The Hopkins County Echo (Sulphur Springs, Tex.), Vol. 206, No. 1, Ed. 1 Friday, January 5, 2001 Page: 2 of 4
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2 — THE HOPKINS COUNTY ECHO, Sulphur Springs, Texas, Friday, January 5, 2000
Woman of the Year still sought
Bela Sigina Phi will continue to
accept nominations for Woman of
the Year until Jan. 8, 2001. Local
chapters of Beta Sigma Phi will
honor an outstanding woman in
Hopkins County by presenting the
Woman of the Year award at the
Chamber of Commerce Awards
Banquet to be held on Jan. 2 \
Beta Sigma Rhi is an internation-
al women’s social, cultural and ser-
vice organization with over
165.000 active members in more
than 20 countries, including chap-
ters in each of the United Stated
and all provinces of Canada.
The woman chosen for this hon-
or must be a resident of Hopkins
County. Selection is made on the
basis of community and civic
involvement through volunteer
work or church activities. If you
know a woman whom you feel is
worthy of this award, please send
your nomination in the form of a
letter outlining her achievements to
Woman of the Year, 129 Michel
Lane. Sulphur Springs, before Jan.
WEE-STEP Storytime will be
held Saturday from 10 a.m. to 11
a m. at the Sulphur Springs Pub-
lic Library. Children who are not
enrolled in organized day care or
preschool are invited to bring
their parent or guardian to a pre-
sentation of stories, songs, fin-
gerplays and simple crafts. This
week's theme is “Sounds." For
information, call Johimna Hicks
AMERICAN CANCER Soci-
ety's Road to Recovery program
provides free transportation to
cancer patients receiving treat-
ment in cancer centers in Paris,
Tyler or Dallas. For transporta-
tion or information, contact Bar-
bara Cunningham at 885-2813.
On Monday. Jan. 15, at 7 p.m., the
East Caney Missionary Baptist
Church family will pay homage and
respect to an outstanding American
leader, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther
King. Jr., during their 9th Annual Dr.
Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration.
The 2001 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Award recipients are Silvesta Alexan-
der. Education Aw ard; Nora Wheeler,
Spiritual Award; John Wrangler, Fel-
lowship Award; Lonnie Ford. Social
Change Award; Frankie Price,
Humanitarian Award; Pastor Gatlin.
Pastor of the Year Award; Barbara
Nash, Special Achievement; Joann
Kelly-Johnson. Music Award; Frankie
Jimmerson, Youth Award; Pastor
Wbfceler. Legacy of King; Julius Pins.
M.L.K Enter prise; Lucy Phifer,
Evangelism ward; Lonease Williams.
Kings Kids Award.
Bailey, Nordin wed in double-ring ceremony
aura Kathleen Bailey and Jon
| Eric Nordin were united in a
I | double-ring ceremony on Satur-
I day, Dec. 16, at 2 p.m. in High-
land Terrace Baptist Church iq
Greenville. The ceremony was offici-
ated by the Rev. Riley Hamilton.
The bride is the daughter of Danny
and Judy Bailey of Caddo Mills. The
groom is the son of Johnny and
Cathy Nordin of Sulphur Springs.
Given in marriage by her father,
the bride wore an ivory, matte satin
ball gown with an off-the-shoulder
neckline and short cap sleeves. The
bodice, skirt and cathedral train were
accented with Alencon lace, pearls
and sequins. She wore an elbow-
length blusher veil attached to a
headpiece of pearls.
The bride carried a cascading bou-
quet of red Classy roses and splash
dendrobium orchids with accents of
statice and ruscus.
Amy Griffin, sister of the bride,
was matron of honor. Melanie Bailey
was maid of honor for her sister.
Bridesmaids were Carol Burchett,
Amber Holt, Jana Johnson and Noel
The attendants wore elegant two-
piece, hunter green, floor-length,
satin dresses. The tops were sleeve-
less with a sabrina neckline and a
deep V back. The skirts were A-line.
