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Teacher Nikki Gibson with Lauren Shaw.

Several resignations, upcoming events discussed at Van-Far

Posted on March 25, 2015 at 8:28 am

Several resignations were approved by the Van-Far R-I School Board during their meeting held last Thursday. Kyle Epperson resigned from her duty as JV girls basketball coach. William Wickles resigned as a bus driver while both paraprofessionals Juanita Lynn and Sarah Boston also resigned. Superintendent’s Report Superintendent Dr. Stephen Hunter reported a current enrollment of 612 students, with 238 in the Jr./Sr. High School and 374 in the Elementary School.

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  • Community R-VI votes to extend several contracts

    Posted on March 25, 2015 at 8:25 am

    Jennifer Young during her presentation to the Community R-VI School Board.

    The Community R-VI School Board voted to offer 2015-16 probationary contracts to several teachers when they met last Wednesday. The teachers receiving contracts are Stacie Carroz, Lisa Garrett, Sarah Simmons, Stacy French, Ken Jett, Brandon Westlake, Jessica Young, Caitlyn Cunningham, Haley Nobis, Jonathan Guilkey, Brandon Talbot, Mackenzie Chism, and Michele Ebers. The board also voted to offer employment contracts to tenured teachers. A Pre-K instructor contract was issued to Deanna

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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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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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General Manager/Editor Ron Schott

Double standard evident in Clinton emails situation

Posted on March 25, 2015 at 8:31 am

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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  • Government recommends less meat consumption

    Posted on February 25, 2015 at 12:06 pm

    General Manager/Editor Ron Schott

    Many Americans have their reasons for being upset at the U.S. government. Some women want a better wage equality. Some members in the LGBT community want to be more accepted. Some people want the immigration system fixed so folks can have a easier and quicker path to becoming U.S. citizens. And the list goes on… The latest group under attack is the “meat-eaters” who live in our country. I know

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