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VAHS meeting features speaker

Posted on April 16, 2014 at 2:55 pm

The Vandalia Area Historical Society will have a guest speaker on Friday, April 18 at 6:30 p.m. in the Genealogy Library on Main Street. Audrey Jones will speak about her experience of getting into the world’s largest hobby, genealogy. The program will also include her work with the Pike County Genealogical Society and Museum. She will speak about the many projects the society is doing to continue the growth of

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  • New doll display at Historical Society

    Posted on April 16, 2014 at 2:53 pm


    A new exhibit will be on display at the Vandalia Area Historical Society Museum Saturday, April 19, on the museum’s opening day. Pictured is Joy Davis with her collection of dolls from the 1950s into the 1960s. Joy received many of the dolls from her mother, Amanda Lee Culwell, her grandmother, Margaret Mitchell, and her great-aunt, Joyselee Matthews. A few of the dolls from her collection include Chatty Cathy, Thumbelina,

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  • Community R-VI holds Talent Show

    Posted on April 8, 2014 at 10:45 pm


    A final group song is performed during the Community R-VI’s Got Talent Show held on Saturday, April 5. There were more than 15 that performed. A silent auction was also held.

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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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