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Mar
24
Sat
Easter Egg Hunt slated for Laddonia City Park
Mar 24 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The Laddonia Community Betterment Association will host an Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 24 at 1 p.m. in the Laddonia City Park.

Trivia Night event to be held on March 24
Mar 24 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

The Missouri Veterans Home – Mexico Staff Activity Fund Trivia Night will be on Saturday, March 24. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the first question will start at 7 p.m. The fundraiser will be held at Mexico VFW Post No. 3772 (2100 N Jefferson St, Mexico)
The cost $100 per table with up to eight people, or participants may register as a single person for $15.
There will be games, a silent auction, concessions, and adult beverages available for purchase from the VFW Auxiliary.
The winning team prize is $160.

Mar
25
Sun
Candlelight musical set for Farber Baptist
Mar 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

“JESUS LIVES,” an Easter candlelight musical arranged by Sterling Holbrook and directed by Karen Holbrook, will be presented Sunday, March 25 at 7 p.m. at the Farber Baptist Church by the Adult Choir. Members are Karen and Sterling Holbrook; Jerry and Jackie Ostrom; Linda and Tom Prior; and Tom Wright. Narrators are Jerry Ostrom and Linda Prior. The devotion will be given by the Rev. Jerry Ostrom, pastor of the church. The offering will be donated to the St. John’s Food Pantry. The public is invited to attend.

Mar
26
Mon
Felicity-Goodpasture Memorial Tournaments
Mar 26 all-day

Mark your calendars and plan to attend the Felicity Goodpasture-Culwell Memorial Tournaments on Saturday, May 26. The event will be held at the Farber Ballpark and will feature Felicity’s 5K Run/Walk, Sand Volleyball Tournament, Softball Tournament, Horseshoe Tournament, Silent Auction, and BBQ. Felicity’s ability to impact and influence positive change in our surrounding communities is a continued inspiration to us all. Plan to attend this event and keep Felicity’s passion thriving. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Eastern Missouri Family YMCA, which is under construction in Vandalia. Commemorative T-shirts have been designed for the event and orders must be placed by April 13. Shirts are $15 (XS-XL) and $18 (2X+). Contact Kelsy Fowler at kelsyfowler@gmail.com or Melissa Deimeke at mdeimeke@vf.k12.mo.us to place your shirt order prior to April 13. Additional event details are posted on the YMCA’s Facebook site. Search “YMCA Project Vandalia” to find the site. The Vandalia Recreation Corporation and the Eastern Missouri Family YMCA Board would like to thank Melissa Deimeke and Kelsy Fowler for organizing the event.

Addicts Victorious has moved meeting site @ Unity Outreach Building
Mar 26 @ 11:30 pm – Mar 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.

Apr
2
Mon
Addicts Victorious has moved meeting site @ Unity Outreach Building
Apr 2 @ 11:30 pm – Apr 3 @ 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.

Apr
4
Wed
All Town Yard Sale in Vandalia
Apr 4 all-day

The Spring All-Town Yard Sales, sponsored by “The Vandalia Leader,” are scheduled for Saturday, May 5. Deadline to sign-up for the City Wide Map that will be printed in the publication is 5 p.m. Friday, April 27. The cost is $10. Registration forms are available at “The Vandalia Leader” office. Checks can be made payable to “The Vandalia Leader.”

Apr
6
Fri
Parents invited to First Impact event
Apr 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

“Think First Missouri,” in partnership with the Missouri Department of Transportation, and the Traffic and Highway Safety Division, has developed an evidence-based, facilitated Traffic Safety Parent Program called “First Impact.”
“First Impact” is a 90–minute evidence-based traffic safety program that educates parents about Missouri’s GDL law. The goal of First Impact is to reduce new driver crashes, and the resulting injuries and fatalities, by increasing parental awareness and enforcement of Missouri’s GDL law.
Objectives of the program are to increase wareness of teen driving risks, advance the understanding of Missouri’s GDL law as well as GDL monitoring and enforcement at home, and also understanding the importance of being a positive role model.
First Impact provides the tools parents need to monitor, coach, and support their new teen driver. First Impact features a video and discussion to promote the importance of parents and teens working together to reduce teen crashes, injuries and fatalities.
Ensuring parents understand the risks and responsibilities associated with driving is essential in preventing teen driving tragedies.
The program is delivered by trained GDL Coaches who coach parents by presenting key facts and proven strategies to help parents lower their teens’ crash risk by utilizing the Missouri GDL law.
The “First Impact” Program will take place free of charge with the goal of reducing teen fatalities:
• Wednesday, April 4, from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Mexico High School, 639 Wade.
• Wednesday, April 18 at Van–Far High School on April 18, from 6-7:30 p.m.
Parents are invited to attend the event.

Apr
7
Sat
VAHS museum to open this upcoming Saturday
Apr 7 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

The Vandalia Area Historical Society (VAHS) has announced that the museum will officially open this Saturday, April 7 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. All are invited to check out the displays.

Apr
9
Mon
Addicts Victorious has moved meeting site @ Unity Outreach Building
Apr 9 @ 11:30 pm – Apr 10 @ 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.

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11:30 pm Addicts Victorious has moved meeting site @ Unity Outreach Building
Addicts Victorious has moved meeting site @ Unity Outreach Building
Sep 24 @ 11:30 pm – Sep 25 @ 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.
8:00 am “See You At The Pole” Wednesday, Sept. 26
“See You At The Pole” Wednesday, Sept. 26
Sep 26 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Vandalia area homeschoolers and interested community members are invited for a time of prayer during this year’s “See You At The Pole” day at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, September 26 at the flag pole in
4:00 pm Game featuring Van-Far Alumni, Sept. 29
Game featuring Van-Far Alumni, Sept. 29
Sep 29 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
There are close to 50 basketball players set to participate in the Van-Far Alumni men’s and women’s basketball games on Saturday, September 29 starting at 4 p.m. The contests will be held at Van-Far Jr./Sr.