The Tulia Herald (Tulia, Tex.), Vol. 87, No. 40, Ed. 1 Thursday, October 5, 1995 Page: 4 of 30
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THE TULIA (Swisher County) HERALD
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 5, 1995
MRS. WADE ALAN BYRD
.. . nee Anita Colene Drake
Anita Drake, Wade Byrd Pledge Vows
In First Assembly Of God Church
Anita Colene Drake became the
bride of Wade Alan Byrd in a mar-
riage ceremony performed at 7 p.m.
Aug. 25,1995 in the First Assembly
of God Church in Tulia. The Rev.
Darrin Trammell, pastor, officiated.
The bride is the daughter of Harold
and Jeanell Drake of Tulia. The
bridegroom is the son of Joe and Julie
Byrd of Tulia and Annette and David
Barclay of Amarillo.
An archway with greenery and
flowers, candelabras with bouquets
and peach and teal ribbons formed the
altar setting. Peach and teal bows and
flowers accented the brass pew
Given in marriage by her parents,
the bride chose for her wedding a
formal length satin gown with a V-
neck and elbow length sleeves with
seed pearls. The gown had a cathedral
train accented with pearl designs
She carried a bouquet of 12 peach
roses with white stephanolisentwined
with greenery and accented with peach
and teal ribbons.
Jerenda Shoemaker of Inola, Okla.,
cousin of the bride, served as maid of
Bridesmaids were Randi Day of
Amarillo, Jacque Grocn of Dalhart,
and Kelly Sewell of Tulia.
The bridesmaids wore lea length
dresses of teal and carried peach rose
Kristin Hudson and Tesla Byrd,
sister of the groom of Tulia, were
flower girls. They wore peach dresses
and carried peach and teal baskets.
Brian Hudson of Tulia served as
Candles were lighted by Jason
Drake, brother of the bride, and
Kennedy Montague, both of Tulia.
They also served as ushers.
Kerry Don Adams, cousins of the
groom and Clifton George, all of Tu-
Deon Byrd, cousin of the groom of
Tulia, served the groom as best man.
Groomsmen were Justin Byrd and
Groomsmen wore black tuxedos
with black wranglers and teal cum-
Guests were registered by Jeresa
Shoemaker, cousin of the bride, of
Mr. and Mrs. Byrd were honored
with a reception at the church, hosted
by the bride’s parents. Denise Byrd
and Dannette Byrd, sisters of the
groom, of Amarillo served at the re-
The couple has established their
home at Rl. 2 Box 24, Tulia following
a wedding trip to Red River, N. M.
The bride is a graduate of Tulia
High School and is currently attend-
ing WestTcxas A&M University. The
bridegroom is a graduate of Amarillo
High School and has attended Kansas
University and WTAMU. He is pres-
ently employed at Roll-A-Cone in
I;CEClub Sponsors 'Discover Something
New' At Annual Workshop Day Oct. 9
Discover Something New IV, workshop day, sponsored by Swisher
County FCE is scheduled for Monday, Oct. 9.
The annual Columbus Day event begins at 11:3() a.m. in the Extension
Meeting Room with a Festive Foods Demonstration by SPS Home Econo-
mist, Christie Pare.
Following this demonstration, concurrent workshops will begin every
M) minutes, with some sessions taking place in First United Methodist
C hurch’s Fellowship Hall, and others occurring in the Annex Meeting Room.
I he final session ends at 3:30 p.m. Everyone is invited to come and go for one
or all workshops.
11ties of workshops include: Fabric Photo Albums, Singing with Chil-
dren, Halloween Crafts, Holiday Wreaths, Angel Pins, Craft and Spinning
Wheel Demonstration. A complete schedule of die day’s events follows.
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.—Courthouse Annex Meeting Room. SPS
I esti vc Foods, always great recipes to try at home or sample at the demonstra-
12:40 - 1:15 p.m.—Church Hall Singing Children's Songs, Debbie
Barnes. I .earn new songs to sing with your children.
Church Foyer Fabric Photo Albums. Josic Gonzales and Delia Gonzales.
Keep your memories in a beautif ul album.
1:25 - 2 p.m. - Courthouse Annex— Halloween Crafts. Happy FCE
( lub. Hands-on learning for a crafty Halloween.
