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Milestones

  • Jensyn Payge Masset

    Jim and Gina Masset of Ramsey are the parents of a girl born at 7:45 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 5, 2010, at St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital in Effingham.
    She weighed 8 pounds, 15 ounces and was 19 inches long. She was named Jensyn Payge.
    She has two brothers, 10-year-old Blake and 8-year-old Drew.
    Grandparents are Donald Patton and Patricia Patton, both of Pana, and Anna and the late Louis Masset of Ramsey.

  • Madelyn Nicole Elam

    Andy and Jennifer Elam of Brownstown are the parents of a girl born at 6:09 p.m. on Thursday, July 22, 2010, at St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital in Effingham.
    She weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces and was 21 inches long. She was named Madelyn Nicole.
    Grandparents are David and Melissa Willms, and Jim and Janet Elam, all of Brownstown.
    Great-grandparents are Eloise Willms of Brownstown, and Fred Willms Sr. and Joyce Kwedras, both of Vandalia.

  • Mason Elie Feltner

    John Feltner and Sherry Sidwell of Brownstown are the parents of a boy born at 2:35 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 2, 2010, at St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital in Effingham.
    He weighed 8 pounds, 12 ounces and was 21 inches long. He was named Mason Elie Feltner.
    He has one sister, 3-year-old Macie Nicole Feltner.
    Grandparents are Greg and Debbie Sidwell, and John and Tricia Struble, all of Brownstown.

  • Evan Miles Zenker

    Jon and Andrea Zenker of West Chicago are the parents of a boy born at 10:50 p.m. on Thursday, May 20, 2010, at Delnor Community Hospital in Geneva, Ill.
    He weighed 8 pounds, 1 ounce and was 20 inches long. He was named Evan Miles.
    Grandparents are Dannie and Patty Donaldson of Vandalia, and Steve and Arlene Zenker of Hampshire.
    Great-grandparents are Herchel and Barb Ambuehl.

  • Carruthers — Cook

    Cassandra Carruthers and Kal Cook, both of Ramsey, have announced their engagement and upcoming wedding.
    The future bride is the daughter of Steven and Stephanie Carruthers of Bingham. She is a 2003 graduate of Ramsey High School and a 2007 graduate of Lake Land College.
    The future groom is the son of Joe and Sandy Cook of Ramsey. He is a 2006 graduate of Ramsey High School and a 2008 graduate of Ranken Tech.
    The couple are planning a 4 p.m. wedding on Saturday, Sept. 4, at First Baptist Church of Ramsey. A reception will follow at the Moose Lodge in Vandalia.

  • Bland — Nichols

    Michalea Bland of Pana and Ryan Nichols of Vandalia have announced their engagement and upcoming wedding.
    The future bride is the daughter of Rod and Karla Bland of Pana. Grandparents are Clarence and Ida Bland, and Delbert and Carleen Pickett, all of Pana.
    She is a 2009 graduate of Pana Christian Academy and currently attends Lake Land Community College of Mattoon.
    She is currently employed at Candy’s Flowers & Gifts in Pana.

  • ExxonMobil

    The ExxonMobil Annuitants held their monthly meeting and luncheon on Thursday, July 29 at the Ponderosa Steakhouse in Vandalia, with 24 members and four guests attending.
    Those guests were Jane Hammond, and Kenneth and Angela Hagen and their granddaughter, Ashley Hymes.
    Following the pledge of allegiance, Brock Fisher asked the meal prayer. After the meal, President Dean Black opened the meeting with the welcome.
    Secretary and treasurer reports for June were read and approved. Birthdays for July were read. 

  • Golden Circle Menu for August

    Thursday, Aug. 12 – Fried chicken, roasted rosemary potatoes, green beans, mandarin oranges and whole grain roll.
    Friday, Aug. 13 – Chicken salad on bun, tomato medley, kidney bean salad and peaches.
    Monday, Aug. 16 – Grilled chicken breast, scalloped potatoes, peas & carrots, cinnamon applesauce, oatmeal cookie and whole grain bread.
    Tuesday, Aug. 17 – Hamburger on bun, lettuce, tomato, onion, potato salad and watermelon.

  • Brody Edward Jay

    Craig Jay and Tiffany Heard of Beecher City are the parents of a boy born at 4:58 p.m. on Friday, July 23, 2010, at St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital in Effingham.
    He weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces and was 20 inches long. He was named Brody Edward Jay.
    He has two sisters, 12-year-old Destiny Hans and 5-year-old Darci Jay, and one brother, 10-year-old Chandler Hans.
    Grandparents are Terry and Gay Heard of Smithboro; and Patricia Jay, and Floyd and Nancy Jay, all of Vandalia.

  • Kinlee Jo Gelsinger

    Curt and Tara Gelsinger of Vandalia are the parents of a girl born at 4:02 p.m. on Sunday, June 20, 2010, at St. Joseph Hospital in Breese.
    She weighed 6 pounds, 11 ounces and was 20 inches long. She was named Kinlee Jo.
    She has two brothers, 7-year-old Codie and 10-year-old Cameron, and two sisters, 5-year-old Chloe and 8-year-old Brittney.
    Grandparents are Lonnie and April Sprehe of Hornlake, Miss.; Mike and Vicky Diveley, Becky Toberman and Randy Pryor, all of Vandalia; and Doug Toberman of Fillmore.