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Agape House meeting minutes

Posted on October 29, 2014 at 12:52 pm

Meeting in regular session on Tuesday, October 21, Agape House of Vandalia board members reviewed the attendance and program at the October 12 open house and 10-year anniversary celebration. The event was considered a great success with both first-time and frequent visitors in attendance. It was decided to discontinue annual open houses but perhaps offer an open house in five years. However, tours of the facility are available upon request

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  • Naughton Reunion

    Posted on October 29, 2014 at 12:14 pm

    The Naughton family reunion was held Sunday, October 19 at the Senior Citizens Center, Vandalia. The day was enjoyed by all visiting, taking pictures, eating, and fellowshipping with one another. After the 12:30 p.m. carry-in dinner, prizes were awarded to the following: Marvin Jones, oldest person present; Breigha Varner, youngest; one traveling the farthest, Curt and Jeanie Athey, Yuma, Arizona; door prize adult, Rachel Harlan; kid’s door prize, Breigha Varner.

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  • Allen-Bulter Engagement

    Posted on October 22, 2014 at 2:13 pm


    It is with great joy that Mark and Diana Butler of Vandalia announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Michelle Nichole, to Paul LeRoy Allen. He is the son of Marion and Sheryl Allen, of Van- Michelle is the granddaughter of Richard and Evelyn Butler and Marilyn Burgert, all of Vandalia. Paul is the grandson of Colleen Wright, of Vandalia. A June 2015 wedding is planned.

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  • Births

    Posted on October 22, 2014 at 2:05 pm

    Jackson Marshall Lee Olebeare

    A son, Jackson Marshall Lee Olebeare, was born to Marlena Jones and Lee Olebeare, of Vandalia, on October 7 at SSM Audrain Hospital in Mexico, Mo. The little man weighed 5 lbs., 14 ozs., and was 18 1/4 inches long. His grandparents are Joe and Pat Jones, of Mexico, and Fred and Theressa Crandell.

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  • Waters family gathers for reunion

    Posted on October 15, 2014 at 2:50 am

    The descendants of Shelah Waters, of Tennessee, gathered on September 28 for the annual Waters Reunion held at The Junction Restaurant in Perry. Several family members attended the Centennial of the Olivet Christian Church in Center on September 14 when the 100th year of the current building was celebrated. George Waters, Sr., an ancestor, was on the first official board when the Olivet Church was organized in 1830, and a

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  • Births-Mason Douglas Steffen

    Posted on October 15, 2014 at 2:49 am

    Mason Douglas Steffen

    A son, Mason Douglas Steffen, was born on August 31, 2014 to Brandon and Mallory (Wood) Steffen of Odessa, Missouri. Mason weighed 6 lbs., 1 oz., and was 18.5 inches long. He joins a big brother, Jax. Grandparents are Doug Wood of Vandalia; Barry and Kim Bisee, of Centralia; Monroe Steffen, of Palmyra; Marla Kelly, of New London; and Ronnie Kelly, of Frankford. Great-grandmother is Sandy Hassien, of Vandalia.

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  • Pease-Straube Engagement

    Posted on October 1, 2014 at 1:33 pm

    Mr. and Mrs. Dewey Straube, of Vandalia, Mo., announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter Kailyn Brooke to Dustan Pease, son of Mr. Ed Pease, of Laddonia, Missouri, and Ms. Theresa Vollmer, of Forestell, Missouri. Kailyn is a 2007 graduate of Van-Far High School and a December 2010 graduate of the University of Missouri-St. Louis with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing. She is employed as a

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