors have earned top five finishes there. The list includes: Logan Wilson, Vandalia: First in Swine/Open On-Foot Barrow Show (150S-Spot On-Foot Barrow) Allison Troesser, Laddonia: First in 190X Crossbred On-Foot Barrow Tayler E. Cope, Martinsburg: First in Crossbred Barrow; First in Swine Duroc On-Foot Barrows Lance

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  • Library honors Summer students

    Posted on August 13, 2014 at 5:14 am

    Ennis Childs receives the grand prize of a tablet from the “Fizz Boom” Reading Program at the Vandalia Library from Librarian Crystal McCurdy.

    Several children were recognized last week for their participation in the Vandalia Library’s Summer Reading Program. Students received a “Fizz Boom” bag and books as prizes. Vandalia’s Ennis Childs was the program’s grand prize winner, who won a tablet. The list of nearly 30 children who completed the program includes Toby Ard, Lily Boushard, Zach Boushard, Ennis Childs, Erin Childs, Alexandria Govero, Bailey Graves, Dixie Hardin, Savannah Hardin, Garrett Hopke,

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  • Ralls County 4-H holds Fashion Revue

    Posted on August 6, 2014 at 1:34 pm

    Front row, from left: Reagan Shultz, Krayleigh Power, and Evie Rodenbaugh. Back row: Erin Rubemeyer, Jessica Stinson, Emily Branham, and Della Rodenbaugh.

    The 2014 Ralls County Fashion Revue was a great success. The judging was held at the Ralls County Courthouse on the evening of July 10 where the contestants modeled the outfits they have constructed or purchased. Along with the modeling, the judge asked questions about the garments and their accessories; and about the knowledge of their clothes. The girls then publicly presented their outfits at the Ralls County Fair, as

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