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Fehrenbacher and Coleman to Wed



Together with their parents, Ryan Fehrenbacher and Sarah Coleman are pleased to announce their engagement and upcoming wedding.  

Sarah is the daughter of Marjorie and the late Rudy Coleman of Albion.  She is the granddaughter of Jack and Joyce Snidle of Albion.  Sarah is a graduate of Edwards County High School and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  Sarah is currently employed at Southeastern Illinois Counseling Centers, Inc. in Olney.  

Ryan is the son of Chris and Robin Eubank and John Fehrenbacher, all of Olney.  He is the grandson of Phillip and Donna Rose of Parkersburg and Margaret Fehrenbacher of Olney.  Ryan is a graduate of East Richland High School and Southern Illinois University, Carbondale.  Ryan is currently employed at Richland Memorial Hospital in Olney.  

The couple will marry on July 26, 2014 at Little Prairie Christian Church in Albion.  Formal invitations will be sent.  

Sandusky and Chambliss to Wed


Sandusky and Chambliss Wedding

Stephanie Maree’ Sandusky and Jacob Curtis Chambliss, along with their parents, wish to announce their engagement and upcoming wedding on May 10, 2014.

Stephanie is the daughter of William D. and Bobbie Sandusky of McLeansboro.  She is the granddaughter of Robert and Mary York and Bonnie and the late Bill Sandusky, all of McLeansboro.  Stephanie is a 2010 graduate of McLeansboro High School and a 2014 graduate of Rend Lake College, training to be an Occupational Therapy Assistant.

Jake is the son of Timothy and Tamara Chambliss of Wayne City.  He is the grandson of the Barbara and the late Melvin Chambliss of Wayne City and the late Carroll C, and Annabelle Draper of McLeansboro.  Jake is a 2008 graduate of Wayne City High School and Rend Lake College.  He is the owner of Chambliss Welding in Wayne City.

The couple plan to unite in marriage at 5:00 pm on May 10, 2014, on the Holy Grounds of McLeansboro First General Baptist Church.  A reception will follow in the church fellowship hall.  Should it rain, the ceremony will be moved into the Sanctuary of the Church.  Some invitations have been mailed, but all friends and family are invited to attend.


Webb and Buckles to Wed

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Together with their parents, Andrew Buckles and Annie Webb are pleased to announce their engagement and upcoming wedding.

 The bride to be is the daughter of Jerry and Debbie Webb of Fairfield and the granddaughter Beverly Shreve and the late William Shreve and Ray and Betty Webb.  Annie is a 2006 graduate of Fairfield Community High School and a 2010 graduate of Southern Illinois University, Carbondale.  Annie is currently employed at Gavilon Grain, LLC in Browns.

 Andrew is the son of David and Norma Buckles of Albion, grandson of Clyde and Loretta Buckles and the late Claudie and Sara Speir.  Andrew is a 2005 graduate of Edwards County High School and is a self employed carpenter.

 The couple is planning an outdoor ceremony on the evening of May 23, 2014 at the home of Lucas and Lauren Webb with a reception being held at Shreve’s Pumpkin Patch in Barnhill.  Formal invitations have been sent.


Colton Hutchcraft and Kendra Grimes

Hutchcraft and Grimes wedding picTogether with their parents, Colton Hutchcraft and Kendra Grimes are pleased to announce their engagement and upcoming wedding.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Randy and Lisa Vaughan of Fairfield.  Kendra graduated from Fairfield Community High School in 2010, and from McKendree University in December of 2013 with a bachelors in Sociology and a minor in Dance.  Kendra is currently employed at the Fairfield Banking Company, as well as the owner and teacher at the new Studio H, Dance, Tumble, and Cheer in Fairfield.

Colton is the son of John and Pam Hutchcraft of Fairfield.  Colton graduated from Fairfield Community High School in 2011, and from Olney Central College in 2012 with his welding certification.  Colton owns and operates his own welding business in Fairfield (Hutchcraft Welding and Repair).

The couple is planning a small family-only ceremony on June 7, 2014 to exchange their vows.  The ceremony will take place outdoors at the residence of Ron and Elaine Gardner in Barnhill, with a larger reception to follow.  Formal invitations will be sent.

Sarah Jane Vaughn and Joshua Taylor

Vaughn and Taylor wedding picSarah Jane Vaughn and Joshua Taylor Faber of Fairfield, along with their parents announce their engagement and upcoming wedding.

The prospective bride is the daughter of Mark and Dorothy Vaughn of Fairfield.  The future groom’s parents are Gary and Shelly Best of Cisne, and Travis Gaber of Alameda, CA.

The couple is planning a private ceremony and reception in May.  Formal invitations will be sent.

