Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Shumaker
Kenneth Shumaker and Rosemary (Phillips) Shumaker of Granberry, Texas, and formerly of Marshall, Ill., were married Sept. 13, 1962.
Please join us to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012, in the fellowship hall of Clarksville Baptist Church at Clarksville, Ill. We will renew our vows at 2 p.m. Your presence is our gift.
Rosemary is retired from the Illinois State Police. Kenneth is retired after 18 years at J.I. Case.
They have two daughters, Theresa Monroe (Charles) of Lipan, Texas, and the late Yvette Shumaker. They also have five grandsons, Levi (Jamie) Parker of Mansfield, Texas, Kyle Bumpus of El Paso, Texas, Jacob Monroe of Pampa, Texas, Millis and Andrew Monroe of Weatherford, Texas; two great-grandsons, Isaac and Ethan Parker; and one great-granddaughter, Michelle Tennessee.
Mr. and Mrs. John Stiegelbauer
John and Alta Stiegelbauer celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on Aug. 16, 2012. Cards are welcomed and may be sent to 575 Farrington St., Terre Haute, IN 47807.
The Stiegelbauers were married in St. Benedict Catholic Church.
Alta is retired from Heavy Duty Truck Parts after 41 years. John retired from Hulman & Co. after 47 years.
John and Alta have two children, Patty Heinig (Mark) of Kokomo and Mike Stiegelbauer (Patty) of Terre Haute.
The couple will celebrate with a special family dinner with their two children, three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Mr. and Mrs. Ric Gansz
Ric Gansz and Debi LeMay Gansz of Terre Haute observed their 25th wedding anniversary on Aug. 15, 2012. The also celebrated with a trip to Gatlinburg, Tenn., and the Smokies, as they did on their honeymoon.
They were married Aug. 15, 1987, at East Glenn Assembly of God Church by the Rev. Larry Riley.
Debi is employed by the city of Terre Haute. Ric retired from the Air Force in 1997, worked 14 years at Newport Chemical Depot, and is now employed by Sunset Harbor in Terre Haute.
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Miller
Paul and Mary Miller of Blackhawk, Ind., will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012.
Cards are welcome and may be sent to: 6698 E. Rudisell Drive, Terre Haute, IN 47802.
Mrs. Miller is the former Mary Evelyn Williams of Clarksville, Tenn. Paul is a retired farmer who has resided in the Blackhawk area all of his life. They both continue to enjoy living on the family farm, as well as collecting and restoring farm antiques.
Paul and Mary have three children, Greg Miller and wife Mary of Newburgh, Ind., Lisa Schaefer and husband Jim of Evansville, Ind., and Julie Miller of Bloomington, Ind. They also have two grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Shumaker
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TRIED 'N' TRUE: Fix this Oven Fried Chicken ahead of time
When my brother Gary’s wife got breast cancer, he needed something he could fix ahead of time to throw into the oven when it was time to fix supper after Kathy’s treatments.
‘Tipping the Scales’ brown bag on weight management
There will be another Vigo County Public Library Brown Bag event, “Tipping the Scales in Your Favor: Tips and Tricks for Weight Management!” at 12:10 p.m. Thursday at the main branch.
The featured speaker will be health expert Jackie Baumann.
MILITARY NOTES: Published June 16, 2013
Pvt. Jeffrey M. Hall has completed U.S. Army basic training and advanced infantry training at Fort Benning, Ga.
Valley women, teens to compete in Miss Indiana pageants
Beginning today, young women from across Indiana will gather to begin competition for the titles of Miss Indiana and Miss Indiana’s Outstanding Teen.
Community Foundation seeks Wish List participants
It’s not too early to start planning for the holidays. The Wabash Valley Community Foundation invites all nonprofit organizations to participate in the 2013 Holiday Wish List.
