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Vandalia Leader wins two advertising awards

Posted on March 25, 2015 at 8:15 am

The Vandalia Leader’s Crystal Beatty was recognized for two second place finishes after ads she created received honors in the Missouri Advertising Manager Association (MAMA) Best Ad Contest. The contest is held through the Missouri Press Association. In the “Best Single Classified Display Ad” category, Beatty’s windshield repair ad for Vandalia Auto Sales received second place. The ad is in this week’s issue. Judge Scott Buffington said “great art makes

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  • University of Missouri Extension in Audrain holds annual meeting

    Posted on March 4, 2015 at 8:11 am

    Leader Honor Roll winners, from left: Don Hudson alongside Elizabeth and Gery Windmann.

    The University of Missouri Extension’s Audrain County Extension Council enjoyed a time of fellowship during its annual meeting held last Tuesday at the Audrain County 4-H Center. Dr. Ronald Plain, a D. Howard Doane Professor in the University of Missouri Department of Agriculture Economics, presented the program “The Importance of Agriculture in Missouri.” One of the statistics he noted is that the United States exported 8 million tons of meat

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  • Borgmeyer and Wrye retire after more than 88 years of service

    Posted on March 4, 2015 at 8:09 am

    Joyce Borgmeyer and Gary Wrye

    Several customers, friends, and family members piled in the Audrain County 4-H Building last week to recognize Joyce Borgmeyer and Gary Wrye for their combined 88 years with the Farm Credit System (PCA-FCS Financial). Borgmeyer served 45 years with the PCA-FCS while Wrye served the area for 43 years. The two were given several gifts, including an engraved clock, to recognize them for their years of service. They also received

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  • Absentee ballots are available for election

    Posted on February 25, 2015 at 11:59 am

    Absentee ballots for the April 7 municipal elections are now available at the County Clerk’s office. You may vote absentee in the County Clerk’s office Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. The last day to vote by absentee ballot in person is Monday, April 6 at 5 p.m. If you are requesting an absentee ballot be mailed, the request must be received no later than Wednesday, April 1 at 5 p.m.

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  • RCEC names new CEO/Manager

    Posted on February 18, 2015 at 4:05 pm


    The Board of Directors of Ralls County Electric Cooperative (RCEC), headquartered in New London, Missouri, announced  the appointment of Lynn Hodges as the next CEO/Manager of RCEC. Hodges currently serves RCEC as its Assistant Manager. Through his more than 12 years at RCEC, Hodges has gained a strong knowledge of all areas of the cooperative and its subsidiary Ralls Technologies, LLC. Hodges will assume the duties of CEO/Manager on April

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  • Agriculture celebrated during the annual “Thank a Farmer Week” held February 8-14

    Posted on February 4, 2015 at 8:34 am

    Join the celebration of agriculture as Farm Bureau members across the state share the important contributions of agriculture during “Thank a Farmer Week,” February 8-14. Agriculture is everywhere! Take a look around and ask, where did this come from? Whether it is food, clothing, shelter, transportation, personal and household items, medications, or school supplies, what we use in our daily lives has a connection to agriculture. County Farm Bureau leaders

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  • Farber Post Office PMR’s no longer at local USPS location

    Posted on February 4, 2015 at 8:31 am

    Marilyn Flowers

    Editor’s Note: Carolyn Ball did not take the PSE test. Article has been corrected in the online version. Many Farber residents were likely surprised at the end of December when they realized both PMR’s (Postmaster Reliefs) working at the local post office were no longer employed. Marilyn Flowers, who worked as a PMR in Farber for about 34 years, and newcomer Carolyn Ball, also a PMR, were told they were

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