Each attendant carried a smaller ver-
sion of the bride's bouquet.
Allison and Jaelyn Hansell were
(lower girls. They wore white satin
dresses and a headpiece of red roses
and they carried small bouquets
designed like those of the attendants.
Landon Nordin served as best man
for his brother. Groomsmen were
Joseph Piemens. Cody Hooten. Brad
Scribner, Blake Taylor and Ray,
Ushers for the ceremony were
Steve Griffin, Cory Lacy. Quinn
Lacy. Doug Pemberton. Drew Pem-
berton and T.G. Sandifecr. Candle-
lighters were Derrek Ruff and Cole
The groomsmen, ushers and can-
dlehghters wore formal black tuxedos
with silver vests and accented with
red rose boutonnieres. The groom
also wore a formal black tuxedo with
a black vest and a boutonniere of a
red rose accented with baby's breath.
Bailey Burgin, cousin of the
groom, and Austin Ruff served as
ring bearers. They also wore black
tuxedos and red rose boutonnieres.
Each carried a white satin pillow
trimmed with lace and bows.
Members of the houseparty were
Misty Belinowski, Erin Carrell,
Amber Flowers. Desiree Henson.
Lisa Stapleton, Christy Scribner and
A picture of the bride wand groom
and a festive white basket with the
wedding programs complimented the
bridal registry table. Lynsey Woodard
presided at the registry.
The sanctuary was lit by cande-
labras forming (he elegant backdrop
for the ceremony. They were adorned
Mrs. Jon Eric Nordin
with greenery. Poinsettias were
placed along along the altar and
before the stain glass windows.
Christmas wreaths and greenery
were placed throughout the sanctu-
ary. Globed candelabras featuring
tulle bows were used as aisle
markers throughout the sanctuary.
Mrs. Cindy Williams was organ-
ist for the ceremony. She plays a
collection of classical and religious
music durmg_tjj£> prelude. Mrs.
Williams sang "Sunrise, Sunset"
by Jerry Bock and Sheldon Har-
nick as the as the grandparents and
mothers were seated. The bridal
party entered the sanctuary to
Pachelbel's "Canon in D.” The
bride and her father entered to
“Trumpet Voluntary” played by
trumpeter Steve O. Payne and the
organist. The Rev. Hamilton greet-
ed the guests and gave a sacrament
of marriage. This was followed by
“How Beautiful,” sung by soloist
The marriage vows and rings
were then exchanged, followed by
the lighting of the unity candle
Cindy Williams sang “The Lord's
Prayer" during this time.
Die declaration of marriage was
then pronounced, and the bride and
groom were presented to their fam-
ilies and friends. The couple exited
the sanctuary to Mendelssohn’s
“The Wedding March” and
Tchaikovsky's “Ode to Joy.”
The bride's parents hosted the
reception, and it took place in the
family center of the church. It was
catered by Mrs. Justine McMillon.
White tablecloths covered the
tables throughout the room for the
guests. Each table was decorated
with candles on mirrors and cov-
ered with hurricane lamps filled
with festive white and silver
Christmas balls. Red rose petals
were on each table. Lattice
adorned with ivy and tulle was
placed throughout the reception
area. Four columns and an arch
covered with ferns adorned one
area of the room. The buffet tables
were draped with white cloths and
>4ose arrangements were on those
tables. An easel served as the back-
drop for the bridal portrait sitting
beside the registry table., f'
The menu consisted of Floren-
tine petit quiches, an assortment of
tortilla roll-up pinwheels, sweet-
sour meatballs, turkey and roast
beef served, with croissants, veg-
etable trays with dressing, fruit
trays with poppy seed dressing, an
assortment of mini cheeses, cheese
balls dusted with pecans, honey
baked ham with sugar pecans
serv^ with rolls, cold shrimp with
pasta salad and bread pudding with
The bride's cake was served from a
round table in the center of the room.
