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Milestones

  • 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.

  • Births

    Julia Marie Mizeur
    Lindsy and Phillip Mizeur Jr. of Vandalia are the parents of a girl born at 1:47 p.m. on Jan. 9, 2012, at St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital in Effingham.

  • Anniversary

    Mr. and Mrs. Charles Dunaway of New Palestine, Ind., formerly of Vandalia, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Feb. 3.

  • Wedding

    Katie Schumacher and Mitchel Casey, both of Rancho Cucmonga, Calif., were united in marriage at 2 p.m. on Nov. 26, 2011, at St. Michael the Archangel Church in Sigel, with the Rev. Bud DeGrand officiating.

  • Anniversary

    Sharon and Gerald Brown will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house from 2-4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 18, in the fellowship hall at First Baptist Church in Ramsey.