3/13 club notes, weddings, engagements, honors, etc.



Ron and Kay Swart of Miami, Texas announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Cara Michele Swart of Miami, Texas, to Brock Taylor Hodges, of Amarillo, Texas, son of Jackie Hodges of Clovis and Donald Ray Hodges of Ranchvale.

The couple will exchange vows June 10, 2005 at Country Home Weddings, Canyon, Texas.
The bride-elect is a 2003 graduate of West Texas A&M University. She is employed at Wells Fargo Financial in Amarillo. The prospective groom is a 1997 graduate of Clovis High School. He is employed at Sprint in Amarillo.
Invitations will be sent to friends and family.


Malessa Hernandez of Portales announces the engagement and approaching marriage of her daughter, Misty L. Gonzales of Clovis to Troy P. Johnston, son of Phil and MaryLou Johnston, all of Clovis.

The couple will exchange vows April 23, 2005 at 2 p.m. at Sunken Gardens, Clovis. The reception will be at Hillcrest Park, Clovis.

The bride-elect is a 1995 graduate of Old Town High School in Old Town, Maine. She is employed at Domino’s Pizza.
The prospective groom is a 1996 graduate of Clovis High School. He is employed at Southwest Canners in Portales.

The ceremony and reception are open to friends and relatives.


Kobel/ McKinnon

Jessica Ann Kobel of Page, Ariz., and Kevin McKinnon Jr. of Page, Ariz., were joined in marriage on Oct. 9, 2004, at Wahweap Resort in Lake Powell, Ariz.

The Rev. Manny Parks performed the wedding ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Mike and Denise Kobel of Page, Ariz. and Gene and Cindi Mowdy of Pottsboro, Texas. She is the granddaughter of Earl and Phyllis Kobel, and Duane and Val Miller, all of Michigan.

The bridegroom is the son of Kevin and Sharon McKinnon of Clovis. He is the grandson of Audrey McKinnon of Concho, Ariz.

The maid of honor was Melissa Olson. The bestman was Kevin McKinnon Sr. The bride is employed at Horizon Home Health. The groom is employed at Wahweap Lodge and Marina Resort. The couple will reside in Page, Ariz.

Club notes:

Nite Owls Extension Club
Nite Owls Extension Club held their regular meeting at the Extension building on Feb. 17. Glenda Belcher was a guest of the club. She gave the program on “Credit Report.” She told us that each person could get a free credit report per year. It can be gotten from the Internet or by a form that she gave each member. We discussed the exchange program to be held March 16, Sagebush Club will be our guests. The club met on Wednesday, March 2, 2005, following a short business meeting, we decided on the menu for the luncheon. Each member was asked to bring a salad for a salad luncheon. Roll call was answered by eight members. The minutes were read and approved. There will be a council meeting at 1:30 on March, 7 at the extension office. The membership luncheon will be held April 7, in the extension building. Our next regular meeting will be held April 21, with Charlotte Adams as the hostess.

Chaparral Extension Club
The chaparral Extension Club met Feb. 10, 2005 in the home of Jean Skaggs with CO-host carol Litzelman. Jeanetta Mesner conducted the business meeting where we finalized plans for hosting the domino tournament. For lunch we tried some of the recipes from the leader training on soup from a can. The second meeting was held Feb. 24 in the home of Sheryl Abdill with Jeanetta Mesner as CO-host. dorothy Bean read “Laugh Everyday” and Dorris Bourlon read “The Texan Commandments.” Sheryl Abdill conducted a brief business meeting with reports on the domino tournament, finalized plans for the membership event and announced the Ranchvale Club will host us on March 16, and talked about a trip to Amarillo for our April meeting. Glenda Belcher presented the program on Credit reports and talked about the possibility of affiliating with the State Organization.

