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Vandalia area residents enjoy packed Prairie Days schedule

Posted on October 1, 2014 at 1:04 pm

This year’s Prairie Days featured many contests on Saturday, September 27. Winners include: Baby Show Results 0-6 months boys. 1) Ian Hull, son of Lori Allison and Aarron Hull; 2) Jackson Dameron, son of Jason and Sonya Dameron. 0-6 months girls. 1) Olivia Harness, daughter of Alex and Heather Harness; 2) Ceilidh (Kaylee) Montgomery, daughter of Joel and Janis Montgomery; 3) MaReesa Murrow daughter of Michael and Katie Murrow 7-12

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  • Van-Far holds All-School Reunion

    Posted on October 1, 2014 at 12:54 pm

    The Rev. Charlene Wheeler-Williams was the guest speaker at this year’s All-School Reunion.

    Several graduates from past Vandalia and Van-Far High School classes enjoyed the Van-Far Alumni All-School Reunion held this past Saturday night, September 27. Attendees purchasing $20 or $25 tickets enjoyed their reunion time with the proceeds going towards the Van-Far Alumni & Friends Scholarship Fund. Notable classes at the event included the classes of 1944, 1949, 1954, 1959, 1964, 1969, 1974, 1979, 1984, 1989, 1994, 1999, 2004, and 2009. Renowned

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  • Elvis performs at Tri-County Care Center

    Posted on September 24, 2014 at 2:24 pm


    Elvis impersonator Steve Davis put on a show for Tri-County Care Center residents last Wednesday. See video of his performance on our website and on our Facebook page.

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  • Crowning royalty at Van-Far

    Posted on September 24, 2014 at 2:11 pm

    Homecoming Royalty. Queen Sarah Motley and King Brandon Otis received their crowns during halftime of the Van-Far/Community R-VI football game against Montgomery County. The Indians ended a 35 year drought against the Wildcats with a victory that night.

    Results from this year’s Homecoming contests were: • King and Queen – Brandon Otis and Sarah Motley • Banners – 1-tie) Seniors and Juniors; 2) Freshmen; 3) Sophomores Dress-Up – 1) Seniors; 2) Sophomores; 3) Freshmen; 4) Juniors Mini Olympics – 1) Seniors; 2-tie) Juniors and Freshmen; 3) Sophomores Floats – 1) Seniors; 2) Sophomores; 3) Juniors; 4) Freshmen Overall – 1) Seniors; 2) Juniors and Sophomores; 3) Freshmen Spirit

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  • Live Line electricity demo Oct. 2

    Posted on September 17, 2014 at 1:15 pm

    The employees of Consolidated Electric Cooperative invite local emergency officials to attend a Live Line electricity demonstration on Thursday, October 2, at 2 or 6 p.m. at 3940 E. Liberty in Mexico. This program is geared toward first responders, fire and rescue, medical personnel, sheriff departments, and other workers that could encounter electricity-involved situation in their work. The Cooperative will provide barbecued hamburgers, chips, and drinks. The demonstration will follow

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  • Farber Lions Club hosts Hunter Safety Event

    Posted on September 17, 2014 at 1:01 pm


    The Farber Evening Lions Club hosted an official Hunter Safety Course, presented by representatives from the Department of Conservation on Saturday, September 13 at the Farber Community Building. Audrain County Conservation Agent Norman Steelman, Pike County Conservation Agent Mike Christensen, Hunter Education Instructor Mike Trammell, and Jim Bradford taught the course from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. There were 44 area residents who graduated from the two part course that featured items

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  • Homecoming Week features Powder Puff game

    Posted on September 17, 2014 at 12:58 pm

    Van-Far Homecoming King and Queen Candidates, from left: Kyle Ebers, Anthony Cole, Michael Colson, Brandon Otis, Sarah Motley, Renee Nelson,

    The Van-Far R-I School District is currently celebrating Homecoming Week with a several planned events and activities to show pride in the district. The first big event of the week takes place tonight  on Wednesday, September 17 at the high school football field with a Powder Puff football game. This event features junior girls from both Van-Far and Community R-VI battling senior girls from both districts playing football. Meanwhile, several

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