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  • PENNY PATROL: New canine unit helps conservation agents detect wildlife violations

    By Barry Dalton bdalton@vandalialeader.com “Agent Penny,” a small black Labrador retriever, is assigned to the Missouri Department of Conservation’s northeast region. She is more likely to lick your child’s hand than rip a fleeing poacher’s pants. But apprehending suspects isn’t really her job. Penny has a partner and handler–Corporal... Read more

  • Vandalia Aldermen make it clear that ADA was not the reason it voted down fishing dock

    NOTE: This story is a correction of the story published in the May 13 issue of The Vandalia Leader. By Barry Dalton bdalton@vandalialeader.com A proposal to build a fishing dock at the Pete Steiner Reservoir was voted down 4-2 by the Vandalia Board of Alderman at its monthly meeting... Read more

  • Newsstand price for The Vandalia Leader increasing to 75 cents Nov. 1

    The newsstand price for The Vandalia Leader is increasing to 75 cents beginning Nov. 1. Subscription rates are not affected. The annual subscription rate in Audrain, Ralls and Pike counties is $35 per year, or $23 for six months (including tax). Call 573-324-2222 to start your subscription today.... Read more

  • (Vandalia, MO/Pike County, MO) Dentist uses a gentle approach

    The word “gentle” is not just the first word in the name of a local dentist office, it’s the focal point of how patients are treated by Dr. Cedric Papa, DDS and his staff at “Gentle Healthy Smiles.” The key to their gentleness is the ability to be in-tune... Read more

  • (Vandalia, MO) Getting high quality Falken tires in Vandalia, MO

    While there are many auto repair businesses in the Vandalia area who sell tires, not many are known for selling a No. 1 rated Falken tire. Aaron Evans, of Aaron’s Auto Care, is excited to offer his customers Falken tires engineered for all types of terrain as well as... Read more

  • (Vandalia, MO/Pike County, MO) Dentist discusses fillings

    While technology has changed through the years in dentistry, it’s been unfortunate that some methods have not changed with it. A clear example involves many dentists still using a successful Civil War era method geared towards metal fillings in spite of industry advances in tools and materials. For more... Read more

  • What is Remote Support

    Remote support is a cost-effective technology that allows a technician to service your computer from a remote location. This way, the technician doesn’t even have to be where your computer is located. … You can schedule a technican to service your computer nearly any time of the day, and... Read more