Community Calendar


  1. May

    1. Vandalia All Town Sale
      7:30 am – 5:00 pm

      The deadline to sign up for the Spring All-Town Garage Sale in the City of Vandalia is this Friday, April 26. Cost is $10. The event is sponsored by the Vandalia Area Chamber of Commerce.
      The Vandalia Fairboard will have a BBQ at the intersection of Main at lunch time. In the morning from 6-10 a.m., the Vandalia Fire Department will hold a Pancake and Sausage breakfast to benefit the department.
      Entry forms are currently available at The Vandalia Leader and Martinsburg Bank and Trust.

      7:30 am
      Vandalia All Town Sale
    2. Ralls County Sale
      7:45 am – 5:00 pm

      The Ralls County Library will be sponsoring the Center, Mo. City Wide Garage Sale Saturday, May 4, 2013. Sign-up at any time at the library.  The fee is $5 and will cover advertising, signs, and balloons. Girl Scout Troop No. 9352 will be serving breakfast at the Center Town Hall from 7a.m.? Any other organization interested in having a food booth may contact the Center City Hall for reserving a location.  The library will also hold their annual Spring Book Sale at the library located at 102 North Public in Center.

      7:45 am
      Ralls County Sale
    3. Dinner and a Movie
      6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      Lighthouse Ministries presents Dinner & Movie Night on Saturday, May 4 at 6 p.m.
      The Lighthouse Theater is located at 203 Est Maple in Curryville, Mo. Admission is free.

      6:00 pm
      Dinner and a Movie
  2. May

    1. Pike County School to hold Fish Fry
      4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      Pike County Christian School will be having a fish fry on Friday, May 10 from 4-7 p.m. The menu will includes of fish, ham, potato salad, green beans, bread, drink, and dessert.
      For more information, call the PCCS office at 573-324-2700.

      4:00 pm
      Pike County School to hold Fish Fry
  3. May

    1. City of Farber
      5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

      The City of Farber Board of Alderman meeting is scheduled for Monday, May 13, 2013 at 5 p.m. in City Hall.

      5:00 pm
      City of Farber
  4. May

    1. Red Cross Blood Drive on May 14
      2:30 pm – 6:30 pm

      The Laddonia Community Betterment Association will be sponsoring an American Red Cross Blood Drive on Tuesday, May 14, 2013 from 2:30-6:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Laddonia Activities Building located at 301 Maple St.

      2:30 pm
      Red Cross Blood Drive on May 14
  5. May

    1. Relay for Life tractor event on May 18
      12:00 pm – 4:15 pm

      Relay for Life for the American Cancer Society presents Pulling for a Cure Antique, Garden, and Farm Pullers Tractor Pull plus local truck class on May 18, 2013 at 12 p.m. at the Audrain County 4H Center on Highway D in Mexico, Mo. Kids Pedal Pull starts at 3 p.m..
      The event is presented by the United Credit Union in an effort to raise money for the Audrain County Relay for Life. Admission is free and concessions will be available on the grounds.
      For more information contact Antique Pullers Mike Ahrens 573-581-3923 or 573-253-4352, Garden Pullers Mike Perry 573-881-4114, Missouri Farm Pullers Randell Galloway 573-682-7405, and Truck Pullers Lester Arms 573-310-5943.

      12:00 pm
      Relay for Life tractor event on May 18
  6. May

    1. Baptist Association to hold “Blowout”
      2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

      The Salt River Baptist Association’s “School’s Out Blowout” will be held on Sunday, May 19 at 2:30-4:30 p.m. in the Bowling Green City Park for children and youth of all ages.  There will be pizza, hotdogs, games, and prizes.  Admission is free.

      2:30 pm
      Baptist Association to hold “Blowout”
  7. May

    1. City of Laddonia Sale
      8:00 am – 5:00 pm

      The City of Laddonia’s All-Town Garage Sale will  be held on Saturday, May 25. Maps will be available at Casey’s on the day of the sale.
      There will be BBQ at the ballpark with proceeds going towards the cleanup of the park. The cost to be on the map is $5.
      Mail payment to P.O. Box 35, Laddonia, Mo. 63352 by May 20 with name and address to get on the map.

      8:00 am
      City of Laddonia Sale
  8. Jan

    1. Jessie Fowler crowned 2015 Beef Queen in Missouri
      7:45 am – 8:45 am
      Jessie Fowler

      Jessie Fowler

      Jessie Fowler, of Vandalia, was crowned the 2015 Missouri Beef Queen on January 3 at the 47th Missouri Cattle Industry Convention & Trade Show at Tan-Tar-A Resort, Lake of the Ozarks.
      Fowler will receive a $1,000 scholarship as the winner. She is the daughter of Bruce and Martha Fowler. She represented the Ralls County Cattlemen’s Association in the contest.
      Winning first runner-up and a $500 scholarship was Molly Bertz, of Mayview. She is the daughter of Harold and Melissa Bertz. She represented the Lafayette County Cattlemen’s Association.
      The second runner-up and winner of a $250 scholarship was Maria Washburn of King City. She is the daughter of Tony & Jocelyn Washburn. She represented the Gentry County Cattlemen’s Association.
      Twelve young ladies from across Missouri competed in the 2015 Missouri Beef Queen Contest. In addition to Fowler, Bertz, and Washburn, other contestants included Miranda Goetz, of Cole Camp, representing Benton County Cattlemen and Cattlewomen and daughter of Dennis and Kim Goetz; Jessica Poisal, of Harrisonville, representing Cass-Jackson County Cattlemen and daughter of Bob Poisal and Cindy Tomasic; Laura Bardot, of Londell, representing Franklin County Cattlemen and daughter of Roger and Wendy Bardot; Jera Pipkin, of Republic, representing Greene County Cattlemen and daughter of Jim and Joann Pipkin; Cassie Shultz, of Waynesville, representing Mizzou Collegiate Cattlewomen and daughter of Terry and Sonya Shultz; Ashley Bailey, of Mount Vernon, representing Missouri State University Cattlemen and daughter of Gregg and Sandy Bailey; Morgann Gregory, of Houstonia, representing Pettis County Cattlemen and daughter of Kevin and Barbara Gregory; Julie Choate, of Pleasant Hope, representing Polk County Cattlemen and daughter of Mike and  Cathy Choate; Marie McSparen, of Moberly, representing Randolph County Cattlemen and daughter of Marla Stegall.
      The contest was hosted on January 2 at Tan-Tar-A Resort, where the contestants presented speeches and interviewed with a panel of three judges. Judges scored the contestants on knowledge of beef, presentation, appearance, personality, and their entry application.
      The title of Missouri Beef Queen has, for many years, been a sought-after title for many young ladies involved in the beef industry. In 1980, the first Beef Belle was crowned, and although the name of the title has changed to the Missouri Beef Queen, the tradition of having an ambassador for Missouri’s beef industry at the many livestock shows, conferences, seminars and activities across the state remains the same.
      Missouri CattleWomen (MCW), in cooperation with the Missouri Cattlemen’s Association (MCA), and the Missouri’s Cattlemen Foundation (MCF), sponsors the contest.
      The scholarships are provided by the MCW, MCA and MCF. Other sponsors for the contest included Carolyn Dieckman, Mary Kay Beauty Consultant, Cole Camp; and the Missouri Beef Industry Council.
      The Missouri CattleWomen is an auxiliary of the Missouri Cattlemen’s Association. It sponsors a variety of programs and activities that focus primarily on the areas of beef promotion and consumer and youth education.

      7:45 am
      Jessie Fowler crowned 2015 Beef Queen in Missouri

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