Oct. 2 Weddings, Anniversaries, Club Notes, Engagements, and Artist of the Month

Weddings
Gonzales/Jablonski
Sabrina Gonzales of Clovis and David Jablonski of Baltimore, Md., were joined in marriage Sept. 8, 2005, at Kapalua Bay in Maui, Hawaii.

The Rev. Roland Mono performed the Hawaiian religious sunset ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of Reyes and Clara Gonzales of Clovis. She is the granddaughter of Acencion and Eufeia Rubio of Clovis and Almira and the late Edward Gonzales of Clovis.

The bridegroom is the son of Pokim Lee of Glenburnie, Md., and Robert Jablonski of Las Vegas, Nev.

The matron of honor was Gloria Zubia.

The best man was Frank Zubia.

Danny Jablonski served as groomsman.

The harpist was Kristine Snyder, who played “Hawaiian Love Song,” while torchbearers and conch shell blowers Troy Kawaiola and Vince Kawaiola performed their duties.
The couple will reside in Albuquerque.

The bride is employed at Albertson’s.

The groom is employed at the State of New Mexico Department of Probation and Patrol.

O’neal/Moore
Joanna O’Neal of Farmington and Clinton Moore of Clovis were joined in marriage Aug. 13, 2005, in Las Cruces.
David Englehart performed the double-ring ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of Joseph and Kay O’Neal of Farmington. She is the granddaughter of Kenneth and Helen O’Neal of Hartville, Ohio.

The bridegroom is the son of Connie and Dwain Gee and Jeff and Melissa Moore, all of Clovis. He is the grandson of Bobby and Patsy Graham, Georgian and the late Charles Moore, Jim and Shirley Dunn and Wilma Gee, all of Clovis.
The maid of honor was Julie O’Neal.

Bridesmaids were Jennifer Morgan, Abbey Jones and Kim Schurman.

Best Man was Todd Tillman.

Groomsmen were Cody Garrett, Darren Davis and Paul Evans.

Justin Gee, Jimmy Jameson, Jordon Moore and Scott O’Neal served as escorts.

The flowergirl was Morgan Ringenberg.

The couple will reside in Albuquerque.

The bride is a student at the University of New Mexico.

The groom is employed at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and is attending the University of New Mexico.

Anniversaries
Johnson
Fred and Betty Johnson of Clovis will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. today at Parkland Baptist Church.

The celebration will be hosted by their daughters, Linda Shoemate, Janet Cunningham and Susan Casillas.
They were married Oct. 2, 1955, in Texico. They have three children and 10 grandchildren.

He is a retired major in the Air Force.

She is a homemaker.

The celebration is open to friends and relatives but the family requests no gifts.

Cates
Coke and Peggy Cates of Clovis will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. today at Parkland Baptist Church.

The celebration will be hosted by Ken and Gary Cates, sons of the couple.

The couple was married Oct. 2, 1955, in Texico. They have two children and four grandchildren.

He is a retired farmer.

She is a homemaker.

The celebration is open to family and friends. The family requests no gifts.

Club Notes
Pleasant Hill
Pleasant Hill Women’s Club met after a three-month summer break on Sept. 15 in Clovis. From there they carpooled to Cannon Air Force Base for a tour arranged by member Kaye Barnes.

Richard Givney, one of the department officials led them on a most informative tour of this state of the art facility.

The group was then bused to The Landing where they enjoyed a Dutch treat luncheon and also held their business meeting led by President Lueta Clark.

Following the business meeting the group was bused to the state of the art equipped control tower.

Members also got to view two F-16s landing.

The next meeting will be held Oct. 20 at the Pleasant Hill Fire Station with Waunita Jones giving the program on wire crosses.

Engagements
Jenkins/House
Sam and Janice Jenkins of Texico announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Dara Jenkins of Orange County, Calif., to Chris House of Albuquerque, son of Jim and Gretchen House of Albuquerque.

The couple will exchange vows Oct. 15, 2005, at El Rancho De Las Golondrinas in Sante Fe.

A reception will follow at the same location.

The bride-elect is a graduate of Texico High School. She is employed at Children’s Hospital of Orange County, Calif.

The prospective groom is a graduate of Albuquerque High School. He is currently attending school.

Invitations have been sent.

Artist of the Month
Amelia “Amy” Armenta
Amelia “Amy” Armenta is Pintores Artist of the Month for October.

She hails from Chicago, but was raised in Tucson, Ariz.
She attributes her artistic achievements to the encouragement of her mother who urged her to draw and paint.

An assignment to Europe with her military husband exposed Armenta to the artistry of the European masters, resulting in a great appreciation for art and inspiring her to attend art classes under the direction of Maureen Muhlbauer and Galina McGuire.

“I have never been able to fit my work into a specific style,” Armenta said. She said her work is a mixture of realistic and impressionistic painting of objects and figures. “My paintings are from life and what I see,” Armenta said. “I paint what I am passionate about.”

According to Armenta, she has an insatiable thirst to increase her artistic knowledge, therefore she follows all the instructional at programs and workshops so she can learn new techniques. “My creative spark comes from other artists,” Armenta said.

Armenta also enjoys stained glass and quilting.
Armenta graduated from the Eastern New Mexico University with a bachelor of fine arts and has received several awards for her artwork.

She has been married to Rudy Arementa for 49 years. They have three children and five grandchildren.
She currently teaches stained glass classes at ENMU.