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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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  • Class of 1959 holds reunion

    Posted on November 26, 2014 at 1:56 pm

    The Van-Far Class of 1959 Reunion attendees are pictured front row, from left: Donna (Lovelace) Williams, Bonnie (Maxwell) Gibson, Janie (Ball) Zimmer, Maemma (Southwick) Scrogin, and Lana (Perry) Terry. Second row: Pat (Libby) Pritchett, Joyce (Todd) Nolan, Judy (Masters) Flowers, and Frances (Wright) Ignazio. Third row: Averial Beshears, Jerry Caldwell, Charles Scrogin, Randall Kristofferson, Alan Adams, Glenda (Hull) Clithero, Carolyn (Maiden) Bailey, Forest (Bud) Teague, Wayne Kimey, and Bill Maxwell.

    The Van-Far High School graduating Class of 1959 held it’s 55th reunion on October 25 at the Country Cupboard in Vandalia. Decorations were in the school colors of black and gold with black tablecloths and gold napkins. Bonnie Gibson and Janie Zimmer decorated each table with a crystal vase filled with gold balls. They also served hors d’oeuvre and punch during the social hour. The reunion planning committee included Joyce

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  • Chapter CE P.E.O. met Nov. 18

    Posted on November 26, 2014 at 1:26 pm

    “Sharing Our Talents” was the program for the Tuesday, November 18 meeting of Chapter CE P.E.O. held at the home of Muriel Beshears. Using the quote from Maya Angelou: “Talent is like electricity. We don’t understand electricity. We use it,” Ruth asked the 15 members present to be involved in a talent during the evening.  Knitting was taught by Joy Davis, Muriel Beshears taught crocheting, Cindy Pirch taught weaving, and

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  • Local students get scholarships

    Posted on November 19, 2014 at 12:52 pm


    The University of Missouri Agricultural Alumni Association provided $50,000 in scholarship money to 25 CAFNR upper class students for the 2014-2015 academic year. The association funded over $18,000 in teaching and educational enhancements for the college’s, students, faculty, and staff last year. The University of Missouri Ag Alumni Association and its board of Directors is dedicated to the goals and traditions of the College of Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources.

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  • Ralls County 4-H holds annual Recognition Night

    Posted on November 19, 2014 at 12:49 pm

    Clover Kids were recognized and received a bag full of fun and goodies.  Shown front, from left: Callie Reynolds, Kaylee Armour, Justin Jaspering, Kylie Miller, Cade Carman, Ty Evans.  Back: Cierra Vansickle, Samantha Barnes, Sam Northcutt, Marin Mallory and Dalton Dameron.

    The 4-H Recognition Night was held on October 4 at the Mark Twain High School. This is a celebration honoring all the 4-H members and leaders for their accomplishments and outstanding work they have completed throughout the year. The evening started off with honoring the first-year leaders: Dana Keller, Daniel Mallory, Debbie McMillen, Jessie Armour, Jessie Mundell, Kaylyn Powell, Pam Barnes, Ruth Evans, Sarah Evans, Tresa Lempka, and Bill Moore. 

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  • World War II Exhibit on display

    Posted on November 12, 2014 at 1:27 pm

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Mark Twain Lake would like to announce that a small exhibit on World War II will be on display at the M.W. Boudreaux Memorial Visitor Center through December 12.  The title of the exhibit is “Women in Service During World War II” and is on loan from the Museum of Missouri Military History located in Jefferson City, Missouri. Did you know hundreds of

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  • Van-Far Alumni meeting

    Posted on October 29, 2014 at 12:53 pm

    The Van-Far Alumni and Friends Association met Thursday, October 23 to evaluate the September annual meeting of the Association. The 2014 dinner meeting with former graduate Charlene Wheeler Williams as the evening’s speaker and entertainment was well received. Several out-of-town guests expressed their desire to continue the annual dinner meeting of the Alumni Association the weekend of Prairie Days. However, in order to attend functions that the Vandalia Area Chamber

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