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Mr. and Mrs. Bob Hilliard, of Rinard, IL, are proud to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Jessica Hilliard, to Andrew Pennington, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Pennington of Cisne, IL
Jessica is a 2002 graduate from Flora High School. She graduated from the Physical Therapist Assistant Program at Southern Illinois University Carbondale in 2005. She went on to obtain a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Education with a specialization in Exercise Science graduating in 2006. She is currently employed as a Physical Therapist Assistant at NovaCare Rehabilitation in Benton, IL.
Andrew is a 2005 graduate of Cisne High School. He graduated with an Associate Degree in Agriculture Business Economics from Wabash Valley College in 2007. He then went on to obtain a Bachelor of Science Degree in Plant and Soil Science with a Minor in Ag Business Economics from Southern Illinois University Carbondale graduating in 2009. He is currently employed as a Crop Specialist for Wabash Valley Service Company in Cisne, IL.
The couple is planning an outdoor ceremony on the evening of June 13, 2015 at the home of the future bride’s parents with a reception to follow. Formal invitations have been sent. The couple will reside in rural Cisne.
Together with their parents, Timothy Ray Moore and Amy Lynnette Poole announce their engagement and upcoming marriage.
Amy is the daughter of Randy and Lori Poole of Flora. She graduated from Flora High School in 2010 and from Frontier Community College in 2012. In 2014, she graduated from SIU Carbondale with a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Management. In December of 2015, she will graduate with her Masters’ degree in Business Administration.
Tim is the son of Michael and Marjorie Simpson of Fairfield. He graduated from Fairfield Community High School in 2010 and from Frontier Community College in 2011. In 2013, he graduated from SIU Carbondale with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science. In May of 2015, he will graduate with his Master’s Degree in Public Administration.
They will be married May 30, 2015, at the First Christian Church in Flora. Formal invitations have been sent.
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Lowe of Cisne announce the engagement and wedding of their daughter, Hannah, to Ronnie Hyder. Hyder is the son of Ron and Stacey Hyder of Cisne.
Hannah is a 2011 graduate of Cisne High School. She graduated from Frontier Community College in 2012 with an associate’s degree in Science and Arts. In 2014 Hannah graduated from Eastern Illinois University of Charleston, Illinois with her bachelors in Business and Applied Sciences majoring in Family and Consumer Sciences, Family Services. She’s employed with Wayne County Family Enrichment Program as a Parent Educator.
Ronnie is a 2010 graduate of Cisne High School. He graduated from Frontier Community College in 2012 with an associate’s degree in Science and Arts. In 2014 Ronnie graduated from Eastern Illinois University of Charleston, Illinois with his bachelors in Kinesiology and Sports Studies with a major in Kinesiology teacher certification. He is employed with Clay City School as a Physical Education Teacher.
Their wedding will be held on June 20th at the First Christian Church in Fairfield with dinner reception to follow. Formal invitations have been sent out. The couple will reside in Cisne.
Mr. and Mrs. Marty Campbell of Sims announce the engagement of their daughter, Megan, to Connor James. Connor is the son of Lorri James and the late Mike James of Mattoon, IL.
Megan is a 2009 graduate of Wayne City High School. She graduated from Southern Illinois University Carbondale in 2013 with a bachelors in healthcare management and in 2014 with a masters in workforce education and development. She’s employed with Extra Help, Inc. in Marion, IL as a business development specialist.
Connor is a 2007 graduate of Mattoon High School. He graduated from SIU-C in 2011 with a bachelors in exercise science and in 2012 with a masters in sports administration. He’s employed with Liberty Wealth Management in Carbondale as an insurance specialist and is also a Saluki football commentator.
The couple met through SIU athletics where Connor was a football player and Megan was on the athletic dance team. Both ended their athletic careers as SIU team captains.
Their wedding will be held on April 25th at the First United Methodist Church in Carbondale with the reception following in the SIU Arena. The couple will reside in Carbondale.
Together with their parents, Bethany Meeks and Andy Cook are pleased to announce their engagement and upcoming wedding.
Bethany Rae is the daughter of David & Jala Morris of Fairfield and Carl Meeks of Fairfield. She is the granddaughter of J.B. & Ollie Mae Tyler, Leland & Reva Meeks, and the late Roland & Geneva Morris all of Fairfield.
Bethany is a 2004 graduate of Fairfield Community High School. She graduated from Bethel College in McKenzie, TN in May, 2008 with a Bachelor of Science Degree. In December, 2011 she graduated from Logan College of Chiropractic in Chesterfield, MO with her Doctorate of Chiropractic. Bethany is the owner of Fairfield Chiropractic Clinic in Fairfield where she practices.
