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Voter’s Guide for August 5 election

Posted on July 31, 2014 at 12:10 am

Please take the time to read the two .pdf pages from the Audrain County Voter’s Guide to help you in deciding who to vote for and which Amendments you are in favor of or against. PAGE 7 ELECTION PAGE 8 ELECTION  

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  • The late “Bud” Teague receives French Legion of Honor medal

    Posted on July 30, 2014 at 12:47 pm

    "Bud" Teague

    Recently, a veteran living near St. Louis was recognized for receiving a French Legion of Honor Medal for his role in liberating France in World War II. When Theresa Teague learned of this, it brought back memories from just a year ago when her late husband, Edgar R. “Bud” Teague, Jr., had passed away just days before he would receive the same honor from the French Consulate. A Legion of

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  • Movement started for full-time county prosecutor

    Posted on July 30, 2014 at 12:44 pm

    By James Smith Centralia Fireside-Guard People are working to change Audrain County’s legal climate. There is a move afoot to make the office of the Audrain County Prosecutor a full-time position. One of the spokesman for the movement is Jason Newton, a Mexico-based attorney. “With Audrain County being the size that it is and the volume of work going through the courts,” Newton said, “it is unrealistic to expect a

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Lilley finishes CAGA course work

Posted on July 30, 2014 at 1:16 pm

Nathan Lilley, Clarksville, has just returned from St. Louis, having successfully completed coursework in personal property appraisal at the Certified Appraisers Guild of America (CAGA). Certification was awarded to Lilley, along with a number of fellow appraisers from the United States and Canada. The concentrated course is conducted by CAGA, North America’s largest trainer of personal property appraisers. Training included lectures and workshops featuring prominent appraisers from America and Canada.

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  • Agape House Meeting Minutes

    Posted on July 30, 2014 at 1:07 pm

    The board of directors of Agape House in Vandalia, in its July 22 meeting, set Sunday, October 12, as the date for the 10th anniversary celebration and open house. Former managers, board members, construction team, and donors are to be invited, along with the public. A brief program will review history of the facility, as well as recognition of those significant in its construction and operation. In other business, the

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  • Laddonia youngsters visit local bank

    Posted on July 23, 2014 at 1:40 pm

    Laddonia Library students recently took a tour of the First National Bank, soon to be the Central Bank of Audrain County, with Candy Bertels.

    The Laddonia Library Summer Program featured a tour conducted by Candy Bartels of First National Bank, Laddonia, on Wednesday, July 16. Bartels explained to the group about banking, loans, and how money deposited at the bank helps the community. The group toured the bank’s conference room, safety deposit boxes, the night deposit vault, and security system. Each person received a complimentary miniature money bag, a community events booklet, and a

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General Manager/Editor Ron Schott

Alarming number of illegal immigrant children reported in U.S.

Posted on July 30, 2014 at 12:57 pm

Recently, thousands of illegal immigrant children have crossed the Texas border into the U.S. and there have been stories nationwide as to where they might end up. While it’s still uncertain how this situation will be addressed, this is only one of many cases that have already occurred like it since January 1, 2014 that many U.S. citizens haven’t heard about. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Posted on July 23, 2014 at 12:50 pm

    Dear Editor, Initially, I was concerned about the increased utility deposit amounts. That was until I read about the $33,000 deficit in 2013. That money could be better spent on other needs. On a social level, I have contemplated the different circumstances that citizens live and always come back to the idea of accountability. All citizens have an adult responsibility to every other citizen to promptly pay their utility bills.

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  • A strange situation took place at a hospital in Springfield, Mo.

    Posted on July 23, 2014 at 12:42 pm

    General Manager/Editor Ron Schott

    A few weeks back, I reminded readers that they should be on alert when taking their children to hospitals in lieu of the Justina Pelletier case, where she was removed from her family’s care for more than a year. This came after a bad diagnosis and her parents became irate with what was going on. Their actions, along with a diagnosis of a mental condition, led to Justina being pulled

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