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Van-Far’s golf team, from left: Head Coach Dr. Forrest Bollow, Conner Albrecht (Sr.), Brandon Otis (Sr.), and Trenton DeTienne (Jr.). Not pictured: Reaghan Case (Fr.).

Students inducted into Van-Far NHS

Posted on March 25, 2015 at 8:42 am

Van-Far’s National Honor Society inducted several new members during a ceremony held last week inside the Van-Far cafeteria. Those inducted include Joseph Clithero, Anthony Cole, Colton Craven, Alexis DeTienne, Anna DeTienne, Jace Gay, Brayden McMillen, Layten McMillen, Andrew Snodgrass, Janie Swarthout, and Jenna Willis.

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  • Band/Choir at districts

    Posted on March 25, 2015 at 8:40 am

    Van-far Band and Choir members participated in the District Contest this past weekend in Mexico. Van-Far’s Band earned a “2”. The three adjudicators on the floor gave the band the ratings of “3-Satisfactory,” “2-Outstanding),” and “2-Outstanding.” The Sight-Reading Adjudicator gave the band a “1-Exemplary.) The Band played “Ceremony, Chant, and Ritual,” “Rain,” and “Highlander.” “The Band had a few bumps in their performance, but all in all we had a

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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 @windstream.net and we’ll hide a special treat for each child participating.

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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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