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

Van-Far students perform “Beauty and the Beast”

Posted on April 15, 2015 at 12:59 pm

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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  • Van-Far hosts VFTA Carnival

    Posted on April 1, 2015 at 12:45 pm


    The Van-Far Teachers Association (VFTA) held their annual VFTA Carnival last Friday night at Van-Far Elementary School. The event featured several games, a bounce house, tacos, a silent auction, and more. Pictured: Zemirah Martin enjoys a game during the event.

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  • Fundraiser Concert scheduled for April 12

    Posted on April 1, 2015 at 12:16 pm

    The Van-Far Music Department is having a fundraiser concert on Sunday, April 12 in the High School gym to raise money for the performance at the Russell Athletic Bowl in December. Adult tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door. Children are considered ages 3-8, and will be $8 in advance and at the door. Anyone under 3 years old is free. Tickets will be sold by music students,

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  • Easter Egg Hunt at United Methodist Church in Vandalia

    Posted on April 1, 2015 at 12:16 pm


    The Rev. Helen McFarland, right, gives a message to the many kids who attended an Easter Egg Hunt at the United Methodist Church in Vandalia held this past Saturday. The hunt was for children ages 10 and under.

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