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Gatson, Westminster named No. 1 in the nation

Posted on July 30, 2014 at 1:12 pm

Last year, the Lady Jays basketball team from Westminster College set a goal of being number one in the nation academically. Today, the team was notified by the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) that they achieved this high honor. The Lady Jays achieved a 3.642 combined grade point average – the highest GPA for any NCAA Division III women’s basketball team in the country – for the 2013-14 school year.

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  • Van-Far students sing at St. Louis Cardinals’ game

    Posted on July 23, 2014 at 1:42 pm


    Approximately 120-130 Van-Far Elementary students enjoyed the opportunity of a lifetime last Friday when they traveled to St. Louis and performed the National Anthem before the St. Louis Cardinals’ home game. The students were accompanied by some Van-Far band members, some parents, and teachers while under the direction of Kay Bunge.

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  • Students complete swimming lessons

    Posted on July 23, 2014 at 1:41 pm


    The final session of swim lessons ended July 18.  Those participating are listed below. They were Kohen Waite, Jillian Weekley, Gavin Gaston, Keira Waite, Garrett Weekley, Annabelle Bickell, and Tia Gaston.

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  • Ashley Fleming holds softball camp

    Posted on July 16, 2014 at 12:38 pm


    Current St. Louis University Assistant Softball Coach Ashley Fleming held a camp for area youngsters last Wednesday, July 9 at South School Park. The camp was held in conjunction with the NEMO Hot Shots. Fleming, along with former University of Missouri teammates, taught players the fundamentals of the game during the event. The former Silex Lady Owl was a two-time All-American for the Lady Tigers.

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  • Students complete swimming lessons

    Posted on July 16, 2014 at 12:37 pm


    The second session of swim lessons took place from July 4-10 with the following students: Jordan Trainor, Emily Smith, Royce Wilkinson, Bryanna Stanich, Ronnie Stanich, Emma Francis, Gunnar Long, Jaykob Green, Erin Childs, Ty Evans, Dalton Dameron, Dalton Trainor, Arianna Shuck, Ryen Hanson, Aaron McBride, Jayden Kurz, Jackson, Andrew Myers, and Ennis Childs.

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  • Local bowlers shine at state championships

    Posted on July 16, 2014 at 12:36 pm

    Local bowlers representing Spare Time Bowl & Grill were successful at the Missouri State USBC Youth Championships held recently at Oasis Lanes in Washington, Mo. Team – “Jim Bob’s People” – 30th Place Division 2; “The Farbarians” – 2nd Place Div. 3; “The Minions” – 20th Place Div. 2; “Bowling Moses” – 6th Place Div. 2 Doubles Makalyn Phillips, Carleigh Phillips – 69th Place Div. 2 Aaryn Phillips, Brian Couch

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  • Local Aquacise class looking to help area residents

    Posted on July 9, 2014 at 1:02 pm

    Participants in the Aquacise program.

    By Ben Marshall The Vandalia Leader Residents of the area have been “aquacising” since before the building of the new pool. Ages for those in the class include people in their early 20’s to some over 80 years young. There have been children, expectant people, and those who are working past a stroke. Everybody is welcome to attend the beneficial class. The Aquacise time includes two lifeguards, who take shifts

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  • Tri-County Saddle Club

    Posted on July 9, 2014 at 12:47 pm

    The Tri-County Saddle Club hosted two horse shows during the month of June. The Youth Round Up was held on Saturday, June 14. Many participated making for a very successful day. The monthly show was held on Saturday, June 21 at 2 p.m. There was a good turn out, but due to weather conditions, the show was cut short. Class placings were as follows: Senior Halter 1 tie) Jessie Meyer;

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  • Parker Wallace named 4-H’s Top Overall Sportsfisher

    Posted on July 2, 2014 at 1:32 pm

    Parker Wallacea

    On June 7, 39 4-H members and their families participated in a fishing derby, casting contest and skill-a-thon during the annual 4-H Sportfishing State Event held recently at Little Dixie Conservation Area near Fulton. Mark Morgan, MU associate professor of parks, recreation and tourism, autographed copies of his newly released book, “Hook, Line & Sinker,” a collection of fish stories told by Missouri anglers. Employees of the Missouri Department of

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