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Allen-Bulter Engagement

Posted on October 22, 2014 at 2:13 pm

It is with great joy that Mark and Diana Butler of Vandalia announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Michelle Nichole, to Paul LeRoy Allen. He is the son of Marion and Sheryl Allen, of Van- Michelle is the granddaughter of Richard and Evelyn Butler and Marilyn Burgert, all of Vandalia. Paul is the grandson of Colleen Wright, of Vandalia. A June 2015 wedding is planned.

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  • Births

    Posted on October 22, 2014 at 2:05 pm

    Jackson Marshall Lee Olebeare

    A son, Jackson Marshall Lee Olebeare, was born to Marlena Jones and Lee Olebeare, of Vandalia, on October 7 at SSM Audrain Hospital in Mexico, Mo. The little man weighed 5 lbs., 14 ozs., and was 18 1/4 inches long. His grandparents are Joe and Pat Jones, of Mexico, and Fred and Theressa Crandell.

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  • Waters family gathers for reunion

    Posted on October 15, 2014 at 2:50 am

    The descendants of Shelah Waters, of Tennessee, gathered on September 28 for the annual Waters Reunion held at The Junction Restaurant in Perry. Several family members attended the Centennial of the Olivet Christian Church in Center on September 14 when the 100th year of the current building was celebrated. George Waters, Sr., an ancestor, was on the first official board when the Olivet Church was organized in 1830, and a

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Travel

MoDOT

River bridge to close Oct. 20-24

Posted on October 15, 2014 at 2:38 am

A third postponement of the maintenance closure of the Champ Clark Bridge at Louisiana was issued this week after a string of storms started moving through the area. MoDOT now plans to close the bridge carrying Hwy. 54 traffic over the Mississippi River at 6 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 20. It is expected to reopen some time on Friday, Oct. 24 but the work could see further delays from bad

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  • MoDot

    Posted on September 24, 2014 at 2:18 pm

    Audrain County US 54 – Resurface from Route J (Martin Luther King Dr.) in Mexico to MO 19 south junction near Martinsburg (Scotts Corner); Inactive – Tentative start date Sept. 19 – One lane traffic with pilot car leading motorists through the work zone, schedule pending. MO 15 – Sealing operations from MO 154 to just north of MO 22; Inactive – One lane traffic with pilot car leading motorists

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  • MoDot

    Posted on September 17, 2014 at 1:13 pm

    Audrain County US 54 – Resurface from Route J (Martin Luther King Dr.) in Mexico to MO 19 south junction near Martinsburg (Scotts Corner); Inactive – Tentative start date Sept. 17 – One lane traffic with pilot car leading motorists through the work zone, schedule pending. MO 15 – Sealing operations from MO 154 to just north of MO 22; Inactive – One lane traffic with pilot car leading motorists

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Education

Front row, from left: Margie Jean Boyd Burnett, Dale Keller, Dorris Jean Sanderson Breneman, and Norma Jean Griggs Willis. Back row: Ann Riney Wasson, Doris Shoemate Nation, Betty Lee Weiser Blase, and Minnie Fern Wasson Brookshier.

Vandalia Class of 1947 holds reunion

Posted on October 22, 2014 at 2:17 pm

The 1947 Vandalia High School graduating class met for their 67th class reunion on October 4 at the “Country Cupboard” in Vandalia. At 11:30 a.m., classmates, their spouses, and guests began arriving for fellowship time. Dorris Sanderson Breneman and Ann Riney Wasson greeted everyone as they arrived and Dorris registered everyone. Each of the two tables had a centerpiece of a fall arrangement. Ann Riney Wasson presided as spokesperson beginning

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  • Fall Fest announced at R-VI meeting

    Posted on October 22, 2014 at 2:15 pm

    Community R-VI Elementary Principal Tammy Angel and Jr./Sr. High School Principal Bob Curtis.

