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Henderson 90th Birthday Celebration

Posted on April 23, 2014 at 12:30 pm

Several Vandalia area veterans joined Earl Wayne Henderson for  a surprise 90th birthday celebration on Wednesday, April 16 at The Country Cupboard.  Twelve people attended the celebration including John Masulit, Larry Anderson, Ed Horton, Forrest Schoneboom, Leo McBride, Larry McBride, Larry Anderson, and Larry Shaw. Charlene Teague, Patsy Clithero, Mary Andrews, and Lorene Syler also attended the event.

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  • Cut Scout Pack No. 59 meets

    Posted on April 23, 2014 at 12:27 pm

    On April 10, Cub Scout Pack No. 59 met at the Vandalia United Methodist Church. The meeting was opened with the Pledge of Allegiance, the Cub Scout Promise, and the Cut Scout Motto. During the meeting Bob Cat badges were awarded to the  scouts who had completed the requirements to earn the badge. They were Joseph Govero, Kai Blackford, Gabriel Freie, Drake Woodson, Alex Wilson, Richard Hayden, and Trinton Kasper.

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  • Engagements (Brooks – Wieczorek)

    Posted on April 16, 2014 at 3:00 pm

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    Mr. and Mrs. Artie J. Brooks, of Wellsville, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter Kayla Michelle Brooks to Jason Michael Wieczorek, the son of Mr. and Mrs. John J. Wieczorek, of Perry, Mo. and Ms. Sarah Bradshaw of Troy, Mo. Miss Brooks is the granddaughter of Mrs. Val Galloway, of Vandalia, Mo. and Mrs. Lizzie Brooks, of Mexico, Mo. Mr. Wieczorek is the grandson of Mrs. Lucille Wieczorek, Mr.

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Travel

MoDOT

MoDOT Weekly Report in Audrain County

Posted on April 23, 2014 at 12:32 pm

April 21-May 2, 2014 Audrain County Construction US 54 – Inactive; Surface improvements at various locations, eastbound lanes scheduled for diamond grinding operations June 2-4 and westbound June 16-21; 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 MO 154 to just north of MO

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  • MoDOT Weekly Report

    Posted on March 26, 2014 at 1:39 pm

    Audrain County Construction US 54 – Inactive; Surface improvements at various locations; 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 MO 154 to just north of MO 22; Estimated Completion: Fall 2014 Route Z – Inactive; Bridge improvements/redeck at Young’s Creek located 2 miles

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  • MoDOT

    Posted on March 19, 2014 at 4:41 pm

    Audrain County Construction US 54 – Surface improvements at various locations; Inactive until spring/summer 2014; Estimated Completion: Fall 2014 US 54 – Resurface from route J in Mexico to MO 19 south junction near Martinsburg (Scotts Corner); Inactive until spring/summer 2014; Estimated Completion: Fall 2014 MO 15 – Sealing operations from MO 154 to just north of MO 22; Inactive until spring/summer 2014; Estimated Completion: Fall 2014 Route Z –

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Education

Teacher Kelly Orf stuck to the wall.

Fundraiser inches past its goal

Posted on April 23, 2014 at 12:28 pm

More than $2,700 was raised by Van-Far Elementary students through the 1st Annual Fitness For Heart event. The proceeds benefit the American Heart Association. Students were challenged by Van-Far P.E. teacher Kelly Orf to raise $1,000 for her to be duct taped to a wall. Raising $1,500 would force her to eat a real worm. The students accepted the challenge and made her do both. Ryan Howald was the top

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  • Community R-VI parents share concerns with board

    Posted on April 23, 2014 at 12:19 pm

    A few parents commented on a letter sent to 5th grade parents during the R-VI board meeting.

    The Community R-VI Library was packed full of parents last Wednesday night for the district’s school board meeting. Many in attendance wanted their voices to be heard in regards to an alleged abuse scenario between a 5th grade teacher and student. Kim Replogle was going to speak but was reminded that she was on the Executive Session agenda. She had several pages to read to the board. Board President Andrew

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  • School Resource Officer hired by Van-Far, R-VI

    Posted on April 23, 2014 at 12:17 pm

    Front row, from left: Van-Far Board Treasurer Larry Wheeler and Board President Christy Nelson. Back row: Superintendent Dr. Stephen Hunter, Lt. Jeff Scrogin, Audrain County Presiding Commissioner Steve Hobbs, Eastern Commissioner Roger Young, and Audrain County Sheriff Stuart Miller.

    Just one night after the Community R-VI School District approved a measure to hire a School Resource Officer, the Van-Far R-I School District finalized things with the board’s approval of a memorandum between the two districts. Attending both meetings were Audrain County Presiding Commissioner Steve Hobbs, Commissioner Roger Young, Audrain County Sheriff Stuart Miller, and officer Jeff Scrogin, the new SRO. The districts are splitting the total of $44,403.12 to

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Religion

Easter Sunrise Service at St. Joseph

Posted on April 16, 2014 at 2:52 pm

The St. John’s Catholic Church in Laddonia will host community Sunrise Easter services on Sunday, April 20 beginning at 6 a.m.

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  • Candlelight Easter Musical in Farber

    Posted on April 16, 2014 at 2:51 pm

    “Calvary Covers It All,” a candlelight Easter musical arranged by Sterling Holbrook, will be presented by the Farber Baptist Church Choir this Sunday, April 20 at 7:30 p.m. The musical will be directed by Karen Holbrook and accompanied by Sterling Holbrook. Choir members are sopranos Linda Prior and Jackie Ostrom; alto Karen Holbrook; tenors Tom Wright and Sterling Holbrook; and basses Jerry Ostrom and Tom Prior. Candlelighters are Crystal Davis

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  • Middletown church ready for Revival

    Posted on April 8, 2014 at 10:32 pm

    Middletown Christian Church will be hosting a Revival April 11–13, featuring Larry Necessary as the guest minister.  The services will be held at 7 p.m. Friday – Sunday evening, and at 10 a.m. on Sunday morning. The theme for the Revival will be “We are Your Church”. Bro. Necessary and his wife, Carol, come to us from Richmond, Indiana.   He ministered at MCC from January 1979 through December 1981. Brian

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Health

LEPC participation a concern for Chairman

Posted on April 23, 2014 at 12:22 pm

With another meeting featuring no representatives from Vandalia, Martinsburg, Laddonia, and Farber at the same time, Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) Chairperson Steve Shaw announced in a quarterly meeting last week that he felt like he might need to step down. He shared his concerns with the several LEPC members during their luncheon held Thursday, April 20 in the basement of the Audrain County Courthouse. “I feel like I’m failing,”

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  • Eastern Audrain Library/YMCA Project

    Posted on April 16, 2014 at 2:54 pm

    The Vandalia Recreation Corporation has tax credits available for purchase.   Please see below information. NEIGHBORHOOD ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (NAP) QUESTIONS MOST FREQUENTLY ASKED BY BUSINESSES I. WHAT IS THE PROCEDURE FOR CLAIMING THE NAP CREDIT? • To qualify for the credit, a business must make an eligible contribution to Vandalia Recreation Corporation. Since each project has limited credits, and occasionally is subject to certain other restrictions, you are strongly advised to

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  • Responders to discuss network

    Posted on April 16, 2014 at 2:36 pm

    The Missouri Department of Public Safety announces a series of meetings with the public safety/first responder community to explore how implementation of a dedicated public safety broadband network could benefit their mission.  Input will also be requested from those protecting critical infrastructure. The Department received a federal grant, the State and Local Grant Implementation Program (SLIGP), and as part of the grant, is partnering with the Missouri Association of Councils

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