Weddings, Anniversaries, Engagements, Club Notes (Nov. 6)

Club Notes
Daughters of the Confederacy
The Ellen W. Jones chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy held their November meeting at Golden Acres with a covered dish luncheon at noon. Karen Allen and Margaret Smith served as hostesses.

A fall theme was carried out in decorations, using scarecrows, pumpkins, and fall leaves.

The president Janelle Foster called the meeting to order. Della Robernick was a guest. Jane Hillard and Shirley Clinginpeel helped with the opening ritual. Bess Jones gave the invocation. The secretary, Jan Ross read the minutes, and Nena Stratton, treasurer gave her report and the commemoration report.

The register, Margaret Smith, presented a membership certificate to Peg Kline for her grandaughter Lori O’Leary who could not be present.

Laura Nelson gave the day’s program. She made a trip to Manasas, Gettysberg and other battlefields. She played her keyboard and sang several songs of Civil War history and explained the purpose of the songs.

For the September meeting the group met for lunch then went to the home of Bill and Alta Dalley where they enjoyed the display of windmills. The group went to the home of Bess Jones for the meeting. Janelle Foster served as co-hostess. The president was assisted in the opening by Karen Allen, Bess Jones and Chesney Carter. The president presented the flag to the chapter made by John Pittsenbarties of Las Cruces. Refreshments were served.

Deberah Carruth of Olton, Texas and John Looper of Portales were joined in marriage Oct. 29, 2005 at Mainstreet Church of Christ in Olton.

The Reverend Mike Reed performed the Double Ring ceremony.

The maid of honor was Sherri Carruth and the bestman was Joshua Moore.

Ushers were Seth Carruth and John-Hayden McGill.

The flowergirl was Shalea Moore and Haylee McGill.

The couple will reside in Olton, Texas. The groom is retired from BNSF railroad.

Dan and Marsha Teel of Portales will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary on from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, 2005 at First United Methodist Church in Portales. The celebration is hosted by their children. The couple was married Nov. 14, 1980 in Portales, N.M. They have seven children and 12 grandchildren. He is an appliance repairman and she is the owner and operator of “My Little Red Caboose.” The celebration is open to friends and relatives. The family requests no gifts.

Grace Padilla-Riley of Longmont, Colo. formerly of Portales, and J.R. Trujillo of Longmont, Colo. announce their engagement and approaching marriage. The couple will exchange vows Nov. 19, 2005 at Spirit of Peace Catholic Church in Longmont, Colo. The bride-elect is an employee of Boulder County Judicial System, and the prospective groom is a self-employed landscaper. Grace is the daughter of the late Juan and Ernestina Padilla. Invitations have been sent.