Oct. 23 Births, Birthdays, Engagements, Honors

Cody and Ashley Varnell of Portales are the parents of a 7 pound 1.9 ounce girl born on Sept. 26, 2005 at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. Saylor Paige Varnell is the only child of the Varnell’s. The grandparents are Jamie and Suzanne Cooper of Portales and Dale Varnell of Rogers.

The family of Dorris Bourlon invites you to attend her 80th birthday celebration with an open house on Sunday, Oct. 30 from 2 – 4:30 p.m. at 820 Craig Ave. in Texico.

Sam and Rita Southard of Elida announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Samantha BreAnn Southard to Cody Allan Spiva, son of Tim and Holly Spiva of Vega, Texas.

The couple will exchange vows Nov. 19, 2005 at Faith Christian Family Church in Clovis. Samantha is the granddaughter of Leroy Radcliff and the late Luava Radcliff of Elida and also of the late Jim and Jean Southard of Kenna. Cody is the grandson of Henry and Reba Spiva of Winnsboro, Texas and the late Frank and JoAnn Wells of McKinney, Texas.


Gary and Janice Brownell of Roswell announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Melissa Nicole of Dallas, Texas, to Joel Harrison of Dallas, Texas, son of Stan and Melanie Harrison of Portales.

The couple will exchange vows at 7 p.m. Nov. 5, 2005 at Waymaker Church in Roswell. The reception will be at the Roswell Convention Center.

The bride-elect is a 2001 graduate of Goddard High School. She is employed as a manager at Palm Beach Tan.
The prospective groom is a 2003 graduate of Texas Tech University. He is employed at Wells Fargo Financial.

The ceremony and reception are open to friends and relatives.

Adrienne Coe, 19, of Rogers was named to the “2005 Young Women of Promise” list released in the October issue of New Mexico Woman magazine.

According to the magazine the list is selected each year from nominations based on the women’s spirit and hard work in their community. Ten women were selected from around the state.

Coe, the daughter of Wayne and Donna Tivis, is a 2005 graduate of Elida High School who is currently attending New Mexico State University where she is studying animal science. She was Roosevelt County Fair Queen and has been active in FFA, 4-H, Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Business Professionals of America.

She was nominated by Alta Elder, who noted her involvement with 4-H, where she initiated an Adopt-a-Grandparent program as well as the Community Block Grant committee, Meals on Wheels and volunteer work at a veterinary clinic as highlights of her public service.