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Van-Far’s golf team, from left: Head Coach Dr. Forrest Bollow, Conner Albrecht (Sr.), Brandon Otis (Sr.), and Trenton DeTienne (Jr.). Not pictured: Reaghan Case (Fr.).

Students inducted into Van-Far NHS

Posted on March 25, 2015 at 8:42 am

Van-Far’s National Honor Society inducted several new members during a ceremony held last week inside the Van-Far cafeteria. Those inducted include Joseph Clithero, Anthony Cole, Colton Craven, Alexis DeTienne, Anna DeTienne, Jace Gay, Brayden McMillen, Layten McMillen, Andrew Snodgrass, Janie Swarthout, and Jenna Willis.

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  • Band/Choir at districts

    Posted on March 25, 2015 at 8:40 am

    Van-far Band and Choir members participated in the District Contest this past weekend in Mexico. Van-Far’s Band earned a “2”. The three adjudicators on the floor gave the band the ratings of “3-Satisfactory,” “2-Outstanding),” and “2-Outstanding.” The Sight-Reading Adjudicator gave the band a “1-Exemplary.) The Band played “Ceremony, Chant, and Ritual,” “Rain,” and “Highlander.” “The Band had a few bumps in their performance, but all in all we had a

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  • Egg Hunt set for Methodist Church

    Posted on March 18, 2015 at 3:34 pm

    The Vandalia United Methodist Church will be hosting an Easter Egg Hunt for children ages 10 and under at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 28. RSVP on Facebook,  contact the church office by phone at 573-594-3124, or email Vandalia UMC @windstream.net and we’ll hide a special treat for each child participating.

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  • Tooth Wizard visits St. Joseph School

    Posted on March 11, 2015 at 11:58 am

    St. Joseph 1st grader Peyton Schafer with Delta Dental’s Tooth Wizard.

    Tooth decay is the leading chronic infectious disease among children in our nation. It causes pain and can interfere with a child’s ability to eat, speak, smile and concentrate, and has the potential to affect one’s systemic health. To help combat this issue, Delta Dental of Missouri is educating and inspiring children to adopt healthy life habits through its upbeat and interactive, touring Land of Smiles® program. Thanks to the

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  • Laddonia Community Betterment raises funds in annual auction

    Posted on March 11, 2015 at 8:32 am


    Several Laddonia area residents check out the many items that were auctioned off during the Laddonia Community Betterment Association’s Chili Supper and Auction held this past Saturday in Laddonia with Auctioneer Alan Williams. Some of the many items sold in the auction include several gift certificates, four Kansas City Royals tickets, a remote automobile starter kit, a brick of .22 shells, an electric weed eater, and more. About $2,700 was

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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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