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Friday, June 30, 2000

OC Options Gallery host exhibition

The Odessa College Options Gallery will host a photography exhibition, "New Mexico and Other Places: Photographs by Craig Varjabedian," July-Aug. 11.

The showing will feature 15 black and white landscape photographs by Santa Fe photographer Craig Varjabedian, who studied under noted landscape photographer Ansel Adams.

Varjabedian will present a gallery talk at 7 p.m., Monday, July 10.

The photographer's work has been featured in numerous collections, exhibitions and periodicals, prompting one critic to note that Varjabedian's northern New Mexico photographs provide not only beautiful images but also valuable artistic and historical viewpoints.

The Options Gallery is located in OC's Learning Resources Center. LRC summer hours are 7:30 a.m.-9 p.m., Monday-Thursday.

For more information contact Steve Goff, assistant professor of photography, at 335-6497.

Rodriguez named Rookie of Year in Texarkana

A former Reeves County Detention Center employee credits his training and experience gained locally for his recently being named Rookie of the Year at the Federal Correctional Institute of Texarkana, TX.

U.S. Bureau of Prisons employee Larry Rodriguez marked his first year with the South Texas prison in March of 2000. He received his commendation from the warden of the minimum to low security facility.

As a corrections officer, Rodriguez was required to attend a three-week-long, Federal Law Enforcement Camp in Glinco, GA.

Rodriguez left RCDC as Case Manager, a post he worked his way up to from correctional officer, mail room and transportation employee. He was employed as a transportation department officer for both the Reeves County Sheriffs Department and RCDC, during the department's transitional years. His local duties also included instructor for the facility's Certified Emergency Response Team and gained him Employee of the Month for August of 1998.

Born and raised in Pecos, Rodriguez received his education as a student of Pecos-Barstow-Toyah Independent School District. His parents are Larry and Annalee Rodriguez and grandparents, Ernest and Luisa Pargas.

He resides in Texarkana with wife Gilda and sons Jeremy and Matthew.

Pingleton named to Dean's List

The University of Oklahoma College of Nursing has announced its spring 2000 Dean's Honor Roll and Pecos resident Wendy Pingleton was named to the list.

To be eligible for the honor roll, undergraduate students working toward a bachelor's degree in nursing must have achieved a 3.5-to-4.0 grade point average for 12 or more credit hours.

The college offers degree programs on the OU Health Sciences Center Oklahoma City campus, the Schusterman Health Sciences Center at OU in Tulsa, and in Claremore, Lawton and Woodward.

Cox, Lowery exchange wedding vows in Lubbock

Kelly Blake Cox of Pecos and Matthew Doyle Lowery of Lubbock exchanged wedding vows on a beautiful afternoon in Lubbock. The ceremony and reception was held at Westmont Christian Church at 3 p.m., Saturday, June 17, with the uncle of the bride, Cloyce Cox of Brownwood officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Doug and Peggy Cox of Pecos and brother Clayton, also of Pecos. She is a 1996 graduate of Pecos High School and is currently attending Texas Tech University in Lubbock, and will receive a Bachelor's Degree in Multidisciplinary Studies in December 2000.

The bridegroom is the son of Jimmy Lowery and Terri Lowery, both of Lubbock. He is a 1994 graduate of Coronado High School in Lubbock and is employed by Federal Express in Lubbock.

The bride was escorted down the aisle by her father and given in marriage by both parents.

She wore a white Regal satin gown from the makers of Moonlight Collection. The gown was accented with a high sheath neck and Alencon lace to form a beautiful basque waist and capped fitted sleeves. The gown had a pyramid at the bottom tying in the gorgeous top full of pearls and sequins. The detachable chapel train left behind sparkles of the blushing bride. The bride chose a two tiered veil with a cord to define the beautiful veil that was complimented with pearls and sequins. She carried a cascade bouquet of two dozen white roses, accented with periwinkle and peach ribbons.

Corrie Fisher, of Pecos, was the bride's maid of honor. Friend, Jayme Brown from Austin, and cousin, Kim Roach, from Midland, both formerly from Pecos, served as bridesmaids. All were attired in floor-length periwinkle papell boutique satin/chiffon dresses and carried a clutch bouquet of peach roses with white babies breath.

The bridegroom wore a Christian Dior black dinner jacket over a white Metro Vest. The groomsmen also wore a black tuxedo over a light blue Metro Vest, which matched the bridesmaids' dresses. Friends served as the groomsmen, including Doug Bryan as best man, Kenneth Neece, and Dennis Marthinsen, all of Lubbock. Ushers were Clayton Cox of Pecos, brother of the bride, and friend Mr. Marthinsen of Lubbock, also wearing the same attire as the groomsmen.

The flower girl was Mollie Latham, cousin of the bride, of Keller, and Braxton McCarty, of Midland, serving as ring bearer, also a cousin of he bride. Special music was provided by soloist, Donna Jo of Lubbock, singing, "The Rose" and "From This Moment On."

Serving as registrars were Marissa Flemming and Jera Daniel, both from Midland, and both cousins of the bride. Other reception party members were friends of the bride which included, Brooke Adams, Michelle Roper, and Chancey Yates all of Lubbock and Mandy Hardwick of Alpine.

A rehearsal dinner was hosted Friday evening, June 16, by Terri Lowery which was held outside by the river at "The County Line" in Lubbock.

The couple will live in Lubbock following a trip to the Bahamas.

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