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Litherland and Blankenbaker to Wed

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Dr. Mark and Teresa Litherland of Albion, Illinois are happy to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Katie Litherland, to Jason Blankenbaker, son of Dan and Vicky Blankenbaker of Robinson, Illinois.

Katie graduated from Edwards County High School in 2007 and received her Associates in Science and Arts in 2008.  She received a Bachelor of Science from Eastern Illinois University in Communication Disorders and Sciences.  Katie is currently finishing her Master’s of Science degree in Speech Language Pathology at Eastern Illinois University.  She will graduate May 4, 2013.

Jason graduated from Robinson High School in 2002.  He received a Bachelor of Science in History and a minor in Social Sciences from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and a Master’s in Educational Administration from Eastern Illinois University.  Jason is currently employed at Oblong Grade School as a Junior High Science teacher.  He also coaches football, basketball and track.

Katie and Jason will be married on May 25, 2013 at Highland Church of Christ in Robinson, IL.  Formal Invitations are being sent.


Amanda Hanson and Trenton Watson

trenton watsonTogether with their parents, Amanda Dawn Hanson and Trenton David Watson are pleased to announce their engagement and upcoming marriage!

Amanda is the daughter of Danny and Michele Iverson of Ellery and the granddaughter of Elizabeth Boewe and the late Marion Boewe of West Salem and Fred and Lena Iverson of Albion.

Trenton is the son of David and Brenda Watson of Fairfield and the grandson of Virginia Ellis and the late Lowell Ellis of Fairfield and Raymond Watson and the late Daisy Watson of Fairfield.

Amanda is a homeschool graduate and is currently employed at the Albion Veterinary Clinic.

Trenton is a 2003 graduate of Fairfield Community High School. He attended Frontier Community College where he obtained an Associate Degree in Applied Science. He is currently self-employed training Standardbred racehorses.

The couple will marry on May 11th, 2013 at Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Fairfield.

Formal invitations will be sent.


Jenny Tannahill and John Brown

jennytannahillLila and Harold Flexter along with Joe Tannahill and Darlene Pollard of Cisne are proud to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Jenny Marie Tannahill to John Robert Brown, son of Kevin and Tammy Brown of Crane, MO.

Jenny graduated from Cisne Community High School in 2002 and received her Associates of Science and Arts Degree at Frontier Community College in 2004. She is currently a member of the Joint Active Systems Team at the Bonutti Clinic Reasearch Center in Effingham, IL.

John graduated from Crane Community High School in 2001 and attended the College of the Ozarks in Missouri. He now works with Stevens Industries located in Teutopolis, IL.

Jenny is the granddaughter of Lyle and Marjorie Allen of Johnsonville, IL and the late Ted and Lorene Tannahill of Cisne and the great granddaughter of Pearl Burroughs of Johnsonville. John is the grandson of the late John L. and Bonetta Brown of Crane, Sandy Black of Kansas City, MO and the Late Robert Savage.

John and Jenny will marry on April 13, 2013 at Sam Dale Lake in Johnsonville, IL. Reception to follow in the large gray building east of Johnsonville. Invitations have be sent.


Nicole Fyie and Jared Vaughn

vaughn weddingJay and Lisa Fyie of Fairfield, IL are proud to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Nicole Lorene Fyie to Jared Austin Vaughn, son of Brad and Martha Vaughn of Fairfield, IL.

Nicole graduated from Fairfield Community High School in 2002 and received her Bachelor of Science Degree from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2006. She obtained her Medical Degree from University of Illinois at Rockford in 2010 and is currently completing her third year of Family Medicine Residency at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, IN.
Jared graduated from Fairfield Community High School in 2001 and received his Associate’s Degree from Frontier Community College in 2002.  He obtained his Degree in Mortuary Science from Worsham College of Mortuary Science in 2003.  He owns Johnson & Vaughn Funeral Home in Fairfield.

Nicole is the granddaughter of Patricia McNeill & the late Robert McNeill and the late Herbert & Lorene Fyie.  Jared is the grandson of Bob & Thelma Johnson and Eldo & the late Phyllis Vaughn of Fairfield.

Jared and Nicole will marry on July 13, 2013 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Evansville, IN.  Formal invitations will be sent.


Sarah Sneed and Derek Moore

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Together with their parents, Sarah Renee Sneed and Derek Wayne Moore are pleased to announce their engagement and upcoming marriage.

Sarah is the daughter of Don and Lea Sneed of Bluford, IL.  She is the granddaughter of Minnie Sneed and the late Marion Sneed; and Murvin and Virginia McCord of Wayne City, IL.  Sarah is a 2005 graduate of Webber Township High School.  She obtained her Associate of Arts and Science Degrees at Rend Lake College in 2007.  She attended Eastern Illinois University where she obtained a Bachelors Degree in Elementary and Middle Level Education in 2009.  She is currently a first grade teacher at Bluford Grade School.

 Derek is the son of Jeff and Karen Moore of Bonnie, IL.  He is the grandson of Terry and Connie Moore and Wayne and Brenda Kash of Bonnie, IL.  Derek is a 2006 graduate of Mount Vernon Township High School.  He obtained his Associates Degree in Applied Sciences at Rend Lake College in 2008.  After graduation he returned to the family farm and currently owns and operates Moore Seed Supply.

The couple will marry on August 3, 2013 at the Ina Freewill Baptist Church with a dinner and dance reception to follow at the Rend Lake Resort.


Bethany Clodfelter and Lucas Moore

bethanyclodfelterTogether with their parents,  Bethany Clodfelter and Lucas Moore are excited to announce their engagement and upcoming marriage.

