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“Painting with Success” at Van-Far

Posted on March 4, 2015 at 8:35 am

Several area residents of all ages enjoyed a “Painting with the Indians!” event on Saturday, February 28 at Van-Far Elementary School. Art Teacher Jenniffer Hanson led students in grades 3-12 along with adults in creating a masterpiece. Funds from those paying to participate along with those collected from donations go towards the “Beauty and the Beast” fundraiser. This will be the 2015 Van-Far School Play. The event raised $500.

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  • Van-Far FFA raises money with BBQ event

    Posted on March 4, 2015 at 8:33 am


    The Van-Far FFA Chapter hosted its annual BBQ on Saturday, February 28 at the High School. Students worked hard cooking the barbecue pork steaks on the grill and served several during the 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. event. The meals also included beans, coleslaw, potato salad, and homemade desserts. There were 370 meals served and approximately $2,000 was raised from the event.

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  • Delta Dental to be at St. Joseph School

    Posted on March 4, 2015 at 8:12 am

    Delta Dental of Missouri’s “Land of Smiles” program is educating and inspiring young Missourians to adopt healthy life habits through its interactive show, which is in the midst of visiting 320 schools before the end of the year. The tour will be taking the stage at St. Joseph School in Martinsburg on Wednesday, March 4 at 1 p.m. For over a decade, Delta Dental’s Land of Smiles program has been

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

    Posted on February 25, 2015 at 12:45 pm

    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.

    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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