VAHS Museum to reopen

Posted on March 25, 2015 at 8:36 am

At a new time, the Vandalia Area Historical Society met at the Genealogy Library at 9 a.m. on March 21 with coffee and donuts. President Paul Ray welcomed the group and asked for new discoveries and donations. Charlene Teague reported that Mick and Janie Hayden had donated a lovely dress belonging to the late Genii Clark Kindred, a picture of her in a similar dress, believed to have been taken

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  • Births

    Posted on March 25, 2015 at 8:32 am

    Larry and Molly Stotler, of Vandalia, announce the birth of their son August William on March 1, 2015 at 11 p.m., at Audrain Medical Center, in Mexico. Their son weighed 7 lbs. and 10 oz. and was 21 inches long. August’s grandparents are Bud and Leota Teague, of Vandalia, and Bill and Honey Stotler, of Frankford.

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  • Local Girl Scouts enjoy activities

    Posted on March 18, 2015 at 3:39 pm

    Members from local Girl Scouts Troop 9894.

    Girl Scouts from Troop 9894, a group of 24 area girls, have enjoyed trips to the Science Center, the St. Louis Zoo, and two Disney On Ice performances. There are two camps, with one being in Troy and the other in Tuckahoo. The girls enjoy the activities alongside leader Janessa Lee and co-leaders Kassie Scott and Elisha Flowers. Girls in Kindergarten-6th grades who would like to join the group can

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Gas prices hit $1.99

Posted on December 31, 2014 at 2:05 pm

Many Vandalia area residents woke up to a nice surprise on Christmas Eve when they drove through Vandalia in their vehicles and saw every gas station sign with the price of $1.99 per gallon for unleaded. Abel’s, Pickadilly, and 54 Package Store each set their prices below the $2 mark for the first time in what seems like forever. Even diesel was reaching as low as $2.75 per gallon. Just

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  • MoDOT Report

    Posted on December 10, 2014 at 2:38 pm

    The following is a listing of general highway maintenance and construction work in the mid-Missouri area for the two-week period of December 8 – December 19­­, 2014. Weather conditions may postpone the work schedule. Many projects will include lane closures that could cause delays. All Counties Daylight/ Evening Hours Striping of roadways, mowing, brush cutting and guardrail repair continues in various locations.  Motorists should travel with care and be alert

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  • MoDOT Weekly Report

    Posted on December 3, 2014 at 1:25 pm

    Audrain County MO 15 – Inactive spring/summer 2015 – Sealing operations from MO 154 to just north of MO 22. Route FF  – Inactive spring/summer 2015 – Resurfacing from Route M to MO 15 in Mexico. Montgomery County MO 19 – Inactive spring/summer 2015 – Sealing operations from just north of Route B near Montgomery City to 1.7 miles south of I-70. Pike County Route D – Inactive spring/summer 2015

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Teacher Nikki Gibson with Lauren Shaw.

Several resignations, upcoming events discussed at Van-Far

Posted on March 25, 2015 at 8:28 am

Several resignations were approved by the Van-Far R-I School Board during their meeting held last Thursday. Kyle Epperson resigned from her duty as JV girls basketball coach. William Wickles resigned as a bus driver while both paraprofessionals Juanita Lynn and Sarah Boston also resigned. Superintendent’s Report Superintendent Dr. Stephen Hunter reported a current enrollment of 612 students, with 238 in the Jr./Sr. High School and 374 in the Elementary School.

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  • Community R-VI votes to extend several contracts

    Posted on March 25, 2015 at 8:25 am

    Jennifer Young during her presentation to the Community R-VI School Board.

    The Community R-VI School Board voted to offer 2015-16 probationary contracts to several teachers when they met last Wednesday. The teachers receiving contracts are Stacie Carroz, Lisa Garrett, Sarah Simmons, Stacy French, Ken Jett, Brandon Westlake, Jessica Young, Caitlyn Cunningham, Haley Nobis, Jonathan Guilkey, Brandon Talbot, Mackenzie Chism, and Michele Ebers. The board also voted to offer employment contracts to tenured teachers. A Pre-K instructor contract was issued to Deanna

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  • PAT hears about pet care

    Posted on March 18, 2015 at 3:43 pm

    Community R-VI Parents as Teachers Group Connections meeting featured Dr. Colleen Neale, of the Audrain Veterinary Clinic, presenting a program about responsible pet care. Neale talked to the children about things to consider when choosing a pet, feeding and watering, and taking care of your pet’s health. The highlight of the evening for the children was getting to listen to the heart beat and tummy sounds of the doctor’s yellow

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Easter musical in Farber

Posted on March 25, 2015 at 8:39 am

“For God So Loved the World,” an Easter musical arranged by Sterling Holbrook and directed by Karen Holbrook, will be presented Sunday, March 29 at 7 p.m. at the Farber Baptist Church by the Adult Choir. Choir members are Karen and Sterling Holbrook, Jerry and Jackie Ostrom, Linda and Tom Prior, and Tom Wright. Narrators are Jerry Ostrom and Linda Prior. The devotion will be given by the Reverend Jerry

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  • Egg Hunt set for Methodist Church

    Posted on March 18, 2015 at 3:34 pm

    The Vandalia United Methodist Church will be hosting an Easter Egg Hunt for children ages 10 and under at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 28. RSVP on Facebook,  contact the church office by phone at 573-594-3124, or email Vandalia UMC and we’ll hide a special treat for each child participating.

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  • 31st Annual Usher Day

    Posted on March 11, 2015 at 11:53 am

    The Second Christian Church will be having their 31st Annual Usher Day on March 15 at 3 p.m. The speaker will be Sister Erin Reynolds. The 5th Street Church Choir of Columbia will perform. The pastor is the Reverend Melvin McCaleb, Sr. and the associates are Brother Oscar Williams and Brother Robin Terrell.

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ACHD to celebrate Public Health Week

Posted on March 25, 2015 at 8:38 am

The Audrain County Health Department (ACHD) will celebrate Public Health Week April 6-12. Missouri’s theme this year is, “Public Health. Better Health.  Better Missouri” and has a focus of “Good personal health is connected to good public health. Each individual has an impact on the health of the nation. We continue to achieve our goal as the healthiest nation in one generation.” There will be an Open House held at

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  • ACHD presents WERDCC with award

    Posted on March 18, 2015 at 3:40 pm

    The Audrain County Health Department (ACHD) presented The Women’s Eastern Reception, Diagnostic, and Correctional Center with a Breastfeeding Friendly Worksite Award (Gold Standard). There are three standards; Gold, Silver, and Bronze. ACHD’s goal is to help support other worksites in Audrain County to be recognized as being breastfeeding friendly. ACHD is part of the Heal (Healthy Eating Active Living) program which is sponsored by the Department of Health and Senior

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  • Blood Drive set for April 7 at Tri-County

    Posted on March 11, 2015 at 8:36 am

    Tri-County Care Center (TCCC) will host an American Red Cross Blood Drive at 1-6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 7, in their Activity Hall. TCCC is located at 601 N. Galloway in Vandalia. For an appointment, visit, using the Sponsor Keyword TriCountyCare.

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