12/25 Engagements

Cortez/Sizemore
Valentin Cortez of Clovis and Enriqueta Cortez of Roswell announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their son Valentin Cortez II to Carmen Elena Sizemore of Marietta, Ga.

The bride is the daughter of Elia Lopez.

The couple will exchange vows at sunset on Feb. 10 on a private beach in Los Cabos, Mexico.

The prospective groom is a graduate of Roswell High School. He is employed by NOKIA of North America as an engineer.

The bride elect is employed in accounts payable for a private firm in metro Atlanta.

Simpson/Carpenter
Mr. and Mrs. Terry Simpson of Edmond, Okla., announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Mandy Simpson of Dallas, to Brian Carpenter, also of Dallas. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Mark Carpenter of Clovis.

The couple will exchange vows on March 11 at Wesley United Methodist Church in Oklahoma City, Okla.

The bride elect is a 1996 graduate from Bartlesville, Okla., and a 2000 graduate of Oklahoma State University.

She is employed with the Frisco, Texas, school district as an assistant principal.

The prospective groom is a 1994 graduate of Clovis High School and a 2000 graduate of the University of New Mexico.

He is employed as a financial recruiter.

Sambrano/Howard
Diane True and the late Dr. Peter Goldbaum of Clovis announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Sarah Sambrano of Clovis, to Eric Howard, also of Clovis. He is the son of the late Gerald and Mary Howard, of Sacramento, Calif.

The couple will exchange vows at 6 p.m. on Dec. 31 at 1332 Stratford. The reception will be at 901 Collins, following the ceremony.

The bride elect is a 1994 graduate of Clovis High School. She is employed at Headz Up Salon.

The prospective groom is a 1981 graduate of Pioneer High School in San Jose, Calif. He is employed at Pepsi Bottling Group.

Invitations have been sent.