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Audrain Co. Retirees meet

Posted on April 8, 2014 at 10:30 pm

Audrain County Area Public School Retirees met April 2 at the Audrain County Historical Museum.  Guests present were Marilyn Skipper, President of MRTA, Pat Powell, Region 4 Vice President and Ruth Gardener, Regional Membership Chairman.  23 members were in attendance.  President Maureen Hacker announced that we have two new members. The pledge, singing of “God Bless America” and devotion were led by Beverly MacFarlane.  Minutes of previous meeting were distributed

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  • Local graduates from college

    Posted on March 12, 2014 at 4:23 pm

    Hickey College is proud to announce that James Dungan, of Laddonia, has recently graduated from the program. Hickey College congratulates the individuals who reside in your community for their accomplishments, and for helping to continue a great tradition. Hickey College has served the community for over 75 years by matching its diploma and degree graduates to quality employers.

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  • Van-Far Elementary jumps rope for hearts, lives

    Posted on March 12, 2014 at 4:11 pm

    Students at Van-Far Elementary in Vandalia are jumping at the chance to fight heart disease and stroke, our nation’s No. 1 and No. 4 killers. On April 3 Van-Far Elementary will host its 1st annual Fitness For Heart event to raise money for the American Heart Association, which funds lifesaving heart and stroke research and community and educational programs for our youth. The Van-Far Elementary has set a goal of

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  • DAR honors students at Washington Birthday Celebration

    Posted on March 5, 2014 at 12:31 pm

    From left: Ciara Craven, DAR Good Citizen from Van-Far, Ann Carter, Vice Regent, Julie Hale, DAR Good Citizen from Community R-VI.

    The Susanna Randolph Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution hosted their annual George Washington Birthday Celebration at 2 p.m. on Sunday, February 23, at St. Patrick’s hall in Vandalia. Teresa Wenzel led those gathered in a game of GINGO where American history questions were answered. Ann Carter, Vice Regent, honored the DAR good citizens for 2014, Ciara Craven of Van-Far and Julie Hale of Community R-6. Each good

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  • Schmeling takes first in Art Show

    Posted on February 19, 2014 at 12:52 pm

    Megan Schmeling

    Megan Schmeling, of Community R-VI, earned first place in the “Emerging Talent” Art Show, held at William Woods University. This competition included all area High Schools. Megan’s drawing was a self – portrait.

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  • Eastwood makes honor list

    Posted on February 5, 2014 at 2:00 pm

    The Missouri University of Science and Technology announced the names of students who made the honor list for the 2013 Fall semester. Jacob Ryan Eastwood of Laddonia, Mo., a freshman in computer science, was the local student making the list. Those on the list carried a minimum of 12 hours and had grade point averages of 3.2 or above out of a possible 4.0 For more information, visit or

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  • Students working hard in Ms. Wheeler’s class

    Posted on January 22, 2014 at 1:15 pm


    Students read books and turned in book reports during Ms. Shanta Wheeler’s Ice Cream Accelerated Reading Challenge.However every book report is worth a different amount of points. Accelerated Reading is the program that gives each book report a value. Each student in my class set a goal of earning 10 AR points or more during the months of Oct-Dec. Ten points in a quarter seemed to be an extreme goal,

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