ANNIVERSARIES: Published June 16, 2013
Mr. and Mrs. William Latta
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Mr. and Mrs. William Taylor
Mr. and Mrs. Ken Whitkanack
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ENGAGEMENT: Published June 16, 2013
Fit for a King: Couple opens Clayshire Castle as bed and breakfast in rural Bowling Green
There aren’t too many castles around the Wabash Valley, but now there is one worth checking out. Sit back and relax, and let me tell you the story of the Clayshire Castle and Lord Douglas and Lady Josephine. It’s a modern day fairy tale complete with, yes, a castle.
GRAPE SENSE: Some think Chardonnay is next big thing in northwest wine
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TRIED ’N’ TRUE: A Bar-B-Que recipe from my brother, Mark
My brother Mark lives in California. He does a lot of cooking. Both of my brothers are great cooks. (I’m the oldest of all my siblings.) Mark gave me the Bar-B-Que recipe.
Military Note: Published June 9, 2013
Michael “Scott” McIntyre is a 2012 graduate of Martinsville High School in Martinsville, Ill. He arrived at Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego on Feb. 25, and he graduated as a Marine on May 24.
Anniversary listings: June 9, 2013
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Irwin
Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Kirk
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Patterson
You’re invited to Knit in Day
The Terre Haute yarn shop River Wools is sponsoring a World Wide Knit in Public Day from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday at Max Ehrmann Plaza, at Seventh Street and Wabash Avenue.
Engagement listings: June 9, 2013
Program helps with spaying/neutering
Spay-Neuter Services of Indiana is sponsoring a low-cost spay/neuter program to benefit local pet owners.
Birthday listing: June 9, 2013
John Matthew Pine will celebrate his 90th birthday from 2 to 4 p.m. today with an open house at Emmanuel United Methodist Church, 6076 U.S. 150 in West Terre Haute.
Discuss American Indian genealogy
Charles G. Hill will present “Is There an Indian Princess in Your Family? An Introduction to Native American Research” at the Wabash Valley Genealogy Society meeting on Monday at the Vigo County Public Library.
Vectren donates to Vigo CASA Kids
Vectren Foundation in Evansville is looking out for the best interest of Vigo County youth through a $1,500 grant to the Child Enrichment Fund of Vigo County CASA Kids.
Excellence in Public Service Series seeks applicants
The Richard G. Lugar Excellence in Public Service Series is seeking applicants from across Indiana for its 2013-2014 Class.
Learn organ/tissue registry details
Liz Hager, regional coordinator for the Illinois Secretary of State’s organ/tissue donor program, will be at Marshall Public Library on Wednesday to provide information about the organ/tissue donor registry.
Tree guide sales benefit organization
The Arbor Day Foundation booklet, “What Tree Is That?” helps in identifying trees in a simple, step-by-step process. The booklet is available for a $5 donation to the nonprofit tree-planting organization.
Meet, talk with Valley ham radio operators
Despite the Internet, cell phones, email and modern communications, every year many people find themselves in the dark. Tornadoes, fires, storms, ice and even the occasional cutting of fiber optic cables leave people without the means to communicate. In these cases, Amateur Radio is valuable.
Register for Fourth of July pageants
Registration for Montezuma’s Fourth of July “Miss Independence” and “Princess” pageants is set for 5 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday at the Montezuma Firehouse.
2013 Farm Progress Show scheduled for Aug. 27-29
The 2013 Farm Progress Show takes place Aug. 27-29 in Decatur, Ill. The exhibit field is open to visitors from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday.
Educational/Family Services receives award for literacy efforts
On April 26, Educational/Family Services in West Terre Haute was awarded the Edward N. Howard Literacy Award by the Wabash Valley Literacy Coalition.
Writing contest for residents of Clark, Crawford counties
Residents with an interest in creative writing have an opportunity to win $500 as part of the James Jones Lincoln Trail Creative Writing Contest.
Funds for wetland conservation programs available
The Natural Resources Conservation Service in Indiana is accepting applications from landowners interested in the Wetlands Reserve Program and the Wetlands Reserve Enhancement Program.
1975-76 Hoosiers launch commemorative products
Players from the 1975-76 Indiana Hoosiers NCAA Men’s Division I Tournament championship basketball team have launched a commemorative branded line of products; a portion of the proceeds will benefit four nonprofit organizations.
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