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Feb
1
Wed
Audrain County Retirees to meet on February 1 @ MMA
Feb 1 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

The Audrain County Area Public School Retirees are meeting February 1 at the Missouri Military Academy, 204 N. Grand Street, in Mexico, Mo. at 10:30 a.m.
The Academy will provide lunch and the program. All public school retirees are invited. If you would like to attend, please RSVP to Teresa Wenzel at 594-3375 by January 29.

Feb
2
Thu
Story Time slated for Vandalia Library @ Vandalia Library
Feb 2 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Story Time at the Vandalia Library, at 401 South Lincoln, will begin on Thursday, February 2 at 10 a.m. for children 2 1/2-5 years old. If you have any questions, please call the library at 594-6600.

Feb
4
Sat
FEMA event scheduled for February 4 in Mexico, Mo.
Feb 4 @ 3:00 pm – 9:00 pm

This Saturday, members of the Federal Emergency Management Agency Region VII Office in Kansas City, Westlake’s Ace Hardware in Mexico and the Audrain County Emergency Management Agency will come together at the Westlake’s Ace Hardware store in the West Plaza Shopping Center in Mexico to help area residents with their resiliency planning.
FEMA representatives and Westlake’s Ace Hardware employees will be on hand at the Mexico store from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. to answer questions from area residents on topics related to disaster preparedness and how to minimize possible damage to their homes.
“The event will give the opportunity for area residents to ask questions from FEMA experts in the field of mitigation about how they can better prepare their homes and loved ones in the event of a man-made or natural disaster,” Audrain County Emergency Management Director Steve Shaw said. “It’s a chance for those residents interested to learn more about how to protect themselves, their families and their property.”
FEMA and Westlake Ace Hardware representatives will have a table in the store with information about how better to prepare themselves and their property to survive in the event the area is hit with a disaster. Residents can find out from FEMA representatives what they need to do to enhance their safety and Westlake Ace Hardware employees will be on hand to recommend products the store has that will help towards that end goal.
“The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Audrain EMA are teaming up to provide residents with free information, tips, and literature on preparedness for severe weather and making homes stronger and safer,” said Michael Cappannari, FEMA Region VII External Affairs Director.
The event is at no cost to the public and will take place at the Westlake’s Ace Hardware West Plaza location in Mexico.
“We look forward to hosting this event as we are a part of the Audrain County community and want to help our citizens be as safe as they can be,” Westlake’s Assistant Manager Greg Widaman said. “We are proud to be a part of this community and are proud to help out by offering these type of opportunities for residents to learn more about keeping themselves, and their families, safe during times of disaster.”
For more information about the event, you  can Audrain County Emergency Management Agency at 573-473-5892 or email at emd@audraincounty.org.

Fair Auction event set for Sat., Feb. 4 @ Sacred Heart Parish Center
Feb 4 @ 10:00 pm – Feb 5 @ 1:45 am

The Vandalia Area Fair Dinner Auction Fundraiser will be held Saturday, February 4 at the Sacred Heart Parish Center, 800 S. Lindell St., Vandalia. Fish fry dinners as well as ham dinners will be available for purchase. Doors open at 4 p.m., meal at 5 p.m., Auction at 6:30 p.m., and Silent Auction items will also be available.
For more information, contact Nancy Jennings at 573-470-1656.

Feb
6
Mon
Van-Far FBLA to host Pink Out event Feb. 6 @ Van-Far
Feb 6 @ 11:30 pm – Feb 7 @ 3:00 am

Van-Far FBLA will sponsor a Pink Out Basketball Game vs. Wellsville on February 6. Games begin at 5:30 p.m.
A Survivor Walk will be held at halftime of the varsity boy’s game.

Feb
7
Tue
Addicts Victorious has moved meeting site @ Unity Outreach Building
Feb 7 @ 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.

Feb
9
Thu
VFW Post No. 2173 meeting @ VFW Post No. 2173
Feb 9 @ 1:30 am – 2:30 am

The VFW Post No. 2173, Vandalia, will meet the second Wednesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. All members are invited to attend.

Feb
11
Sat
Aircraft meeting to be held on Feb. 11 @ Mexico Airport
Feb 11 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Experimental Aircraft Association, Chapter 1225 will hold its regular monthly meeting February 11, at 9 a.m. at the Mexico Memorial Airport. Everyone is welcome to the monthly meetings.  Interested people do not need to be a pilot or own an airplane.  All you need is an interest in aviation. An EAA program Chapter Video Magazine News from HQ will be available.

Feb
14
Tue
Addicts Victorious has moved meeting site @ Unity Outreach Building
Feb 14 @ 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.

Feb
17
Fri
D.A.R. to celebrate Centennial Feb. 17 @ Grand Vandalia Hotel
Feb 17 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

The Susanna Randolph Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution (D.A.R.), was organized on February 17, 1917. The chapter members and their guests will be having a Centennial Celebration at 2 p.m. on Friday, February 17, 2017 (100 years to the day of it’s beginning as a chapter) at The Grand Vandalia Hotel, which was in business in Vandalia in 1917.

