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Jun
15
Thu
VFW Post No. 2173 meeting @ VFW Post No. 2173
Jun 15 @ 12:30 am – 1:30 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.

Jun
17
Sat
VAHS meeting
Jun 17 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

The Vandalia Area Historical Society (VAHS) will hold their regular meeting on Saturday, June 17 at 9 a.m. in the Genealogy Library. Everyone is welcome at the VAHS meeting.

Jun
19
Mon
Addicts Victorious has moved meeting site @ Unity Outreach Building
Jun 19 @ 11:30 pm – Jun 20 @ 12:30 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.

Jun
20
Tue
Modern Maturity meeting
Jun 20 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Modern Maturity will have their regular meeting on Tuesday, June 20 at 1 p.m. at the Modern Maturity Building. Old and new members are urged to attend and everyone is welcome.

Jun
23
Fri
R-VI set for musical on Friday, June 23
Jun 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Community R-VI presents the Summer School musical production, “There’s a Monster in My Closet!” on Friday, June 23 at 6 p.m., in the old gym. Admission is free. Everyone is welcome. Popcorn and lemonade will be provided for free.

Jun
26
Mon
Addicts Victorious has moved meeting site @ Unity Outreach Building
Jun 26 @ 11:30 pm – Jun 27 @ 12:30 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.

Jul
3
Mon
Addicts Victorious has moved meeting site @ Unity Outreach Building
Jul 3 @ 11:30 pm – Jul 4 @ 12:30 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.

Jul
4
Tue
4th of July events in place for Laddonia
Jul 4 all-day

Make plans to attend the 65th Annual 4th of July Celebration at the ball park in Laddonia.
Events include: Veterans Honor Flight Breakfast at the Christian Church, POET Corn Trailer, Bounce Houses, Co-Ed Softball Tournament, Baby Show, Little Mr. & Miss, Look-A-Like Contest, Vendor Show, Parade by the Laddonia Lady Bugs, Kids Book Walk, Horseshoe Pitching Tournament, Cake Walk, Free Kids Games, Ice Cream Social, Family Relay Race, Lost Laddonia Boys with Kaiden Doebelin, Parent vs. Kids ball game, Ole Timers ball game, Raffle, Hall of Fame Awards, Candy Toss by Laddonia Fire Department, Memorial Lantern Release, and Fireworks.
For additional information, find LMAA Laddonia Missouri Athletic Association or contact celebration chairman Amanda Fischer 573-253-1800.

ACHD Closed
Jul 4 all-day

The Audrain County Health Department (ACHD) will be closed on Tuesday, July 4 and will re-open on Wednesday, July 5 at their regular hours.

Schedule released for 4th of July event in Laddonia
Jul 4 all-day

The official schedule has been released for the 65th Annual 4th of July Celebration to be held on Tuesday, July 4 in Laddonia. The annual event, sponsored by the Laddonia Athletic Association, will be geared towards honoring active and veteran military personnel.
This year’s event begins with an Honor Flight breakfast at the Laddonia Christian Church from 7-10 a.m. Veterans eat free. Other meals cost $5.
At 8 a.m., raffle sales start and the POET corn trailer is open.
At the same time, the Co-Ed Softball Tournament begins. It features a $150 entry fee. Those interested in participating should call 573-975-0991.
The Baby Show, Little Mr. and Little Miss Contest, and Look-A-Like Contest get started at 9 a.m. Registrations will be taken from 8-9 a.m. Entry fee is $2.
Baby Show classes are 0-6 months, 7-12 months, 13-18 months, 19-25 months, and 25-36 months. Contestants can wear anything.
Little Mr. and Little Miss contestants should be ages 3-5 and must wear patriotic attire. In the case of rain or extreme heat, the event will move to the First Baptist Church.
The Vendor Show starts at 10 a.m. Those wanting to be a vendor can call 573-721-4001.
The Laddonia Ladybugs are sponsoring the 11 a.m. parade. Line-up starts at 9:30 a.m. and judging starts at 10 a.m.
Bounce Houses open at noon, followed by the 1 p.m. Kids Book Walk.
The annual Horseshoe Pitching Tournament starts at 1 p.m. with three classes and a $10 entry fee. Call 573-721-2367 if interested. The Kids vs. Parents Ball Game is at 2 p.m. and is a free event. Call 573-253-1800 for more information.
Free Kids Games begin at 3 p.m.. They include a hula hoop contest, water balloon toss, bubble gum blowing contest, sack races, turtle race, frog jumping contest, three-legged race, and bike races.
A Cake/Baked Good Walk begins at 4 p.m. followed by a 5 p.m. Homemade Ice Cream Social.
The Family Relay Race starts at 5 p.m. and the event is free.
The “Lost Laddonia Boys” with Kaiden Doebelin start their performance at 5 p.m.
An Old Timers Ball Game is at 7 p.m. for those 50+ years old. The event is free and is a co-ed tournament. Call 573-721-2158 for more information.
Raffles winners will be announced at 7:30 p.m. and winners need not to be present to win.
Hall of Fame Awards will be given out at 8 p.m. with a Candy Toss by the Laddonia Fire Department following at 8:30 p.m. At 9 p.m., a lantern release will be done for active and veteran military personnel.
The annual fireworks display follows at 9:15 p.m. or at dark.

