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Audrain County Fair King Ryan Shopher with Queen Mackenzie Stumpe, both of Mexico.

Several area youngsters shine during Audrain County 4-H Fair

Posted on July 23, 2014 at 12:35 pm

Several youngsters competing in a variety of competitions at this year’s Audrain County 4-H Fair enjoyed success through  the first three days. This year’s activities held July 18-20 out of the five day festival featured a king and queen coronation, a rodeo presented by MCRC, Little Mr./Little Miss contest, a Baby Show, and several animal show contests. The Little Mr. winner was Logan Young, son of Kristen and Jeremy Young.

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Mimi Diaz

Agencies not a part of LEPC could be liable

Posted on July 23, 2014 at 12:40 pm

During last quarter’s Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) meeting, current chairperson and Audrain County Emergency Management Director Steve Shaw expressed his concerns that several agencies in the county were not participating with the LEPC. There might be an increase in future participation after MERC representative Mimi Diaz joined those members who did gather last week at the Audrain County Courthouse for a quarterly meeting. Diaz talked about the recent fertilizer

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  • Effort with barn owls bearing fruit in Vandalia area

    Posted on July 23, 2014 at 12:39 pm

    Mick Hayden with a young barn owl.

    -submitted by Mick Hayden During the summer of 2013 I was greatly encouraged that our initial attempt at re-establishing barn owls in the surrounding area was bearing fruit. Four young owls were born in a nest box on the Rachel Kohl farm southeast of Vandalia. Jeff Meshach, the director of the World Bird Sanctuary, and I were able to band the youngsters before they fledged. The bands are lightweight aluminum

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  • Mel Elzea visits with members of VAHS

    Posted on July 23, 2014 at 12:37 pm

    Mel Elzea

    The Vandalia Area Historical Society greatly appreciates the attendance at their July 19 meeting in the Museum Genealogy Library. Vandalia native, Mel Elzea, was the guest speaker. He told the group about a book he was writing titled “All About m.e.” He spoke of the first eight years of his life, which were spent in Vandalia, and how they shaped his character, his life, and his career. He also gave

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Sports

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Van-Far students sing at St. Louis Cardinals’ game

Posted on July 23, 2014 at 1:42 pm

Approximately 120-130 Van-Far Elementary students enjoyed the opportunity of a lifetime last Friday when they traveled to St. Louis and performed the National Anthem before the St. Louis Cardinals’ home game. The students were accompanied by some Van-Far band members, some parents, and teachers while under the direction of Kay Bunge.

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  • Students complete swimming lessons

    Posted on July 23, 2014 at 1:41 pm

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    The final session of swim lessons ended July 18.  Those participating are listed below. They were Kohen Waite, Jillian Weekley, Gavin Gaston, Keira Waite, Garrett Weekley, Annabelle Bickell, and Tia Gaston.

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  • Ashley Fleming holds softball camp

    Posted on July 16, 2014 at 12:38 pm

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    Current St. Louis University Assistant Softball Coach Ashley Fleming held a camp for area youngsters last Wednesday, July 9 at South School Park. The camp was held in conjunction with the NEMO Hot Shots. Fleming, along with former University of Missouri teammates, taught players the fundamentals of the game during the event. The former Silex Lady Owl was a two-time All-American for the Lady Tigers.

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Lifestyles

Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Nemec

Moore-Nemec Wedding

Posted on July 23, 2014 at 1:23 pm

Stacia Moore, of Vandalia, Mo., married Christopher Nemec, of Arnold, Mo., on June 7, 2014. The wedding took place at the Vandalia Area Fairgrounds at 3 p.m. The couple had a double-ring ceremony and were married by Brother Roger Huff. The bride was given in marriage by her parents, Alan and Paula Moore. The bride’s gown was a soft white, sweetheart Charmeuse gown, with a pick up skirt. Her bouquet

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  • Births

    Posted on July 23, 2014 at 1:20 pm

    Rylan Paul Reynolds

    Rylan Paul Reynolds was born July 3, 2014, to Josh and Alana Reynolds, of Columbia, Mo. He weighed 7 lbs., 8 oz., and was 21 inches long. Maternal great-grandmother is Ann Wasson and grandmother is Karen Pennington, both of Vandalia, Mo. Paternal grandfather is Steve Reynolds, of Hallsville, and grandmother is Becky Reynolds,  of Columbia. The maternal grandfather was the late Paul Pennington.

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  • Engagements

    Posted on July 23, 2014 at 1:02 pm

    Jodi Michelle Brown and Trenton Andrew Elliott

    Calvin and Gina Brown of Perry announce the engagement of their daughter, Jodi Michelle Brown, to Trenton Andrew Elliott, son of Jerry and Rhonda Elliott, of Perry. The future bride graduated from Mark Twain High School in Center in 2008. She graduated from the University of Central Missouri-Warrensburg in 2012 with a bachelors degree in health studies with an emphasis in community health. She is employed as a public health

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Entertainment

Pike County SWCD to hold experts event

Posted on July 23, 2014 at 1:33 pm

The Pike County Soil & Water Conservation District is sponsoring an “Ask The Experts” event in Bowling Green at the City Park on Wednesday, August 6 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. If you’ve ever had questions about natural resource  or environmental concerns, here is your chance to ask an expert. Some agencies and areas of expertise already committed are:  DNR – State Cost Share Programs and Services, Environmental Issues

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  • Farber Fun Fest to add Photo Contest

    Posted on July 23, 2014 at 12:41 pm

    Another new event is announced at the 2014 Farber Summer Fun Fest.  A Photo Contest is scheduled for Saturday, August 2 at the Community Building.  Pictures must be in place by 9 a.m. and can be picked up by 6 p.m. Pictures must be 8×10 or smaller and need to be either framed or matted. Prizes will be awarded at 2 p.m. Please place name, age, and category on the

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  • Mel Elzea visits with members of VAHS

    Posted on July 23, 2014 at 12:37 pm

    Mel Elzea

    The Vandalia Area Historical Society greatly appreciates the attendance at their July 19 meeting in the Museum Genealogy Library. Vandalia native, Mel Elzea, was the guest speaker. He told the group about a book he was writing titled “All About m.e.” He spoke of the first eight years of his life, which were spent in Vandalia, and how they shaped his character, his life, and his career. He also gave

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