Stark and Morton To Wed

Amber Rose Stark and Eddie Leon Morton of Fairfield, IL are happy to announce their engagement and upcoming wedding.
Amber is the daughter of Ronald and the late Wilma Stark of Fairfield, IL. She is a 2006 graduate of Wayne City High School and a 2012 graduate of Kaskaskia College.  Amber is employed by Fairfield Memorial Hospital.
Eddie is the son of Ed Shelton of Fairfield, IL and Madge Morton of Norman, AR.   Paternal grandparents are Shirley and the late Fred Shelton of Wayne City, IL. and Betty and the late Al Thomas of Plano, IL. Maternal grandparents are Ocie Mae Morton and the late James Diggs of Norman, AR.  Eddie is employed at Kincaids.
Amber and Eddie are exchanging vows on June 21,  2014 at Sam Dale Lake in Johnsonville, IL.

Pennington and Mason Wed

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Laurel Pennington and Kevin Mason were united in marriage on October 19, 2013.  Spencer Meagher and Richard Brown performed the 3:00 p.m. ceremony at Red Brush Church in Louisville, IL.

Laurel is the daughter of Lawrence & Sherri Pennington of Cisne.  Kevin’s parents are Keith Mason and Donna Mason of Louisville.  Laurel’s Grandparents are Betty Pennington of Cisne, and Glen and Shirley Byars of Geff.

The bride chose colors of ivory, chocolate brown, yellow, orange, green and red.  The isle was adorned with cream pumpkins and ivory satin bows that draped to the floor.  A burlap runner was used down the isle.

The bride, given in marriage by her father, wore a lace strapped, satin corseted, ivory dress, embellished with crystal jewels, with a chapel length train.  She chose a blusher veil, with small crystal trim.  Her hand tied bouquet of red and orange roses, yellow and orange gerber daisies, green hydrangeas, orange, yellow, and burgandy mini calas, burgandy lilies and green hypericum berries, was stem wrapped with a sheer ivory ribbon.

Serving as Matron of Honor was Kellene Kinney of Fairfield.  Bridesmaids were Meg Yandell of Indiana, both friends of the bride,  Kelly Pratt of Mascoutah and Marissa Byars of Geff, cousins of the bride.  All of the attendants wore a straples, melon, sheer overlay, full length chiffon taffeta dress.  They were accented with a ruched scarf that hung free down the back.  The girls carried hand tied bouquets with the same flowers and colors of the brides.  All of the flower arrangements were made by the brides mother.  Emily Mason, daughter of the groom, was the flower girl.  Her dress was ivory rosettes, with an orange sash.

The Groom wore a black tuxedo with an ivory vest and tie.  The groom chose his cousin, Tony Degner of Lousiville as his best man.  Groomsmen were Wayne Woods and Vincent King of Flora, friends of the groom, and Justin Degner of Evansville, cousin of the groom.  Ushers were Andrew Pennington, brother of the bride, and John Neihls, friend of the bride and groom.  Serving as Ring Bearer was Brendon Mason, son of the groom.  The groomsmen were attired in black tuxes with melon vests and ties.

The Sanctuary was decorated with cream pumpkins, ivory mums and lanterns, staggered at different heights, setting on ivory burlap.  Flowers in the brides colors draped the lanterns.  Flower arrangements on pedistals and ferns adorned the communion table.

Pianist Kim Keyser played a medley of songs.  Friends of the bride, Kathy Young, Debbie Simpson and Valerie Brown sang “Going to the Chapel” as the bridal party entered.  Henry Pratt, cousin of the bride, carried a “Here Comes The Bride” sign, as Laurel began to enter the Sanctuary.  Cousins of the bride, Jay Meagher and Kelly Pratt sang “Captivate Us” during the ceremony.  They were accompanied by the bride’s Aunt, Cindy Meagher.

A dinner reception was held in the church fellowship hall.  The tables were covered with white table cloths and each had a burlap table runner.  Tables were decorated with mason jars and pumpkins, with fresh flowers in them.

The meal consisted of pulled pork, potato bar, baked beans and the bride’s fathers cole slaw.  Dessert was homemade pies.

The pie table was decorated with a ruffled burlap overlay.  Glass cake stands of different shapes and heights were used to showcase the many variety of pies.  The Bride and Groom cut their favorite pie.

The couple went on a Royal Caribbean Bahama Cruise for their honeymoon.

The couple resides in Flora.  Laurel is an E.R. Nurse at Clay County Hospital.  Kevin is an E.M.T. with Clay County Ambulance, and North Wayne Ambulance.  He is currently finishing classes for his Paramedic license.

Many cousins, Aunts and Uncles, friends and family came together and helped decorate, welcome guests, dress the bridal party, make pies, serve food, take pictures and videos, and clean up after the wedding.  The couple would like to thank everyone for making this day the most beautiful and special event.

Shryock and Stopher to Wed


Leah Marie Shryock of Newton, IL and Donovan Lee Stopher of Mt. Erie, IL are happy to announce their engagement and upcoming marriage.

 Leah is the daughter of Randy and Glenna Shryock of Newton. Grandparents are Glenn and Judi Frichtl, the late Monica Frichtl, and the late Raymond and Genevieve Shryock, all of Newton.  She is a 2009 graduate of Newton Community High School and will graduate from the School of Business at Eastern Illinois University in May of 2014 with degrees in Management and Finance.

