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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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  • Ralls County 4-H members in 4-H Hall of Fame

    Posted on October 15, 2014 at 2:55 am

    Joy and Terry Hoyt, Ralls County Hall of Fame recipients, are pictured with Missouri 4-H Foundation Trustee Marla Tobin.

    “Making the best better” for generations of Missouri 4-H’ers, Terry and Joy Hoyt, of Laddonia, were inducted into the Missouri 4-H Hall of Fame, August 9 at State Fair Community College. Terry and Joy began contributing to the 4-H program while their three daughters were members of the program and are still going. Ralls County 4-H is lucky to have dedicated volunteers like Terry and Joy. They have been project

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  • Drug free messages for Red Ribbon Week

    Posted on October 15, 2014 at 2:53 am

    Annalynn Culwell, left, and Ashton Garnett

    Hi, this is Annalynn Culwell from Van-Far Elementary. I am in Mrs. Kirby’s 6th grade class.  Drug free the healthy choice for me is our red ribbon theme.  Drugs can really hurt you and they can fry your brain. Healthy choices make you feel great and you can play sports. If you play sports and start doing drugs you will start to see a bad change. You will get kicked

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  • Class of 1954 holds 60 year reunion

    Posted on September 24, 2014 at 2:36 pm

    Vandalia High School Class of 1954 Reunion. Front row, from left: Shirley (Moore) Morris, Dorothy (Seeley) Moore, Ron Tate, Yvonne (Welch) Kline, and Barbara (Meyers) Bergthold. Back row: Alan Williams, Don Bass, David Schulze, Larry Shaw, Lee Smith, Jerry Maxwell, Jerry Breneman, Harold Libby, and Ron Talbert.

    The Vandalia High School Class of 1954 met for their 60-year class reunion on September 13. The celebration began with an informal “meet and greet” at the Perry Junction, followed by a superb dinner. Thirteen of the original 28 graduates paid their respects to deceased classmates Suzie Potter, Lamar Williams, Bill Wayne Smith, and Randell Hudson. Letters were read from those classmates unable to attend. Those attending were Don and

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  • Ladies Auxiliary meets, POW/MIA display at library

    Posted on September 24, 2014 at 2:31 pm

    The Ladies’ Auxiliary to VFW Post No. 2173 met on Thursday, September 11, at the post home in Vandalia. President Victoria Shaw called the 7 p.m. meeting to order. Opening ceremonies were observed. The minutes were approved as read for the August meeting.  The treasurer reported the current balance with her report being filed for audit. The POW-MIA Remembrance was held on September 19. Correspondence read included General Orders No.

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  • Grant awarded to Community R-VI

    Posted on August 27, 2014 at 1:40 pm

    Front row, from left: FACS teacher Ms. Kim Hart, Ms. Nicole Lynn, Mrs. Marilyn Skipper, (MRTF) and Mrs. Patricia Powell (MRTF). Back row: Principal Bob Curtis. Ms. Kylee Windmann, Superintendent Mrs. Cheryl Mack, Mr. Weston Hart, and Ms. Lexus LaGesse.

    The Missouri Retired Teacher’s Foundation awarded a grant of $500 to the Community R-VI  FACS Department.  The grant was awarded for a multi-part lesson plan designed to involve the students from collecting raw food products to dehydrating, canning, and freezing them.

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  • Genealogical Society Meeting

    Posted on August 20, 2014 at 1:21 pm

    The Northeast Missouri Genealogical Society will hold their third meeting of the year on Saturday, August 23 at 10 a.m., at the Mexico-Audrain County Library, Mexico. The Library is located at 305 W. Jackson Street. Nancy Brummer, president of the Northeast Missouri Genealogical Society, will bring the meeting to order at 10 a.m. on the lower level of the Library.  The room can be found by using the front door

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