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Milestones

  • Jezek – Goldsboro

    Becky Jezek and Andy Goldsboro, both of Patoka, have announced their engagement and upcoming wedding.
    The future bride is the daughter of Bret and Trish Jezek of Salem. She is a 2005 graduate of South Central High School and a 2010 graduate of Kaskaskia College of Centralia with an associate's degree in respiratory therapy. She is currently employed as a respiratory therapist at Salem Township Hospital and at Crossroads Community Hospital in Mt. Vernon.

  • George – Miles

    Sheri George of Centralia and Mark Miles of Vandalia have announced their engagement and upcoming wedding.
    The future bride is the daughter of Gary and Jeri George of Centralia.
    The future groom is the son of Alice and the late Robert Miles of Vandalia.
    The couple are planning a 3 p.m. outdoor wedding on Sunday, Oct. 10, at the Vandalia Shrine Club, with a reception to follow at 5 p.m. at the same location.

  • Haslett – 65 Years

    Louis and Ulavon Haslett of Brownstown celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on Tuesday, Sept. 21.
    They have four children: Charlene and her husband Steve of Moweaqua, Larry and his wife Libby of Columbus, Ga., Gary of Gulf Port, Miss., and Brad and his wife Fan of Collierville, Tenn.
    They have 11 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and five step-grandchildren.
    A wiener roast and hayride will be held the latter part of October at the home of Steve and Charlene Case in Moweaqua for those who can attend.

  • Births-Sept. 16, 2010

    Lilly Caroline Burrow
    John and Dawn Burrow of Altamont are the parents of a girl born at 4:50 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2010, at St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital in Effingham.
    She weighed 8 pounds, 3 ounces, and was 19½ inches long. She was named Lilly Caroline.
    Grandparents are Brian and Sharon Bell-Carruthers, and Dan and Marilyn Burrow, all of Altamont.
    Great-grandparents are J.R. and Nancy Bell of St. Elmo, Dorothy Burrow and the late Norman Burrow of Altamont, and J. Marshall and Carla Mollet of Greenville.

  • Birthdays-Sept. 16, 2010

    Helen Theresa Kupferer
    Helen Theresa Kupferer of Vandalia will celebrate her 106th birthday on Tuesday, Sept. 21.
    She is the daughter of the late Charles and Ann Gibbons Kupferer. She was born in St. Louis on the home site on Sept. 21, 1904. She married Leland Ray on July 10, 1931.
    Helen lives at home with daughter, Carole White. She also has one daughter, Donna and her husband Leland Fessler, who are deceased.
    She enjoys reading and holding her dog, Sam. She will spend her birthday with family and friends.

  • Hester is new Soroptimist president

    On Thursday, July 1, Joy Clymer, outgoing president of Soroptimist International Vandalia, called the first meeting of the club for the year 2010-11 to order, asking members to stand and repeat the pledge to the flag and Soroptimist Grace.

  • Moore-Chappel

    Kimberley Moore of Patoka and Ryan Chappel of Vandalia were united in marriage on Saturday, July 10, 2010, at the home of her parents by the pond, officiated by John Klockenga.  
    The bride is the daughter of Douglas and Puanani Moore of Patoka.
    She chose Sarah Payne, Ashley Towler and Laura Thoman, all friends of the bride, and Megan Chappel, sister of the groom, as her bridesmaids.
    The groom is the son of Ernie and Tammy Chappel and Diane Chappel, all of Vandalia.

  • Herrin – 40 Years

    Ivalee “Ivy” Stine Herrin and Snyder E. Herrin II of Oklahoma City, Okla., and Ft. Worth, Texas, recently celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary.
    Ivalee is the eldest daughter of the late Wayne R. “Sturdy” and Mabel E. (Justi) Stine. Snyder is the son of the late attorney Snyder E. and Norma Dot (Keen) Herrin of Herrin.

  • Faulkner – 50 Years

    Clayton and Maralia Faulkner of Herrick will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, Sept. 18, with dinner and cake from noon-5 p.m. at the home of Sheila and Kevin Cutler in Lakewood.
    Clayton and the former Maralia Fouts were married on Sept. 18, 1960, at Union Christian Church of Ramsey.
    They are the parents of three children: Clayton Jr. of Herrick, Pam and her husband Ron Baker of Neoga, and Sheila and her husband Kevin Cutler of Lakewood.
    They have eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

  • Birthdays

    Ruth Halbrook
    Ruth Halbrook of Hillsboro will celebrate her 95th birthday on Tuesday, Sept. 21.
    Her children and grandchildren are requesting a card shower. They may be sent to her at: c/o Nancy Jo Halbrook, P.O. Box 164, Vandalia, Ill. 62471.

    Winona Childress
    Winona Childress of Brownstown will celebrate her 85th birthday with an open house from 1-3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 19, at the Golden Years Club in Brownstown, hosted by her family.