William Andrew is the son of Bill & Dawn Cook of Frankfort, IN. He is the grandson of the late Melburn & Belva Ward and William & Evelyn Cook.
Andy is a 1998 graduate of Frankfort Senior High School in Frankfort, IN. He graduated from Purdue University in Lafayette, IN in 2006 with a degree in Engineering. Andy is employed at Hella Electronics in Flora as an electrical engineer.
Their wedding and reception will be held June 13, 2015 at the Fairfield Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Formal invitations will be sent.
Together with their parents, Carolyn Frankland and Jon Kelly wish to announce their upcoming marriage.
Carolyn is the daughter of Les and Faye Frankland. She is the granddaughter of Earl J. and Glenna Frankland of Albion and the late Wilmer and Norma Hemann of New Douglas, IL. Carolyn is a 2005 graduate of Edwards County High School and has a Masters of Science in Accountancy. She is employed at NGL Energy Partners as a Staff Accountant.
Jon is the son of Milt and Connie Kelly of Fisher, IL. He is the grandson of Bob and Marilyn Hockman of Quincy, IL and the late Floyd and Iva Kelly of Fisher, IL. Jon graduated from Fisher High School in 1999 and has a Masters in Education Administration. He is currently employed at Fisher Jr/Sr High School as the Assistant Principal.
The couple will marry on November 29, 2014, at Pear Tree Estate in Champaign, Illinois. Formal invitations have been sent.
Together with their parents, Julie McKibben and Johnathon Garrett are pleased to announce their engagement and upcoming marriage.
Julie is the daughter of Bruce and Debbie McKibben of Fairfield. She is the granddaughter of Russell and Ann Blackford of Fairfield and Charles and Shirley McKibben of Fairfield. Julie is a 2010 graduate of Fairfield Community High School, and a 2012 graduate of Frontier Community College with an Associate Degree in Nursing. She is employed at Clay County Hospital as a Registered Nurse and will complete her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree in February 2015.
Johnathon is the son of Patrick and Sonya Garrett of Flora. He is the grandson of Karl and Mary Hearn of Fairfield, and Glen and Alice Garrett of Fairfield. He is a 2010 graduate of Flora High School and will graduate in December 2014 with an Associates Degree in Information Systems Support from Frontier Community College. He is employed at North American Lighting in Flora.
The couple will marry on December 20, 2014 at First Christian Church in Fairfield. Formal invitations will be sent.
Together with their parents, Melissa Pollard and Lance Wise wish to announce their engagement and upcoming wedding. Melissa is the daughter of Stephanie Pollard Spencer and the late Wayne Pollard of Browns. She is the granddaughter of Ruth Fewkes and the late Harold Fewkes and the late Lloyd and Margaret Pollard of Albion. She is a 2007 graduate of Edwards County High School and a 2011 graduate of Wabash Valley College with a degree in Nursing. She is employed by the Good Samaritan Home and Rehab Center in Oakland City, Indiana as an Assistant Director of Nursing/Clinical Education Coordinator.
Lance is the son of Mary Weaver of Allendale and Gary Wise of Mt Carmel. He is the grandson of the late Bernard and Pauline Walter and the late George and Marjorie Wise. Lance graduated from Mt Carmel High School in 2005 and graduated from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale in 2009 with a degree in Ag Business economics. He is employed at the Lawrenceville Correctional Center as a Correctional Officer.
The couple will marry on October 18, 2014 at the Community Church of God in Mt Carmel with the reception following at the Eagles. Formal invitations have been sent.
Jessica Lynn Talbert and Eric Wade Smothers were married during a lakeside ceremony at the home of Jamie and Raven Smothers of Mill Shoals. Mindy Mark officiated the double ring ceremony at 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 14, 2014.
The bride and groom exchanged wedding vows under a whitewashed arbor draped in purple tulle, built by the bride’s father, with white rose petals scattered on the ground and a unity sand table covered with white satin covering and draped with purple tulle.
Jessica is the daughter of Scott and Janet Talbert of rural Geff. Paternal grandparents are Wesley and Katie Talbert of Granger, Ind., and formerly of Wayne City. Maternal grandparents are the late Leroy and Lydia Sams of rural Fairfield.
Eric is the son of Benny Smothers Jr. and Cara Beth Smothers and Bonnie Michelle Bullard Smothers of Mill Shoals. Paternal grandparents are Benny Smothers Sr. of Mill Shoals and Genie Smothers, also of Mill Shoals. Maternal grandparents are Roy and Connie Bullard of Mill Shoals.
