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Paul Schambach gets an award from Director Alex Cucciarre.

Students honored at Van-Far concert

Posted on May 20, 2015 at 4:48 am

Van-Far band and choral students entertained a crowd during their “End of the Year Concert” held on Thursday, May 11. During the event, a few students were recognized with prestigious awards. Warren Kraft received the John Phillip Sousa Award, Cody Swarthout was given the Directors Award, and Sarah Motley was the recipient of the Bertram Cowley Memorial Scholarship. The remaining awards presented include: Choir Jayda Borgmeyer, 2nd year Brayden Christian,

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  • Second Missionary Baptist hosts Car and Bike Show

    Posted on May 20, 2015 at 4:42 am

    Larry Bizelli  and John Shaw have a preshow chat.

    The Second Missionary Baptist Church had several visitors enjoy the Car and Bike Show in spite of the rain this past Saturday, May 16. Music was provided by “Music Makers Plus” in Vandalia. Car/Truck Award Winners Class A: Street Machine-Jon Shaw, Harrisburg Class C: Muscle Car-Wendell Talbert, Vandalia Class D: Custom Car and Truck-Leon Shaw, Vandalia Class F: Original Car and Truck-Leon Shaw, Vandalia Class G: Classic Car-Larry Bizelli, Vandalia

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  • Memorial Day Event set for May 25

    Posted on May 20, 2015 at 4:38 am

    This year’s Memorial Day Services have been set for Monday, May 25. The major change for this year is there will be no service held at the Curryville Cemetery. Services will be held starting at 8:30 a.m. at the Farber Cemetery followed by a 9 a.m. service at Memorial Garden. A 9:30 a.m. service will be held at the Vandalia Cemetery. An indoor service will be held at 10 a.m.

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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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