Feb
1
Wed
Audrain County Retirees to meet on February 1 @ MMA
Feb 1 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

The Audrain County Area Public School Retirees are meeting February 1 at the Missouri Military Academy, 204 N. Grand Street, in Mexico, Mo. at 10:30 a.m.
The Academy will provide lunch and the program. All public school retirees are invited. If you would like to attend, please RSVP to Teresa Wenzel at 594-3375 by January 29.

Feb
2
Thu
Story Time slated for Vandalia Library @ Vandalia Library
Feb 2 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Story Time at the Vandalia Library, at 401 South Lincoln, will begin on Thursday, February 2 at 10 a.m. for children 2 1/2-5 years old. If you have any questions, please call the library at 594-6600.

Feb
4
Sat
FEMA event scheduled for February 4 in Mexico, Mo.
Feb 4 @ 3:00 pm – 9:00 pm

This Saturday, members of the Federal Emergency Management Agency Region VII Office in Kansas City, Westlake’s Ace Hardware in Mexico and the Audrain County Emergency Management Agency will come together at the Westlake’s Ace Hardware store in the West Plaza Shopping Center in Mexico to help area residents with their resiliency planning.
FEMA representatives and Westlake’s Ace Hardware employees will be on hand at the Mexico store from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. to answer questions from area residents on topics related to disaster preparedness and how to minimize possible damage to their homes.
“The event will give the opportunity for area residents to ask questions from FEMA experts in the field of mitigation about how they can better prepare their homes and loved ones in the event of a man-made or natural disaster,” Audrain County Emergency Management Director Steve Shaw said. “It’s a chance for those residents interested to learn more about how to protect themselves, their families and their property.”
FEMA and Westlake Ace Hardware representatives will have a table in the store with information about how better to prepare themselves and their property to survive in the event the area is hit with a disaster. Residents can find out from FEMA representatives what they need to do to enhance their safety and Westlake Ace Hardware employees will be on hand to recommend products the store has that will help towards that end goal.
“The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Audrain EMA are teaming up to provide residents with free information, tips, and literature on preparedness for severe weather and making homes stronger and safer,” said Michael Cappannari, FEMA Region VII External Affairs Director.
The event is at no cost to the public and will take place at the Westlake’s Ace Hardware West Plaza location in Mexico.
“We look forward to hosting this event as we are a part of the Audrain County community and want to help our citizens be as safe as they can be,” Westlake’s Assistant Manager Greg Widaman said. “We are proud to be a part of this community and are proud to help out by offering these type of opportunities for residents to learn more about keeping themselves, and their families, safe during times of disaster.”
For more information about the event, you  can Audrain County Emergency Management Agency at 573-473-5892 or email at emd@audraincounty.org.

Fair Auction event set for Sat., Feb. 4 @ Sacred Heart Parish Center
Feb 4 @ 10:00 pm – Feb 5 @ 1:45 am

The Vandalia Area Fair Dinner Auction Fundraiser will be held Saturday, February 4 at the Sacred Heart Parish Center, 800 S. Lindell St., Vandalia. Fish fry dinners as well as ham dinners will be available for purchase. Doors open at 4 p.m., meal at 5 p.m., Auction at 6:30 p.m., and Silent Auction items will also be available.
For more information, contact Nancy Jennings at 573-470-1656.

Feb
6
Mon
Van-Far FBLA to host Pink Out event Feb. 6 @ Van-Far
Feb 6 @ 11:30 pm – Feb 7 @ 3:00 am

Van-Far FBLA will sponsor a Pink Out Basketball Game vs. Wellsville on February 6. Games begin at 5:30 p.m.
A Survivor Walk will be held at halftime of the varsity boy’s game.

Feb
7
Tue
Addicts Victorious has moved meeting site @ Unity Outreach Building
Feb 7 @ 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.

Feb
9
Thu
VFW Post No. 2173 meeting @ VFW Post No. 2173
Feb 9 @ 1:30 am – 2:30 am

The VFW Post No. 2173, Vandalia, will meet the second Wednesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. All members are invited to attend.

Feb
11
Sat
Aircraft meeting to be held on Feb. 11 @ Mexico Airport
Feb 11 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Experimental Aircraft Association, Chapter 1225 will hold its regular monthly meeting February 11, at 9 a.m. at the Mexico Memorial Airport. Everyone is welcome to the monthly meetings.  Interested people do not need to be a pilot or own an airplane.  All you need is an interest in aviation. An EAA program Chapter Video Magazine News from HQ will be available.

Feb
14
Tue
Addicts Victorious has moved meeting site @ Unity Outreach Building
Feb 14 @ 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.

Feb
17
Fri
D.A.R. to celebrate Centennial Feb. 17 @ Grand Vandalia Hotel
Feb 17 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

The Susanna Randolph Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution (D.A.R.), was organized on February 17, 1917. The chapter members and their guests will be having a Centennial Celebration at 2 p.m. on Friday, February 17, 2017 (100 years to the day of it’s beginning as a chapter) at The Grand Vandalia Hotel, which was in business in Vandalia in 1917.