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Milestones

  • Engagement

    Mr. and Mrs. David Belden of St. Elmo have announced the approaching marriage of their son, Zane Eric, to Bethany Grant.

  • Engagement

    Kate Doll and Ben Timmermann, both of Vandalia, have announced their engagement and upcoming wedding.

  • Anniversary

    Gordon and Diana Finley of Ramsey will celebrate their 35th wedding anniversary with a wedding vow renewal at 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 31, at the Christian Church in Ramsey.

  • Anniversary

    Earl and Deanna Hovious of Brownstown will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary with an open house from 3-5 p.m. on Sunday, July 31, at First Christian Church in Brownstown.

  • 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.