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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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  • Vandalia Rotary Club holds Tractor Cruise

    Posted on July 16, 2014 at 12:34 pm

    Brian Snodgrass at the beginning of the event.

    Thirty-five tractor drivers braved dusty roads and fresh blacktop to participate in the Annual Rotary Tractor Cruise. The cruise left the Vandalia Area Fairgrounds going east to Amish country. They stopped at Waggler’s Bakery for hot cinnamon rolls and then on to Eicher Brothers Cabinet Shop for a tour. They then headed west to Eicher’s Store and Footwear (middle photo) for a group photo in front of the store (top

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  • Mel Elzea to be guest speaker for VAHS

    Posted on July 16, 2014 at 12:16 pm

    Mel Elzea

    Mel Elzea, a native Vandalian, will be the guest speaker at the Vandalia Area Historical Society meeting on Friday, July 18 at 6:30 p.m. Elzea says that he has fond memories of his hometown and has written a book entitled “All About m.e.” His career includes 14 years in the broadcast television industry, nine and a half years in pioneering broadcast FM radio and 25 years originating mobile units for

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  • Missouri Veteran’s Home

    Posted on July 9, 2014 at 12:58 pm

    Highlights from the week A church service was provided for the residents in the chapel on Sunday morning. Monday the card players gathered for a game of “Pass the Trash” and in the afternoon target shooting was held outback. Tuesday morning the fishermen loaded the bus for a day of fishing at Chubby Underwood’s place.  Everyone enjoyed the day catching fish and then a Barbecue lunch was served to everyone

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  • Farmer Farmerette Club meets

    Posted on July 2, 2014 at 1:10 pm

    The June meeting of the Farmer Farmerette Club was held on Thursday, June 5 at 6 p.m. at the home of Jerry and Keri Bradford with Kay Reading as hostess. President Reading called the meeting to order and led the pledge to the American flag. This month’s roll call was to tell an old-time remedy and was answered by Wanda Hanson, Elsie Lybarger, Pauline Keithley, Keri Bradford, Claudine Lybarger, Pauline

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  • Agape House Minutes

    Posted on June 25, 2014 at 12:15 pm

    The Agape House of Vandalia board members met in regular session Tuesday, June 17. There they learned repair of cracks in walls and the painting of two rooms would be done June 30 to July 2. Guests will not be present on these days. The facility, in use for nearly ten years, has had few structural problems. In other business, the house manager reported that 53 guests, including ten children,

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  • Lutheran Women’s Missionary League

    Posted on May 28, 2014 at 1:45 pm

    The Northeast Zone of the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League held their Spring Rally on April 26 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in West Ely. The theme was “The Road Ahead” based on Jeremiah 6:16. Mary Myers, the Northeast Zone President, opened the business meeting. Sharon Bode welcomed members to Immanuel. Pastor Kenneth Schamber led the opening devotion entitled, “At the Crossroads,” where he spoke on our passage through life taking many

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