Births – Ragland

Posted on August 27, 2014 at 1:33 pm

Thomas and Courtney Ragland are the proud parents of their second child, Clayton Saleem. Clayton was born on May 3 at 6:11 p.m., weighing 7 lbs. 5 oz., and measuring 20 inches in length. He joined an excited big sister, Macy Layne. The proud grandparents are Boyce and Barb Branstetter and Randy and Kathy Ragland. Great-grandparents include Sandy Hassien and the late Saleem Hassien, the late Brooks and  Ella Dee

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  • Births – Burkart

    Posted on August 27, 2014 at 1:08 pm

    A daughter was born to Brian and Rachael Burkart, of Columbia, on August 25. She weighed 7 lb., 14 oz., and has been named Raylin Austin Burkart. Lee and Crystal Shaw, of Columbia, and Joe and Hope Burkart, of Rocheport, are the grandparents. Bob and Delores Bealmer, of Laddonia, and Norma Shaw, of Vandalia, are the great-grandparents.

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  • Calcaterra – Peloquin Wedding

    Posted on August 20, 2014 at 1:18 pm


    Kathryn Noel Calcaterra and Kurt Nelson Peloquin were married on June 15, 2014 at Full Moon Resort in Big Indian, N.Y. The service was officiated by the couple’s close friend Colin Sims. The bride is the daughter of Ruth and Dennis Calcaterra of Vandalia, Mo. She is the granddaughter of Mary Jane Lane and the late Noel P. Lane of Edwardsville, Ill. and of Grace Calcaterra and the late Attilio

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Van-Far R-I Bus Routes

Posted on August 13, 2014 at 5:31 am

Parents need to be aware that these routes were formulated using data received as of August 10 and may need to be revised before the school start date. Finalized routes will be posted on the school web page by August 18. These routes are very similar to the routes we were running at the end the previous school year with a few minor adjustments for new enrollment. Start times are

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  • MoDot Schedule

    Posted on August 6, 2014 at 1:21 pm


    Audrain County Construction US 54 – Surface improvements at various locations, eastbound lanes scheduled for diamond grinding operations. One lane with pilot car leading motorists through work zone. Contractor is now working 24 – hr/day schedule. Estimated Completion: Fall 2014. US 54 – Inactive; Resurface from Route J in Mexico to MO 19 south junction near Martinsburg (Scotts Corner); Estimated Completion: Fall 2014. MO 15 – Inactive; Sealing operations from

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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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New Community R-VI principals speak at board meeting

Posted on August 27, 2014 at 1:43 pm

Both new Community R-VI principals said the beginning of the school year has been a good one for their respective schools after talking with the school board at the monthly meeting held Wednesday, August 20. New Community R-VI Elementary Principal Tammy Angel stated this was a great beginning to the elementary school year. She said that there have been attendance goals and reading goals set for the school year. New

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  • Grant awarded to Community R-VI

    Posted on August 27, 2014 at 1:40 pm

    Front row, from left: FACS teacher Ms. Kim Hart, Ms. Nicole Lynn, Mrs. Marilyn Skipper, (MRTF) and Mrs. Patricia Powell (MRTF). Back row: Principal Bob Curtis. Ms. Kylee Windmann, Superintendent Mrs. Cheryl Mack, Mr. Weston Hart, and Ms. Lexus LaGesse.

    The Missouri Retired Teacher’s Foundation awarded a grant of $500 to the Community R-VI  FACS Department.  The grant was awarded for a multi-part lesson plan designed to involve the students from collecting raw food products to dehydrating, canning, and freezing them.

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  • Genealogical Society Meeting

    Posted on August 20, 2014 at 1:21 pm

    The Northeast Missouri Genealogical Society will hold their third meeting of the year on Saturday, August 23 at 10 a.m., at the Mexico-Audrain County Library, Mexico. The Library is located at 305 W. Jackson Street. Nancy Brummer, president of the Northeast Missouri Genealogical Society, will bring the meeting to order at 10 a.m. on the lower level of the Library.  The room can be found by using the front door

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Friendship Baptist this week

Posted on August 27, 2014 at 1:46 pm

All are invited to attend Sunday School at 9:30 a.m., which features Bible study for all ages and morning worship which begins at 10:45 a.m. This Sunday morning (August 31) the Reverend James Marrow will be bringing a special report from the Missouri Baptist Children’s Home and will also be bringing the morning message. The morning service will also feature special music by Mrs. Kristy Schott. On Sunday at 2

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  • Laddonia Christian set for AWANA

    Posted on August 27, 2014 at 1:46 pm

    A new Awana Youth Group will be meeting Wednesdays 6-7:30 p.m. starting September 10 for ages 4-18 at the Laddonia Christian Church. Come join in for fun, snacks, games, and Bible study. If you would like to help or for more information, call Jackie at 373-2314.

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  • Shaw to preach at SMBC

    Posted on August 27, 2014 at 1:45 pm

    Lionel Shaw

    The Second Missionary Baptist Church, 1501 W. Hwy 54, Vandalia, announces the first trial sermon of Lionel R. Shaw. The event will be held on Sunday, August 31 at 3 p.m. Mr. Shaw is a lifetime resident of Vandalia and has been serving the Lord Jesus Christ for over 10 years. All are welcome and encouraged to attend.

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AMC Board of Trustees meet

Posted on August 27, 2014 at 1:36 pm

The Audrain Medical Center board of trustees met Thursday, August 21 with Bill Dubbert, vice chairman; Sterling Oliver, Vice Chairman; Gene Thomas, D.O., Treasurer; and Peter Perll, M.D., member in attendance. Staff attending were David Neuendorf, president; and Renae Rowe, Executive Assistant. Discussion Items The purpose of the meeting was to establish the tax levy rate for 2014. According to documents sent to the Board of Trustees from Shelly Harvey,

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  • Area locations set for blood drives

    Posted on August 27, 2014 at 1:00 pm

    • The Laddonia Community Betterment Association Blood Drive will be Wednesday, October 1, 2-6 p.m. at the Laddonia First Baptist Church Activities Building, 301 Maple Street. • The Tri-County Care Center will host a Blood Drive on Thursday, October 2 from 2-6 p.m. in the Activity Hall of TCCC (601 N. Galloway) in Vandalia.

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  • ACHD to offer discount on vaccines

    Posted on August 20, 2014 at 1:06 pm

    The Audrain County Health Department (ACHD) will be offering Tdap and Meningococcal Vaccine to young adults’ ages 19 through 26 years of age at a discounted rate of $15 per visit until the end of August, 2014. This is a one-time opportunity to receive these vaccines at a very reduced rate because the MO Department of Health and Senior Services’ Bureau of Immunization Assessment and Assurance provided the vaccine. Any

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