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Wenzel to receive top award from MoSGA

Posted on July 16, 2014 at 12:12 pm

The Missouri State Genealogical Association (MoSGA) announced Teresa Wenzel, member of the Vandalia Area Historical Society, will be a recipient of the MoSGA Director’s Award to be presented at the state’s annual conference in Columbia on August 1-2, 2014. The MoSGA Director’s Award is given to individuals who have made an exceptional contribution to the field of genealogy and family history over an extended period of time. Webster defines genealogy

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  • Two oil paintings donated to VAHS by Morris family

    Posted on June 18, 2014 at 11:24 am

    Shown, from left: Charlene Teague (Museum Director), Paul Ray,  and Karen Morris.

    The Vandalia Area Historical Society recently received a generous donation from Ron and Karen Morris of Vandalia –two framed oil painting portraits of Ron’s uncle and grandfather; Rual and Roz Morris.  These two stunning portraits once hung in the Vandalia State Bank located at 200 South Main.  Ronald Roz Morris is the son of Raymond and Murryl Morris. Rual and Roz were former Presidents of the Vandalia State Bank from

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  • CMCA commemorates 50 years

    Posted on May 14, 2014 at 1:07 pm

    Community Action agencies across the nation began this year  commemorating 50 years of effective services to and advocacy on behalf of millions of low-income, vulnerable people and families. On December 14, 2013, President Obama had the following remarks. “The idea that so many children are born into poverty in the wealthiest nation on Earth is heartbreaking enough. But the idea that a child may never be able to escape that

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  • Monday Study Club

    Posted on April 30, 2014 at 1:37 pm

    The Monday Study Club met at 2 p.m. on April 14 at the United Methodist Church. Jan Armstrong was the hostess for the meeting. The meeting was called to order by club president, Deedie Reading, as she led the pledges to the American and Christian flags. Jackie Marshall had the devotional from “Inspiration” titled “Bold Confidence.” She followed with prayer. Roll call was answered by 11 members using the word

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  • Cut Scout Pack No. 59 meets

    Posted on April 23, 2014 at 12:27 pm

    On April 10, Cub Scout Pack No. 59 met at the Vandalia United Methodist Church. The meeting was opened with the Pledge of Allegiance, the Cub Scout Promise, and the Cut Scout Motto. During the meeting Bob Cat badges were awarded to the  scouts who had completed the requirements to earn the badge. They were Joseph Govero, Kai Blackford, Gabriel Freie, Drake Woodson, Alex Wilson, Richard Hayden, and Trinton Kasper.

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  • Fraud alert for area

    Posted on April 16, 2014 at 2:56 pm

    The Ralls County Sheriff’s Department is currently investigating several incidents of fraud that has occurred throughout Ralls County. At this time the investigation has centered around two subjects from the Licking , Missouri area, who are currently suspects in these incidents. The subjects, Robert Wilbur COPENHAVER (White Male 39 years old height: 5’9” weight: 145) and Robert Dale LANE (White Male 35 years old height: 5’9” weight: 125). The subjects

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  • Eastern Audrain Library/YMCA Project

    Posted on April 16, 2014 at 2:54 pm

    The Vandalia Recreation Corporation has tax credits available for purchase.   Please see below information. NEIGHBORHOOD ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (NAP) QUESTIONS MOST FREQUENTLY ASKED BY BUSINESSES I. WHAT IS THE PROCEDURE FOR CLAIMING THE NAP CREDIT? • To qualify for the credit, a business must make an eligible contribution to Vandalia Recreation Corporation. Since each project has limited credits, and occasionally is subject to certain other restrictions, you are strongly advised to

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