Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
Friday, March 26, 1999
Armstead chosen for teen pageant
Tiffany Armstead, 15, daughter of Karl and Tressa Armstead,
of Ft. Davis, has been chosen as a State Finalist in the
Miss Texas American Junior Teen Pageant to be held Mary
30-31 at the beautiful Hyatta Hotel on the Riverwalk, in San
The pageant is held for girls ages 13-15. The winner of the
pageant will receive a $1,000 cash award, the official crown
and banner, bouquet of roses, transportation and sponsor fee
to compete in the national pageant at Walt Disney World in
Florida. Other pageants are held for the state to include
girls of other ages.
Thousands of dollars in cash awards, scholarships, trophies,
and prizes wil be awarded during the state pageant weekend.
According to pageant officials, since 1983 the Miss America
Coed Pageant System has awarded more than 10 million dollars
in scholarships and awards to deserving young ladies. All
activities are age-appropriate and family-oriented.
Families interested in receiving information about the
pageant may call or write "Pageant Headquarters," 11777 Katy
Freeway, Suite 120, Houston, Texas 77079; or call
The pageants are for "Tomorrow Leaders." They are open to
girls with goals and dreams based on inner beauty, as well
as poise, presentation, and an "All-American spirit for
family, fun and friends." Emphasis is placed on the
importance of gaining self-confidence, learning new skills,
learning good attitudes about competition, and setting and
achieving personal goals. The pageant seeks to recognize the
accomplishments of each girl while encouraging her to set
goals for the future.
Armstead's activities include 4-H activities (Horse Judging,
Horse Bowl, Swine, Horses); Riding Horses, singing in the
choir and acting in Melodrama.
She also enjoys shopping, hanging out with friends, talking
on the phone, going to basketball and volleyball games and
football games, listening to music and spending time with
Armstead has numerous sponsors from Ft. Davis.
Fowlkes, Lancaster exchange vows
Tracye Nacole Fowlkes and Joel Kraig Lancaster were united
in marriage on March 13, in Lubbock.
The ceremony was at 6:30 p.m. at Indiana Avenue Baptist
Church. The Rev. Cleve Kerby officiated.
The bride is the daughter of J.M. and Carol Fowlkes of
Pecos. She is a 1993 Pecos High School graduate and she
earned her bachelor's degree at Texas Tech University in
1997. Tracye is currently working on her master's degree in
education. She is a travel agent at Premier Travel in
The groom is the son of Travis and Joanne Lancaster of
Slaton. He graduated from Slaton High School and is also a
Texas Tech graduate. He is a pharmaceutical representative
for Astra Pharmaceutical Co., in Lubbock.
The bride was given in marriage by her father. She selected
a wonderful gown of ivory Italian Satin from the deisngers
of Victoria's Gowns. The gown featured a scoop neckline and
short sleeves. The entire bodice of the gown was covered in
a beautiful Venise lace that was accented with pearls. The
empire waist allowed the full skirt to fall softly to the
floor and sweep into a chapel length train. A unique feature
of the gown was the way the princess lines were followed
with a lovely pearl accented braid. The hem was finished in
a matching Venise hem lace outlined with a solid row of
pearls. To complete her ensemble the bride selected a pearl
and satin headband with layers of ivory fingertip illusion.
She wore waist length gloves that were finished at the wrist
with the same pearl accented braid as her gown.
The groom wore a Chaps Lauren Dover tuxedo in black with the
ivory heritage vest and Euro tie. The groomsmen were in the
same tuxedo, with black Heritage vest and Euro ties.
Kyle Lancaster of Slaton, brother of the groom, was Best
Man. Groomsmen were Brant Smith of Houston, Tim Perdue of
Pennyslvania, Mike White of Dallas and Colin Edwards of
The bride's Maid of Honor was her friend Kimberly Prince of
Rockwall. Bridesmaids were Shanie Griffin of Amarillo, Cari
Owens of Lubbock, Carie Daniel of Dallas and Meagan Parish
of Lubbock. Amanda Fowlkes of Sierra Blanca, niece of the
bride, was junior bridesmaid.
The attendants were attired in chocolate brown sheath
dresses of Crepe Back Satin, that featured a soft cowl
neckline in front. To complete their ensemble, they wore
opera length gloves and brown pumps.
Flower girls were nieces to the bride and groom: Kolbi
Fowlkes of Van Horn and Kaylie Wolfe of Wichita Falls.
Matthew Wolfe, nephew of the groom, was ring bearer.
Ushers were Jay Fowlkes of Van Horn and Shawn Fowlkes of
Alpine, brothers of the bride, and Kirk Wolfe of Wichita
Falls, brother-in-law to the groom.
Special music included a presentation of "The Greatest
Commandments," sung by Sunny Rainey, Tammy Riddle, Joel
Scott and Todd Davis. During the Lighting of the Unity
Candle, the bride sang a solo, "If You Can See What I See,"
to the groom.
Former Pecos resident Amy Green read from the Old Testament.
Karla Wolfe, sister of the groom, gave the New Testament
A reception followed the ceremony at Hillcrest Country Club.
After a wedding trip to Hawaii, the couple will be residing
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