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Health Department to close February 16

Posted on February 11, 2015 at 8:40 am

The Audrain County Health Department will be closed Monday, February 16, for President’s Day.

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  • Health Inspections

    Posted on February 4, 2015 at 8:42 am

    The Audrain County Health Department (ACHD) reported the scores received after January inspections were completed in  food establishments of Audrain County. There were no critical violations found. The following businesses received an inspection score of 100: Xpress Mart, Xpress Mart 2, Dollar General (Clark St.), China King (pre-opening), L.M. Gourmet Coffee, Audrain Handicap Services Locations of Harvey House, Breckinridge Heights, and the Developmental Center, Dollar General (Monroe St.), Pizza Hut

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  • Kevin Lowrance resigns as administrator for ACHD

    Posted on February 4, 2015 at 8:28 am

    Kevin Lowrance

    In 2013, the then Audrain City-County Health Unit (ACCHU) started a new era as the Audrain County Health Department. Later in the same year, the ACHD moved to its new location on S. Elmwood in Mexico. Two years later, the administrator that helped usher in the big changes has resigned. Faye Fairchild, Chairperson for the Audrain County Board of Health, has confirmed that longtime ACHD administrator Kevin Lowrance submitted his

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  • Audrain County’s L.E.P.C. helps Martinsburg with siren purchase

    Posted on January 28, 2015 at 8:52 am


    Audrain County’s Local Emergency Planning Committee (L.E.P.C.) approved a measure to use $1,425 of its limited resources to help the City of Martinsburg erect an emergency siren at its recent first quarter 2015 meeting in Mexico. The funds could be made available since the City of Martinsburg is looking to have its siren have a separate tone in case of a hazardous material concern. L.E.P.C. funds can only be used

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  • Van-Far to host a Blood Drive Jan. 23

    Posted on January 21, 2015 at 8:42 am

    There will be a American Red Cross Blood Drive on Friday, January 23 from 2:30-7 p.m. at the Van-Far High School Gym, in Vandalia.

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  • Emergency training course held for local residents

    Posted on January 14, 2015 at 8:13 am


    Members of local Fire Departments from Curryville, Farber, Laddonia, and Vandalia as well as Van-Far Ambulance personnel gathered at the Farber Fire Department for a 16 hour course instructing Emergency Vehicle Operation. On Saturday, January 3, MU Fire and Rescue training instructor Randall Ragan lectured on the subjects of legal aspects, morals, and financial loss that occur in the event of accidents that happen while operating emergency vehicles. The following

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  • Class set for Severe Storm Spotters

    Posted on December 31, 2014 at 1:43 pm

    The National Weather Service Severe Storm Spotter and Weather Safety Training Class for Audrain County will take place 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 15, at the Farber Fire Department, 114 East Highway 54. The Farber Fire Department and Audrain County Emergency Management Agency offers this free training and by the completing the class, participants will be given information on how to register as a volunteer storm spotter.

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