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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.


Nicole Dozier and Cody Currier

wedding_dozier weddingNicole Dozier and Cody Currier were united in marriage on December 29th, 2012 at the First Christian Church in Fairfield, IL.

Nicole is the daughter of Kim Dozier and the late Greg Dozier. She is also the step-daughter of Shannon Fry. She is the granddaughter of Carroll and Reva Dozier.

Cody is son of Jacque Currier. He is the grandson of Jim Hutchcraft and the late Mary Hutchcraft.

 After the beautiful wedding and reception Cody and Nicole went on their honeymoon to the Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville, TN.

Pictures taken by AimeeFrances Photography


Dana Coles and Keith Gingerich

wedding_gingerichsDana Coles and Keith Gingerich were united in marriage on November 17th, 2012 at the Vineyard Church in Sullivan, Illinois.  Dana is the daughter of David and Joy Coles of Ellery, granddaughter of Ina Lee Sample and the late Delmar Sample of Ellery and the late Glenn and Helen Coles.  Keith is the son of Steve and Karen Gingerich of Sullivan, grandson of Elva and Sovilla Gingerich of Sullivan, Sam and Dorothy Herschberger of Arthur, and great grandson of Fannie Mast of Arthur.

The Gingerichs had a fall themed wedding decorated with pumpkins, orange roses, and sunflowers.  Melinda Jones—friend of the bride was the Maid of Honor, while Steven Kramer—friend of the groom served as Best Man.  Other bridal party attendees were Niki Greathouse—sister of the bride, Lesa York—sister of the bride, Emily Perkins—cousin of the bride, Kyle Gingerich—brother of the groom, Eric Gingerich—brother of the groom, and Jeryl Beachy—friend of the groom.  Wyatt and Cody Greathouse—nephews of the bride served as ring bearers and Heidi and Shiloh Beadles—nieces of the bride were the flower girls.

A dinner and reception were held at Arthur Christian School in Arthur following the ceremony.

The couple honeymooned in Orange Beach, Alabama.

They currently reside in Arthur, Illinois.


Tara Kay Nale and Jordan Russell Fewkes

wedding_fewkes naleTara Kay Nale and Jordan Russell Fewkes were married on Saturday, November 10, 2012, at the Little Prairie Christian Church in Albion, Illinois.

Tara is the daughter of Brad and Tami Nale.  She is the granddaughter of Gill Medler and the late Kay Medler of West Salem and Kent & Sue Nale of Albion.
Jordan is the son of Junior and Kim Fewkes of Albion.  He is the grandson of Ruth and the late Harold Fewkes of Albion and the late Allen & Dora Fleming.

Following the ceremony, a dinner and dance reception was held at The Castle at Windsor Oaks Inn in Grayville.

The couple honeymooned in the Dominican Republic.   They currently reside in Albion, Illinois.

Photo by: Alisha Simms Photography


Hayley McGuire and Tom Verheyen

wedding_Hayley EngagementHayley McGuire, daughter of Mick and Denise McGuire of Fairfield IL, announces her engagement to Tom Verheyen, son of Glen and Diana Verheyen of Beardstown, IL.

Hayley is 2004 FCHS Grad, she received her bachelors degree in Recreation Administration from the University of Tenn in 2008 and a Masters Degree in Sports Management from University of Tenn in 2011. She is currently employed at The City of Edwardsville as Assistant Recreation Coordinator.

Tom is a 2000 graduate of Beardstown High School. He received his bachelors degree in Physical Education from SIU-E in 2004. He is currently employed as Branch Director at the Edwardsville YMCA.

Hayley is the granddaughter of Joyce Dalton and the Late Jim Dalton, the Late Tom and Vonnie McGuire, of Fairfield IL.

A March 2, 2013 wedding is planned at Edwardsville at the LeClaire Christian Church.


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