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Milestones

  • Anniversary

    Mr. and Mrs. Dale Wasser of Vandalia will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary this Saturday.

  • Anniversary

    Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Schwarm celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary this Wednesday.

    Bobby Schwarm and Brenda Snow were married on March 7, 1987, in Brownstown, at the home of Paul and Dee Fisher, parents of the bride.
    They are the parents of four children: Curtis, Clint and his wife Tiffany, Jamie and Chelsie.
    They have four grandchildren: Austin, Bradley, Braden and Dalvin.
    A card shower is being held for the Schwarms. Cards may be sent to RR 2, Box 18, Farina, Ill. 62838.

  • Anniversary

    Mr. and Mrs. James “Jim” Wood will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary this Friday.

    Jim Wood and Nancy Kay Clark were married on March 9, 1962, in Independence, Mo.
    Jim was born in Nevada, Mo., but was reared in Lee’s Summit, Mo. Nancy was born and reared in Independence, Mo., where they lived for four years.
    They then moved to the Lake of the Ozarks, where Jim began a welding business.

  • 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.