Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Nemec

Moore-Nemec Wedding

Posted on July 23, 2014 at 1:23 pm

Stacia Moore, of Vandalia, Mo., married Christopher Nemec, of Arnold, Mo., on June 7, 2014. The wedding took place at the Vandalia Area Fairgrounds at 3 p.m. The couple had a double-ring ceremony and were married by Brother Roger Huff. The bride was given in marriage by her parents, Alan and Paula Moore. The bride’s gown was a soft white, sweetheart Charmeuse gown, with a pick up skirt. Her bouquet

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  • Births

    Posted on July 23, 2014 at 1:20 pm

    Rylan Paul Reynolds

    Rylan Paul Reynolds was born July 3, 2014, to Josh and Alana Reynolds, of Columbia, Mo. He weighed 7 lbs., 8 oz., and was 21 inches long. Maternal great-grandmother is Ann Wasson and grandmother is Karen Pennington, both of Vandalia, Mo. Paternal grandfather is Steve Reynolds, of Hallsville, and grandmother is Becky Reynolds,  of Columbia. The maternal grandfather was the late Paul Pennington.

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  • Engagements

    Posted on July 23, 2014 at 1:02 pm

    Jodi Michelle Brown and Trenton Andrew Elliott

    Calvin and Gina Brown of Perry announce the engagement of their daughter, Jodi Michelle Brown, to Trenton Andrew Elliott, son of Jerry and Rhonda Elliott, of Perry. The future bride graduated from Mark Twain High School in Center in 2008. She graduated from the University of Central Missouri-Warrensburg in 2012 with a bachelors degree in health studies with an emphasis in community health. She is employed as a public health

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MoDOT work in Audrain Co.

Posted on July 16, 2014 at 12:23 pm

Weather permitting, the week of July 14, MoDOT crews will be working on pavement repairs at various locations on Routes D, U, A, K and B in Audrain County with one lane traffic from 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. on the dates indicated. The locations of proposed work to be done includes: • Route D – July 14 from Route M to Business 54 in Mexico • Route U – July 14

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  • Highway 54 closed at Louisiana bridge

    Posted on July 9, 2014 at 12:42 pm

    The Illinois Department of Transportation has closed US 54 at the Champ Clark Bridge across the Mississippi River from Louisiana due to flooding.  MoDOT is closing the bridge at Louisiana. Detours are in place. The river continues to rise, so length of closure is undetermined.

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  • MoDOT to make repairs in Pike Co.

    Posted on June 25, 2014 at 11:38 am


    Weather permitting, the week of June 23, MoDOT crews will be working on pavement repairs and sealing operations on the routes listed below in Pike County. Route V – June 23 road closed from noon to 4:30 p.m. from Route W at Vandalia to Route M south of Curryville for pavement repairs. Route E – June 24 one lane traffic 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. from US 54 at Curryville

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Board member Becky Schafer announced that she has been hired as the high school principal at Sturgeon.

Community R-VI hires new elementary principal

Posted on July 23, 2014 at 1:39 pm

The Community R-VI School Board held a busy meeting when it met last Wednesday in Laddonia. According to the approved meeting minutes, a quorum wasn’t met until 7:43 after four board members arrived at the meeting. After the agenda was amended, consent items and July bills were approved. Board member Becky Schafer made a motion to approve handbooks with updated changes; the motion passed 4-0. A measure was passed to

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  • Audrain County R-VI FFA students visit Washington D.C.

    Posted on July 23, 2014 at 1:38 pm

    Audrain County R-VI FFA members Trever Hoyt and Bryan Allen recently visited U.S. District Representative Sam Graves in Washington, D.C.

    Two members of the Audrain County R-VI FFA Chapter recently attended the National FFA Organization’s 2014 Washington Leadership Conference on July 8-12.  Members attending included were Bryan Allen and Trever Hoyt. The annual conference focuses on leadership development, personal growth, and community service. More than 2,200 students from throughout the U.S. who are FFA members attended one of the conference’s seven week-long sessions in June and July. Audrain County R-VI

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  • Several maintenance projects reported at Van-Far R-I meeting

    Posted on July 23, 2014 at 1:30 pm

    The Van-Far R-I School Board and administration during last week’s board meeting.

    Van-Far Superintendent Dr. Stephen Hunter gave a detailed report on Summer maintenance projects in the district at the school board meeting held last Thursday night. Dr. Hunter reported the following, this according to board minutes: • Awnings at the elementary and high school locker room ceilings have been painted. • Storage area beside the Vo-Ag Department has been cleared and graveled. • The high school gym floor has been refinished.

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Spencer Creek Baptist Church holds VBS

Posted on July 23, 2014 at 1:35 pm

Many youngsters enjoyed a horse belonging to Gary Fowler along with several activities and lessons during Vacation Bible School (VBS) at Spencer Creek Baptist Church in Vandalia on July 16. Sixteen kids and about a dozen workers participated in the one-day event along with the Rev. Bob and Sharon Hoehn.

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  • Vandalia Rotary Club holds Tractor Cruise

    Posted on July 16, 2014 at 12:34 pm

    Brian Snodgrass at the beginning of the event.

    Thirty-five tractor drivers braved dusty roads and fresh blacktop to participate in the Annual Rotary Tractor Cruise. The cruise left the Vandalia Area Fairgrounds going east to Amish country. They stopped at Waggler’s Bakery for hot cinnamon rolls and then on to Eicher Brothers Cabinet Shop for a tour. They then headed west to Eicher’s Store and Footwear (middle photo) for a group photo in front of the store (top

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  • SMBC Outreach Center’s trying to meet the needs of residents

    Posted on July 16, 2014 at 12:20 pm

    Joyce Curry, Santana Davis, and Janessa Griffith work up a sweat at the Second Missionary Baptist Church Outreach Center in Vandalia.

    By Ben Marshall The Vandalia Leader Janyce Holt is the coordinator of the Second Missionary Baptist Church (SMBC) Outreach Ministry in Vandalia. The ministry began two years ago with ladies exercising followed by a 2012 partnership with Randolph County and Moberly. The group then ventured out more and breast cancer awareness was the first health issue addressed for a year. About three years ago, the church had relocated and the

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First Baptist to hold Blood Drive Aug. 4

Posted on July 16, 2014 at 12:20 pm

The American Red Cross will have a Blood Drive on Monday, August 4, 2-6 p.m. in the First Baptist Church Multipurpose Room, 101 N. Main, Vandalia.

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  • Tri-County Care Center holds several activities

    Posted on July 9, 2014 at 1:09 pm

    Monday, June 30 At 10 a.m., the residents on the East Hall, SCU Unit, and the West Hall enjoyed a movie with the assistance of staff. At 1:30 p.m., the residents enjoyed exercises with the assistance of Traci Shaw and Brooke McPike. Tuesday, July 1 At 10 a.m., the residents enjoyed the golf game with the assistance of Susan Jennings, Traci Shaw, and Davaline Overton. Wednesday, July 2 At 10

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  • Hannibal Clinic’s Kind Hears makes donations

    Posted on July 2, 2014 at 1:11 pm

    Ginny Webb with Hannibal Clinic makes a donation to Cathy Arrowsmith with Marion County Services for the Developmentally. Disabled.

    (Hannibal, MO) – Hannibal Clinic’s Kind Hearts committee recently made two donations to organizations that offer support to children on the autism spectrum and their families. Donations were made to Marion County Services for the Developmentally Disabled and Shine a Light On Autism. The Kind Hearts Committee hosted a fundraiser at the Hannibal Clinic to raise the funds. The committee is made up of Clinic employees and has been helping

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