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The Audrain County R-VI FFA Meats Evaluation and Technology Team placed 8th overall. Front row, from left: Courtney Bertels (Gold Medal Individual), and Julie Hale (9th Place Individual); Back row: Mason Sims (Gold Medal Individual), Lindsey Gastler (Gold Medal Individual).

R-VI FFA team finishes 8th

Posted on November 26, 2014 at 1:58 pm

Members of the Audrain County R-VI FFA Chapter in Missouri were one of 43 teams participating in the National FFA Meats Evaluation and Technology Career Development Event (CDE). The event was held in conjunction with the 87th National FFA Convention and Expo in Louisville, Kentucky. The team, led by advisor Stacy French, was awarded a Gold emblem. Members also competed for individual awards with 161 other participants. Courtney Bertels received

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  • VAHS plans parties

    Posted on November 26, 2014 at 1:26 pm

    President Paul Ray opened the November 21 meeting by asking for new discoveries and donations. Charlene Teague reported the following: Nelda Rohr McCrory, of the Vandalia High School Class of 1943, donated two large scrapbooks containing pictures, programs, reunions up to and including 2013, and updates on members, the class picture, and other relevant information. Also in this donation was a picture of Butler School’s first-place float dated October 11,

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  • Experimental Aircraft meeting

    Posted on November 5, 2014 at 1:20 am

    The Experimental Aircraft Association, Chapter 1225 held its regular monthly meeting October 11, at the Mexico Memorial Airport. There was not a quorum present for the business meeting.  PJ Hornbeck will move forward with sending out our scholarship applications to area high schools.  She will be sending to 15 schools this year.  Wayne O’Brien brought pictures to share.  They were of his first solo flight and a fly in Spain

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  • Agape House meeting minutes

    Posted on October 29, 2014 at 12:52 pm

    Meeting in regular session on Tuesday, October 21, Agape House of Vandalia board members reviewed the attendance and program at the October 12 open house and 10-year anniversary celebration. The event was considered a great success with both first-time and frequent visitors in attendance. It was decided to discontinue annual open houses but perhaps offer an open house in five years. However, tours of the facility are available upon request

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  • Chapter CE P.E.O. holds lucheon

    Posted on September 17, 2014 at 1:02 pm

    Chapter CE P.E.O., Vandalia, hosted a salad luncheon and Bunco Games event at the St. John Lutheran Church on Tuesday, September 9. Registering the  60 guests was Shirley Morris, treasurer of Chapter CE. An assortment of salads and hot crescent rolls for the luncheon were prepared by chapter members and served from a buffet table accented with pots of bronze mums. The Australian dessert, Pavlova, topped with strawberries and cream,

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  • Local Masonic lodge holds raffle

    Posted on September 3, 2014 at 12:54 pm


    The Vandalia Masonic Lodge No. 491 held a recent shotgun raffle and the winner is pictured receiving the elected cash option instead of the shotgun. Pictured are members of the lodge, from left: Charles Scrogin, Ronnie Heaton (winner), Monte Morton (of Bowling Green), and Ed Babb. Second place was a case of shotgun shells won by John Heaton, of El Paso, Texas and third place was a hunting vest won

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  • Clithero recognized for 50 years of Masonic service

    Posted on August 27, 2014 at 1:38 pm

    Shown, from left: David Clithero and Benny Clithero.

    On Tuesday, August 19, Vandalia Masonic Lodge No. 491 honored Louis B. (Benny) Clithero for being a 50 member of the lodge. Brother Clithero was pinned by his son David, of Columbia, and was presented his certificate by District Deputy Grand Master Tim Turco, of Louisiana. Bennie was initiated on February 1964; passed on April 21, 1964 and was raised on June 13, 1964.

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