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A vehicle from last year’s Cruise Night.

Cruise Night this week in Martinsburg

Posted on April 22, 2015 at 2:15 pm

Submitted by Rhonda Arens You stand in the street; you hear the engines roar.  The smell of fried taters and grilled meat fills the air.  You see the souped-up muscle cars, classic cruisers, custom-built choppers, and the one-of-a kind street rides.  These sights, sounds, and smells can only be experienced at an event like our Cruise Night, held in scenic downtown Martinsburg, Missouri.  This year, Martinsburg Community Betterment will be

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  • Ralls County 4-H teens attend state conference at Mizzou

    Posted on April 22, 2015 at 2:11 pm

    Halynna Yager, Rebecca Moore, Sydnee Brothers, and Jaylyn Hudelson.

    On March 28-29, four Ralls County girls, Halynna Yager and Rebecca Moore, of Vandalia’s Brice Happy Hustlers; Sydnee Brothers, of Center’s Wise Guys; and Jaylyn Hudelson, of New London’s Rocky Point 4-H Club, were among the 342 people attending the 2015 State 4-H Teen Conference, at the University of Missouri and the Holiday Inn Executive Center. The delegates, ages 11-13, attended workshops to develop belonging, generosity, and mastery of new

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  • Fitness Night set for Van-Far Elementary

    Posted on April 22, 2015 at 12:48 pm

    Van-Far Elementary School will be having their annual Fitness Night on April 23 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. to celebrate the end of our “Jump Rope for Heart” fundraiser. This is a night for Van-Far Elementary students and their families to come out and get active together. Make sure you wear your tennis shoes!

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  • Van-Far students perform “Beauty and the Beast”

    Posted on April 15, 2015 at 12:59 pm

    Micaella Love (“Belle”) and Cole Grimes (“Gaston”).

    The cast of “Beauty and the Beast” delighted crowds with their performances last Friday and Saturday at Van-Far High School. The two act musical featured a large cast with handmade and other costumes rented from Odessa High School. The musical was under the direction of Jenniffer Hanson, Assistant Director Nathan Kraft, and Musical Conductor Alex Cucciarre. The pianists were Kay Bunge and Denise Allen. Pete Nasir was in charge of

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  • Fundraiser Concert held at Van-Far

    Posted on April 15, 2015 at 12:47 pm

    The Van-Far High School Band performs.

    The Van-Far Music Department held a Fundraiser Concert on Sunday, April 12 to raise money for a performance at the Russell Athletic Bowl this upcoming December. The bowl game will be played in Orlando, Florida. The five day experience will also allow the band to march in the Macy’s Holiday Parade at Universal Studios. There was also a Silent Auction on gift baskets and other items along with a 50/50

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  • Ralls County 4-H holds Achievement Day

    Posted on April 8, 2015 at 1:45 pm

    Front row, from left: Bradyn Powell, Danny Powell, Thomas Barnes, Samantha Barnes, Jocelyn Hudelson, Krayleigh Power, Cierra VanSickle, and Devyn Keller. Middle row: Tyler Armour, Emily Branham, Emma Smith, Emily Evans, Jaylyn Hudelson, and Hunter Scrogin. Back row: Sydnee Brothers, Jessica Stinson, Caryn Meyer, Clayton Robinson, Alex Meyer, Teddy Lempka, and Skylar Lempka.

    The Ralls County 4-H Achievement Day at New London Elementary on Thursday, April 2 starting at 5:15 p.m. The program started with a welcome and orientation; the American pledge was led by Clayton Robinson and the 4-H pledge by Emma Smith. Twenty-two members participated in a variety of events that included Demonstrations, Table Setting, Personal Development, Public Speaking, and Photography. Each event is designed to promote important life skills such

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  • “Beauty and the Beast” set for Van-Far

    Posted on April 8, 2015 at 1:31 pm

    Many “Beauty and the Beast” costumes were rented from Odessa High School for this week’s upcoming performance. Students had their first dress rehearsal last week at Van-Far.

    Vandalia area fans of the Disney movie “Beauty and the Beast” will get to enjoy their favorite scenes and songs when Van-Far Jr./Sr. High School students perform a musical of the same name this Friday-Saturday, April 10-11. The two Act musical with a 30 minute intermission features several students in key roles. Some of the cast, which is around 25 total students, includes: “Belle”-Micaella Love “Beast”-Anthony Cole “Gaston”-Cole Grimes “Cogsworth”-Jayson

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