The bride was given in marriage by her parents and was escorted by her father. She wore a white gown featuring a sweetheart bodice with side draping completely covered with lace over bridal satin.
The side-drape drape and subtle ruching created a slim and stunning silhouette. The gown was accented by a heavily beaded sash and a soft flowing sweep train. Her scalloped edge veil with bead and crystal motif was single tiered.
Her gown was accented with earrings, necklace and bracelet belonging to her late aunt, Glenna Atwood. Her hair featured a pin belonging to her maternal grandmother and was styled with a braid and bun on the side by Carolyn Dozier, aunt of the bride of rural Fairfield. Her makeup was done by Brandi Lamp, cousin of the bride, of Goreville.
The bride carried a bouquet of orchids, hydrangeas and roses in the colors of teal, purple and white. Sherri Pennington, cousin of the bride, of Cisne designed the bridal bouquet.
Matron of honor was Alysha Churchill, friend of the bride, of rural Fairfield. Bridesmaids were Roni Lamp of Thompsonville, Emily Sams of Johnsonville and Lacey Sams of Fairfield, all cousins of the bride.
The matron of honor and bridesmaids wore high-low regency-colored strapless chiffon dresses that featured a sweetheart bodice patterned after the bridal gown. The dresses featured split front detail and sheer hem giving the dresses a unique appeal.
The attendants’ bouquets, made by the bride, featured purple and blue hydrangeas, purple roses and white stephanotis. The matron of honor and bridesmaids gowns were accented with necklaces given to them as gifts from the bride.
Flower girl was Addison Churchill, niece of the bride and daughter of the matron of honor, of Fairfield. Ring bearer was Jackson Lamp, cousin of the bride, of Goreville. Programs were distributed by Amy Lynn Sams of Johnsonville; sprinkle bags were handed out by Gracie Atwood, of Fairfield, both cousins of the bride.
At the guest register was Tiffany Lamp, cousin of the bride, of Thompsonville. Guests were seated by Jason Talbert, brother of the bride, of rural Geff and Clint Atwood and Zachary Atwood, both cousins of the bride, and both of Fairfield
Zachary Smothers, brother of the groom, of Mill Shoals was best man. Groomsmen were Matt Brach of Barnhill and Jesse Vaughan of Fairfield, both friends of the groom and Justin Bullard, cousin of the groom, of Fairfield.
The groom and groomsmen wore gray tuxedoes with white shirts and regency –colored vests and ties. The boutonnieres and corsages were designed by Carolyn Dozier as were reception flower arrangements.
Following the wedding the newlyweds greeted guests at a dinner reception at Shreve’s Pumpkin Patch. The dinner was catered by Vicky Mugrage of Cisne. The cake table featured a three-tiered wedding cake topped with a miniature bride and groom, made by the bride’s mother, and a groom’s cake, made by the bride, with a Ford truck stuck in the mud and a Dodge truck giving the Ford a tow.
A rehearsal supper was hosted by Benny Jr. and Cara Beth Smothers on Friday, June 13, at the Mill Shoals Ruritan Building. The meal, featuring pulled pork and side dishes, was catered by Max Weaver of Big Boy BBQ. Desserts were made by Cara Beth Smothers and Genie Smothers.
The bride is employed as a registered nurse at Crossroads Hospital in Mt. Vernon. She graduated with an associate degree in nursing in 2013 from Frontier Community College in Fairfield. A 2005 graduate of Cisne High School, she received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern Indiana in Evansville in 2010.
A 2006 graduate of Fairfield Community High School, the groom is employed by Earl’s Tank Truck Service of Barnhill. The couple resides in Mill Shoals.
Melissa Lorayne McGuire of Washington, IL and James “Jimmy” Ridenour of Washington, IL plan to be married on September 27, 2014 in St. Patrick Catholic Church in Decatur, IL.
Sally and Daniel McGuire of Decatur are parents of the prospective bride. Her grandparents are Marie McGuire and the late Thomas McGuire and Stan and Lorayne Zwergel.
Carolyn and Aaron Ridenour of Mount Zion (former residents of Fairfield) are the parents of the prospective bridegroom. His grandparents are Dr. James and Shirley Hall and the late Wayne and Gladys Ridenour.
The future bride is a graduate of St. Teresa High School and Bradley University, Peoria. She is a communications representative at Caterpillar, Inc., in Peoria.
The future bridegroom is a graduate of Mount Zion High School and Illinois State University, Normal. He is a purchasing coordinator at Monsanto in Tremont.