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Author to visit Farber library

Posted on May 20, 2015 at 4:46 am

The Farber Branch Library invites area residents to visit their location for a special presentation at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 21. Author Marsha Norris Knudsen will make a presentation on her book about World War II called “Sailor’s Mail S.W.A.K.” The book tells the true story of newlyweds Homer and Ruth Norris, whose lives are abruptly changed by the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Sixty-three years after Homer Norris served

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  • Feedbucket wins award

    Posted on May 20, 2015 at 4:44 am


    Feedbucket Express Inc., of Vandalia, was presented a Platinum Award by Great West Casualty and C.M. Brown and Associates as part of the 2014 National Safety Awards Program.  The program recognizes carriers in similar operations (truckload and less than truckload) with awards based on their year-end preventable accident results.  Carriers are eligible to receive a Platinum, Gold, Silver, or Participatory award. This past year, the National Safety Awards program drew

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  • Lowrance a finalist for national pageant

    Posted on May 20, 2015 at 4:27 am

    Jacy Lowrance

    Miss Jacy Lowrance, Little Miss Vandalia 2014, age 5, has been chosen as a State Finalist in the National American Miss Missouri Pageant to be held June 25-27, 2015 at the beautiful Holiday Inn Executive in Columbia. Miss Lowrance is the daughter of Maria and Tim Lowrance, of Vandalia. Miss Jacy’s activities include dancing, singing, playing ball games, but most of all she enjoys reading books and coloring. She also

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  • Drug Court month recognized

    Posted on May 13, 2015 at 12:34 pm

    The 12th Judicial Circuit Treatment Court, comprised of Audrain, Montgomery, and Warren Counties.

    In celebration of “National Drug Court Month” the 12th Circuit Treatment Court held a proclamation signing on May 4, at 9:15 am at the Audrain County Courthouse in the Commissioner Chamber. The ceremony marked the support of a program that requires the completion of an intensive program of comprehensive drug treatment, close supervision, and full accountability for individuals who are struggling with addiction. ‘National Drug Court Month’ is coordinated on

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  • Hauser boys celebrate birthdays

    Posted on May 13, 2015 at 12:31 pm


    Hugh Hauser, son of David and Kathleen Hauser, of Milan, celebrated his 3rd birthday on January 21. Due to an open heart surgery his grandpa had at the time of this birthday, an Easter lunch and  birthday party were celebrated on April 5. Hugh’s grandma Frances Stuart, of Vandalia, made and designed a dueled-out Ford New Holland tractor birthday cake. Hugh blew out the birthday candles on top of his

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  • Births – Cora Nicole Myers

    Posted on May 6, 2015 at 12:09 pm

    Brandy and Justin Myers have announced the birth of their daughter, Cora Nicole, born at 7:18 a.m. on April 27, 2015 weighing 8 lbs. 6.5 oz. at Community Hospital-Fairfax  in Fairfax, Missouri. The maternal grandparents are Garry and Nikki Leach, of Rush Hill. The paternal grandparents are Glenda and Herb McGlasson, of Vandalia; and Carroll Myers, of Mexico. The maternal great-grandparents are Brunhilde and Robert Knapp, of Columbia; and Martha

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  • National Day of Prayer event May 7

    Posted on May 6, 2015 at 11:54 am

    The Laddonia Ministerial Alliance is hosting an observance of National Day of Prayer in Laddonia on Thursday, May 7 at the gazebo in the city park. A Praise Band that will start playing at 6:15 p.m., and the ringing of church bells will follow at 7  p.m. There will be a presentation of the Color Guard with the Pledge of Allegiance to the American flag. Prayers will be offered up

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