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Milestones

  • Birthdays

    Max and Marge Watson
    An open house will be held from 2-4 p.m. on Saturday, July 23, at St. Elmo Christian Church to celebrate the birthdays of Max and Marge Watson. Marge celebrated her 90th birthday on March 4, and Max will celebrate his 80th birthday on Sept. 12.
    All family members and friends are invited to the celebration.

  • Births

    Markus Jarry Alexsander Rhodes
    Steven and Alecia Rhodes of New Haven, Mo., are the parents of a boy born at 9:07 a.m. on Sunday, June 19, 2011, at St. John’s Mercy Hospital in Washington, Mo.

  • Anniversary

    Dwight and Bessie Hagy of Vandalia will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with a family gathering.

  • Engagement

    Chelsea Tompkins and Charles Lindahl have announced their engagement and upcoming wedding.

  • Engagement

    Amy Pippin and Carl Sefton have announced their engagement and upcoming wedding.

  • Five Generations

    Five generations of the Parkison family are shown in a photo taken recently.

    In front are: Robin Hobler, grandmother; and Lenore Parkison, great-great-grandmother, holding Raygan Marie Hobler. In back are: Anna Hobler, Raygan's mother; and Carolyn Grames, great-grandmother.

  • Anniversary

    Marion and Roslyn Torbeck of Vernon will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Thursday, July 14.


    Marion Torbeck and the former Roslyn Meador were married on July 14, 1961, in Hagarstown.
    They are the parents of one son, Kent and his wife Debbie Torbeck of Shobonier.
    They have two grandchildren, Braden and Breanne.
    Cards may be sent to them at: 2119 Burks Road, Vernon, Ill. 62892.

  • 50-Year Masonic Member

    Don Adams of Vandalia (center) receives a certificate and pin from Temperance Lodge No. 16 Worshipful Master Tim McMillan (left) and Chaplain Winfred "Bud" Morrison in recognition of his 50 years of membership in the Masonic fraternity. As a 50-year member, Adams is now exempt from any further dues payments.

  • Engagement

    Gretchen Schaible and Mitchell Smith, both of Brownstown, have announced their engagement and upcoming wedding.

  • Births

    Carissa Grace Myers
    Chad and Sarah Myers of Edinburg are the parents of a girl born at 6:33 p.m. on Tuesday, May 31, 2011, at Memorial Hospital in Springfield.