 Donovan is the son of Bill and Tina Stopher of Mt. Erie. Grandparents are Norman and Delores McKinney of Mt. Erie, and the late Don and Violet Stopher of Cisne. Great-grandparents of the groom are Alberta and the late Virgil McKinney, and the late Russell and Lillie Yohe, all of Mt. Erie.  He is a 2009 graduate of Cisne Community High School and a December 2013 graduate from the School of Business at Eastern Illinois University with a degree in Management Information Systems. He is employed in the IT department of First Mid-Illinois Bank and Trust in Mattoon.

 Donovan and Leah will be married at 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 31, 2014, at Scott Avenue Christian Church, with a reception to follow at the Sunrise Community Center, all in Newton.


Kayla Ping & Kevin Murphy to Wed

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Together with their parents, Kevin and Kayla are pleased to announce their upcoming wedding.

Kayla is the daughter of Tiffany Minton, of Marseilles and Michael Ping of Aurora.

Kayla is a 2013 graduate of SIUC with a Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts. Kayla is employed by the Fairfield Area Development Commission serving as Economic Developer/Zoning Administrator for the City of Fairfield.

Kevin is the son of Bryon and Chris Murphy of Fairfield and the grandson of Ray and Sue Murphy of Fairfield and Mike and Sue Maculevics, of Geff.

Kevin is a 2012 graduate of SIUC where he obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture Sciences. He is currently employed on his family’s farm as a farmer north of Fairfield.

Kevin and Kayla will marry on March 6th, 2014 on the beach in Montego Bay, Jamaica. Their wedding reception will be held on May 24, 2014 at the Floral Hall in Fairfield. Formal invitations will be sent.


Murbarger and Johnson Wed


Kiersten Janelle Murbarger of Albion and Dustin Michael Johnson of Ramsey, Illinois exchanged vows on June 15, 2013. They were united in marriage at 4:00 p.m. at the West Village Christian Church north of Albion. Bro. Andy Whitten of El Dorado, Arkansas officiated the ceremony.



The bride is the daughter of Lonny and Valerie Murbarger of Albion, and granddaughter of Edwin and Lila Fewkes and Barb Lister, all of Albion. The groom is the son of Mrs. Jodi (Steven) Smith of Ramsey and Mr. David (Pam) Johnson of Mulberry. Dale and Judy Rhoads, Harold and Donna Johnson, Shirley Barenfanger, and Mrytle Kern, all of the Vandalia area, are Dustin’s grandparents.



Given in marriage by her parents and escorted by her father, the bride wore an ivory Fit-and-Flare dress, a Jasmine design with a sweetheart neckline. The bride chose a veil hemmed with clear rhinestones, which was intertwined with the french twist in her hair. Kiersten carried a bouquet of ivory hydrangeas. The stems were wrapped with a white handerchief which was borrowed from her grandmother, Lila Fewkes, and had belonged to her great-grandmother, Evelyn Hocking.



The maid of honor was Sadie Murbarger, sister of the bride. Bridesmaids included Hallie Murbarger, sister of the bride, Jenna Turpin, friend of the bride, Jamie Hagan, Kate Jenkins, and Jill Hancock, friends of the bride who attended Lincoln Christian University with her. All of the young ladies wore knee-length coral dresses, and the bodices were wrapped differently for each bridesmaid. They carried bouquets of baby’s breath, which were designed by Nathan Gentz of The Watering Can in Albion. Elaina Hagy, cousin of the groom, was the flower girl. She wore an ivory, floor-length dress with a fitted bodice. She carried a white basket and dropped white and coral rose petals as she walked down the aisle.



Spencer Carrell, friend of the groom, Ramsey, IL, was the best man. Groomsmen were Kris Hageman, Tevis Gaylord, Justin Hagan, Sean Crocker, and Ben Harrison, all friends of the groom from Lincoln Christian University. They all wore a silver tux, white shirt, a coral vest, and a coral tie.



Michael Aaron, cousin of the bride, and Jeremy Cook, cousin of the groom, were ushers. Samantha Eller and Bailey Smith, sisters of the groom, were guestbook attendants. Lauren and Matthew Hagy and Andrew Kelly passed out bags of edible rice to throw at the bride and groom.



Sherrie Turpin, friend of the bride, was the piano accompanist during the wedding. Beautiful pictures were taken throughout the day by Lindsay McDonald.



Following the ceremony, a buffet dinner was served and a dance took place at the Mt. Zion Community Building southwest of Albion.


Friends and family from Arkansas, Alabama, Illinois, Missouri, and Indiana attended Kiersten and Dustin’s wedding.



Following their wedding, the couple enjoyed a honeymoon in Destin, Florida. They resided in El Dorado, Arkansas until November while Dustin did his youth ministry internship. Dustin is now working in Springfield, Illinois.

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