It was a four-tiered amaretto cake
with buttercream icing. It had ivy and
wreath design, and it had three^satel-
lite cakes adjoining the lower tier.
Red roses and purple statice adorned
the top layer.
The groom's cake was also served
from a round table in the center of the
room. It was Dutch chocolate with
basket-weaye design with chocolate
gonush topping and almond flavored
frosting. Baseballs accented the top
of the cake.
The couple departed through a
shower of bubbles to their awaiting
limousine. Following their honey-
moon to the Poconos in Pennsylva-
nia, the couple will reside in
The bride is a 1997 graduate of
Caddo Mills High School. She is pur-
suing a degree in interdisciplinary
studies at Texas A&M-Commerce.
The groom is a 1995 graduate of
Sulphur Springs High School and a
1999 graduate of Texas A&M-Com-
merce. He is an American history
teacher and head baseball coach for
the Caddo Mills Independent School
The bride and groom were honored
with a number of showers and par-
ties. The Adult III ladies of Highland
Terrace Baptist Church gave a mis-
cellaneous shower on Oct. 22.
A shower was given on Nov. 1, in
the lobby of the Alliance Bank of
Sulphur Springs. Hostesses were
Janie Chapman, Ruth Ann Crowson,
Linda Mattingly and Deanne Ragan.
A bridal shower was given on Nov.
5, in the Masonic Lodge of Caddo
Mills. Hostesses were Pam Woodard,
Tracy Ruff, Nancy Pemberton, Susan
Burchett, Carol Burchett. Diane Lind-
sey, Arliss Cunningham and Wanda
A miscellaneous shower was given
on Nov. 19, in the Conference Room
of First Baptist Church of Sulphur
Springs. Hostesses were Becky Berry.
Shirley Benson, Carolyn Clifton, Sal-
ly Clifton, Sharia Evans, Linda Gul-
ley, Jana Icenhower, Sheri Looney,
Pat McClung, Rita Rushin, Barbara
Sanders. Barbara Taylor and Mary Jo
Amy Griffin hosted a lingerie
shower on Saturday, Dec. 2, in Joe’s
Crab Shack in Mesquite.
A bridal luncheon was given on
Dec. 9, in The Plaza in Greenville.
Guests were served green salad,
chicken breast with two side vegeta-
bles, green beans, buttered rolls,
cheesecake and apple pie.
The groom's parents hosted the
rehearsal dinner in the Highland Ter-
race Baptist Church family center on
Dec. 15. Andy and Mary Lou Wright
catered the meal. The meal consisted
of brisket, potato salad. Cole slaw,
pinto beans, garlic bread and red vel-
wed under full moon
Mrs. Mark Henry Niehaus
holly Nichole Argenbright and Mark Henry Niehaus, both of Dal-
las, were married in Oaklawn Methodist Church in Dallas at 7
p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 11, in a double-ring ceremony officiated
Yw>/ by the Rev. Ronald Meyers.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Ms. Harve Argenbright of Col-
The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Niehaus of Austin.
The bride was given in marriage by her parents.
She wore a natural-color princess-cut gown with a chapel train. The
beaded A-line bodice had an empire waistline.
The bride carried a bouquet of red roses.
Kristi Argenbright of Collcyville, sister of the bride, served as her
maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Cheryl Niehaus and Clair Reeves, both
of Dallas. Laura Lawton of Gainesville, Fla., and Elizabeth Swann of
The bridal attendants wore floor-length black dresses with sheer crepe
necklines. j :'J
The best man was Scott Thacker of Scottsdale. Ariz., with John Argen-
bright of Collcyville, Clay Brooks of Houston, Jason Catalino of
Rochester. N.Y., and Chase Murray of Dallas serving as groomsmen.
The reception took place in Stoneleigh Hotel in Dallas.