B.P.O. Does #108
Clovis BPO Does Drove #108 met in a public ceremony to install the officers for the year 2005. the installation began with the incoming March.
President Kaye Parrish directed the conductor and color bearers to escort the installing officers and honored guest in the lodge room. Deputy Supreme Installing Presidient, Bea Martel, deputy Supreme Installing conductor, rosalie crauley, and Installing Chaplain, tina Verble were escorted to their places. Honored guests, Exalted ruler, Keith Barker, Esteemed Leading Knight, Jim Barnes and Clovis Elks Lodge Treasurer, Raynette Barker were escorted to their places. this was followed with the draping of the altar, the Lords prayer, Salute to the flag and singing “God Bless America.”
President Kay Parrish recognized and welcomed the guests, Dr. Keith Barker, Jim Barnes, Raynette Barker, other Elk members, and any bullshippers in the audience.
President Kay Parrish awarded the “doe of the Year” pin to Helen Drake, and presented perfect attendance pins to herself, Gay Lynn Essary, Jean Hayes and Bea Martel. She thanked all those who supported her these last two years and wished the officers for the 2005 a very successful year.
President Kay Parrish then called for installation of the 2005 officers. Secretary Pro-tem, Lola Davis read the Grand Lodge Warrant naming five year Secretary, Bea Martel as the duly appointed Deputy Supreme President and Installing Officer. President Kay Parrish then turned the installation over to Deputy Supreme President, Bea Martel. Secretary Pro-tem, Lola Davis read the names of the 2005 elected and appointed officers:
Elected Officers:
President, Kristy Bennett; Musician, Sandy Kitchens; Treasurer, Nina Burrows; Three Year Trustee, Kay Parrish; one Year Trustee, Linda Catanzaro; Conductor, Rosalie Crauley; Secretary, Bea Martel; Junior Counselor, Georgia Urioste; first Counselor, Gay Lynn Essary; Outer Guard, cheryl Eyster; Inner Guard, Mary Ann vinson; Senior Counselor, Gwen Williams.
Appointed Officers: Assistant conductor, Barbara Singelton; Chaplain, Betsy Jones; CB to President, Jean Hayes; Attendant to President, Martha Aldrich; Attendant to Junior


Spring 2005 transfer students attending Eastern New Mexico University include the following students from these schools:

Clovis High School – Tanesha Bell, accounting; Oscar Garcia, biology; Trisha Gross, human resource management; Stephanie McEldowney, criminal justice; Nicole Rhoades, early childhood education; Gabriel Robertson, mathematics; and James Wuest, political science.

Farwell High School – John Lavin, communication.

Melrose High School – Candance Christesson, business administration.

Portales High School – Jeannette Jimenez, criminal justice; Shane King, physical education; Joshua Leal, undeclared; Crystal Lopez, undeclared, Cassidy Merrick, marketing; Tim Richardson, art; and Maribel Tarango, communication.

Texico High School – Stanton Garrett, history.

Clovis Community College – Sarah Beebe, elementary education; Tanesha Bell, accounting; Candace Christesson, business administration; Rebecca Corral, computer information services; Gayle Froeschle, art; Oscar Garcia, biology; Tisha Gross, human resource management; Rhonda Hoon, English; Lisa Hutcheson, nursing; Derek Kriegshauser, undeclared; Keith Malinowski, mathematics; Stephanie Brody Norton, undeclared; Nicole Rhodes, early childhood education; Tim Richardson, art; Perry Rippetoe, computer information systems; Gabriel Robertson, mathematics; Alexis Story, computer and information systems; Maribel Tarango, communication; and James Wuest, political science.

The 2005 District Science Fair winners were as follows:

First Overall Senior Division – Jay Burns — Effect of acidic rain water to the cell structure of spirogyra?
First Overall Junior Division – Rosstin Ahmadian — Which type of soil will absorb the most water?
Second Overall Junior Division – Michael Morrissey — What will 1/5 volts of electricity do to a spider plant?
Third Overall Junior Division – Bryan Pearson — To see if different colors of light affect mice.