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Kids Fishing Day at Mark Twain Lake

Posted on May 27, 2015 at 11:33 am

In celebration of National Fishing and Boating Week, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Mark Twain Lake will host Kid’s Fishing Day on Saturday, June 6 for children 5-12 years of age.  Participation will be limited to the first 25 children who register in advance at Mark Twain Lake Project Office by calling 573-735-4097 or by stopping by the office on Route J north of the Clarence Cannon Dam. 

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  • Gatson makes Westminster roster

    Posted on November 19, 2014 at 1:05 pm

    Kasey Gatson, from Vandalia,  has been named to the Westminster Blue Jays’ basketball team in Fulton, Missouri. Gatson, a junior at Westminster, is going to be playing as a point guard this year. Prior to coming to Westminster, Gatson attended Van-Far High School, in Vandalia. The Westminster Blue Jays are being led this season by Head Coach Tracey Braden and assisted by Clifton Cooper. Coach Braden is entering her eighth

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  • Dowell gets 10-pointer

    Posted on November 5, 2014 at 1:36 am


    First bow kill of the season for Jim Dowell was this 10-point buck in Audrain County last Wednesday, October 29.

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  • YMCA hosts “Kids on the Run” program

    Posted on November 5, 2014 at 1:29 am

    Several area runners competed in the YMCA’s first program in October.

    The Eastern Missouri Family YMCA held their first program event with “Kids on the Run.”  “Kids on the Run” was held the four Saturdays in October and had a 2K race on November 1. There were 10 participates. The Saturdays in October were spent teaching kids about running. They met at 7:45-8:30 a.m. with a different topic every Saturday–talking a little about the importance of what it takes to run,

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  • Nick Lowery to speak at WWU

    Posted on November 5, 2014 at 1:27 am


    The Kansas City Chiefs Hall of Famer and all-time leading scorer, Nick Lowery, will share his message of focus, passion, and purpose when he speaks at William Woods University on November 5. His program, scheduled for at 7 p.m. in Cutlip Auditorium, is part of the President’s Concert and Lecture Series. It is free and open to the public.

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  • Indians JH football finishes with a win

    Posted on October 22, 2014 at 2:27 pm

    The Van-Far/Community R-VI Junior High football team.

    - submitted by Krystal Wheeler The Van-Far/Community R-VI Junior High football team traveled to Center to take on the Mark Twain Tigers for their final game of the season last week. The Indians walked away with a victory to finish a great season with a 5-1 record. To start the game, the Indians kicked the ball off to the Tigers. The Indians defense held strong and kept the Tigers away

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  • Van-Far/R-VI Junior High football team cruises past Louisiana

    Posted on October 15, 2014 at 2:58 am

    The Indians’ Trey Miller fights for yardage.

    submitted by Krystal Wheeler The Van-Far/Community R-VI Junior High football team took on the Louisiana Bulldogs October 7 on their home field. The Indians walked away with yet another victory. The Indians kicked the ball off to start the game. The Indians’ defensive line held the Bulldogs back early, forcing a turnover on downs. Caden Wilburn then launched a pass to Trey Miller for a 35 yard touchdown. Eric Hombs

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