Bethany is the daughter of Ed and Carolyn Clodfelter of Parkersburg, Illinois.  She is the granddaughter of the late Raymond & Verity Clodfelter and the late Lowell & Norma Henderson.  After graduating from Edwards County High School in 2009,  she attended Wabash Valley Junior College and obtained an Associate Degree in 2010.  Bethany earned her Bachelor’s Degree in 2012, majoring in Elementary Education.  Presently, she substitutes in the Edwards County Schools and is a part-time employee for Citizens National Bank of Albion.

Lucas is the son of Russell and Dena Moore of Ellery, Illinois.  He is the grandson of Leroy & Betty Moore and the late Leroy & Dorothy Pope.  Lucas was also a 2009 graduate from Edwards County High School then attended Wabash Valley Junior College.  He earned an Associate Degree in Advanced Manufacturing in 2011.  Currently, he is an employee of Racster Commercial Mowing and Landscaping in Mt. Carmel, Illinois.

A July 6, 2013 wedding is planned. Formal invitations have been sent.

Photo by: Mark Stevens Photography


Ashlee Foley and Kyle Strole

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Ashlee Dawn Foley, 24 of Fairfield and Kyle Edwin Strole,  25 of McLeansboro, announce their engagement and up coming wedding. Ashlee is the daughter of Vince and Shelley Wodicker of Fairfield and Brain and Mindy Foley of Norris City and Goddaughter of Paula and Kelly Karcher of McLeansboro.  She is a 2007 graduate of Fairfield Community High School and currently is employed at Trade Industries in McLeansboro.  Kyle is the son of Kevin and Karen Strole and Evenlyn Riley from McLeansboro.  He is a 2006 graduate of McLeansboro High School and is employed at Irvin’s Italiana in McLeansboro.  The couple is planning an April 20, 2013 wedding at the TurningPoint Church of God in McLeansboro.  They will reside in McLeansboro.


Rachelle Ann Gillard and Nicholas Anthony Zdan

wedding_zdan engagementSteven and Maretta Gillard of Mt.Erie are proud to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Rachelle Ann Gillard to Nicholas Anthony Zdan, son of Stan and Paula Zdan of Cisne.

Rachelle is the granddaughter of Eddie & Shelby Gillard of Mt.Erie and the late Bill & Marie Krug of Mt.Erie. Rachelle graduated from Cisne High School in 2008 and received her Associate’s in Applied Science and Arts from Frontier Community College in December 2009. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Fashion Merchandising with a minor in Marketing from Southern Illinois University Carbondale in May 2012.

Nick is the grandson of Stan & Ann Zdan of Cisne and Ronald & Charlotte Aissie of Carterville.
Nick graduated from Cisne High School in 2008, started at Frontier Community College then transferred to Southern Illinois University Carbondale in 2009. Nick joined the United States Air Force and graduated from Basic Training in September 2012. Following his graduation, Nick has been to Keesler AFB in Biloxi, Mississippi for the first half of his Avionic Tech School training and is currently finishing up the second half at Sheppard AFB in Wichita Falls, Texas.

Nick and Rachelle plan to exchange their vows April 27th, 2013 at the Enterprise United Methodist Church. The couple will be stationed at Hurlburt Field AFB in Mary Esther, Florida. Formal invitations will be sent.


Charsie Haygood and Micheal Nealey

wedding_haygood engagementTogether with their parents, Charsie Haygood and Micheal Nealey announce their engagement and upcoming wedding.

Charsie is the daughter of David and Loretta Haygood of Fairfield, Illinois. She is the granddaughter of Mort and the late LeeAnn Dibble of South Haven, MI and Mary and the late Ford Haygood of Harrisburg, AR.

The bride-to-be is a 2009 graduate of Fairfield Community High School and will graduate in May with her BSN-RN from Lakeview College of Nursing.

Micheal is the son of Brent and April Nealey of Salem, Illinois. He is the grandson of Bob and Lavon Pitts of O’Fallon, IL, Lee Otis and Patricia Butler of Sparta, TN, and Bill Nealey of Waterloo, IL.

The prospective groom is a 2005 graduate of Carlyle Community High School and obtained his BA in Psychology from Southern Illinois University Carbondale in 2010. He is currently employed by Southwestern Illinois Correctional Center as a Substance Abuse Counselor.

The couple will marry June 8, 2013 at Hermann Hill, Hermann, Missouri. Formal invitations will be sent.


Bobbi Petet and Dan Ochs

wedding_bobbi petetTogether with their parents, Bobbi Petet and Dan Ochs are excited to announce their engagement and upcoming marriage.

Bobbi is the daughter of Debbie Petet & Gary Organ of McLeansboro, IL and Robert Petet & Carol Beccue of Fairfield, IL. She is the granddaughter of Ray & Betty McCullough of Fairfield, IL and the late James & Delma Petet of Kansas City, MO.  She is a 2007 graduate of Fairfield Community High School and obtained her Associate Degree from Wabash Valley College in 2009 and Bachelor’s Degree in Plant and Soil Science from Southern Illinois University of Carbondale in 2011.  Bobbi is currently employed as a Team Dealer Manager for Beck’s Hybrids.
Dan is the son of Paul & Kay Ochs of Newton, IL.  He is the grandson of the late Lester & Pauline Ochs of Newton, IL and the late Earl & Marie Meinhart of Wheeler, IL.  He is a 2006 graduate of Newton Community High School and obtained his Associate Degree from Lake Land College in 2008 and Bachelor’s Degree in Agribusiness Economics from Southern Illinois University of Carbondale in 2010.  Dan is currently employed in production at Agreliant Genetics.

Bobbi and Dan will exchange wedding vows on February 9th, 2013 at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Newton, IL.

Formal invitations have been sent.


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