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Two arrested in drug bust

Posted on April 1, 2015 at 12:40 pm

Pike County Sheriff Stephen Korte reported that on March 24 Sheriff’s Deputies received information about drug activity and obtained a search warrant for an apartment at 217 S High Street in Bowling Green. Deputies and Bowling Green police officers served the search warrant. Located in the residence was over 70 grams of marijuana. The residence was occupied by two 18-year-old males, who have been charged, and a 4 year-old-child. Austin

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  • Election Focus: Local Alderman races

    Posted on April 1, 2015 at 12:25 pm

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    City of Laddonia Alderman race —The following preview of the election for alderman in the City of Laddonia includes a biographical write-up on each candidate and a vision statement/point of emphasis on fulfilling to duties of the office, if elected on April 7, 2015. Candidates appear in the following article in the same order their names appear on the election ballot. Information was either submitted in electronic or paper form

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  • Election Focus: Local Mayoral races

    Posted on April 1, 2015 at 12:22 pm

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    Laddonia Mayoral race —The following preview of the election for mayor in the City of Laddonia includes a biographical write-up on each candidate and a vision statement/point of emphasis on fulfilling to duties of the office, if elected on April 7, 2015. Candidates appear in the following article in the same order their names appear on the election ballot. Information was either submitted in electronic or paper form by the

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Business News

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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General Manager/Editor Ron Schott

GAO report sheds light on “Planned Parenthood”

Posted on April 1, 2015 at 12:26 pm

For about a decade, many Americans have heard about the good and mostly the bad things that take place through the nonprofit, taxpayer supported group “Planned Parenthood.” It has been well publicized over the years that the group, while using our American tax dollars, has used its funds for what is known as “family planning.” This program also gives an option for mothers-to-be to abort their unborn children. For many

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  • Double standard evident in Clinton emails situation

    Posted on March 25, 2015 at 8:31 am

    General Manager/Editor Ron Schott

    Recently, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has been criticized for using a private email account during her time in office. Earlier this month, a senior State Department official said thousands of her emails have been released after revelations she used a private account to conduct “official business” while in office. The State Department is reviewing 55,000 pages and it took them some time to get started. The Associated Press

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  • Kudos go to local basketball teams

    Posted on March 4, 2015 at 8:16 am

    General Manager/Editor Ron Schott

    Congratulations to both the Community R-VI boys and girls basketball teams for winning back-to-back district championships after victories this past Saturday in Moberly. Fans battled through snowy weather and endured through some moments of uncertainty as their favorite teams overcame some struggles on their way to a championship. No matter what happened on Tuesday night in State Sectionals after press time, both teams have once again had great seasons their

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