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Audrain County’s L.E.P.C. helps Martinsburg with siren purchase

Posted on January 28, 2015 at 8:52 am

Audrain County’s Local Emergency Planning Committee (L.E.P.C.) approved a measure to use $1,425 of its limited resources to help the City of Martinsburg erect an emergency siren at its recent first quarter 2015 meeting in Mexico. The funds could be made available since the City of Martinsburg is looking to have its siren have a separate tone in case of a hazardous material concern. L.E.P.C. funds can only be used

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  • End of an Era: Goodwin’s Grocery closing its doors by end of January

    Posted on January 21, 2015 at 8:38 am

    Goodwin’s Grocery owner Greg Goodwin, left, and employee Amanda Grawe stand near the cash register. The grocery store will be closing by the end of January.

    Since 1965, the City of Laddonia’s residents enjoyed having a local grocery store to help meet their family’s needs without having to go far from home. Unfortunately, it appears that era comes to an end at the end of January when Goodwin’s Grocery closes its doors after it served Laddonia as the main grocer for the past 30 years. Owner Greg Goodwin said he had plans to keep his business

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  • Stotler moves tax business

    Posted on January 7, 2015 at 1:42 pm

    Nancy Stotler inside her new Reliable Tax Service in Vandalia.

    Those looking to have their taxes done this year by Reliable Tax Service will be visiting a new location as the business has moved from S. Main St. to Galloway Road, just off Highway 54 in Vandalia. Owner Nancy Stotler purchased the building that has three office locations. One office features the business “Country Gals” while the two others were formerly occupied by “U.S. Cellular.” A Reliable Tax Service sign

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  • Gas prices hit $1.99

    Posted on December 31, 2014 at 2:05 pm


    Many Vandalia area residents woke up to a nice surprise on Christmas Eve when they drove through Vandalia in their vehicles and saw every gas station sign with the price of $1.99 per gallon for unleaded. Abel’s, Pickadilly, and 54 Package Store each set their prices below the $2 mark for the first time in what seems like forever. Even diesel was reaching as low as $2.75 per gallon. Just

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  • Laundromat to open in Vandalia

    Posted on December 31, 2014 at 1:40 pm

    Vandalia Housing Authority Executive Director Allen Chandler stands in front of the coin operated washers to be available to the public starting on January 5 in Vandalia.

    On January 5, area residents will no longer need to drive either to Mexico or Bowling Green to wash and dry their clothes if they have no washer or dryer, instead they can go no further than State St. in Vandalia. The Vandalia Housing Authority recently purchased four washers and four dryers and are making them available as a public laundromat for the community. The cost is $1.50 per load

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  • Farm Bureau set for Jan. 9 banquet

    Posted on December 17, 2014 at 11:11 am

    The Audrain County Farm Bureau will host their 18th Annual Legislative Appreciation Banquet on Friday, January 9, at the Knights of Columbus Hall, Highway 15, in Mexico, Mo. This is the same location as last year. The Social starts at 6 p.m. with dinner at 6:30 p.m. Dinner will be prepared and served by the Knights of Columbus. Those invited for this year’s event include U..S congressmen Sam Graves and

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  • Show Me Shoppe in Wellsville to hold Christmas Open House

    Posted on December 3, 2014 at 1:21 pm

    On Saturday, December 6 the Show Me Shoppe will host a Christmas Open House and a book signing event. The Shoppe is filled with really neat and artistic gifts for Christmas by area artists. It is just waiting for shoppers who want more than a can of popcorn for their gift giving. As a special feature at the Open House, Jane Brooks, Martinsburg, will be at the Shoppe from 1-3

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