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Thursday, Nov. 13, 1997

Arredondo, Garibay exchange wedding vows

Hilda Garibay

Hilda Isabel Arredondo and Tony Garibay, III, exchanged
wedding vows at 2 p.m., on Sept. 27, in Holy Angels Catholic
Church in San Angelo with Reverend Serran R. Braun, a friend
of the couple, officiating. The couple wed in the same
church that they met.

The happy bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Felipe
Arredondo of Pecos. Mr. Arredondo is Reeves County
Commissioner for Precinct 1. The bride graduated from Pecos
High School and Angelo State University, with a B.S. in
education. She is currently employed by Concho Valley
Council of governments and as an emergency communications

The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Antonio Garibay, Jr.
of El Paso. He is a graduate of El Paso High School and is
currently a U.S. Border Patrol Agent.

Maid of honor for the event was Cristina Rodriguez, of
Odessa, sister of the bride. Bridesmaids were Martha
Garibay, the groom's sister, of El Paso and Lydia Arredondo,
bride's sister, of Oceanside, Calif.

Bianca Arredondo, the bride's niece, of Odessa, was flower
girl for the occasion and ring bearer was Philip Price
Arredondo, nephew of the bride of Round Rock.

Serving as best man was David Lopez, of El Paso, a friend
of the groom. Groomsmen were Gilbert Arredondo, of Round
Rock, brother of the bride and Serjio Franco, of El Paso, a
friend of the groom. Ushers were David Arredondo of Odessa
and Jaime Arredondo, of Pecos, the bride's brothers.

The bride wore an off the shoulder ivory wedding dress. The
train was beaded in pearls and sequins and was a Cathedral
train. The dress was imported for this special occasion.

The bridesmaids dresses were purple floor length dresses.
They carried yellow roses with a spray of Baby's Breath. The
maid of honor wore an off-white floor length dress. She also
carried a yellow rose. The flower girl carried a silver bell
which she rang as she walked in and out of the church. She
wore a white long dress.

The church and reception hall were decorated by Creations
by Rafael. the church had baskets of yellow roses and Baby's
Breath. The pews all had tulle with gardenias and yellow

Roy Contreras provided the special music.

A barbeque was held on Friday night before the wedding for
the couples family and friends coming in from out of town.
On Saturday after the wedding a catered dinner was provided
for at Goodfellow Air Force Base-Officers Club with over 350
guests attending. On Sunday the couple provided lunch at the
bride's house for family and friends. They had up to 100
guests. The couple arranged and sponsored all the wedding

Following a trip to Hawaii, the couple plan to make their
home in San Angelo.

Rayos, Orona announce December wedding

Miguel and Lupe Rayos announce the engagement and
approaching marriage of their daughter, Brenda Marie to
Private Roger Juarez Orona.

The future groom is the son of Frank and Susie Orona of
Pecos. He is a 1996 graduate of Pecos High School and is
currently Fort Benning, Ga., serving in the U.S. Army.

The bride to be is 1994 graduate of Pecos High School and
attended Angelo State University in San Angelo.

The couple plan to wed Dec. 20, at 2 p.m., at Santa Rosa
Catholic Church in Pecos.

After the wedding, the couple plans to live in Hawaii.

Pecos women's clubs host fall meeting

Colorful decorations enhanced the theme of "Bank on America"
and provided the festive setting for the Fall Board Meeting
of the Western District of the Texas Federation of Women's
Clubs held Oct. 18, in the fellowship hall of the First
Baptist Church in Pecos.

The Modern Study Club and the Merry Wives Club were
co-hostesses for the day's activities.

Barbara Saunders of Marfa, Western District President,
conducted opening ceremonies following the continental
breakfast served by members of the Merry Wives Club.

The Honorable Dot Stafford, Mayor of Pecos, presented
"welcome to our town" remarks after her introduction by
Joyce Morton, president of The Modern Study Club. Bobbie
Lattner, president of the Merry Wives Club gave the response.

The invocation was given by former Western District
President, Winna Bess Robbins of Fort Stockton and the
Pledge to the Flag of the United State of America and the
Texas Flag was lead by Lena Harpham, Vice President of The
Modern Study Club.

Business woman and Reeves County Hospital Board member
Jeannette Alligood spoke on the topic, "What Price
Initiative" during the morning session, Janice Curry,
Vice-President of the Merry Wives Club, introduced Alligood.

Following special introductions by Saunders, Jackie
Hendricks, of Midland, former president of Western District
and Western District Recording secretary, read the roll
call. Eleven Western District Clubs answered from throughout
the area.

Treasurer Bonnie Sandel of Big Lake, and past Western
District President, presented the financial report of the
District. Saunders concluded the morning activities with
unfinished and new business.

Bobbe Mitchell, of Sanderson, Texas Federation of Women's
Clubs Second vice-president, spoke concerning state issues
in her department. She also asked for endorsement of the
Western District ladies in the upcoming TFWC elections in
her bid for first vice-presidency.

Kathy "Tack" Garlitz catered the delicious luncheon and
Laura Teal made the hot rolls. Garlitz is a former member of
Merry Wives Club and Laura Teal holds membership in The
Modern Study Club. The meal was served by local club members.

Genora Prewit, Administrator of the West of the Pecos
Museum, presented an interesting and informative talk
entitled "Remembering West Texas" to kick off the afternoon
session. Janice Curry introduced speaker Prewit.

Peggy Kelton of McCamey, first vice-president of Western
District, presented the awards won at the state level to the
Western District Clubs. The Modern Study Club was the
recipient of seven state awards which included a first
place, category II award that was received for a United
Nations program, GFWC International Affairs Department, a
second place, category II award for Art Special Projects,
GFWC Art Department; a second place category I, for a
Substance Abuse Prevention program in the GFWC Home Life
Department and first place, District Chairman's Resume for
Substance Abuse Prevention program in the GFWC Home Life

The Modern Study Club received an award for the outstanding
(100) Category I, Yearbook Winners (contents only) for the
Awards List for Yearbooks, 1996-1997 Yearbook contest and
was named to the 100 percent club, standing committees,
GFWC-TFWC Clubwoman Subscriptions. A certificate of
recognition was also received from the Texas Federation of
Women's Clubs for The Modern Study Club's 100 percent
subscription to the Texas Clubwoman.

President-elect France Dunn of Odessa addressed the meeting
and told of some of her plans and aspirations for her
presidential tenure for 1998-2000. Stacey M. Webb of Fort
Stockton, TFWC Scholarship Representative spoke concerning
Western District's eligibility for the state TFWC
scholarships. She encouraged that applications be made for
the B.L. McMahon and the 1903 University of Texas

Eunice Vincent of Alpine, chairman of Alma Van Sickle
Scholarship of Western District spoke and urged all clubs of
Western District to sponsor a candidate for consideration in
the AVSS competition.

Following closure proceedings by President Saunders and a
poetic invitation to the 1998 Spring Convention slated in
Alpine on March 21-22 presented by Nancy Hendryx of the
Women's Club of Alpine, the meeting was adjourned.

The Western District Clubwomen then toured the Weatherby

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