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Oct
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Watch Group
Oct 9 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

The Vandalia Neighborhood Watch Group will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 9, in the pavilion of the Vandalia Lake. All residents living south and west of Vandalia are invited to attend the meeting.

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CE dinner
Oct 13 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

The annual CE Carry-in Dinner is scheduled for 11-? on Saturday, October 13 at the Farber Community Building. Meat and drinks furnished.

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VF Book Fair set for October 22-26
Oct 22 @ 11:30 am – Oct 26 @ 3:00 pm

Van-Far PTO will host a scholastic book fair the week of October 22-26.
• Monday, October 22 from 12:30-4 p.m., open to the public (visitors need to check in at the office)
• Thursday, October 25: Family Reading Night from 5:30-8 p.m.
Students will also be able to visit the scholastic book fair at Van-Far during school hours.

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Ben Salmon Christmas Display @ Vandalia Area Fairgrounds
Nov 22 2012 @ 4:00 pm – Jan 1 2013 @ 9:00 pm

Ben Salmon Christmas Display
Open nightly, drive-thru display with music!

Nov
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Holiday Extravaganza @ Modern Maturity
Nov 29 @ 5:00 pm – Nov 29 @ 7:30 pm

We will once again hold a Holiday Stop and Shop with 20 direct sales vendors and handmade items plus foods.

Feb
9
Sat
Vandalia Area Fair Fundraiser & Fishfry @ St Pats Hall
Feb 9 @ 4:00 pm – Feb 9 @ 10:00 pm

Auction and Fish Fry

Apr
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Saying goodbye to TVL reporter John McLaughlin
Apr 2 @ 10:45 pm – 11:45 pm

General Manager/Editor Ron Schott

By the time you’re reading this editorial, our current reporter John McLaughlin will have worked his final day at The Vandalia Leader as he has accepted a job at a daily newspaper in South Dakota.
I want to publicly thank John for all of his hard work during his tenure at the newspaper.
I believe our readers enjoyed his coverage, especially when it came to stories on agriculture. He has a unique ability to handle complicated stories and make them easy for the reader to comprehend.
This means you will see me at games and other events until The Vandalia Leader hires a replacement.
In the meantime, please feel free to submit ideas, photos, or stories to vandalialeader@lcs.net and I’ll work to ensure they are published.
If you see John before he leaves town, please take the time to wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors. He will be missed.
North Korea
With warships heading to the Korean region and military exercises taking place in both North and South Korea, it appears imminent that a war will begin very soon. North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un has been pushing propaganda to his people for some time that he is capable of leading his nation to a victory over the United States. He’s even showed videos showing the destruction of major U.S. cities to display his nation’s potential power under his leadership.
As he’s done a lot of talking, at some point, he’s going to need to act to show he means business.
While China has also shown displeasure recently with North Korea due to nuclear tests, this doesn’t mean China will be an ally if war breaks out in the region. In reality, their becoming an ally would actually go against a treaty the nation has with North Korea.
The Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) currently has a “long-standing defense treaty” with North Korea, obligating China to defend North Korea in the event it is attacked.
This is why unfortunately the U.S. and South Korea might have no choice but to wait for North Korea to fire the first shot and hope China gives its support of a retaliation mission.
If that doesn’t happen, things could get ugly real quick. I encourage all readers to be spending some times on their knees praying about this situation.

Apr
6
Sat
Girls basketball fundraiser
Apr 6 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

The Van-Far R-I School District, with the help of Storch Ford, will be hosting a fundraiser from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at the high school parking lot.
Proceeds of the test-drive event will go to the district’s girls basketball team, helping fund summer shootouts and the purchase of new equipment.

Apr
7
Sun
4-H Fundraiser
Apr 7 @ 11:00 am – 1:30 pm

The Ralls County 4-H Fundraiser Dinner will be held from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday, April 7, at the MTHS cafeteria.
Pork chops, baked potatoes, cole law, green beans, bread, drinks, and desert will be served.
The cost to attend is $9 at the door for adults and $6 at the door for kids. Call 573-985-3911 with questions.

Apr
9
Tue
Watch Group
Apr 9 @ 6:30 pm – Apr 9 @ 7:30 pm

The Vandalia Neighborhood Watch Group will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 9, 2013, in the meeting room of the Vandalia Road District along Audrain Road 565. All residents living south and west of Vandalia are invited to attend the meeting.

