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Milestones

  • Birthdays

    Betty Abendroth
    An open house to celebrate the 80th birthday of Betty Abendroth will be held from 2-4 p.m. this Sunday at the Phillips Building in St. Elmo. The open house is being held by her children.
    The family requests that those attending not take gifts.
    Cards may be sent to: Betty Abendroth, RR 2, Box 66, St. Elmo, Ill. 62458.

    Margaret Adermann

    A card shower has been requested for Margaret Adermann of Vandalia, who will celebrate her 90th birthday next Monday.

  • In Uniform

    PFC Kristin R. Davison
    PFC Kristin R. Davison entered the U.S. Army on Aug. 8, 2011, and completed basic training at Fort Jackson, S.C. on Oct. 20, 2011.

  • Four Generations

    Four generations of the Brazle family are shown.

    From left to right are: Virgil Brazle of Florissant, Mo., grandfather; Vernon Brazle of rural Brownstown, son of the late Milas “Bud” and Lilly Brazle, great-grandfather; 2-week-old Olivia Bay Brazle of Moberly, Mo.; and Gabriel “Gabe” Brazle, also of Moberly.

  • Anniversary

    Jerry and Karen Little of Hewitt, Texas, formerly of Vandalia, were surprised with a celebration of their 50th wedding anniversary on May 20 at Ponderosa Steakhouse in Vandalia.
    Fifty family members and friends were present for the celebration, which was organized by the couple’s children, Debbie Little Smith and David Little.
    The Littles were married on June 16, 1962, in Vandalia.

  • Anniversary

    Mr. and Mrs. Donald Pryor of Vandalia celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary on Tuesday.

  • Anniversary

    Mr. and Mrs. John Truitt of rural Shobonier will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary this Sunday.
    John Truitt and Marilyn Meseke were married on June 17, 1962, at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Vandalia.

  • Anniversary

    Don and Berniece Etcheson of Vandalia will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary this Friday.

  • Engagement

    Crystal Wallace and Larry W. England Jr., both of Vandalia, have announced their engagement and upcoming wedding.

  • Engagement

    Julianne Zimny and Jonathan Morton, both of Chicago, have announced their engagement and upcoming wedding.

  • Anniversary

    Carroll Wayne and Ruth Ann Beck of Herrick will celebrate 50 years of marriage on Sunday, June 17.
    A celebration with family, including dinner, will be held in Effingham at Lone Star Steakhouse.

    Carroll Wayne Beck and Ruth Ann Barnes were united in marriage on Sunday June 17, 1962, in the Herrick Christian Church. Dennis Corley officiated the double-ring ceremony.
    The maid of honor was Joyce (Brown) Nance, and Bob Barnes served as best man. The other attendants were Linda Kay (Austin) Bumgardner and Roger Henderson.