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48th Anniversary scheduled for Faith Tabernacle COGIC

Posted on October 23, 2014 at 10:32 am

The 48th Church Anniversary for Faith Tabernacle COGIC will start on Friday evening at 6:30 p.m. with a musical and history reflections of the church. On Saturday morning at 8:30 a.m., there will be a prayer breakfast. Vandalia Mayor Ralph Kuda, Jr. will be a guest speaker. A Candlelight Service will be held in honor of those members who have past on after the breakfast. On Sunday, dinner will be

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  • Van-Far band holds concert event

    Posted on October 22, 2014 at 2:20 pm

    Van-Far’s Autumn Sutton plays a drum during this year’s concert held on Monday, October 20 at Van-Far High School.

    The Van-Far Chiefs Marching Band entertained the crowd this past Monday evening with a concert entitled “A Marching Year in Reveiw.” The event was directed by Alex Cucciarre. Band members first performed three songs under the theme “007: The Music of James Bond.” Those included “Die Another Day,” “Live and Let Die” with senior Warren Kraft on the trombone, and “Secret Agent Man.” The Junior High band performed for the

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  • Vandalia Class of 1947 holds reunion

    Posted on October 22, 2014 at 2:17 pm

    Front row, from left: Margie Jean Boyd Burnett, Dale Keller, Dorris Jean Sanderson Breneman, and Norma Jean Griggs Willis. Back row: Ann Riney Wasson, Doris Shoemate Nation, Betty Lee Weiser Blase, and Minnie Fern Wasson Brookshier.

    The 1947 Vandalia High School graduating class met for their 67th class reunion on October 4 at the “Country Cupboard” in Vandalia. At 11:30 a.m., classmates, their spouses, and guests began arriving for fellowship time. Dorris Sanderson Breneman and Ann Riney Wasson greeted everyone as they arrived and Dorris registered everyone. Each of the two tables had a centerpiece of a fall arrangement. Ann Riney Wasson presided as spokesperson beginning

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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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