Lifestyles

Agape House meeting minutes

Posted on October 29, 2014 at 12:52 pm

Meeting in regular session on Tuesday, October 21, Agape House of Vandalia board members reviewed the attendance and program at the October 12 open house and 10-year anniversary celebration. The event was considered a great success with both first-time and frequent visitors in attendance. It was decided to discontinue annual open houses but perhaps offer an open house in five years. However, tours of the facility are available upon request

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  • Naughton Reunion

    Posted on October 29, 2014 at 12:14 pm

    The Naughton family reunion was held Sunday, October 19 at the Senior Citizens Center, Vandalia. The day was enjoyed by all visiting, taking pictures, eating, and fellowshipping with one another. After the 12:30 p.m. carry-in dinner, prizes were awarded to the following: Marvin Jones, oldest person present; Breigha Varner, youngest; one traveling the farthest, Curt and Jeanie Athey, Yuma, Arizona; door prize adult, Rachel Harlan; kid’s door prize, Breigha Varner.

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  • Allen-Bulter Engagement

    Posted on October 22, 2014 at 2:13 pm

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    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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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

Miss Missouri to speak at Van-Far A+ Career Fair

Posted on October 29, 2014 at 1:02 pm

The 6th Annual Van-Far A+ Career Fair will be Friday, November, 14 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Miss Missouri 2014 Jessica Hartman will be the opening speaker for the day. Some 25 presenters will share information on their chosen careers with the students in grades 7 – 12.  Many presenters are Van-Far graduates or have Van-Far connections. The Six Career Paths are: Human Services; Natural Resources Agriculture; Business, Management

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  • Breakfast to be served at St. Joe

    Posted on October 29, 2014 at 12:00 pm

    The St. Joseph all-you-can-eat breakfast will be Sunday November 9 from 8 a.m till noon at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Martinsburg. The price is $8 for adults, $4 for children ages 6-12; under age 6 is free.

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  • Fish Fry coming to Pike Co. school

    Posted on October 29, 2014 at 12:00 pm

    The Pike County Christian School Fish Fry will be held on Friday, November 14 at 4-7 p.m. The cost is $10 per plate at the school, 203 East Maple, in Curryville. The menu consists of fish or ham, potato salad, green beans, bread, a drink, and dessert.

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Religion

Faith Tabernacle COGIC Pastor Richard Smith, left, Deacon Joe Walker (backside), and Vandalia Mayor Ralph Kuda, Jr. during the prayer breakfast on Saturday morning.

Faith Tabernacle COGIC celebrates 48 years

Posted on October 29, 2014 at 12:59 pm

The 48th Church Anniversary for Faith Tabernacle COGIC began last Friday evening with a musical and history reflections of the church. On Saturday morning at 8:30 a.m., there was a prayer breakfast. Vandalia Mayor Ralph Kuda, Jr. was the guest speaker. A Candlelight Service was held in honor of those members who have passed on after the breakfast. On Sunday, dinner was served after morning service around 1:30 p.m. The

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  • Friendship Baptist Church

    Posted on October 29, 2014 at 12:57 pm

    Friendship Baptist Church Sunday School provides 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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  • Harvest Party at New Harmony

    Posted on October 29, 2014 at 12:56 pm

    Several young people and “young at heart” adults enjoyed a Harvest Party held at the New Harmony Christian Church on Saturday, October 24.  For the first time that anyone could remember, the riders on the hayride needed sunscreen instead of a coat. A wiener roast was also enjoyed by those present. Sunday was a special day at New Harmony as four individuals entered the waters of baptism at the opening

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Health

SSM-St. Mary’s board meets

Posted on October 29, 2014 at 12:54 pm

The Board of Trustees met Thursday, October 23 with Bill Dubbert, Chairman; Sterling Oliver, Vice-Chairman; Gene Thomas, D.O., Treasurer; and Peter Perll, M.D., member. Staff attending were David Neuendorf, President and Renae Rowe, Executive Assistant. Bill Dubbert presented the October trustee inspection report. He reported that he, David Neuendorf, and David Schulte viewed the linear accelerator being installed in the cancer center. Once it is completely installed the machine will

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  • 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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