Burleson Star (Burleson, Tex.), Vol. 26, No. 37, Ed. 1 Monday, January 7, 1991 Page: 4 of 14
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4A—Burleson Star, Monday, January 7, 1991
Weddings, engagements, events
Whitfield—Burkins wed Oct. 12
Miss Leslie Ann Whitfield and
Gary Joseph Burkins exchanged
wedding vows on Friday, Oct. 12,
at Bethel Pentecostal Church in Fort
Worth. Pastor Brent Nordan per-
formed the double-ring ceremony.
Given in marriage by her fa-
ther, the bride wore a gown featur-
ing a beaded lace illusion neckline
with a flounced lace yoke above a
fitted bodice basque waistline. The
puffed illusion sleeves, embellished
with lace, were cuffed at the wrists.
The full illusion skirt was ac-
cented in the back with a bow and
rows of flounced lace ruffles, encir-
cling the him and extending into a
The bride wore a picture hat
with a fingertip illusion veil. She
carried a cascade of red roses, white
carnations, and red streamers, de-
signed and fashioned by Charita
Gain, the bridegroom’s sister.
A gazebo outlined with mini-
ature white lights among burgundy
azaleas and vsarious trees adorned
the stage. Snow set the theme of
"WinterinthePaik, 1920.” The bride
crossed an aisle bridge built by the
Todd Chastain was the lantern
boy. The bridegroom and best man,
Mitchell Sherry, wore black tuxe-
dos, top hats, and carried canes.
Teressa Chastain assisted her
sister as maid of honor. She wore a
black fitted jacket with a white satin
skirt overlaid with black net.
Swanna Carrello was the flow-
ergirl. Chezray Sherry was the
ringbearer for the ceremony.
For her daughter’s wedding, the
bride's mother wore a black dress
with white accessories. The bride-
groom's mother chose a black velvet
dress with a white satin collar.
Pianist and vocalist David
McFall accompanied Bud Tabor on
the bass guitar, Darren Hood on the
saxaphone, Daniel McFall on the
drums, and vocalists Carolanne
Sherry, Richards Lister, and Sherry
Hood on "To Me," "Everlasting
Love," "You Needed Me,” "When
We Get Married,” and "Only God
Could Love You More."
Following a honeymoon trip to
San Antonio, the couple will live in
MR. AND MRS. GARY JOSEPH BURKINS
...she is the former Miss Leslie Ann Whitfield
Casa Manana brings
CATS to Metroplex
GED classes offered for
students by school district
CasaManana Theatre presents
the National Touring Company of
CATS, Jan 10-13, atthe Fort Worth
Tarrant County Convention Center
Theatre. Performance times are
Thursday through Saturday eve-
nings at8; Sunday at7:30p.in.; and
Saturday and Sunday matineees at
2 p.m. Tickets range from $15 to
$30 and can be obtained by calling
the box office at 332-6221 and at all
Rainbow-Ticket Master locations.
CATS, the international musi-
cal hit by British Composer An-
drew Lloyd Webber, is based on
T.S. Eliot's "Old Possum's Book of
Originally produced in Lon-
don's West End in 1981, CATS
opened on Broadway in 1982 at the
Winter Garden Theatre where it
received seven Tony Awards, in-
cluding Best Musical, and today is
considered one of the most success-
ful musicals in history. It has
spawned four touring companies in
the United States and over a dozen
In September, the four com-
bined United States tours of CATS
played a total of 579 weeks on the
road and, adding in the Broaway
figures, this feline phenomenon has
grossed almost half a billion dollars
at a United States combined total of
Presented by Cameron Mack-
intosh, David Geffen and The
Shubert Organization,CATS is di-
rected by Trevor Nunn, with Gil-
lian Lynne serving as associate
director and choreographer. Sets and
costumes are by John Napier, and
lighting is designed by David
CATS returns for a limited en-
gagement, Jan. 10-13.
By KIM WEST
New Year's resolutions
are more fun for others
How did New Y ear's resolutions
get started? What I mean is, who in
the world has time to sit down and
contemplate whatneeds improvement
in one's lift and how one will go
about njakmg those adjustments?
Some resolutions are obvious—
I will be a better person, have a better
outlook on life, see the cup its half-
Some carry over from year to
year—lose weight, save money, or
quit smoking/drinking/or any num-
ber of unhealthy things.
