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Jan
11
Thu
Northeast Coalition to meet on January 11
Jan 11 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

The Northeast Coalition for Roadway Safety will hold its quarterly meeting on Thursday, January 11 from 9:30 a.m.-11 a.m. in various locations using videoconferencing at Missouri Department of Transportation facilities. “We want to accommodate all our safety advocates, so we are encouraging anyone to attend who might be interested in the grants we offer or the programs available through the Coalition,” said Marisa Ellison, facilitator of the NE Coalition.
The agenda includes a presentation on opioid use and addiction by Jim LeBaron, administrator of the Adair County Health Department and Damon Kizzire, EdD, superintendent of Kirksville R-3 Schools, and an update on a radio campaign for north central Missouri. In addition to these presentations, discussion will be held about the number of fatalities in northeast Missouri, which is actually lower than in recent years; however, there were a significantly higher percentage of those who died who weren’t wearing a seat belt.
Other discussion will include information about free online resources available for older drivers and their families, and equipment that can be available to law enforcement and emergency medical services through the Coalition grant process.
The primary meeting will be held at the MoDOT district office, 1711 South Highway 61, Hannibal, Mo. in the Salt River Room.
The Mexico Maintenance Facility, at 1600 Christopher Drive in Mexico, will have videoconference capabilities for the meeting.
Some organizations that have benefitted from previous funding include local law enforcement, schools, hospitals, and health departments, among others.
More information about the Coalition can be found at www.savemolives.com.

Jan
15
Mon
ACHD closed
Jan 15 all-day

The Audrain County Health Department (ACHD) will be closed on Monday, January 15 for Martin Luther King Day. ACHD will re-open Tuesday with regular business hours.

Jan
16
Tue
Addicts Victorious has moved meeting site @ Unity Outreach Building
Jan 16 @ 12:30 am – 1:30 am

The Addicts Victorious meetings have moved to the Unity Outreach building at 210 S. Main, in Vandalia. Meetings are every Monday at the new location 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Jan
20
Sat
VAHS Meeting
Jan 20 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

The Vandalia Area Historical Society (VAHS) will meet Saturday, January 20 at 9 a.m. in the museum. Everyone is welcome.

Jan
23
Tue
Addicts Victorious has moved meeting site @ Unity Outreach Building
Jan 23 @ 12:30 am – 1:30 am

The Addicts Victorious meetings have moved to the Unity Outreach building at 210 S. Main, in Vandalia. Meetings are every Monday at the new location 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Farm Bureau to hold annual banquet Jan. 23
Jan 23 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The Audrain County Farm Bureau will host the annual Legislative Banquet on January 23. Missouri State Representative Vicky Hartzler, R-District 4 will be the key note speaker. This is an opportunity to thank the legislators for the service they provide to the members of Farm Bureau and it also gives members an occasion to meet and visit with them.
The social will begin at 6 p.m. with dinner being served at 6:30 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall 9584 Highway 15, in Mexico.
RSVP customer service representative Shirley Lynch by January 17 at 573-581-3881 to make your reservations.

Jan
25
Thu
Van-Far to host a REALL Simulation on Jan. 25
Jan 25 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

On January 25, the Van-Far High School will host a “REALL Simulation” in the gymnasium at 9 a.m.
The event will have community members and high school students from the area involved in a life simulation.

Jan
30
Tue
Addicts Victorious has moved meeting site @ Unity Outreach Building
Jan 30 @ 12:30 am – 1:30 am

The Addicts Victorious meetings have moved to the Unity Outreach building at 210 S. Main, in Vandalia. Meetings are every Monday at the new location 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Jan
31
Wed
Farm leases session to be held Jan. 31
Jan 31 @ 5:00 pm – 8:45 pm

The University of Missouri Extension offers a Jan. 31 evening session on farm leases throughout the state.
“Farm leases are a hot topic right now with cash rents at their current level and crop prices dropping,” said Joe Koenen, agricultural business specialist with MU Extension. “Property owners and tenants need to make certain they are getting what they believe they should be.” Koenen is a longtime presenter on fair farm leases.
Topics include:
• Current cash rent trends in Missouri.
• Creating a lease.
• Terminating a lease.
• Recreational (hunting) leases.
• Livestock leases.
• Crop share leases.
The program is presented via Zoom or Skype with instructors at each site. Attendees have opportunities to interact with presenters. There is a charge of $30 per person or $45 per couple or two people from the same organization. A light meal and one copy of materials are provided per fee. Register by January 29.
The program runs 6-9 p.m. Dates and locations are:
• Princeton, MU Extension Center in Mercer County, 807 E. Hickland St.
• Macon, MU Extension Center in Macon County, 407 N. Missouri St., Suites A and B.
• Fulton, MU Extension Center in Callaway County, 5803 County Road 302.
• Linn, Osage County Community Center, 1811 Highway 50.
Contact Koenen at 660-947-2705 or koenenj@missouri.edu for more information and to register. For more than 100 years, University of Missouri Extension has extended university-based knowledge beyond the campus into all counties of the state. In doing so, extension has strengthened families, businesses and communities.

Feb
1
Thu
Community invited to Van-Far championship ring celebration, Feb. 1
Feb 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Van-Far R-I School District is inviting the community to a state championship ring ceremony at 7 p.m. on Thursday, February 1 at the high school gym.
Van-Far boys track and field as well as Van-Far cheerleading will receive their state championship rings to commemorate their accomplishments in 2017.
The parents and the community are invited to the celebration.
Both squads will also be recognized in between varsity basketball games on Friday, February 2.

