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Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
Tuesday, Aug. 10, 1999
Box, Bien exchange wedding vows
Lori Baize Box of Pecos and Michael Joseph Bien of Brownwood exchanged
vows in a candlelit ceremony at seven in the evening on Saturday, Aug.
7. The event took place at Reeves County Civic Center in Pecos, with Dr.
Hugh Jeffus of Stephenville officiating.
The bride is the daughter of Gail and Hugh Box of Pecos. Lori is a 1999
summer graduate of Tarleton State University receiving a Bachelor of Science
degree in speech communication, minoring in business and English.
The bridegroom is the son of Mrs. Esther Deanda Bien of Brownwood and
Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Bien of Bangs. Michael also is a 1999 summer graduate
of Tarleton State University receiving his Bachelor of Science degree in
industrial technology, minoring in business. He is employed with Plastipak
The bride was lovingly escorted down the aise by her father and given
in marriage by her parents. She wore an ivory satin gown designed by Carol
Hai for Moonlight Jewels. A princess-lined bodice adorned her neckline
with hand-beaded Madeira lace. Long fitted sleeves of Madeira lace illusion
were complimented by a continuation of delicate lace and beads forming
the hemline and semi-cathedral train. Lori wore pearls which were a gift
from the groom and his mother, Mrs. Esther Deanda Bien. To complete her
ensemble, the bride chose a two tiered waltz-length veil attached to a
tiara headpiece designed with pearls and crystal bead floral motifs. She
carried a bouquet of mixed brilliant colors that included irises, lilies,
roses, delphinium, larkspur and statice.
Julie Lumpkin of San Angelo was the bride's maid of honor. Honorary
bridesmaids were cousins of the bride, Heather and Lee Slack of Dallas.
Friends, Tammy Colster of Temple, Lindsey Exum and Leslie Armbruster of
Pecos, and Sandra Avila of Irving, served as bridesmaids. All were attired
in floor-length black crepe dresses and carried bouquets of the same flowers
as the bride.
The bridegroom wore an Oscar de la Renta white dinner jacket over a
platinum vest. The groomsmen wore tuxedos identical to that of the bridegroom.
Jason Bien of Brownwood served as his brother's best man and groomsmen
were friends Michael Davis, Jim Sutton, Corby Rogers, Chad Walker of Brownwood,
and Koh Box of Irving.
Flower girls were Rachel Filsoof, cousin of the bridegroom, of Atlanta,
Georgia, and Rayann Box, cousin of the bride, along with her brother, Nathan
Box of Pecos serving as ring bearer. Also, Garret Gleaton of Arlington,
nephew of the bridegroom, served as a ring bearer.
Others in the wedding party were ushers, Peyton Belvin of Alvarado,
and Jarred Villalovos of Skellytown, the bridegroom's nephews. Lighting
the candles were Sterling Worrall of Euless, cousin of the bride, and Zachary
Campbell of Alvarado nephew of the groom. Special music was provided by
soloist, Jessica Cook of Stephenville. Giving out programs were cousins
of the bride, Zachary and Allen Quisenberry of Abilene. Reading from the
Old Testament was the bride's cousin, Jason Upchurch of Monahans, and from
the New Testament, cousin of the bride, Will Slack of Dallas.
Serving as registrars were Sarah McKinney and Shelly Martinez along
with house party members, Salem Mitchell, Lacey Exum, Amanda Armstrong,
Lauren Martinez, Kella Taylor, Kristin Stewart, and Jennie Canon all of
Pecos and Ashley Knudson of Dallas.
A rehearsal dinner was hosted poolside Friday evening, Aug. 6, by Mrs.
Esther Deanda Bien at the home of Gail and Hugh Box.
The couple will make their home in Richardson following a wedding trip
to Las Vegas.
Open house planned
Pecos kindergarten and Pre-kindergarten will be having an Open House, from
6 p.m. until 6:45 p.m., at the Pecos Kindergarten, Thursday, Aug. 12.
Students and parents are invited to come visit the classrooms and meet
Sul Ross installs toll-free number
Sul Ross State University has installed a toll-free number for enrollment
information in preparation for the Aug. 30 opening of fall semester classes.
rospective students out of the local area may call 1-888-722-SRSU (7778)
for information, or visit the Sul Ross website at http://www.sulros.edu.
In Alpine, call 83-SULLY (837-8559).
"Sul Ross has taken steps to make the registration process even more
student-friendly," said President R. Vic Morgan. "In addition to the toll-free
number, we have installed a new computer system which will greatly simplify
the financial assistance process."
Fall semester activities get underway Monday, Aug. 23, with the opening
of residence halls. Orientation for new students and advisement of returning
students will be conducted from 1-5 p.m. Aug. 24 and will conclude with
registration on Wednesday, Aug. 25.
Also on Tuesday, Aug. 24, a general faculty meeting will be held at
9 a.m., followed by school and departmental meetings at 10:30 a.m. Pre-registered
students may make schedule changes, obtain receipts and ID's and complete
payment processes from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. in the Graves-Pierce Complex.
Quick TASP and ACT Residual tests will be administred from 8 a.m.-noon
on Wednesday, Aug. 25. Registration (by assigned registration times) continues
Thursday-Friday, Aug. 26-27, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. in Graves-Pierce. Academic advisement
will be held daily from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 25, is the final day for students to register in education
On Saturday, Aug. 28, registration and the first session of weekend
classes will be held. Registration will be conducted from 8:30 a.m.-noon
in Graves-Pierce. First class sessions are: Weekend I, 1-1:20 p.m.; Weekend
II, 1:30-1:50 p.m.; Weekend III, 2-2:20 p.m. Orientation for all new weekend
format students will be held from 2:30-3:30 p.m. in the Studio Theatre,
Fine Arts Building.
Classes, late registration and schedule changes begin Monday, Aug. 30.
For more information, contact 83-SULLY; toll-free, 1-888-722-SRSU; or
visit the Sul Ross website at http://www.sulross.edu.
York M. "Smokey" Briggs, Publisher
Division of Buckner News Alliance, Inc.
324 S. Cedar St., Pecos, TX 79772
Phone 915-445-5475, FAX 915-445-4321
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