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Laddonia holds All-School Reunion

Posted on July 30, 2014 at 1:15 pm

On Saturday, July 26, 2014, at the American Legion Hall south of Laddonia, 45 were in attendance for the 12th All-Class Reunion of the “old” Laddonia School. Twenty-eight were former students and 17 were guests. This may seem like a small number but is quite impressive since the school closed in 1953. Dorothy Ross Sisson was the organizer. With the help of her two nieces, Vera Ross Hayden, of Vandalia,

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  • Exchange Student Information

    Posted on July 30, 2014 at 1:08 pm

    Visiting students, ages 15-18, from around the world including Germany, Spain, Switzerland, and Thailand are seeking host families in and around Vandalia for the upcoming 2014-2015 academic school year. as part of the International High School Exchange. Host families are needed for the fall semester and full school year. Host families (traditional families, singles, empty nesters, etc.) serve as mentors and a home base for their student. Visiting students participate

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  • Local R-VI student goes to 4-H State

    Posted on July 16, 2014 at 12:40 pm

    Audrain Co. 4-H Member Katie Carline, Martinsburg attended State 4-H Congress.

    Youth from every corner of the state gathered on the University of Missouri campus May 28-30 for the 69th annual State 4-H Congress.  In all, 294 teens ages 14-18 participated in a variety of hands-on workshops that fit their interests.  Choices ranged widely, from leadership development to acting, writing, and meteorology. “4-H is about building life skills,” said Stephanie Femrite, 4-H Youth Specialist.  “State 4-H Congress helps teens develop important

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  • DAR Meeting Minutes

    Posted on June 25, 2014 at 12:11 pm

    The Susanna Randolph Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution held it’s meeting on May 8 at the Vandalia Hotel. Joy Davis, Regent, called the meeting to order. Virginia Howdeshell, Chaplain, asked the blessing before the meal.  The meeting began with the opening ritual including the singing of the National Anthem. Ann Carter, Vice-Regent, read the President General’s message, Muriel Beshears presented the National Defense News, the Constitution Minute

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  • Community R-VI students receive awards

    Posted on May 21, 2014 at 2:30 pm

    Several Community R-VI students were recognized recently for their efforts at classes in the district. Chemistry I-Brandon Arens, Lane Thebeau Intro to Chemistry-Treyton Kobush American History-Nicole Lynn World History- Lexa Cope, Anthony Fairchild Government- Lakin Davenport DC English-Julie Hale DC Sociology-Brian Allen DC American History-Ashley Steele DC Statistics-Lindsey Gastler DC Psychology-Brandon Arens DC Algebra-Megan Byrd DC Criminal Justice-Ashley Steele DC Speech- Kaleb Harris Spanish I-Samantha Jett, Collin Dungan Spanish II-Brandon

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  • Scholarship

    Posted on May 7, 2014 at 12:51 pm

    The LaFemme Arts Club has announced plans to once again take applications for their scholarship which has been given each year since 1983. Ann Barnes received the club’s first scholarship. Other past recipients have been Kevin Langston, 1984; Val Fowler, 1985; Chris Breneman, 1986; Lisa Arndt, 1987; Krista Flowers, 1988; Mike Hill, 1989; Alicia Lynn, 1990; Angie Landers, 1991; Eric Myers, 1992; Amy Barnes, 1993; Tyler Galloway, 1994; Janelle Epperson,

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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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