2:10 - 2:45 p.m.—Church Foyer— Wreaths. Sheila Jobe. Learn how to
decorate a wreath for the holidays.
2:55 - 3:30 p.m.—Courthouse Annex Angel Pins. Jcannclt Herring.
Make and take.
Church Hall—Craftand Spinning Wheel Demonstration. Mary Womack.
Come sec die spinning wheel, watch a bit of die past and learn a new craft.
'Ihc theme for HcartFest 1995 is
"Heart Fiesta, Trim the Fat... Reduce
Your Risk for Heart Disease.” The
American Heart Association encour-
ages all Texans to trim the fat out of
their diet during the week of .Heart
Flavor!ul Mexican dishes are en-
joyed by thousands of Texans. Un-
fortunately, some Mexican dishes
contain high amounts of saturated fat
and cholesterol, which contribute to
During the AHA’s Heart Fiesta, all
Texans are encouraged to "Trim the
Fat. . . Reduce Your Risk for Heart
Disease." Heart Fiesta is an educa-
tional program designed to teach
people how to reduce the fat in the
foods they cat and to adopt a low-fat,
Samples and recipes of these foods
will be available during Highland
Elementary’s parcnt/teachcr confer-
ences on Oct. 6 from 11 a.m. -1pm.
in the cafeteria. They hope to see you
Women’s Division of the Chamber of Commerce
Friends have established
a I.ove Fund for Joe
^lenthorn at Hale County
< )ak SingersAt First
Assembly Of God
Pastor Darrin Trammell and the
congregation of First Assembly of
(iod invites the public to come see the
()ak Singers in concert Tuesday, Oct.
10, at 7 p.m
The Oak Singers arc a gospel
singing group from Live Oak, Calif.
They have traveled to most parts of
the United States and parts of Canada,
averaging about 270 appearances per
year. They have appeared on numer-
ous television programs such as
"Praise the Lord" on TBN, " Ihc
California Tonight Show" Concord,
('a I if., "The Eleventh - Hour" Modesto
Calif ., "The Old-Time Gospel Hour"
Kansas City, Mo., and several pro-
grams from Nashville, Tcnn.
Even with all their recognition and
accomplishments they personally feel
their number one priority is to exalt
the Savior, Jesus Christ.
A love offering will be taken to
help cover the Oak Singers traveling
Chamber of Commerce Women's
division met on Sept. 14, at 12 p.m.
at the El Camino. President Dawn
Shelton called the meeting to order.
Dawn discussed with the group the
following upcoming events: Annual
Arts and Craft show that was held on
Sept. 23-24, Salad Supper Member-
ship drive that will be held at 6:30
p.m. in the Willie Room of Swisher
Electric on Oct. 3, and the upcoming
Miss Tulia Pageant that will be held
Dawn then introduced the guest
speaker, Florcne Miller Watson, the
first woman pilot to be qualified and
selected for WW II Women's Army
Service Pilots. Ms. Watson spoke to
the ladies about how she became
interested in flying and about her
years of flying.
Those in attendance were: Sherri
Shivers, Elaine Carson, Dawn
Shelton, Grace Subealdea, J’Lcc
Davis, Kacy Bivens, Sherry Malone,
Samantha Stark, Karen Clarke, guest,
Cindy Nelson, Shirley Smith, Jenni
McCaslin, Rhonda Rogers, Lana
Barnett, Lauri Rousseau, Sib
Workman, Virginia Stark, Carley
Cosby, Marilyn Barnett, Diane
Campbell, Carla McCaslin, Paula
Goff, Cheryl Howell, J£m BuUcr,
Andrea Garcia, Angie Martin,
Shcrrclla Lewis, Brenda Hudson,
Judy Been, Rose Lee Powell, Barbara
Cabe, Sheila Dunn, and Pat Dye a
Seniors Take On Nashville
by Betty Bryant
Herald Guest Writer
On Sept. 20 at 7 a.m. a bus load of
senior citizens and friends left Tulia
for seven days and six nights of fun
in Nashville, Tenn.
Wednesday and Thursday were
travel days. There were leisurely
meals and rest periods. The first
night was spent in Conway, Ark.
