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Women’s Guild holds banquet

Posted on April 29, 2015 at 12:54 pm

St. John Lutheran Women’s Guild hosted it’s Mother-Daughter Banquet on April 18 at the St. John Lutheran’s Church Hall. Regina Vogt opened with prayer. Introduction of the speaker was given by Brenda Elliott. Brunch was served and Holly Jungers did a presentation on her trip to New Orleans. After Jungers’ presentation,  games were played and the winning guests included: Anne Barnes, Elizabeth McBride, Margarethe Price, Sabrina Lovell, Larna Schnitker, Lucy

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  • Agape House elects officers

    Posted on April 1, 2015 at 12:41 pm

    The Agape House, of Vandalia, board members re-elected officers for the upcoming year at their meeting March 24. Officers include Board President Sterling Holbrook; Vice-President Floy Oliver; Secretary Janet Heim; Treasurer Veanna Snodgrass; and Co-Treasurer Carlene Galloway. In other business, members learned that 60 persons including three children, had stayed at the house in February. Repairs were made to a hot water heater. Vicki Duenke, of the United Way board

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  • Absentee ballots are available for election

    Posted on February 25, 2015 at 11:59 am

    Absentee ballots for the April 7 municipal elections are now available at the County Clerk’s office. You may vote absentee in the County Clerk’s office Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. The last day to vote by absentee ballot in person is Monday, April 6 at 5 p.m. If you are requesting an absentee ballot be mailed, the request must be received no later than Wednesday, April 1 at 5 p.m.

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  • Class set for Severe Storm Spotters

    Posted on December 31, 2014 at 1:43 pm

    The National Weather Service Severe Storm Spotter and Weather Safety Training Class for Audrain County will take place 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 15, at the Farber Fire Department, 114 East Highway 54. The Farber Fire Department and Audrain County Emergency Management Agency offers this free training and by the completing the class, participants will be given information on how to register as a volunteer storm spotter.

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  • Masonic Lodge awards two bikes

    Posted on December 24, 2014 at 11:42 am


    On December 19, the Vandalia Masonic Lodge gave away two bikes to support the importance of students completing their reading homework. Each night students are expected to read for 20 minutes and write two sentences about their reading. Students who completed all five nights of their “Read and Respond” were entered each week into the drawing for the bikes.  First semester winners are Alexandria Govero and Evan Utterback. Presenting the

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  • R-VI FFA team finishes 8th

    Posted on November 26, 2014 at 1:58 pm

    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).

    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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