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Births – Ragland

Posted on August 27, 2014 at 1:33 pm

Thomas and Courtney Ragland are the proud parents of their second child, Clayton Saleem. Clayton was born on May 3 at 6:11 p.m., weighing 7 lbs. 5 oz., and measuring 20 inches in length. He joined an excited big sister, Macy Layne. The proud grandparents are Boyce and Barb Branstetter and Randy and Kathy Ragland. Great-grandparents include Sandy Hassien and the late Saleem Hassien, the late Brooks and  Ella Dee

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  • Births – Burkart

    Posted on August 27, 2014 at 1:08 pm

    A daughter was born to Brian and Rachael Burkart, of Columbia, on August 25. She weighed 7 lb., 14 oz., and has been named Raylin Austin Burkart. Lee and Crystal Shaw, of Columbia, and Joe and Hope Burkart, of Rocheport, are the grandparents. Bob and Delores Bealmer, of Laddonia, and Norma Shaw, of Vandalia, are the great-grandparents.

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  • Calcaterra – Peloquin Wedding

    Posted on August 20, 2014 at 1:18 pm


    Kathryn Noel Calcaterra and Kurt Nelson Peloquin were married on June 15, 2014 at Full Moon Resort in Big Indian, N.Y. The service was officiated by the couple’s close friend Colin Sims. The bride is the daughter of Ruth and Dennis Calcaterra of Vandalia, Mo. She is the granddaughter of Mary Jane Lane and the late Noel P. Lane of Edwardsville, Ill. and of Grace Calcaterra and the late Attilio

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  • Engagement

    Posted on August 20, 2014 at 1:08 pm

    Quinten Landers and Hannah Muse

    Tim and Dana Muse, of St. Charles, announce the engagement of their daughter, Hannah Marie, to Quinten Joe Landers. Quinten is the son of Reginald and Kathryn Landers, of Vandalia. The soon-to-be-bride is a 2013 graduate of the University of Missouri in Columbia where she studied Agricultural Education with an emphasis in leadership. She is employed as a gestation technician at Salt River Facility with Pipestone Systems. The soon-to-be-groom is

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  • Moore Happening

    Posted on August 20, 2014 at 1:06 pm

    The Moore Happening was held Saturday, Aug. 9,  at the New Harmony Christian Church near Curryville. The Moore Happening started in August 1981 when family members arrived at the farm home of Calvin and Alma Lea Moore bringing campers, tents, food, and games. They arrived on Friday and stayed until late Sunday. There were lots of games played, stories told and much laughter and visiting. Several years later it was

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  • Marriage Licenses filed in Audrain County

    Posted on August 13, 2014 at 5:30 am

    The following people have applied for their marriage license in the office of the Recorder of Deeds Janis Deimeke. Jerrico Martez Williams, Vandalia, Mo., and Jennalea Tina Strong, Vandalia, Mo. Joshua William Brown, Fulton, Mo., and Gage Marie Meek, Mexico, Mo. Michael Ray Gallup, Centralia, Mo., and Lisa Jane Hubert, Centralia, Mo. James Dwight Rippee, Mexico, Mo., and Stephanie Lynn Christian, Mexico, Mo. Jonathan Ryan Calhoun, Columbia, Mo., and Lindsey

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  • Sosnieckis slated for Hall of Fame

    Posted on August 13, 2014 at 5:29 am

    Gary and Helen Sosniecki

    Former Vandalia Leader owners Gary and Helen Sosniecki recently learned they will be inducted this fall into the Missouri Press Association Hall of Fame. The former publishers of three community weekly newspapers and one daily newspaper will be inducted alongside David Bradley, Jr., Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of News-Press & Gazette Company, St. Joseph; Judy Dixon, Festus, a cartoonist/illustrator with more than 30 years in the newspaper industry; and

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