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Front row, from left: Nathan Kraft (Reporter), Renee Nelson (Treasurer), Sarah Motley (Secretary), Chevi Windland (Vice President), Abilene Gatson (President), Klayton Haddock (Vice President), Hailey Hopke (Historian), Matty Northcutt (Historian), Nick Barnes (Parliamentarian), and Ms. Fischer (Advisor). Second row: Micaella Love (Chaplain), Dalton Buie (Sentinel), Lara Krautkraemer, Kayleigh Kohl, Kayelee Harrower, Annaliese Hubert, Colton Craven (Asst. President), Anthony Cole (Asst. Secretary/ Treasurer), and Jace Gay ( Asst. Vice President). Third row: Paul Schambach, Jeremy Hornback, Warren Kraft, Wyatt McDowell, Courtney Jennings, Nick Crow, Trenton DeTienne, and Logan Fowler. Fourth row: Trey Atkinson, Cody James, Christian Thurmond, Cameron Barse, Logan Holt, Jayda Borgmeyer, Jessica Arnold, Chase McMorris, and Devan Sapp. Fifth row: Alex Flowers, Taryn Adam, Mackenzie Kurz, Will Hopke, Colten Jensen, Parker Wallace, Ariel Seitz, and Billy Picton.

Van-Far R-I FFA reflects with Year in Review

Posted on February 25, 2015 at 12:45 pm

This past year the Van-Far FFA Chapter has been involved in many activities. At the end of the school year we went on a few trips. We went on our annual Six Flags trip. We also took the twenty-five members who were the most active in the FFA Chapter to a St. Louis Cardinals’ game and visited the St. Louis Zoo. Nick Barnes, Chevi Windland, and Sarah Motley went to

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  • Audrain County R-VI FFA reflects with Year in Review

    Posted on February 25, 2015 at 12:39 pm

    Members of the Audrain County R-VI FFA Chapter in 2014-2015.

    By: Karissa Graves Chapter FFA Secretary Audrain County R-6 FFA Chapter has accomplished many things since this time last year.  Our chapter and members received many awards and accomplishments over the past year.  We had 4 State Degree recipients, 2 Area Proficiency winners, and 1 State Proficiency winner.  There were also 2 CDE teams that made it to state.  The Agronomy team got 11th place and the Meats team got

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  • Lenten Luncheons to start Wed., Feb. 18

    Posted on February 18, 2015 at 4:03 pm

    The Vandalia Area Ministerial Alliance will be holding Lenten Luncheons on each Wednesday, February 18-Wednesday, March 25 at the First Christian Church in Vandalia. Each Luncheon begins at noon and features local ministers each week.

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  • Black History Program at local church

    Posted on February 18, 2015 at 4:00 pm

    Guest speaker Rev. Wesley Foster.

    The Second Christian Church held its 2015 Black History Celebration this past Sunday in Vandalia. The Rev. Wesley Foster was the guest speaker for the special event. This year’s program began with a “Call to Worship” and a devotion. After scripture was read and a prayer was said, Rev. Robin Terrell gave the welcome address. Neighboring churches joined together in the response followed by a congregational song. A participation time

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  • Van-Far crowns King and Queen at Courtwarming

    Posted on February 18, 2015 at 3:58 pm


    Cameron Perkins was crowned King and Annaliese Hubert was crowned Queen during Van-Far’s annual Courtwarming Night held last Friday when the Indians took on MMA. The rest of the court included freshmen Kyle Ebers and Carleigh Phillips, sophomores Cameron Barsé and Baileigh Lucas, juniors Trenton DeTienne and Hailey Hopke, seniors Katelyn Allen, Lucas Robinson, Breanna Strange, Returning Queen Ciara Craven, Returning King Ethan Gooch, seniors Sarah Motley, Brooke James, Kayelee

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  • Van-Far band members at EMO Conference event

    Posted on February 11, 2015 at 8:56 am


    Five Van-Far band members represented the Van-Far R-I School District at the recent EMO Conference Band Concert held at Wright City. They were joined by Van-Far Band Director Alex Cucciarre. Front row: Jamie Swarthout. Back row, from left: Austin Brewster, Paul Schambach, Anthony Cole, Warren Kraft, and Band Director Alex Cucciarre.

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  • Community R-VI crowns King and Queen

    Posted on February 11, 2015 at 8:38 am


    Community R-VI crowned its Homecoming royalty during the district’s special night held last Friday when the boys and girls basketball teams took on nearby rival Wellsville. Senior Kyle Curtis was crowned King and Joesie Allen was named Queen. The rest of the court included junior attendants Lexa Cope and Anthony Fairchild; sophomore attendants Katie Miles and Jesse Foreman; freshmen attendants Sirrina Dunn and Nick Welch; and crownbearers Jozie Winkler and

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