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Parker-Harmon Engagement

Posted on November 19, 2014 at 12:34 pm

Sierra Parker and Geoff Harmon, along with their parents Trey Parker and Cindy Strother and Tom and Liz Harmon, announce their engagement and upcoming wedding on December 28, 2014 at Quail Ridge Lodge in Wentzville. Sierra is the granddaughter of Connie Strother and the late Garland Strother. Geoff is the grandson of Marlene Harmon. Sierra graduated from Van-Far High School in 2003, received her Associate of Science from Cottey College

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  • Brookshier inducted at CMU

    Posted on November 12, 2014 at 1:34 pm

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    Sally Louise Brookshier was inducted into the Missouri Kappa Chapter of Pi Gamma Mu on October 16 at Central Methodist University. Pi Gamma Mu is an International Honor Society in the Social Sciences. The mission of the society is to encourage and recognize superior scholarship in the discipline of social-science and to foster cooperation and social service among its members. Pi Gamma Mu serves the various social-science disciplines which seek

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  • Births-Evans

    Posted on November 5, 2014 at 1:24 am

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    Michael and Audra Evans, of Vandalia, announce the birth of a son, Ethan Alexander, who was born on September 29 at Hannibal Regional Hospital weighing 7 lbs., 8 oz., and was 20 inches in length. Grandparents are Paul and Cindy Evans, of Farber, and Jim and Cindy Mistler, of Rosebud, Missouri.

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Travel

MoDOT Weekly Report

Posted on November 5, 2014 at 1:25 am

Audrain County MO 15 – Sealing operations from MO 154 to just north of MO 22; Inactive – One lane traffic with pilot car leading motorists through the work zone, schedule pending. Montgomery County MO 19 – Inactive, contractor schedule pending – Sealing operations from just north of Route B near Montgomery City to 1.7 miles south of I-70. MO 161 & J – October 31-November 5 one lane traffic

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  • River bridge to close Oct. 20-24

    Posted on October 15, 2014 at 2:38 am

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    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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Education

FFA Members Karissa Graves and Bryan Allen received Audrain County R-VI FFA’s National Chapter 3 Star Award on stage at the National FFA Convention.

Audrain County R-VI FFA Chapter wins National Chapter Award

Posted on November 19, 2014 at 12:55 pm

The Audrain County R-VI FFA Chapter, of Laddonia, has been recognized in the 2014 National Chapter Award Program from the National FFA Organization. The program recognizes outstanding FFA chapters from throughout the country that successfully complete an annual set of required activities that encourage members to grow as individuals, work as a team, and serve others in their communities. Chapters that received star ratings during judging July 27 – August

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  • Local students get scholarships

    Posted on November 19, 2014 at 12:52 pm

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    The University of Missouri Agricultural Alumni Association provided $50,000 in scholarship money to 25 CAFNR upper class students for the 2014-2015 academic year. The association funded over $18,000 in teaching and educational enhancements for the college’s, students, faculty, and staff last year. The University of Missouri Ag Alumni Association and its board of Directors is dedicated to the goals and traditions of the College of Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources.

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  • Brookshier inducted at CMU

    Posted on November 12, 2014 at 1:34 pm

    Sally Brookshier

    Sally Louise Brookshier was inducted into the Missouri Kappa Chapter of Pi Gamma Mu on October 16 at Central Methodist University. Pi Gamma Mu is an International Honor Society in the Social Sciences. The mission of the society is to encourage and recognize superior scholarship in the discipline of social-science and to foster cooperation and social service among its members. Pi Gamma Mu serves the various social-science disciplines which seek

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Religion

Services set for Thanksgiving

Posted on November 19, 2014 at 12:26 pm

• The annual Community Thanksgiving Service, hosted by the Vandalia Ministerial Alliance, has changed this year from the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. This year it will take place Sunday, November 23 at 6 p.m at the United Methodist Church. • The Laddonia Community Thanksgiving Service, sponsored by the Laddonia Ministerial Alliance, will be held Sunday, November 23 beginning at 7 p.m. at the Laddonia Presbyterian Church, located at 205 West Fifth

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  • Hope Center

    Posted on November 12, 2014 at 1:32 pm

    Churches and individuals are being asked to donate the items listed below to help the Hope Center prepare their Thanksgiving meals. Also, money for turkey hens would be appreciated. Items requested are boxed stuffing, boxed mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, canned vegetables (corn and green beans), and canned yams. Bowling Green Hope Center’s  phone number is 573-324-6255 and the address is 30 North Court in Bowling Green. The Hope Center is

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  • Revival scheduled for First Christian

    Posted on November 5, 2014 at 1:13 am

    Vandalia First Christian Church will be hosting a revival and a children’s revival November 9-12 beginning at 6 p.m. each evening. A service will be held on Sunday morning November 9 at 10:15 a.m. The evening services will be at 6 p.m. each night. A fellowship meal will follow each evening service. The revival will feature Tom Weaver while the children’s revival is led by Kurt Downing. Music is provided

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Health

Blood Drive

Posted on November 19, 2014 at 12:52 pm

An American Red Cross blood drive will be held Tuesday, December 2, from 2-6 p.m. and will be sponsored by the Vandalia VFW at the VFW Hall, 100 Gaslight Road.

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  • Health Department to be closed

    Posted on November 19, 2014 at 12:26 pm

    The Audrain County Health Department will be closed Thursday, November 27 and Friday, November 28 for the Thanksgiving holiday.

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  • Tri-County Care Center news

    Posted on November 12, 2014 at 1:13 pm

    Monday, November 3 At 9:45 a.m., the residents from the SCU Unit, East Hall, and West Hall enjoyed the video of “The Dean Martin Comedy Hour” with the assistance of Brooke McPike. At 1:30 p.m., exercises were held with the assistance of Traci Shaw and Brooke McPike. Tuesday, November 4 At 9:45 a.m., the residents enjoyed the Golf Game with a large crowd attending. At 1:30 p.m., a music program

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