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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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  • Tri-County Care Center news

    Posted on December 24, 2014 at 12:19 pm

    Monday, December 15 At 9:45 a.m., the residents on the East Hall and the Special Care Unit enjoyed a video of “The Red Skelton Christmas Show.” A large crowd was in attendance. At 1:30 p.m., the residents enjoyed the movie, “A Miracle on 34th Street.” They enjoyed refreshments as well. At 5:30 p.m., the residents were taken out to view the Christmas lights out at the fairgrounds and to see

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  • Tri-County news

    Posted on December 17, 2014 at 11:30 am

    Monday, December 8 At 9:45 a.m., the residents on the SCU unit and the East Hall enjoyed music with the assistance of Brooke McPike. A large crowd attended. At 1:30 p.m., the residents enjoyed exercises with the assistance of Davaline Overton and Brooke McPike. At 6 p.m., the bi-weekly Bible class was held with Denna Nichols, with the assistance of Traci Shaw. Tuesday, December 9 The residents enjoyed exercises with

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  • Protect yourself from the flu

    Posted on December 3, 2014 at 1:24 pm

    Influenza (the flu) has officially arrived in the area, and now is the time to take steps to protect yourself and your family. Seasonal influenza, commonly called “the flu,” is caused by influenza viruses, which infect the respiratory tract (i.e., the nose, throat, lungs). Unlike many other viral respiratory infections, such as the common cold, the flu can cause severe illness and life-threatening complications in many people. It is estimated

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  • St. John Food Pantry

    Posted on November 26, 2014 at 1:40 pm

    Please remember St. John’s Food Pantry this holiday season and throughout the coming year. We serve all of Van-Far and Community R-VI people the third Tuesday each month 9-11 a.m. May God bless each of you and happy holiday from JoBeth Schlemmer, 573-373-5387, and Mary  Frances Hoyt, 573-373-2157. St. John Food Pantry is located at 601 South Elm, Laddonia. Oh God… Oh, God, when I have food, help me be

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