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Macy Layne Ragland, daughter and first child of Thomas and Courtney Ragland of Perry, was born at 4:56 p.m. on March 20, weighing 6 lbs., 8 oz., and measured 20 1/4 inches in length. Proud grandparents are Boyce and Barbara Branstetter of Vandalia and Randy and Kathy Ragland of Perry. Great-grandparents include Sandy and the late Saleem Hassien, Cleta and the late Clay Ragland, the late Brooks and Ella Dee
The Vandalia High School Class of 1943 held their 70th Class Reunion on June 1 at the Heritage Cafe. There were eight classmates attending. Two members, Nell Fern Aderton Dueser and Charles Forgy, attended all 12 years together. After a delicious lunch, the classmates enjoyed sharing memories of grade school and high school. Those attending included Marilyn Middleton, of Centralia; Nelda Rohr McCory and Kenneth Middleton, of Columbia; Janice Galloway
The six children and several grandchildren of Phoebe Ruth (Woodson) Ferguson Law recently gathered in Vandalia to celebrate the 90th birthday of their mother and grandmother. Phoebe was born on April 25, 1923 to James M. and Katie (Wagner) Woodson and was raised in the Estes community south of Vandalia. She became a Christian at the age of 7 when she was baptized in a creek near the same community.
Schedule for June 10-21 Audrain County Maintenance MO 19 – June 11 one lane traffic SB at W. Fork Quivre River Bridge between CR 424 and 416 for approach work Route ZZ – June 18 road closed 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. for pavement repairs from Route D in Monroe County to Route Z in Audrain County Route Z – June 19 road closed 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. for
Schedule for June 3-14 Audrain County Maintenance MO 19 – June 11 one lane traffic SB at W. Fork Quivre River Bridge between CR 424 and 416 for approach work Various Routes -June 3-14 possible intermittent lane closures or slow moving vehicles blocking driving lane for surface and/or roadside maintenance operations in various locations. Montgomery County Construction MO 161 – Resurfacing from Route M to MO 19 north junction in
Schedule for May 28 – June 7 Audrain County Maintenance Various Routes -May 28-June 7 possible intermittent lane closures or slow moving vehicles blocking driving lane for surface and/or roadside maintenance operations in various locations. Montgomery County Construction MO 161 – Resurfacing from Route M to MO 19 north junction in Montgomery City, 17.75 miles; 0% complete – Project inactive, Work tentatively scheduled to begin mid-July; one lane traffic with
The Community R-VI School District has announced its final Honor Roll of the 2012-2013 school year. 4th Quarter Principal’s Honor Roll Juniors: Megan Byrd and Julie Hale Sophomores: Lane Thebeau Freshmen: Courtney Bertels 7th Grade: Erika Byrd 4th Quarter A Honor Roll Seniors: Caleb Bertels, Paige Curtis, Justin Durham, Jacob Eastwood, Paige Harris, Nicholas Jensen, Rebekah Polacek, Christina McCoskey, Kaitlin Orr, Kristen Rutherford, Adessa Slavens, and Sean Wilson Juniors: Lindsey
Brown & James, P.C. (www.brownjames.com), a full-service corporate litigation law firm, donated more than 30 computer work stations to St. Louis BWORKS, a local non-profit organization, and to the Van-Far R-1 School District in Vandalia. The Van-Far R-1 School District plans to utilize its 15 donated computers throughout the district this fall for classroom learning and schoolwork, as many of as these computers will be replacing older models. The computers
Van-Far recently named students in grades 7-12 who have earned semester and term honor roll honors. Term 4, “A” Honor Roll Taryn Adam, JaSelle Brookins, Sheridan Cole, Autumn Cross, Alexis DeTienne, Alexis Ellis, Walker Franke, Brian Fuget, Jacob Garner, Ethan Gooch, Gina Gualberto, Joshua Hodde, Rebecca Hornback, Brooke James, Colten Jensen, Brian Kurz, Mackenzie Kurz, Dylan Mouser, Molly Nagel, Renee Nelson, Ryan Nelson, Aaryn Phillips, Ashley Rentfro, Abbegail Robinson, Paul
Kay Robnett, Agape House board member and Cardinal Care grant writer, displays the $1,000 check she received for the Agape House of Vandalia. The St. Louis Cardinals have granted funds several times to be used for gas cards for guests with children visiting family in the Vandalia and Bowling Green Correctional Centers.
Please join Living Water Ministries as they welcome “St. Louis’ First Family of Gospel Music” – The Lesters. The group will be sharing their music ministry on Sunday, June 16 during the 10:30 am worship service. The public is welcome. Living Water Ministries is located inside Perry Christian Academy at 1235 E. Main in Perry.
In their regular meeting May 21, board members of Agape House of Vandalia were informed of the receipt of a grant of $1,000 from (St. Louis Baseball) Cardinals Care. The grant is to be used to benefit children; as in the past, this grant will be used to purchase fuel gift cards from local service stations and given to families bringing children to visit relatives in the state correctional facilities
As part of Audrain Medical Center’s merger with SSM Health, AMC is building a new chapel in the hospital. According to the draft minutes of the AMC Board of Trustees May 23 meeting, the Catholic chapel is slated to be completed by Oct. 11. That was one of several results from the board’s most recent trustees’ inspection. Others were: • Repairs to main driveway to the hospital emergency room is
Audrain County Health Department (ACHD) is pleased to announce and honor Kay Knipp for 35 years of service, and Linda Spurling for 30 years of service. ACHD held a reception at Porky`s Smokehouse on May 29, 2013 to congratulate Kay and Linda for their dedication and service.
During the recent Missouri Hearing Society Educational Conference at the Hilton St. Louis Frontenac, Pam Cole, a Board Certified Hearing Instrument Specialist with Cole Hearing Centers in Bowling Green and Vandalia, Mo. received the Award for Outstanding Educational Achievement. The Missouri Hearing Society recognizes those individuals who go beyond the basic continuing education requirements in order to provide superior service to their clients. An organization representing all professionals who dispense