Clyde and Odenc Helms joined the
The group arrived in Nashville on
Friday was spent sightseeing in
Nashville. Ted, the driver, had been
raised in Tennessee and he showed
the group around all the plantations
and beautiful homes. Flowers and all
kinds of trees were pointed out to the
Friday was spent seeing "Always,"
the story of Patsy Cline. It was at the
Ryman Auditorium, former home of
The Grand Ole Opry. There is lots of
history in that building. The girl who
sang the Patsy Cline songs was won-
On Saturday the group spent the
day at Opry land Park. There were
lots of good shows going on, and the
group made at least four of them.
They were all free. They saw so
many shows that there wasn't time to
go in the little shops. In the evening
there were scats for the Grand Ole
The group toured the opryland
Hotel on Sunday. This is a huge
place with over 2,000rooms, beauti-
ful atriums, lobby full of shops, and
you can get lost in the hotel very
Boarding the General Jackson
cruise on the Cumberland River was
a highlight of the trip. This was a
luncheon cruise and the group was
entertained all through lunch by a
group of talented musicians. Later in
the afternoon the group visited the
Belle Meade Plantation. They were
treated to Mint Juleps and real south-
Dri ver Ted gave the group one ride
where they stopped at the Parthenon,
which isafullscalercplicaof thconc
located in Greece.
The building is fullof beautiful art
work, and there is a statue of Athena,
the goddess of w i sdom, prudent war-
fare and the arts.
The statue is 42 feet tall and is the
largest piece of indoor sculpture in
the western world. There arc other
sculptures on display that are repli-
cas of Greek gods and goddesses.
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REV. and MRS. J. FRANK PEERV
Peerys To Celebrate 50th
Wedding Anniversary Oct. 8
The Rev. and Mrs. J. Frank Peery of Adrian, Texas will celebrate their
50th wedding anniversary Oct. 8, 1995.
J. Frank Peery married Frances Elizabeth Roberts Oct. 8,1945 at Duke
Memorial Methodist Church, Durham, N.C.
Peery is retired after 47 years as an ordained Methodist minister.
Beginning in June 1946, he served as associate pastor of Polk Street Methodist
Church in Amarillo, and has served as pastor at Trinity, Amarillo, Texline,
Muleshoc, Canyon, Stratford, Dumas, Tulia, Wildorado and Adrian.
He holds degrees from Southern Methodist University and Duke Univer-
sity School of Religion. He has held preaching missions in San Angelo,
Arlington, Philadelphia, Pa., Seattle, Wash, and Homer, Alaska. He has also
served on several conference and jurisdictional committees and boards of the
Mrs. Peery has served the church in the women's missionary program, as
church school teacher; and choir member. She served as secretary at Central
Junior High School, Durham, N. C.; Amarillo Schools Supervisor's Office,
and Teacher Center Program at West Texas University, Canyon.
The Peerys have traveled extensively through the Holy Land, Europe,
Scandinavia, and the Iron-curtain countries of the Soviet Union. In the
summer of 1975 they served in Taunton, England on the Methodist Church
pastoral exchange, program. Over the last several years, Peery conducted
Study Tours of the Middle East, Europe, and Scandinavia. He preached in
Israel, Germany, France, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland, Egypt and the old
The children of the couple are Pat C. Peery of Taylor Mill, Ky., and
Richard (Rusty) Peery of Fort Worth. They have six grandchildren and one
Pccry's hobbies are collecting crosses, photography, philately, and
gardening. Mrs. Peery enjoys needle work, cooking, reading, music and travel.
Peery was the pastor of First United Methodist Church in Tulia from
1981 - 1985.
While the group was in the
Opryland complex for the Music City
taping of Cook and Chase, one of the
group became a celebrity. Mary
Womack was part of the show being
taped and some folks may have seen
her on tv. The group really treated
her as a celebrity, too. In the show
was a good singer of Tejano music,
Emlio. He has a newly released hit
called Life is Good.
Before the tour’s end the group
went by Graceland and also visited
Loretta Lynn's ranch. There was time
given during the tour to shop at coun-
try stores and small shops where they
There was alsoCracklin Combrcad,
beans and lots of pork. All places
where the group stopped to eat served
The trip was lots of fun. Best of all
was the fellowship of all the folks on
the bus. It was a congenial crowd,
and the group's thanks go to the tour
directors, Gennic George and Jerry
Let’s do it again next year to anoth-
Hats off to RSVP.
| THE OAK SINGERS |
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 10th
7:00 p. m.
First Assembly of God
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