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Financial assistance available for watersheds

Posted on April 15, 2015 at 1:27 pm

Farmers and ranchers in five Missouri watershed areas are eligible for financial assistance from the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to help them install conservation measures that will contribute to cleaner water flowing into the Mississippi River, and ultimately, the Gulf of Mexico. The five areas are among 27 watersheds selected in 13 states along the Mississippi River as part of continuing Mississippi River Basin Healthy Watersheds Initiative (MRBI)

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  • Menefee accepts director position

    Posted on April 8, 2015 at 1:43 pm

    Kim Menefee has accepted the position as the new Director of Audrain Clinic Operations for the Audrain Medical Group. Menefee’s transition to the new role, will coincide with Jan Zimmerman’s retirement at the beginning of June. Menefee will assist with the implementation of Epic Ambulatory across the Audrain-based clinics and will help maintain an integrative  focus on best practices across our primary care clinics. Menefee has served as the regional

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  • Neuendorf retires

    Posted on April 1, 2015 at 12:41 pm

    After 20 years of service, David Neuendorf announced today he will retire from his position as president of SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital – Audrain on April 24, 2015. Under Dave’s leadership, the hospital and medical clinic network have grown along with the community. Thanks to his collaborative approach, he was able to balance community and hospital needs while prioritizing and expanding much-needed health care services in Mexico and surrounding

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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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