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Milestones

  • Births

    Ethyn James Wright
    Trevor and Tara Wright of Beecher City are the parents of a boy born at 12:54 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Breese.

  • Three celebrate birthdays

    On Sunday, Jan. 29, several family members and friends joined together at the Loudon Town Hall in rural Beecher City to celebrate three big milestone birthdays and others.
    The honored guests were: MaryBelle Ledbetter of Brownstown, celebrating her 90th birthday; Carrie Dodson of St. Elmo, celebrating her 80th birthday; and Cora Miley of rural Beecher City, celebrating her 75th birthday. Both Carrie and Cora are nieces of MaryBelle.

  • Births

    Oliver James Schaal
    Jeff and Kelly Schaal of Des Peres, Mo., are the parents of a boy born at 3:48 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012, at Mercy Hospital in St. Louis.

  • Card Showers

    Earl Hovious
    A card shower is planned for Earl Hovious of Brownstown, who will be celebrating his 90th birthday on March 3.

  • Wedding

    Rachel Clark of Norfolk, Va., and Trevor Elam of New Orleans, La., were united in marriage in a candlelight ceremony at 4 p.m. on Dec. 30, 2011, at First United Brethren Church in Findlay, Ohio, with the Rev. Andrew Atkins, a cousin of the bride, officiating.

  • Card Showers

    Earl Hovious
    A card shower is planned for Earl Hovious of Brownstown, who will be celebrating his 90th birthday on March 3.

  • Fender-30 years

    Mr. and Mrs. William Fender of Vandalia will celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary on Monday.


    The Fenders were married on Feb. 27, 1982, at First Baptist Church in St. Elmo.
    They are the parents of 7-year-old quadruplets: Haley, Kaley, Jessica and William.
    Cards may be sent to 2121 W. Jefferson St., Vandalia, 62471.

  • Mueller-50 years

    Mr. and Mrs. Robert “B.J.” Mueller will celebrate their 50th anniversary Friday.

  • In Uniform

    Boone C. Baker
    Air Force Airman Boone C. Baker graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.
    The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.
    Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

  • Wedding

    John Cavaletto of Walnut Hill and Andria Urban of Centralia were united in marriage at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Centralia, with the Rev. Mark Girardin officiating.