Some come once in a while—I
will have this baby, buy a house, buy
a new vehicle...
It's too bad we can't make reso-
lution lists for others. Wouldn't our
friends and family appreciate our in-
put as to how they could improve
their lives in 1991? That's a great
idea...New Year's Resolutions for
I would start with my husband.
Larry's New Year's Resolution is to
let me have my way at all times.
The B aby resolves to arrive soon
so that his/her mommy can breathe
The Boss resolves to give huge
raises, Fridays off, and four weeks
vacation to all employees.
(Hey, these lists are fun!)
The hairdresser resolves to make
me beautiful with just the right cut
The grocer resol ves to stock only
foods that taste fattening (i.e. good)
but have few, if any, calories.
The Sports Editor resolves to
write a column for the Lifestyles page
while I'm on maternity leave.
The News Editor resolves to not
let the Sports Editor write the col-
umns he's threatened to write using
my name while I'm on maternity
leave. (You readers would spot the
fake in aNew York minute anyway).
The Publisher resolves to replace
the burnt orange furnishings in his
Tricia Mitchell as Victoria in CATS
Saddle club held events
office with a more tasteful decor.
Royal TCU purple would be a nice
change (and might make those long
staff meetings halfway bearable).
Faye Culver resolves to bake a
chocolate pie and coconut cream pie
once a week and bring them to The
Our Place Restaurant resolves to
serve Cheese Broccoli Soup every
Pizza Inn resolves to keep up its
funny and entertaining messages on
The city resolves to lower water
and sewer rates.
Ditto for the electric, phone, and
GMAC Financing resolves to
forget our next three years of pay-
Ditto for the mortgage company
and charge card companies.
(See, New Year's Resolutions
for others can be real fun!).
Saddam Hussein resolves to pull
out of Kuwait without another word
and stay put in Iraq.
The United States military re-
solves to bring our service men and
women home ASAP.
The oil companies resolve to
lower gas prices to 50 cents per gal-
lon to make up for their greedy high-
way robbery at the pumps.
General Dynamics, Bell Heli-
copter, General Motors, LTV, and all
Metroplex employers resolve to get
new contracts, follow them to the
letter, and not lay off another em-
ployee for 50 years.
The economy resolves to swing
upward for the last decade of the
Nintendo resolves to limit play
on its home video games to 15 min-
Burleson Stir readers resolve to
keep being the best readers in the
Metroplex, just like they were in 1990.
The Johnson County Mustang
Saddle Club stayed busy in Decem-
ber with Christmas parade rides in
Cleburne and Copperas Cove. The
group received honorable mention in
the latter parade.
The club’s Christmas party was
held on Dec. 15, with 80 members
and guests attending the barbeque
dinner and awards ceremony. Jeff
Western ensured Santa's arrival and
gifts were distributed to the children.
Club President Richard Barnett
and Trailboss J ack Gallagher received
framed pictures of themselves which
were taken on the Painted Trails ride.
The club's junior representatives
were presented to the members.
Sweetheart Jari Russell, Princess
Janet Key, and Mascot Alisha West-
ern received their sashes and bou-
quets of roses. The junior wrangler
Justin Marshall, and wrangler Robert
Hopkins received western ties. Out-
going sweetheart Kristi Carver was
presented a rose bouquet.
Richard Barnett ensured Santa's
arrival at the Mid North Volunteer
Fire Department in Joshua on Dec.
17. The JCMSCdonatedcandy canes,
coloring books, and teddy bears for
Santa to give to neighborhood chil-
The club has changed its monthly
meeting site to Casa Guillermo, 344
S. W. Wilshire (Elk Plaza). The group
still meets on the first Tuesday of the
month at 7:30 p.m.
Club members will ride in the
stock show parade in January. Those
interested in joining will need a health
certificate and a coggins test for their
horses. Call Kay Hopkins at 297-
2177, Carrol Key at295-7709, or Jeff
Western at 551 -1225 for more infor-
New members who joined the
club in December include the fami-
lies of Gary Edwards, Gail Engle-
dow, Roy Gould, David Graham,
Donna McLean, Randy Napier,
Carolyn Northcutt, Ronald Osborne,
and Wanda Sharp.
