Vandalia Leader

Follow Us On:

Community Calendar

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, minister of the Laddonia Presbyterian Church, will bring a message entitled “Gratitude for God’s Help.” The scripture reading will be from Luke 7:36-47 and the special music will be provided by First Baptist Church. The churches of Laddonia welcome you to attend the service.

Leader office to close for Thanksgiving Day
Nov 23 all-day

The Vandalia Leader office will be closed on Thanksgiving, which is Thursday, November 23. Our office will re-open on Friday, November 24 at 8 a.m. but is expected to close early.



“Photos with Santa” set for Farber, Dec. 1
Dec 1 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Farber Community Betterment presents “Photos with Santa” on Friday, December 1. The Farber Community Building Tree Lighting Ceremony will begin at 6 p.m. At 6:30 p.m., children can have their photos taken with Santa by Easton Sharp with Sharp Images. A $1 donation is suggested and all proceeds will go to The Angel Tree.

Christmas Hymn Sing
Dec 3 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Community Christmas Hymn Sing will be held on Sunday, December 3 at 6 p.m. at the Vandalia First Christian Church. The service is sponsored by the Vandalia Area Ministerial Alliance. Contact the First Christian Church at 573-594-2703 with any questions.

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.

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.

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.

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.

“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.

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.

10 Mon 11 Tue 12 Wed 13 Thu 14 Fri 15 Sat 16 Sun
Schedule set for 2018 Gary Filbert Classic
Schedule set for 2018 Gary Filbert Classic
Dec 15 all-day
The schedule is set for the Gary Filbert Classic in Mexico, in which boys and girls basketball teams from Van-Far, Community R-VI, and Mexico will participate. The games will be played on Saturday, Dec. 15.
12:00 am
1:00 am
2:00 am
3:00 am
4:00 am
5:00 am
6:00 am
7:00 am
8:00 am
9:00 am
10:00 am
11:00 am
12:00 pm
1:00 pm
2:00 pm
3:00 pm
4:00 pm
5:00 pm
6:00 pm
7:00 pm
8:00 pm
9:00 pm
10:00 pm
11:00 pm
Now: Dec 13 04:46 pm