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Milestones

  • Birth

    Landen Jacob Cook
    Tessa Shafer and Jacob Cook of Vandalia are the parents of a boy born at 4:45 a.m. on Saturday, July 23, 2011, at Greenville Regional Hospital in Greenville.


    He weighed 6 pounds, 5 ounces and was 19 inches long. He was named Landen Jacob.
    Grandparents are Todd and Jana Shafer, Maurice Wilson and Jill Wright, and Kevin and Janet Cook, all of Vandalia.

  • Engagement

    Terri Schwarm and Dustin Blue have announced their engagement and upcoming wedding.

  • Anniversary

    Norman and Mary Ann Rhoades of Ramsey will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house from 4-8 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 3, at the Vandalia Days Inn.

  • Card Shower

    Merle Caylor
    Merle Caylor of Ramsey celebrated his 90th birthday this Wednesday.
    Cards may be sent to him at: RR 2, Box 255, Ramsey, Ill. 62080.

  • Births

    Grace Elaine Boatman
    Frank and Sarah Boatman of St. Charles, Mo., are the parents of a girl born at 3:37 p.m. on Friday, July 29, 2011, at Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital.


    She weighed 8 pounds and 5 ounces. She was named Grace Elaine.
    She has three brothers, 18-year-old Dylan, 13-year-old Jakob and 2-year-old Jack.
    Grandparents are Joyce Carman of Vandalia, and Van and Sharon Boatman of Mulberry Grove.
     

  • Webber Honored

    Irene Webber was recently chosen as the Woman of the Year at the Illinois State Convention of the Fraternal Order of Eagles held in Decatur.

  • Ireland – Whitehead

    Jessica Ireland and Christopher Whitehead, both of Brownstown, were united in marriage in a 5 p.m. ceremony on June 25, 2011, at Four Mile Christian Church, with H'aron Denton officiating.

  • Elam – 25 years

    Kevin and Liz Elam of Vandalia celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary on Monday, Aug. 15.

  • Murfin – 50 years

    Tom and Myrna Murfin of Vernon will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday.

  • Card Shower

    John Terry

    The family of John Terry of Mulberry Grove has requested a card shower in honor of his 90th birthday on Aug. 18.


    Cards may be sent to him at 1364 Mulberry Grove Road, Mulberry Grove, Ill. 62262.