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YMCA groundbreaking ceremony November 2 11:00 am
YMCA groundbreaking ceremony November 2
Nov 2 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
The Eastern Missouri Family YMCA project in Vandalia will be holding a groundbreaking ceremony at the project site of the new building, 309 S. Main St. on Thursday, November 2 at 11 a.m.
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Daylight Savings Time set for this weekend 2:00 am
Daylight Savings Time set for this weekend
Nov 5 @ 2:00 am – 3:00 am
Don’t forget to set your clocks back one hour this weekend as Daylight Savings Time begins at 2 a.m. on Sunday, November 5.
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Addicts Victorious has moved meeting site 12:30 am
Addicts Victorious has moved meeting site @ Unity Outreach Building
Nov 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.
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VFW Post No. 2173 meeting 1:30 am
VFW Post No. 2173 meeting @ VFW Post No. 2173
Nov 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.
Veteran’s Day Assembly at Community R-VI 8:00 am
Veteran’s Day Assembly at Community R-VI
Nov 9 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
The Annual Veteran’s Day Assembly at Community R-VI High School will be held on Thursday, November 9. Breakfast will be served at 8 a.m. and the assembly will start approximately 9 a.m. All area veterans
Veteran’s Day Assembly at Van-Far 8:15 am
Veteran’s Day Assembly at Van-Far
Nov 9 @ 8:15 am – 10:00 am
The Van-Far R-I School District will be holding a Veteran’s Day Assembly on Friday, November 10. The event is sponsored by Van-Far’s National Honor Society. Breakfast will be served from 8:15-8:50 a.m. in the high
Story Time to begin on Nov. 9 at library 10:00 am
Story Time to begin on Nov. 9 at library
Nov 9 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Story Time will be starting Vandalia Branch Library on Thursday, November 9 at 10 a.m. Call 594-6600 with any questions.
Neighborhood Watch to hold first meeting 6:00 pm
Neighborhood Watch to hold first meeting
Nov 9 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
The New Vandalia Neighborhood Watch group will have the first meeting in the Lange Building on Thursday, November 9 at 6 p.m. The subject of the meeting will be “Recent break-ins and drugs and how
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First Christian to hold a “Rock Solid Revival” 6:00 pm
First Christian to hold a “Rock Solid Revival”
Nov 12 @ 6:00 pm – Nov 15 @ 7:00 pm
The First Christian Church in Vandalia will hold a “Rock Solid Revival” on November 12-15. The theme of the event will be “Reviving the Priesthood.” The Sunday Worship service will begin at 10:15 a.m. and
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Addicts Victorious has moved meeting site 12:30 am
Addicts Victorious has moved meeting site @ Unity Outreach Building
Nov 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.
Open House set for Vandalia’s new library 2:00 pm
Open House set for Vandalia’s new library
Nov 14 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Many Vandalia residents may have noticed books on bookshelves when looking through the glass door at the new Vandalia Branch Library location on Main St. recently. Vandalia Librarian Crystal McCurdy said the goal is for
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VAHS meeting 9:00 am
VAHS meeting
Nov 18 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
The Vandalia Area Historical Society will meet at 9 a.m. Saturday, November 18 inside the Genealogy Library. Everyone is welcome.
VF Craft Fest Nov. 18 9:00 am
VF Craft Fest Nov. 18
Nov 18 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
The Van-Far Character+ Holiday Craft and Vendor Fest is 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, November 18 at the Jr./Sr. High School.
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Vandalia Thanksgiving service November 19 6:00 pm
Vandalia Thanksgiving service November 19
Nov 19 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
The Community Thanksgiving Service will be at the Vandalia United Methodist Church on Sunday, November 19 at 6 p.m. The service is sponsored by the Vandalia Area Ministerial Alliance.
Thanksgiving service Nov. 19 in Laddonia 7:00 pm
Thanksgiving service Nov. 19 in Laddonia
Nov 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Laddonia Ministerial Alliance has set community Thanksgiving services to be held Sunday, November 19 at the Laddonia First Baptist Church, located at 301 Maple St., beginning at 7 p.m. The Rev. D Randall Cone,
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Addicts Victorious has moved meeting site 12:30 am
Addicts Victorious has moved meeting site @ Unity Outreach Building
Nov 21 @ 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.
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Addicts Victorious has moved meeting site 12:30 am
Addicts Victorious has moved meeting site @ Unity Outreach Building
Nov 28 @ 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.
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