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Milestones

  • Anniversary

    The Rev. Ernest and Joyce Flowers will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary this Friday.
    Their children will be joining them for their anniversary weekend.

  • Anniversary

    Larry and Sue Keyes of Brownstown will celebrate their 55th wedding anniversary this Thursday.

  • Birthday

    Russell 'Burwin' Merriman
    Family members and friends are invited to an open house on Saturday, Jan. 28, to celebrate the 90th birthday of Russell "Burwin" Merriman.
    The open house will be held from 1:30-3 p.m. at St. Agnes Parish Center in Hillsboro. The parish center is located next to St. Agnes Catholic Church.
    The family requests no gifts, though cards are welcome and may be sent to: 509 N. Main St., Fillmore Ill. 62032.

  • Birth

    Ellery Kate Laue
    Jen and Jay Laue of Shrewsbury, Mo., are the parents of a girl born on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012, at St. Luke's Hospital in Chesterfield, Mo.

  • Births

    Alexia Denise & Annabell Marie Edwards
    Michael Edwards and Marta Zarzecka of Vandalia are the parents of twin girls born on Oct. 28, 2011, at Greenville Regional Hospital in Greenville.

  • 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.

  • Card Showers

    Margaret Durbin
    A card shower has been requested for Margaret Durbin, a longtime resident of the Brownstown area who will celebrate her 90th birthday on Jan. 31.

  • Wedding

    Cassie Easton and Jeff Huffman were united in marriage on Oct. 22, 2011, in the Huffman family barn.

  • Engagement

    Lyndsay Evans and Anthony Lach have announced their engagement and upcoming wedding.

  • Wedding Reception

    A reception for Mr. and Mrs. Charles Forbes, who were united in marriage on Nov. 26 in Glenview, will be held from 2-5 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 22, at Bethel Baptist Church, which is located on Ill. Route 185 northwest of Vandalia.
    In lieu of gifts, the couple is requesting donations to the Lighthouse Pregnancy Center in Vandalia.