Debbie and Phil Gillespie of Levelland, Texas, along with Roger and Donna Stevens of Sparks, Nev. announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Kayla K’mille Stevens of Portales to Joshua Price Baker, of Amarillo, Tex., son of Kerry and Ruth Baker of Amarillo, Texas.
The couple will exchange vows June 4, 2005 at 2 p.m. at Starlight Canyon in Amarillo, Texas, with the reception following.
The bride-elect is a 2005 graduate of Eastern New Mexico University. She is employed at Portales Recreation Center.
The prospective groom is employed at Backyard Adventures in Amarillo, Texas.
Ed Charley of Round Rock, Texas announces the engagement of his daughter, Amy Louise Charley, to Matthew Brooks, son of Harold and Cyndi Brooks of Portales.
The wedding will be at the First Baptist Church in Georgetown, Texas on May 21, 2005. A reception will be held for the couple this summer in Portales.
The bride-elect is a 2004 graduate of Texas Tech University and is employed as a manager of a Walgreen’s in Austin, Texas.
The prospective groom is a 2004 graduate of Texas Tech University and is currently attending law school at Texas Wesleyan University in Fort Worth, Texas.
Preston and Cathy Lenard of Portales are celebrating 25 years of marriage.
They were married April 19, 1980 in Rome, N.Y. at the Free Methodist Church.
They are renewing their vows on April 16, 2005 at 7 p.m. at the Church of God on E. Amazon (at the north end of the high school) with a reception will following in the fellowship hall.
All friends are welcome.
J.T. and Lillie Belle Toombs of Portales are celebrating their 65th anniversary on Sunday.
The two were married April 10, 1940 in Portales. No celebration is planned.
United Daughters of the Confederacy
The Ellen W. Jones Chapter of the United Daughters of the confederacy held their April meeting in the dining room of Roosevelt General Hospital.
Jane Hilliard and Bess Jones served as hostesses for the noon luncheon. They covered the tables in orchid tablecloths, ceramic Easter eggs, baskets filled with flowers decorated the tables. The favors were eggs filled with candy in a nest on mirrors.
The president, Janelle Foster, called the meeting to order and welcomed the eighteen present. She thanked the hostesses and introduced the guests, Della Kobernick, Irma and Wayne Mize.
Peg Kline and Vickie Marshall assisted the president with the Ritualistic Opening. Robbie Wicker gave the invocation. Recording secretary Jan Ross read the minutes and Nena Stratton gave the treasurer’s report.
Corresponding secretary Peg Kline read a letter from Chloe Mitchell, a member now living in Clinton, Okla. The president presented member Flora Witherspoon with a Life Membership certificate since she was 90 on April 3. Witherspoon expressed her thanks to the group.
Juanita Johnson gave a report for the scholarship committee. The group voted to endorse the Sons of Confederate Veterans, who gave the program. Mr. Mize was dressed in his Confederate uniform, complete with a canteen and knap-sack. He gave some highlights of the Civil War, also the part New Mexico played in the war. A question and discussion followed the program.
The quote for the day was “True nobility comes of the gentle heart.”
The May meeting will be in Clovis at the Holiday Inn and John Pittensberger will give the program.