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Joy and Terry Hoyt, Ralls County Hall of Fame recipients, are pictured with Missouri 4-H Foundation Trustee Marla Tobin.

Ralls County 4-H members in 4-H Hall of Fame

Posted on October 15, 2014 at 2:55 am

“Making the best better” for generations of Missouri 4-H’ers, Terry and Joy Hoyt, of Laddonia, were inducted into the Missouri 4-H Hall of Fame, August 9 at State Fair Community College. Terry and Joy began contributing to the 4-H program while their three daughters were members of the program and are still going. Ralls County 4-H is lucky to have dedicated volunteers like Terry and Joy. They have been project

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  • More than $7,000 raised in Library/YMCA Dinner Auction

    Posted on October 15, 2014 at 2:38 am

    Felicity Goodpasture-Culwell, right, and Van-Far Principal Cindy Pirch during the 2nd Annual Library/YMCA Project’s Dinner Auction held this past Saturday, October 11 at the V.F.W. Hall in Vandalia.

    Approximately $7,000 was raised during the 2nd Annual Eastern Audrain Library/YMCA Project’s Dinner Auction held Saturday, October 11 at the V.F.W. Hall in Vandalia. Some of the high end packages sold at the event include: • Buffalo, N.Y. trip, four nights stay at Embassy Suites Hotel, two nights donated by Kathy and Brian Drew. $1,000 value • Water’s Furniture – tight back, hi-leg, tannish brown recliner, made by Flexsteel. $999

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  • Agape House celebrates 10 years

    Posted on October 15, 2014 at 2:36 am

    The Agape House Board. Front row, from left: Kathleen Robnett, Carlene Galloway, Karen Holbrook, Sterling Holbrook, and Veanna Snodgrass. Back row: Alberta Cropp, Elwood LaRue, Floy Oliver, and Janet Heim.

    It’s difficult to believe it has been 15 years since the vision for the Agape House was formed, with the focus on providing affordable lodging to children and their caretakers of families of offenders residing at state correctional centers in both Vandalia and Bowling Green. This past Sunday, board members, managers, and supporters celebrated 10 years of the home being in operation with an Open House at 2:30 p.m. Board

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Community R-VI FFA Greenhand Officer Katie Miles helps 3rd graders with their Christmas Tree Snow Globe.

R-VI FFA hosts Food for America event

Posted on December 18, 2013 at 3:08 pm

Audrain County R-VI Chapter and Greenhand Officers planned a Christmas themed Food For America program for Kindergarten-5th grade classes at Community R-VI Elementary School. FFA members taught elementary students about Christmas tree production, then created Christmas tree snow globes in mason jars. Officers plan a monthly program for the elementary students to educate them about different areas of agriculture, ranging from food production, commodities, plant science, and animal science.

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  • Community R-VI holds Winter Concert

    Posted on December 18, 2013 at 3:05 pm

    The Community R-VI Middle School Choir performs during the Winter Concert held last Tuesday, December 10.

    A Winter Music Program featuring Community R-VI Middle and High School students was held last Tuesday night inside the new gym. The program took place under the direction of Eva Eikel and Rose Wilburn. The High School Choir sang “Rise Up Shepard, and Follow,” “Sing Hey!,” “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree,” and “All I Want for Christmas.” The 6th grade band followed with “Angels Diggin’ It,” “The Green Rushes of

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  • Van-Far’s 5th/6th grades perform

    Posted on December 18, 2013 at 3:00 pm

    Van-Far’s 6th grade band students perform.

    The Van-Far Elementary School 5th and 6th grade students presented “North Pole Exposure” on Monday, December 16 in the gymnasium. The 6th grade band opened with “Jingle Bells” and the 6th grade choir performed a “Jolly Jingle Christmas” medley. The “North Pole Exposure” play consisted of eight scenes. Scene one- Welcome to the North Pole; Scene two- The Four-Hooved Flying Red-Nosed Reindeer, Volunteer Delivery Corps; Scene Three- I’m Tired; Scene

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