Jun
15
Thu
VFW Post No. 2173 meeting @ VFW Post No. 2173
Jun 15 @ 12:30 am – 1:30 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.

Jun
17
Sat
VAHS meeting
Jun 17 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

The Vandalia Area Historical Society (VAHS) will hold their regular meeting on Saturday, June 17 at 9 a.m. in the Genealogy Library. Everyone is welcome at the VAHS meeting.

Jun
19
Mon
Addicts Victorious has moved meeting site @ Unity Outreach Building
Jun 19 @ 11:30 pm – Jun 20 @ 12:30 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.

Jun
20
Tue
Modern Maturity meeting
Jun 20 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Modern Maturity will have their regular meeting on Tuesday, June 20 at 1 p.m. at the Modern Maturity Building. Old and new members are urged to attend and everyone is welcome.

Jun
23
Fri
R-VI set for musical on Friday, June 23
Jun 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Community R-VI presents the Summer School musical production, “There’s a Monster in My Closet!” on Friday, June 23 at 6 p.m., in the old gym. Admission is free. Everyone is welcome. Popcorn and lemonade will be provided for free.

Jun
26
Mon
Addicts Victorious has moved meeting site @ Unity Outreach Building
Jun 26 @ 11:30 pm – Jun 27 @ 12:30 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.

Jul
3
Mon
Addicts Victorious has moved meeting site @ Unity Outreach Building
Jul 3 @ 11:30 pm – Jul 4 @ 12:30 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.

Jul
4
Tue
4th of July events in place for Laddonia
Jul 4 all-day

Make plans to attend the 65th Annual 4th of July Celebration at the ball park in Laddonia.
Events include: Veterans Honor Flight Breakfast at the Christian Church, POET Corn Trailer, Bounce Houses, Co-Ed Softball Tournament, Baby Show, Little Mr. & Miss, Look-A-Like Contest, Vendor Show, Parade by the Laddonia Lady Bugs, Kids Book Walk, Horseshoe Pitching Tournament, Cake Walk, Free Kids Games, Ice Cream Social, Family Relay Race, Lost Laddonia Boys with Kaiden Doebelin, Parent vs. Kids ball game, Ole Timers ball game, Raffle, Hall of Fame Awards, Candy Toss by Laddonia Fire Department, Memorial Lantern Release, and Fireworks.
For additional information, find LMAA Laddonia Missouri Athletic Association or contact celebration chairman Amanda Fischer 573-253-1800.

ACHD Closed
Jul 4 all-day

The Audrain County Health Department (ACHD) will be closed on Tuesday, July 4 and will re-open on Wednesday, July 5 at their regular hours.

Schedule released for 4th of July event in Laddonia
Jul 4 all-day

The official schedule has been released for the 65th Annual 4th of July Celebration to be held on Tuesday, July 4 in Laddonia. The annual event, sponsored by the Laddonia Athletic Association, will be geared towards honoring active and veteran military personnel.
This year’s event begins with an Honor Flight breakfast at the Laddonia Christian Church from 7-10 a.m. Veterans eat free. Other meals cost $5.
At 8 a.m., raffle sales start and the POET corn trailer is open.
At the same time, the Co-Ed Softball Tournament begins. It features a $150 entry fee. Those interested in participating should call 573-975-0991.
The Baby Show, Little Mr. and Little Miss Contest, and Look-A-Like Contest get started at 9 a.m. Registrations will be taken from 8-9 a.m. Entry fee is $2.
Baby Show classes are 0-6 months, 7-12 months, 13-18 months, 19-25 months, and 25-36 months. Contestants can wear anything.
Little Mr. and Little Miss contestants should be ages 3-5 and must wear patriotic attire. In the case of rain or extreme heat, the event will move to the First Baptist Church.
The Vendor Show starts at 10 a.m. Those wanting to be a vendor can call 573-721-4001.
The Laddonia Ladybugs are sponsoring the 11 a.m. parade. Line-up starts at 9:30 a.m. and judging starts at 10 a.m.
Bounce Houses open at noon, followed by the 1 p.m. Kids Book Walk.
The annual Horseshoe Pitching Tournament starts at 1 p.m. with three classes and a $10 entry fee. Call 573-721-2367 if interested. The Kids vs. Parents Ball Game is at 2 p.m. and is a free event. Call 573-253-1800 for more information.
Free Kids Games begin at 3 p.m.. They include a hula hoop contest, water balloon toss, bubble gum blowing contest, sack races, turtle race, frog jumping contest, three-legged race, and bike races.
A Cake/Baked Good Walk begins at 4 p.m. followed by a 5 p.m. Homemade Ice Cream Social.
The Family Relay Race starts at 5 p.m. and the event is free.
The “Lost Laddonia Boys” with Kaiden Doebelin start their performance at 5 p.m.
An Old Timers Ball Game is at 7 p.m. for those 50+ years old. The event is free and is a co-ed tournament. Call 573-721-2158 for more information.
Raffles winners will be announced at 7:30 p.m. and winners need not to be present to win.
Hall of Fame Awards will be given out at 8 p.m. with a Candy Toss by the Laddonia Fire Department following at 8:30 p.m. At 9 p.m., a lantern release will be done for active and veteran military personnel.
The annual fireworks display follows at 9:15 p.m. or at dark.