April 6, 2008 Engagements


David and Judy Kern of Clovis announce the engagement of their daughter, Barri Kern, to Jeff Whitaker, both of Lubbock. He is the son of Mark and Karen Whitaker of Hobbs.

The couple will exchange vows at 3 p.m. May 10, 2008, at Trinity Church in Lubbock. A reception at the church will follow.

The bride-elect is a 2007 graduate of Texas Tech College of Counseling Education.

She is employed at Managed Care in Lubbock.

He is employed at Bankruptcy Trustees Office.

Invitations have been sent.


Dr. Robert and Britta Bourque of Roswell and Jay Laughlin of Reno, Nev., announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Nicola Laughlin, to Brian Bailey, both of Roswell. He is the son of Harlan D. and Faith Bailey of Alamogordo.

The couple will exchange vows at 6:30 p.m. June 14, 2008, in Roswell.

She is a 1991 graduate of the University of California-Irvine.

She is pursuing her masters degree at Eastern New Mexico University.

The prospective groom is a 1982 graduate of the DeVry Institute of Technology.

He owns six local Domino’s Pizza restaurants.

Invitations have been sent.