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Farm Bureau holds annual meeting

Posted on August 27, 2014 at 12:59 pm

Three area teachers were recognized for receiving mini-grants  at th Audrain County Farm Bureau’s Annual Meeting held August 21 in Mexico. Guest Speaker Diane Olson presented the awards. Olson is the Director of Promotion and Education Programs for the Missouri Farm Bureau Federation. It was noted that just 29 mini-grants were given in the state and three were awarded to Audrain County. Kendra Allen, from the Mexico School District, was

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  • Rural Pike County man in jail after wife is shot in head

    Posted on August 27, 2014 at 12:56 pm

    Steve Rusher

    By Amy Patterson Bowling Green Times A man from the rural outskirts of southern Pike County remains behind bars after an altercation between he and his wife ended with her sustaining a gunshot wound to her forehead. According to Pike County Sheriff Stephen Korte, his office received a call on Wednesday, Aug. 20 at 4:21 p.m. from a man at 14399 Pike 340 who stated he had accidently shot his

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  • School Board discusses spending policy

    Posted on August 27, 2014 at 12:55 pm

    Van-Far School Board President Christy Nelson, left, presents the golden bell to Crystal Sparks.

    Concerns of board policies not being followed were charged to Van-Far R-I Superintendent Dr. Stephen Hunter by a couple of board members at the beginning of the district’s board meeting last Thursday evening. The consent agenda was approved with the exceptions of one check for $8,473.20 to Brick City Painting/Drywall and a check for $14,735 made to Don Martin Construction for work on lots at both schools and the bus

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  • Citizens discuss concerns during C.A.T. meeting

    Posted on August 20, 2014 at 1:24 pm

    Several Vandalia residents discussed their concerns during the C.A.T. meeting held last week.

    Several members of the Vandalia community gathered to discuss their concerns in town as part of the Citizen Action Team (C.A.T.) meeting held last Wednesday inside the Lange Building. A long list of topics were discussed, which include dog call response, dangerous dogs, stop signs, community policing/neighborhood watch, police cruiser speeds in neighborhoods, better communication with the public, officer retention, meeting children, tickets given to young drivers, loud noise tickets,

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  • Drug Task Force arrests two

    Posted on August 20, 2014 at 1:12 pm

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    During the morning hours of August 12, the East Central Drug Task Force assisted by the Mexico Public Safety Department, the Missouri State Highway Patrol, and the Audrain County Sheriff‘s Office served a search warrant in the 500 block of North Wade Street, Mexico. As a result of the search warrant officers seized methamphetamine, marijuana, and drug paraphernalia. Two suspects were arrested for possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute,

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  • Dameron gives demonstration at Fair

    Posted on August 20, 2014 at 12:49 pm

    Vandalia’s Paige Dameron gives a “Pulled Pork in a Crock Pot” demonstration at the Missouri State Fair.

    Paige Dameron, of Vandalia, demonstrated “Pulled Pork in a Crock Pot” in the 4-H Building at the Missouri State Fair. She placed third in her age group. Dameron was one of 300 youth selected to give a demonstration  at the Missouri State Fair. These demonstrations are a popular and free attraction at the fair. Simply put, a demonstration teaches others the steps needed to do something. If you have shown

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  • No new deposit rates set at City of Vandalia meeting

    Posted on August 20, 2014 at 12:42 pm

    Street Superintendent Dave Hamby

    During the July Board of Aldermen meeting for the City of Vandalia, it appeared the council might be set to increase utility deposit rates during its upcoming August meeting. But after discussion last week, aldermen did not approve a rate increase resolution. The council will discuss more ideas at a later date and have discussion on credit checks and an ability to reduce deposit amounts. The group also discussed the

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  • Dairy Queen holds Miracle Treat Day for MU hospital

    Posted on August 20, 2014 at 12:41 pm

    Front row, from left: Alec Bauman and Hannah Bauman. Back row: Lori Swank, T.J. Tiger, and Chantal Irish of the Childrens Miracle Network.

    Dairy Queen, in Vandalia, raised money last Thursday during it’s annual Miracle Treat Day, with Blizzard treat proceeds (sales price minus cost of ingredients) going to the MU Children’s Hospital in Columbia, Mo. T.J. Tiger was at the event. (Total expected to be reported at a later date). Since 1984, Dairy Queen’s all over North America have raised more than $100 million in support of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

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  • Middletown holds reunion

    Posted on August 13, 2014 at 5:18 am

    The Outhouse Races were held at the 122nd Middletown Reunion held this past weekend.

    Several area residents enjoyed this past Saturday’s 122nd Annual Reunion with the theme “Picnic Pride that is Middletown Wide.” The Grand Marshalls of this year’s parade were Keith and Terri Thomas. The results from the contests includes: Parade Results 1950 and Older Antique Car 1) Jim Dunn, 1930 Ford Model A Roadster; 2) Gary Heim, 1941 Chevy Half Ton Mizzou Paint 1951 and Newer 1) Don Martin, 1967 Chevy Chevelle

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