Seeley Reunion

Posted on July 30, 2014 at 1:09 pm

The Seeley Reunion was held Sunday, July 27. Members of the Seeley family met on Sunday, July 27 for their annual reunion. The group shared a carry-in lunch at the Farber Community Building. Those attending were Peggy and Payton Warfield; Ruth Caldwell; June Caldwell; Dorothy Moore; Randy Moore; Cassidy Moore; Jalin and Parker Moore; Lawrence and Frances Troesser; Bonnie and Gene Seeley; Alma Mitchell; Stacie Smithee, Jaden, Kylee, and Lydia;

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  • Births – Lenore Alexa Glance

    Posted on July 30, 2014 at 1:05 pm


    Lenore Alexa Glance was born at approximately 3:30 p.m. on July 11, 2014. She weighed in at 10 lbs., 2 oz. She is the daughter of Ryan and Caroline Glance, of Vandalia, and sister to Fiona and Apollo Glance.  Grandparents are Wendell and Mary Glance, of Hannibal, and Pete and Mindy Nasir ,of Vandalia.  Great Grandparents are Shafik and Susanne Nasir of Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

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  • Moore-Nemec Wedding

    Posted on July 23, 2014 at 1:23 pm

    Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Nemec

    Stacia Moore, of Vandalia, Mo., married Christopher Nemec, of Arnold, Mo., on June 7, 2014. The wedding took place at the Vandalia Area Fairgrounds at 3 p.m. The couple had a double-ring ceremony and were married by Brother Roger Huff. The bride was given in marriage by her parents, Alan and Paula Moore. The bride’s gown was a soft white, sweetheart Charmeuse gown, with a pick up skirt. Her bouquet

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MoDot Bridge Replacement

Posted on July 30, 2014 at 12:55 pm

Bridge deck replacement is planned for Young’s Creek in Audrain County on Route T. Weather permitting, beginning Monday, August 4, Route Z will be closed to traffic for up to 45 calendar days for bridge rehabilitation at Young’s Creek Bridge in Audrain County, which is located 3.7 miles east of Route C near Centralia. Road closure signs will be in place notifying motorists of the work. Motorists will need to

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  • MoDOT work in Audrain Co.

    Posted on July 16, 2014 at 12:23 pm


    Weather permitting, the week of July 14, MoDOT crews will be working on pavement repairs at various locations on Routes D, U, A, K and B in Audrain County with one lane traffic from 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. on the dates indicated. The locations of proposed work to be done includes: • Route D – July 14 from Route M to Business 54 in Mexico • Route U – July 14

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  • Highway 54 closed at Louisiana bridge

    Posted on July 9, 2014 at 12:42 pm

    The Illinois Department of Transportation has closed US 54 at the Champ Clark Bridge across the Mississippi River from Louisiana due to flooding.  MoDOT is closing the bridge at Louisiana. Detours are in place. The river continues to rise, so length of closure is undetermined.

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Laddonia holds All-School Reunion

Posted on July 30, 2014 at 1:15 pm

On Saturday, July 26, 2014, at the American Legion Hall south of Laddonia, 45 were in attendance for the 12th All-Class Reunion of the “old” Laddonia School. Twenty-eight were former students and 17 were guests. This may seem like a small number but is quite impressive since the school closed in 1953. Dorothy Ross Sisson was the organizer. With the help of her two nieces, Vera Ross Hayden, of Vandalia,

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  • Van-Far’s Band Camp

    Posted on July 30, 2014 at 1:13 pm


    Van-Far Band Director Alex Cucciarre leads band members through a song during this week’s Band Camp at Van-Far High School.

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  • Final Audrain 4-H Fair Results

    Posted on July 30, 2014 at 12:52 pm

    Swine Show Champion X-Light Weight Market Hog-Tayler Cope Reserve X-Light Weight Market Hog-Allison Troesser Champion Light Weight Market Hog-Nikole Hagan Reserve Light Weight Market Hog-Lance Fort Champion Middle Weight Market Hog-Emily Montgomery Reserve Middle Weight Market Hog-Alyssa Reid Champion Heavy Weight Market Hog-Megan Montgomery Reserve Heavy Weight Market Hog-Ashlyn Crum Champion X-Heavy Weight Market Hog-Jesse Shannon Reserve X-Heavy Weight Market Hog-Aaron Carter Grand Champion Market Hog- Emily Montgomery Reserve Champion

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Middletown Christian set for “Back to School” Carnival

Posted on July 30, 2014 at 1:14 pm

To celebrate the beginning of the 2014-2015 school year, Middletown Christian Church will be hosting a “Back to School Carnival” on Saturday, August 2 from 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Kids and parents will be able to enjoy pony rides, hayrides, a Bounce House, face painting, balloon modeling, a photo booth, a duck pond, and a corn pit. There will be a watermelon eating contest at 6 p.m. for ages 5 and

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  • First Christian set for Tractor Drive

    Posted on July 30, 2014 at 12:51 pm

    The Vandalia First Christian Church’s Third Annual Tractor Drive and Show will be Sunday, August 3 at 205 W. Park, Vandalia. The tractor drive will be at 1-3 p.m., registration at 12:30 p.m.. The Super Farmer contest is at 3 p.m., Backward Driving at 4:30 p.m., Pedal Tractor Pull at 5 p.m., and a Carry-In dinner at 6 p.m. A new event is the Tractor Slow Drags. There will be

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  • Local “Missouri Boys” to celebrate year of singing

    Posted on July 30, 2014 at 12:49 pm

    The “Missouri Boys” includes  Josiah and Jonah Edmond alongside Tyrece Cole.

    Vandalia’s “Missouri Boys,” a contemporary gospel group with young singers ages 6-8, will be holding a 1st Anniversary Concert at 6 p.m. on Saturday, August 2 at the Second Missionary Baptist Church Worship Center on Highway 54. The concert also features special guests and national recording artists Shawn Brown N Da Boyz, of St. Louis and Malaco Records.: “The Gospel All Stars of Peoria, Ill.” will also perform as well

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Red Cross Helps Laddonia Family

Posted on July 30, 2014 at 1:06 pm

American Red Cross Heart of Missouri Chapter volunteers are assisting a Laddonia family who had a fire at their home Thursday. Two Red Cross volunteers responded and met with the five-member family, who lived on Audrain Road 637. The Red Cross provided financial assistance for the family, two adults and three children, to meet their immediate emergency needs with the purchase of food, clothing and shoes. Family members also received

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  • “The Big Latch On” to be held Aug. 2

    Posted on July 30, 2014 at 12:50 pm

    On Saturday August 2, 2014 at 10:30 am the Audrain County Health Department is locally hosting this world wide event.  Join us at this family friendly event in helping to break the Global Big Latch On record for the most women breastfeeding simultaneously. Please arrive 30 minutes before so we can register and settle everyone in. Our local venue is: Hardin Park, Mexico, Mo. Please bring a chair or picnic

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  • First Baptist to hold Blood Drive Aug. 4

    Posted on July 16, 2014 at 12:20 pm

    The American Red Cross will have a Blood Drive on Monday, August 4, 2-6 p.m. in the First Baptist Church Multipurpose Room, 101 N. Main, Vandalia.

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