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Davis wins plaque

Posted on September 10, 2014 at 12:27 pm

Fred Davis won the Runner-Up plaque at the “Car Show in the Park XV” River City Cruisers event held this past weekend in Hermann, Mo. Davis won the award for his 1986 El Camino. There were a total of 294 vehicles on display

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  • Local runners enjoy chance at competing in 82 mile race

    Posted on September 10, 2014 at 12:02 pm

    Moments after crossing the finish line. Shown, from left: (standing) Kim Jackson, Jessie Keough, Travis Moran-driver (all of Mexico), and Susan Farrell (Vandalia). Sitting, from left: Amiee Myers (Mexico), Felicity Goodpasture-Culwell (Vandalia), and Dana Keller (Farber).

    Six area ladies recently formed a team and were among a select group of 200 teams that participated in “The GO! Missouri™” KT82 inaugural race on Saturday, August 30. The one day, 82-mile trail relay, featuring scenic trails like the Katy Trail, started at Creve Coeur Park in St. Louis County and finished in Hermann, Mo. Local runners included Vandalia’s Felicity Goodpasture-Culwell, Susan Farrell, Farber’s Dana Keller, and Mexico runners

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  • Kinley Elzea to sell cookbook

    Posted on September 10, 2014 at 12:00 pm

    Kinley Elzea with her cookbook “The Fun Way To Cook!”

    Vandalia’s Kinley Elzea enjoys cooking and likes spending time in the kitchen with her family, including time next to her grandmother Barbara Elzea. Their relationship along with an interest in family cookbooks led to a passion to create her own cookbook. She began getting recipes from different family members and even made some of her own. It didn’t take long before a goal of creating 50 cookbooks turned into 200

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  • Overton celebrates 99th birthday

    Posted on September 3, 2014 at 1:07 pm

    Virgie Overton

    A 99th birthday celebration was held for Virgie Overton, of Vandalia, at the Country Cupboard on Friday, August 29. Overton, a former valedictorian from the former Lincoln School, was joined by 11 other family members and friends for the celebration. Those include her brother Jessie Salmon (who celebrated his September 2 birthday with Virgie on her special day); sister Lillian Johnson; brother Dolly Leo Salmon; brother Matthew Salmon with his

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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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