Following a wedding trip to the Fiji Islands, the couple will reside in
Both the bide and groom attended Texas A&M University.
wed in Mineola
■ Ida Luna of Sulphur Springs and
|ji Antonio Hernandez of Yantis
I were wed in the Mineola Civic
Center on Saturday. Dec. 2, at 7
p.m. in a double-ring ceremony offi-
ciated by Sergio Fernandez, of Egle-
sia Cristiana, Fuente De Vida of Yan-
The bride is the daughter of Mar-
cial and Carol Luna of Corpus
The groom is the son of Gonzalo
and Luisa Hernandez of Gomez Pala-
cios, Durango. Mexico.
The bride was given in marriage by
She wore a white, full-length satin
gown with a long, full train and a
short veil. Her fully-beaded bodi»
had long lace sleeves and a scullufJed
Matron of honor was Mrs. Jodie
Sutherland, sister of the bride, of Wolf
Bridesmaids were Miss Juana Fer-
nendez. Miss Jody Paredes, Miss
Cynthia Rodriguez, Miss Rosario
Judino, Miss Susy Fernandez, Mrs.
Lupe Pulgarin. Miss Juanita Juarez
and Mrs. Eunice Leon. The brides-
maids wore royal blue formal-length
The best man was Tony Sutherland
of Wolf City.
Groomsmen were Juan Salazar,
Osiel Gonzalez, Juan Martinez, Cruz
Leon. Orlando Posada, Martin
Salazar, Manuel Meteo and Heraldo
Lily Fernandex'Of Yantis served as
flower girl, and Hayden Sutherland of
Wolf City was ring bearer.
After a wedding trip to Corpus
Christi, the couple will reside in Yan-
The bride earned a degree in ele-
mentary education from the Universi-
dad Veracruzana-Poza Rica Veracruz,
Mexico. She is employed by David
and Kay Fowler in Yantis.
The groom attended Prepatoria De
La Laguna, Torreon, Cohauila, Mexi-
co. He is an employee of Kent Jisha
Dairy in Yantis.
Holmes, Ricketson to wed in Feb.
Mr. and Mrs. Tony Holmes of Sulphur Springs announce the
engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Renee, to Jason Wayne Rick-
etson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Ricketson of Sulphur Springs.
Their wedding is planned for 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, 2001, in Sul-
phur Springs Church of God. Friends and relatives are invited to
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Alpha Delta Kappa — Beta Nu
The Beta Nu Chapter of Alpha
Delta Kappa, an International Hon-
orary Teachers' Sorority, met at 7
p.m. Thursday. Dec. 14, in the home
of Bill and Nancy Blount in.Enloe to
celebrate Christmas with a candle
exchange. Hostesses Bill and Nancy
guided members on a tour of their
new log home fully decked out for
Christmas inside and out. Members
found the home by its brilliant outside
display, and found lots to “ooh and
ah" over on the inside.
The meeting was held in the jiving
room, then members moved to tables
decorated for Christmas for a salad
supper Other hostesses were Betty
Allain. Trish Elliott. Carolyn Resting,
and Mickie Wilson. After the meal,
members exchanged candles to every-
President Mickie Wilson called the
meeting of Alpha Delta Kappa. Texas
Beta Nu to order. Trish EHiott took
roll call and read the minutes. Johnna
West shared correspondence. Liz
Stekisiek gave the treasurer's report.
Pledge forms were turned in. Texas
State President. Martha Scott was pre-
State President, Martha Scott
reminded members of her focus on
Muscular Sclerosis which is the State
Altruistic Project for Texas Alpha
Delta Kappa. Members also con-
tributed to this cause. After the Birth-
day Bonanza drawing and the singing
of “The Lamp of Alpha Delta Kap-
pa,” the meeting was adjourned.
The next meeting will be Jan. 11,
2001 at 5 p.m. at the Sulphur Springs
Public Library Members will tour the
facility after a short business meeting.
The Feb. meeting will be held at Piz-
za Inn. Family and friends are invited
for the silent auction of homemade
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