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Farber Fun Fest set for Aug. 1-2

Posted on July 30, 2014 at 12:42 pm

The Farber Fun Fest committee invites area residents this week to the annual Farber Fun Fest, Friday, August 1 and Saturday, August 2. The fun filled festival will feature activities for all ages. A couple of changes have been made to the schedule. “Pike 41” will now start their performance on Friday night August 1 at 6:30 p.m at the grandstand at Railroad Park. “Pike 41” will be playing their

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Voter’s Guide for August 5 election

Posted on July 31, 2014 at 12:10 am

Please take the time to read the two .pdf pages from the Audrain County Voter’s Guide to help you in deciding who to vote for and which Amendments you are in favor of or against. PAGE 7 ELECTION PAGE 8 ELECTION  

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  • The late “Bud” Teague receives French Legion of Honor medal

    Posted on July 30, 2014 at 12:47 pm

    "Bud" Teague

    Recently, a veteran living near St. Louis was recognized for receiving a French Legion of Honor Medal for his role in liberating France in World War II. When Theresa Teague learned of this, it brought back memories from just a year ago when her late husband, Edgar R. “Bud” Teague, Jr., had passed away just days before he would receive the same honor from the French Consulate. A Legion of

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  • Movement started for full-time county prosecutor

    Posted on July 30, 2014 at 12:44 pm

    By James Smith Centralia Fireside-Guard People are working to change Audrain County’s legal climate. There is a move afoot to make the office of the Audrain County Prosecutor a full-time position. One of the spokesman for the movement is Jason Newton, a Mexico-based attorney. “With Audrain County being the size that it is and the volume of work going through the courts,” Newton said, “it is unrealistic to expect a

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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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Seeley Reunion

Posted on July 30, 2014 at 1:09 pm

The Seeley Reunion was held Sunday, July 27. Members of the Seeley family met on Sunday, July 27 for their annual reunion. The group shared a carry-in lunch at the Farber Community Building. Those attending were Peggy and Payton Warfield; Ruth Caldwell; June Caldwell; Dorothy Moore; Randy Moore; Cassidy Moore; Jalin and Parker Moore; Lawrence and Frances Troesser; Bonnie and Gene Seeley; Alma Mitchell; Stacie Smithee, Jaden, Kylee, and Lydia;

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  • Births – Lenore Alexa Glance

    Posted on July 30, 2014 at 1:05 pm


    Lenore Alexa Glance was born at approximately 3:30 p.m. on July 11, 2014. She weighed in at 10 lbs., 2 oz. She is the daughter of Ryan and Caroline Glance, of Vandalia, and sister to Fiona and Apollo Glance.  Grandparents are Wendell and Mary Glance, of Hannibal, and Pete and Mindy Nasir ,of Vandalia.  Great Grandparents are Shafik and Susanne Nasir of Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

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  • Moore-Nemec Wedding

    Posted on July 23, 2014 at 1:23 pm

    Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Nemec

    Stacia Moore, of Vandalia, Mo., married Christopher Nemec, of Arnold, Mo., on June 7, 2014. The wedding took place at the Vandalia Area Fairgrounds at 3 p.m. The couple had a double-ring ceremony and were married by Brother Roger Huff. The bride was given in marriage by her parents, Alan and Paula Moore. The bride’s gown was a soft white, sweetheart Charmeuse gown, with a pick up skirt. Her bouquet

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“Sensational Science” at library

Posted on July 30, 2014 at 12:54 pm

A “Sensational Science with Scouts” program was held last Thursday, July 24 inside the Vandalia Library as part of their Summer Reading Program. Students enjoyed a variety of activities during the presentation made by the Eastern Missouri Girl Scouts and Jessica Upchurch.

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  • First Christian set for Tractor Drive

    Posted on July 30, 2014 at 12:51 pm

    The Vandalia First Christian Church’s Third Annual Tractor Drive and Show will be Sunday, August 3 at 205 W. Park, Vandalia. The tractor drive will be at 1-3 p.m., registration at 12:30 p.m.. The Super Farmer contest is at 3 p.m., Backward Driving at 4:30 p.m., Pedal Tractor Pull at 5 p.m., and a Carry-In dinner at 6 p.m. A new event is the Tractor Slow Drags. There will be

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  • Benefit Laddonia sale for Slavens

    Posted on July 30, 2014 at 12:50 pm

    There will be a huge sale at 403 N. Pine in Laddonia August 8 at 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. and on August 9 at 8 a.m.-2 p.m. This is a fundraiser for Adessa Slavens who will be attending college in England. Donations of garage sale items, baked goods, and furniture will be greatly appreciated.

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