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Dec
6
Wed
Audrain County School Retirees meet Dec. 6
Dec 6 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

The Audrain County Area Public School Retirees will meet at 10:30 a.m. on December 6 at the Mexico Public Schools Central Office, located at 2101 Lakeview Road. Lunch will be provided by the school district and our entertainment will be a musical performance by “Noteworthy” from Mexico High School. All public school retirees are welcome. Please RSVP to Teresa Wenzel at 594-3375 by December 1.

Dec
10
Sun
St. Joseph breakfast slated for Dec. 10
Dec 10 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

The St. Joseph Parish Breakfast will be Sunday, December 10 from 8 a.m.-noon at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Martinsburg. The breakfast includes all you care to eat and will be featuring omelets.

Dec
15
Fri
ACHD closed
Dec 15 all-day

The Audrain County Health Department will be closed on Friday, December 15 for Mandatory Training and will re-open on Monday, December 18 at 8 a.m.

Dec
16
Sat
Santa to visit Farber Firehouse
Dec 16 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Santa will be at the Farber Firehouse from 2–4 p.m. on Saturday, December 16.
Children of all ages are welcome. Hot chocolate and cookies will be provided to all attending at no cost.
This event is sponsored by Farber Fire Department, First Responders, and the Fire Department Auxiliary.

Dec
17
Sun
“Cookies with Santa” to be held on Dec. 17
Dec 17 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

The YMCA is sponsoring “Cookies with Santa” on December 17 from 2-3:30 p.m. at the Vandalia Area Historical Society (VAHS).
Depending upon weather and the construction schedule, area residents are invited to sign the building concrete slab with sidewalk chalk at 3:30 p.m. on December 17. The drawing for the 1/4 side of beef will also occur at this time. Both events will be free of charge.

Dec
24
Sun
Christmas Eve service at First Christian
Dec 24 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The Vandalia First Christian Church has invited the community to their Christmas Eve Service on Sunday at 5 p.m. Everyone is welcome.

Laddonia Presbyterian to hold special service
Dec 24 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

The Laddonia Presbyterian Church will be holding one service on Sunday, December 24 beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the Worship Room, located at 205 West Fifth Street.
The service will include lighting of the Advent wreath and the Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper. Special music will be provided by Miss Mattie Meine, of Olive Branch, Miss., and organist for the service will be Carla Hobbs, of the First Baptist Church in Laddonia. A candlelit ceremony will conclude the service followed by the hymn “Silent Night.”
This is an annual event and the public is invited.

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
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.

Dec
6
Wed
Audrain County School Retirees meet Dec. 6
Dec 6 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

The Audrain County Area Public School Retirees will meet at 10:30 a.m. on December 6 at the Mexico Public Schools Central Office, located at 2101 Lakeview Road. Lunch will be provided by the school district and our entertainment will be a musical performance by “Noteworthy” from Mexico High School. All public school retirees are welcome. Please RSVP to Teresa Wenzel at 594-3375 by December 1.

Dec
10
Sun
St. Joseph breakfast slated for Dec. 10
Dec 10 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

The St. Joseph Parish Breakfast will be Sunday, December 10 from 8 a.m.-noon at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Martinsburg. The breakfast includes all you care to eat and will be featuring omelets.

Dec
15
Fri
ACHD closed
Dec 15 all-day

The Audrain County Health Department will be closed on Friday, December 15 for Mandatory Training and will re-open on Monday, December 18 at 8 a.m.

Dec
16
Sat
Santa to visit Farber Firehouse
Dec 16 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Santa will be at the Farber Firehouse from 2–4 p.m. on Saturday, December 16.
Children of all ages are welcome. Hot chocolate and cookies will be provided to all attending at no cost.
This event is sponsored by Farber Fire Department, First Responders, and the Fire Department Auxiliary.

Dec
17
Sun
“Cookies with Santa” to be held on Dec. 17
Dec 17 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

The YMCA is sponsoring “Cookies with Santa” on December 17 from 2-3:30 p.m. at the Vandalia Area Historical Society (VAHS).
Depending upon weather and the construction schedule, area residents are invited to sign the building concrete slab with sidewalk chalk at 3:30 p.m. on December 17. The drawing for the 1/4 side of beef will also occur at this time. Both events will be free of charge.

Dec
24
Sun
Christmas Eve service at First Christian
Dec 24 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The Vandalia First Christian Church has invited the community to their Christmas Eve Service on Sunday at 5 p.m. Everyone is welcome.

Laddonia Presbyterian to hold special service
Dec 24 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

The Laddonia Presbyterian Church will be holding one service on Sunday, December 24 beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the Worship Room, located at 205 West Fifth Street.
The service will include lighting of the Advent wreath and the Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper. Special music will be provided by Miss Mattie Meine, of Olive Branch, Miss., and organist for the service will be Carla Hobbs, of the First Baptist Church in Laddonia. A candlelit ceremony will conclude the service followed by the hymn “Silent Night.”
This is an annual event and the public is invited.

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
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.