Classes for the General Educa-
tional Development Certificate or
GED will be held on the high school
campus during the first four class pe-
riods (8 a.m.-12:35 p.m.) beginning
/'"The purpose of this new pro-
'gram is to help students succeed in
completing their education even
though it may not be possible, (what-
ever the reason) to obtain their high
school diploma. Many businesses
today will not hire a person who does
not have a GED or a high school
.. ■ . ... » lirtt ..'V.
Parenting classes are starting
again in Burleson.'The interest in
prevention in parenting is growing
and the community is finding out that
the support and sharing they receive
from the classes is of great benefit to
These classes are offered in
Burleson by the community and the
school district and are taught by
Carol Smith, a Burleson resident and
former teacher. She is married and
has three children, a degree in ele-
mentary education, and is theadmin-
istrator for Practical Parent Educa-
tion of Burleson.
Call now to sign up for the
classes, beginning, Jan. 17,1991, at
Huguley Hospital. These classes will
last six weeks, from 7-8:30 p.m. Child
care is available through Huguley's
\New Image. Enrollment is limited.
Call Ask-A-Nurse at 551-2555 or
Carol Smith at 447-8873 to register.
AARP to convene Tuesday
The Burleson Area Chapter
#4055 of AARP (American Associa-
tion of Retired Persons) has several
informative and helpful meetings
planned for its membership. The
group meets at the Burleson Com-
munity Center in Chisholm Park at
10:30 a.m. on the first Tuesday of
each month. However, in January the
meeting date has been changed to the
second Tuesday, Jan. 8, because of
New Year's Day falling on the first
The local AARP Chapter)
(American Association of Retired
Persons), which meets in Burleson
but has several members and is open
to new members from the Crowley
area, has several helpful and infor-
mative meetings planned for the
coming months. The group meets at
the Burleson Cdfmmunity Center in
Chisholm Park at 10:30 a.m. on the
first Tuesday of each month. How-
ever, in J anuary the meeting date has
been changedto the second Tuesday,
Jan. 8, because of New Year's Day
falling on the first Tuesday.
After a short business meeting,
the program for the Jan. 8 mowing
will include Floyd Jones from
Huguley Memorial Medical Center,
who will give information on the
Medical Filing Assistance Program.
He will explain the procedures for
filling out medical forms and answer
questions from the audience. Every-
one is invited and urged to bring a
guest. Following his presentation at
i 1:45 a covered dish luncheon will
be served, and the group will enjoy
games afterwards until 2 p.m.
A '55 Alive driver education
program will be hosted by the AARP
on January 9 and 10, from 9 a.m. to 1
p.m.. Roy Hold will lead the classes
for anyone 50 years old and over,
which will again meet in the Burle-
son Community Center. Cost is $8
per person, and participants are en-
titled to a 10 percent reduction on
their auto insurance for three years
after completing the course. If inter-
ested, you may call 295-2527 to get
your name on a list. The classes are
limited to 30 persons, but if enough
people express interest, additional
classes may be formed.
The group will also sponsor
Income Tax Aid, beginning the first
Wednesday in February, from 9 a.m
to 1 p.m. and continuing each
Wednesday thereafter until April 15.
This will also be heltUn the Burleson
Community Center) l
When the student has completed
the courses, the first set of exams to
earn th eGED will be paid for by the
Burleson Independent School Dis-
trict. Any tests that must be repeated
must be paid for by the student.
Your child may participate in
the program if:
—The student is 16 years ofhge
or older at the beginning of the year
—There is no reasonable expec-
tation that the student will graduate
within four years after entering the
—There is reasonable expecta-
tion that on completion of the pro-
gram the student will be able to pass
the High School Equivalency Ex-
.—The student and the student’s
parents or guardians agree to t^e
If you are interested or need more
information about the GED program,
call the principal Terry Ford, or the
Burleson High School Counseling
JCCA MEAL SCHEDULE
Meatloaf with tomato sauce, mashed
potatoes, bread, pudding.
Chicken parmgiana, country pota-
toes, com, bread, brownie.
Sloppy Joe, potato rounds, juice,
hamburger bun, fruit.
Fried chicken with hash browns,
salad, bread, fruit.
Breaded cod, diced carrots, salad,
Adoptable Pet of the Week
Ti-i: week's adoptable pet is a sheltie mix, male, seven wefeks old, and
is bltr-.k and whitem color. His twin brother is also available for
adoption. Helping pose the pet is bawanda Jones, a four-year resident
of Burleson. .
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