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Stuckenschneider – Deimeke wedding

Posted on November 26, 2014 at 1:36 pm

Jina Stuckenschneider and Scott Deimeke were married on October 11, 2014 at 2:30 p.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Martinsburg, Missouri.  Rev. Lyndon Jong officiated the ceremony with Rev. Greg Oligschlaeger as preceding priest. A reception followed the ceremony at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Martinsburg. The bride is the daughter of Gary and Sherry Stuckenschneider of Martinsburg.  The groom is the son of Clarence and Janice Deimeke

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  • Gibson/Roth Engagement

    Posted on November 26, 2014 at 1:34 pm

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    Steven Roth, of Calhoun, Missouri, and the late Holly Roth are announcing the engagement of their daughter, Lexy Roth, to Vandalia native, Travis Gibson. Gibson is the son of David Gibson, of Vandalia, and Robyn Taylor, of Moberly. The bride-to-be met Travis in Warrensburg where they both reside. Roth is a graduate of Clarke Community High School in Osceola, Iowa and at the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg. She

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  • Births – Jentry Eugene Davis

    Posted on November 26, 2014 at 1:32 pm

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    J.C. and Randee Davis announce the birth of their daughter, Jentry Eugene Davis, at Women’s and Children’s Hospital, in Columbia.  The little lady was born on Halloween morning weighing 8.28 lbs. and measuring 20.5 inches long. Her grandparents are Rennie and Joy Davis, of rural Vandalia, and Gary and Ronnie Lou Pease, of rural Laddonia. Her great-grandmothers are Dorothy Culwell, of Vandalia, and Amanda Lee Culwell, of Bowling Green. Jentry

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Travel

Holiday travel

Posted on November 26, 2014 at 1:25 pm

As Missourians are preparing to celebrate Thanksgiving and holiday shopping on Black Friday, MoDOT is taking steps to help keep traffic moving. The majority of construction work zones will not be in place from noon Wednesday, November 26 until mid-morning Monday, December 1. However, some work zones have lanes closed all the time that are unable to be reopened for the holiday weekend. On Friday, November 28, MoDOT staff will

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  • 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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Education

The Audrain County R-VI FFA Meats Evaluation and Technology Team placed 8th overall. Front row, from left: Courtney Bertels (Gold Medal Individual), and Julie Hale (9th Place Individual); Back row: Mason Sims (Gold Medal Individual), Lindsey Gastler (Gold Medal Individual).

R-VI FFA team finishes 8th

Posted on November 26, 2014 at 1:58 pm

Members of the Audrain County R-VI FFA Chapter in Missouri were one of 43 teams participating in the National FFA Meats Evaluation and Technology Career Development Event (CDE). The event was held in conjunction with the 87th National FFA Convention and Expo in Louisville, Kentucky. The team, led by advisor Stacy French, was awarded a Gold emblem. Members also competed for individual awards with 161 other participants. Courtney Bertels received

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  • Class of 1959 holds reunion

    Posted on November 26, 2014 at 1:56 pm

    The Van-Far Class of 1959 Reunion attendees are pictured front row, from left: Donna (Lovelace) Williams, Bonnie (Maxwell) Gibson, Janie (Ball) Zimmer, Maemma (Southwick) Scrogin, and Lana (Perry) Terry. Second row: Pat (Libby) Pritchett, Joyce (Todd) Nolan, Judy (Masters) Flowers, and Frances (Wright) Ignazio. Third row: Averial Beshears, Jerry Caldwell, Charles Scrogin, Randall Kristofferson, Alan Adams, Glenda (Hull) Clithero, Carolyn (Maiden) Bailey, Forest (Bud) Teague, Wayne Kimey, and Bill Maxwell.

    The Van-Far High School graduating Class of 1959 held it’s 55th reunion on October 25 at the Country Cupboard in Vandalia. Decorations were in the school colors of black and gold with black tablecloths and gold napkins. Bonnie Gibson and Janie Zimmer decorated each table with a crystal vase filled with gold balls. They also served hors d’oeuvre and punch during the social hour. The reunion planning committee included Joyce

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  • Community R-VI holds public session to discuss possible switch to four-day weeks

    Posted on November 26, 2014 at 1:03 pm

    Counselor Jennifer Gilman talks to the board.

    Several Community R-VI staff, administrators, and patrons in the district packed the library last Wednesday night for an open discussion time to talk about a possible switch to a four-day school week in the district. Community R-VI Superintendent Cheryl Mack said a survey was sent out to see what interest there might be in a four-day week, which led to the session being held to discuss it further. “This is

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Religion

Hymn Sing at Friendship

Posted on November 26, 2014 at 1:41 pm

Friendship Baptist Church Sunday School provides Bible study for all ages every Sunday. The Sunday School begins at 9:30 a.m. Our Sunday School Director, Mrs. Lisa Larson, states we have plenty of spaces available for adults, teens and children. A Nursery is provided for both Sunday School and Morning Worship. Morning Worship begins at 10:45 a.m.. Every Sunday morning our pastor challenges the congregation with a message from the King

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  • St. John Food Pantry

    Posted on November 26, 2014 at 1:40 pm

    Please remember St. John’s Food Pantry this holiday season and throughout the coming year. We serve all of Van-Far and Community R-VI people the third Tuesday each month 9-11 a.m. May God bless each of you and happy holiday from JoBeth Schlemmer, 573-373-5387, and Mary  Frances Hoyt, 573-373-2157. St. John Food Pantry is located at 601 South Elm, Laddonia. Oh God… Oh, God, when I have food, help me be

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  • Thanksgiving service in Vandalia

    Posted on November 26, 2014 at 1:39 pm

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    The Rev. Helen McFarland, of the United Methodist Church in Vandalia, delivers her message entitled “Thank You” during the Community Thanksgiving Service. The event was hosted by the Vandalia Ministerial Alliance last Sunday at the Methodist Church.

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Health

St. John Food Pantry

Posted on November 26, 2014 at 1:40 pm

Please remember St. John’s Food Pantry this holiday season and throughout the coming year. We serve all of Van-Far and Community R-VI people the third Tuesday each month 9-11 a.m. May God bless each of you and happy holiday from JoBeth Schlemmer, 573-373-5387, and Mary  Frances Hoyt, 573-373-2157. St. John Food Pantry is located at 601 South Elm, Laddonia. Oh God… Oh, God, when I have food, help me be

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  • Vandalia Medical Clinic gets ACHD honor

    Posted on November 26, 2014 at 1:37 pm

    Pictured in front: Deana Maiden. Second row: Glenna Johnson, Dr. Aaron Trone, and Ruth Foree.

    The Vandalia Medical Clinic recently received a Breastfeeding Friendly Worksite award. ACHD is part of the HEAL (Healthy Eating Active Living) program which is sponsored by the Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS). One of ACHDs strategies is to increase the number of employers in Audrain County recognized as Missouri Breastfeeding Friendly Worksite by September 1, 2015. Congratulations to the Vandalia Medical Clinic  for becoming a Breastfeeding Friendly Worksite!

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  • 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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