    Community R-VI Middle/High School Principal Bob Curtis announced an upcoming Fall Fan Fest for the district during the Community R-VI School Board meeting held Wednesday, October 15. Principal Curtis shared that this year there is going to be a Fall Fan Fest on Wednesday, November 5. This will be a night of family fun with a free carnival for the kids 5th grade and younger. He also presented attendance data

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  • Graduating Class of 1956 holds reunion in Vandalia

    Posted on October 22, 2014 at 2:10 pm

    Front row, from left: Olean Mudd Rohn, Elsie Jo Gore Phillips, Donna Beedle Hanson, Carol Goree Girard, Anita Gatson Allee, Sharon Gore Geerlings,
Bob Utterback, Vernon Dale Bailey, and Norma Martin Conklin. Back row: Virginia Foree Robertson, Billy Wayne Moore, Wanda Graves Bruner, Robert
Askey, Lester Wright, Clinton Winders, Durward Johnson, Richard Lewis, Dean Jones, Joe Hassien, Wayne Atkinson, Fred Coss, Richard Jones, and Daryl
Smith.

    On October 11, the graduating Class of 1956 for Vandalia High School held it’s third annual class reunion with 41 in attendance. An enjoyable evening at the Country Cupboard with classmates renewing friendships and discussing 58 years of “what has happened since graduation.” There was great food, great time, and looking forward to next year. Those traveling the farthest were Dean Jones, Bill Moore, and Carol Girard. Richard Lewis, who

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Religion

Friendship Baptist Church this week

Posted on October 22, 2014 at 2:15 pm

Friendship Baptist Church Sunday School is Bible study for all ages. The Sunday School begins at 9:30 a.m. and has spaces available for adults, teens, and children. Morning Worship begins at 10:45 a.m. Each Sunday morning our pastor, Bro. Glenn Forman, challenges the congregation with a message from the King James Version of the Bible after the congregation sings songs from the hymnal under the direction of Mrs. Kristy Schott.

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  • Trunk-or-Treat set for Methodist Church on Oct. 26

    Posted on October 22, 2014 at 1:57 pm

    The Vandalia United Methodist Church will be hosting a Trunk-or-Treat on Sunday afternoon, October 26, beginning at 3 p.m. and are wanting the public to come collect Halloween goodies in a safe environment. The event will be held in the parking lot behind the church building located at 201 N Jefferson St.  Guests are welcome to come in costumes. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Refreshments will be provided.

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  • First Presbyterian to hold Scottish event October 26

    Posted on October 22, 2014 at 1:56 pm

    The First Presbyterian Church of Vandalia will be hosting a “Kirkin’ o’ the Tartans” service on Sunday, October 26 at 2 p.m. All members of the community are invited to attend the service wearing their family tartans, plaids, and especially kilts. The “Kirkin’ o’ the Tartans” service is a celebration of Scottish heritage through worship and is a continuing part of first Presbyterian Church’s celebration of Reformation Sunday this year

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Health

National Health Mart Healthy Living Tour stops in Vandalia Oct. 17

Posted on October 15, 2014 at 2:54 am

The National Health Mart Healthy Living Tour will be stopping at Country Market Pharmacy in Vandalia on Friday, October 17 from 9 a.m.-noon to offer free health screenings for risks associated with high blood pressure, diabetes, cholesterol, and obesity to the community. The tour is designed to celebrate local community pharmacists who go above and beyond to serve their communities and is making more than 170 stops across the country

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  • Drug Take Back Program

    Posted on September 24, 2014 at 2:19 pm

    On September 27, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m., the Vandalia Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its eighth opportunity in three years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your pills for disposal to the County Market Pharmacy at 1555 Highway 54 West. The Vandalia Police Department will be present to assist

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  • Veterans Affairs Bus to be in town

    Posted on September 17, 2014 at 12:54 pm

    A Veterans Affairs bus from Columbia will be in Vandalia for Prairie Days on Saturday, September 27 to answer any questions veterans or their family members might have in regards to veteran affairs. Local VFW Post No. 2173 Commander Marty Nation is also reminding area veterans that if they’re interested in joining the local VFW, they can do so on Prairie Days. For more information, call Nation at 573-470-6716.

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