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Milestones

  • Barker-Elmore

    Natasha Nicole Barker and Justin Eugene Elmore were united in marriage on July 9, 2011, at Bethel Baptist Church in rural Vandalia.

    The bride is the daughter of Steve and Michele Barker of Vandalia.
    She chose her sister, Jessica Levanti, as her matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Ember Barnhart, Kristin Charlesworth and Jamie Elmore.
    The groom chose Jeff Ray, Ty Freeland, Clint Brown and Brandt Summers as his best men. Ushers were Kyle Barker and Egan McClary.
    Libby Watson was the flower girl, and Parker Ray was the ring bearer.

  • Springman – 50 years

    Bill and Betty Springman of Brownstown will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Nov. 18.

  • Births

    Rhyan Jo Goldsboro
    Cody and Kayci Goldsboro are the parents of a girl born at 1:48 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011.

  • Engagement

    Lacey L. Lipsey of Mulberry Grove and Robert W. Koontz of Smithboro have announced their engagement and upcoming wedding.

  • Wedding

    Erin Ainscough of Vandalia and Michael (Mik) Rowe of Valley Mills, Texas, were united in marriage on Saturday Aug. 13, 2011, at the C-Bar Stables in Valley Mills, Texas, with the Revs. Tanner Green and Vance Yarter performing the outdoor ceremony.

  • Anniversary

    Thomas Jerry and Mary Ann Givens of Vandalia will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary this Thursday.

  • In Uniform

    Christopher J. LaMacchia
    Navy Seaman Apprentice Christopher J. LaMacchia, son of Carla J. White and John C. LaMacchia, both of Mulberry Grove, was recently promoted to his current rank upon graduation from recruit training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.
    LaMacchia received the early promotion for outstanding performance during all phases of the training cycle.
    Training included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival, and shipboard and aircraft safety.

  • Easton Randall Brummet

    Cody and Jordan Brummet of Ramsey are the parents of a boy born at 1:34 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011, at St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital in Effingham.


    He weighed 8 pounds, 7 ounces, and was 20 inches long. He was named Easton Randall.
    Grandparents are Jerry and Cathy Brummet, and Randy and Kim Kelly, all of Ramsey.
    Great-grandparents are Clyde and Louise Brummet of Nokomis, Ray and Caroline Roe of Ramsey, Jerry and Elsie Kelly of Ramsey, and the late Mary Reed and Earl Thompson of Pana.
     

  • Clark-Elam

    Rachel Clark and Trevor Elam have announced their engagement and upcoming wedding.

  • Fry-Roberts

    Jodi Fry of Moscow Mills, Mo., and Josh Roberts of Vandalia were united in marriage on Saturday, July 9, 2011.