Jan
11
Thu
Northeast Coalition to meet on January 11
Jan 11 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

The Northeast Coalition for Roadway Safety will hold its quarterly meeting on Thursday, January 11 from 9:30 a.m.-11 a.m. in various locations using videoconferencing at Missouri Department of Transportation facilities. “We want to accommodate all our safety advocates, so we are encouraging anyone to attend who might be interested in the grants we offer or the programs available through the Coalition,” said Marisa Ellison, facilitator of the NE Coalition.
The agenda includes a presentation on opioid use and addiction by Jim LeBaron, administrator of the Adair County Health Department and Damon Kizzire, EdD, superintendent of Kirksville R-3 Schools, and an update on a radio campaign for north central Missouri. In addition to these presentations, discussion will be held about the number of fatalities in northeast Missouri, which is actually lower than in recent years; however, there were a significantly higher percentage of those who died who weren’t wearing a seat belt.
Other discussion will include information about free online resources available for older drivers and their families, and equipment that can be available to law enforcement and emergency medical services through the Coalition grant process.
The primary meeting will be held at the MoDOT district office, 1711 South Highway 61, Hannibal, Mo. in the Salt River Room.
The Mexico Maintenance Facility, at 1600 Christopher Drive in Mexico, will have videoconference capabilities for the meeting.
Some organizations that have benefitted from previous funding include local law enforcement, schools, hospitals, and health departments, among others.
More information about the Coalition can be found at www.savemolives.com.

Jan
15
Mon
ACHD closed
Jan 15 all-day

The Audrain County Health Department (ACHD) will be closed on Monday, January 15 for Martin Luther King Day. ACHD will re-open Tuesday with regular business hours.

Jan
16
Tue
Addicts Victorious has moved meeting site @ Unity Outreach Building
Jan 16 @ 12:30 am – 1:30 am

The Addicts Victorious meetings have moved to the Unity Outreach building at 210 S. Main, in Vandalia. Meetings are every Monday at the new location 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Jan
20
Sat
VAHS Meeting
Jan 20 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

The Vandalia Area Historical Society (VAHS) will meet Saturday, January 20 at 9 a.m. in the museum. Everyone is welcome.

Jan
23
Tue
Addicts Victorious has moved meeting site @ Unity Outreach Building
Jan 23 @ 12:30 am – 1:30 am

The Addicts Victorious meetings have moved to the Unity Outreach building at 210 S. Main, in Vandalia. Meetings are every Monday at the new location 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Farm Bureau to hold annual banquet Jan. 23
Jan 23 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The Audrain County Farm Bureau will host the annual Legislative Banquet on January 23. Missouri State Representative Vicky Hartzler, R-District 4 will be the key note speaker. This is an opportunity to thank the legislators for the service they provide to the members of Farm Bureau and it also gives members an occasion to meet and visit with them.
The social will begin at 6 p.m. with dinner being served at 6:30 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall 9584 Highway 15, in Mexico.
RSVP customer service representative Shirley Lynch by January 17 at 573-581-3881 to make your reservations.

Jan
25
Thu
Van-Far to host a REALL Simulation on Jan. 25
Jan 25 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

On January 25, the Van-Far High School will host a “REALL Simulation” in the gymnasium at 9 a.m.
The event will have community members and high school students from the area involved in a life simulation.

Jan
30
Tue
Addicts Victorious has moved meeting site @ Unity Outreach Building
Jan 30 @ 12:30 am – 1:30 am

The Addicts Victorious meetings have moved to the Unity Outreach building at 210 S. Main, in Vandalia. Meetings are every Monday at the new location 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Jan
31
Wed
Farm leases session to be held Jan. 31
Jan 31 @ 5:00 pm – 8:45 pm

The University of Missouri Extension offers a Jan. 31 evening session on farm leases throughout the state.
“Farm leases are a hot topic right now with cash rents at their current level and crop prices dropping,” said Joe Koenen, agricultural business specialist with MU Extension. “Property owners and tenants need to make certain they are getting what they believe they should be.” Koenen is a longtime presenter on fair farm leases.
Topics include:
• Current cash rent trends in Missouri.
• Creating a lease.
• Terminating a lease.
• Recreational (hunting) leases.
• Livestock leases.
• Crop share leases.
The program is presented via Zoom or Skype with instructors at each site. Attendees have opportunities to interact with presenters. There is a charge of $30 per person or $45 per couple or two people from the same organization. A light meal and one copy of materials are provided per fee. Register by January 29.
The program runs 6-9 p.m. Dates and locations are:
• Princeton, MU Extension Center in Mercer County, 807 E. Hickland St.
• Macon, MU Extension Center in Macon County, 407 N. Missouri St., Suites A and B.
• Fulton, MU Extension Center in Callaway County, 5803 County Road 302.
• Linn, Osage County Community Center, 1811 Highway 50.
Contact Koenen at 660-947-2705 or koenenj@missouri.edu for more information and to register. For more than 100 years, University of Missouri Extension has extended university-based knowledge beyond the campus into all counties of the state. In doing so, extension has strengthened families, businesses and communities.

Feb
1
Thu
Community invited to Van-Far championship ring celebration, Feb. 1
Feb 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Van-Far R-I School District is inviting the community to a state championship ring ceremony at 7 p.m. on Thursday, February 1 at the high school gym.
Van-Far boys track and field as well as Van-Far cheerleading will receive their state championship rings to commemorate their accomplishments in 2017.
The parents and the community are invited to the celebration.
Both squads will also be recognized in between varsity basketball games on Friday, February 2.