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Van-Far School Board President Christy Nelson gives Jayle Jennings her 8th grade promotion certificate.

Van-Far J.H. honors students

Posted on May 27, 2015 at 11:55 am

Van-Far’s Junior High students were honored with an annual program last Monday. The 8th grade promotion was held on the same evening. The event began with the Junior High Choir performing “Ave Verum Corpus” and “Come in from the Firefly Darkness.” Choir awards were then given to Sharon Baur and Sam Cordes. The band followed with “Belle Qui Tiens Ma Vie” and “Music from Wicked.” Band awards were given to

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  • Knudsen makes presentation at Farber Branch Library

    Posted on May 27, 2015 at 11:47 am


    Author Marsha Norris Knudsen made a special presentation on her book “Sailor’s Mail S.W.A.K.” on Thursday, May 21 at the Farber Branch Library. She is pictured alongside Farber Branch Manager Vernelle Hull and Mare Prosso, Adult Services Librarian. Her book tells the true story of newlyweds Homer and Ruth Norris, whose lives are abruptly changed by the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Sixty-three years after Home Norris served in the

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  • Chamber Concert this Thursday

    Posted on May 27, 2015 at 11:36 am

    “Riverside with Clayton Tyler.”

    The first of five free concerts put on by the Vandalia Chamber of Commerce this summer will take place this Thursday, May 28 at the downtown parking lot just off Main St. The “Music On Main” Summer Concert Series kicks off with the group “Riverside with Clayton Tyler.” The band will perform at 6 p.m. A concession stand will be run by the chamber to help fund the event. “Riverside

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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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