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Milestones

  • Stock-Scholes

    Samantha Stock and Ryan Scholes, both of Farina, have announced their engagement and upcoming wedding.

  • Scott – 50 years

    Jack and Bettie Scott of Brownstown will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house from 2-5 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 21, at the Vandalia Moose Lodge.

  • Golden Circle Menus

    Thursday, Aug. 11 – Meat loaf, mashed potatoes, butter beans, chilled pineapple, oatmeal cookie and whole wheat bread.
    Friday, Aug. 12 – Fried chicken, roasted rosemary potatoes, green beans, mandarin oranges, whole grain roll.
    Monday, Aug. 15 – Grilled chicken breast, scalloped potatoes, mixed vegetables, cinnamon applesauce, cookie and whole grain bread.
    Tuesday, Aug. 16 – Barbecue ribbette on bun, cauliflower w/cheese, baked beans and apricots.

  • Card Shower

    Lucille Geibel
    A card shower has been requested for Lucille Geibel, who will celebrate her 85th birthday on Wednesday, Aug. 17.


    Cards may be sent to her at: 1433 Thistle Drive, Vandalia, Ill. 62471.

  • Freeman – 25 years

    Philip and Melody Freeman of Vandalia celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary on Tuesday, July 12.

  • Helm – 40 years

    Don and Jennifer Helm of Chestnut will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary on Monday, Aug. 15.

  • Hoffman – 30 years

    Randy and Patti Hoffman of Vandalia celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary on Monday, Aug. 8.


    Randy Hoffman, son of the late Raymond and Eileen Hoffman, and the former Patti Kern, daughter of Melvin and Janet Kern, were married on Aug. 8, 1981.
    He is employed at Vandalia Correctional Center, and she is employed at Greenville Regional Hospital.
    They are the parents of two children: Erin and her husband Tim Thomason, and Kyle Hoffman.
    They have one grandchild: Hailey Thomason.

  • Willms – 60 years

    Don and Ellen Willms of Brownstown will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with an open house from 5-7 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 20, at First Christian Church in Brownstown.

  • Engagement

    Katie Etcheson and Ryan Callahan have announced their engagement and upcoming wedding.

  • Golden Circle Menus

    Thursday, Aug. 4 – Stuffed green peppers, augratin potatoes, gourmet carrots, cantaloupe and bread.
    Friday, Aug. 5 – Roast beef, mashed potatoes, tomatoes & zucchini, melon medley, peanut butter cookie and whole wheat bread.
    Monday, Aug. 8 – Swiss steak, baked potato, spinach, blushing pears, graham crackers and bread.
    Tuesday, Aug. 9 – Turkey tetrazzini, green peas, glazed carrots, watermelon and whole wheat bread.  
    Wednesday, Aug. 10 – Chicken salad on bun, tomato medley, kidney bean salad and peaches