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Hammer And Harlan Exchange Vows In Panhandle Ceremony

Thursday, July 16th, 2015

Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Sankie Harlan

Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Sankie Harlan

Sarah Elise Hammer married Andrew Sankie Harlan on Saturday, May 30, 2015, at the First United Methodist Church in Panhandle. David McGaughy, pastor of Sunray United Methodist Church, officiated the ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of Kayla and Philip Hammer of Panhandle. Grandparents of the bride are Janyth and J.C. Kunneman of Okarche, Okla., and Margaret Hammer of Panhandle and the late Eugene L. “Gene” Hammer.

The groom is the son of Janet and Jay Harlan of Edmond, Okla. Grandparents of the groom are Joan Geary of Kingsville, Texas and the late J.W. Geary and Anell and Jack Harlan of Bishop, Texas.

Maid of Honor was Kelci Pryor of Stillwater, Okla. Bridal attendants were Macy Kunneman, cousin of the bride, of Oklahoma City; Jacy Bradford of Stillwater; and Wren Myers of Tulsa, Okla. Flower girl was Annalee Keef of Edmond, niece of the groom.

Best man was James Harlan, brother of the groom, of Louisville, Ky. Groomsmen were Justin Volz of Yukon, Okla.; Tyler Price of Luther, Okla.; and Heath Boyd of Edmond. Ring Bearer was Zachary Keef of Edmond, nephew of the groom.

Ushers were Travis Hammer, brother of the bride, of Stillwater; and cousins of the bride, Zac Kunneman of Stillwater; and Dawson Hackett, Zane Hackett and Gauge Hackett, all of Panhandle.

Soloist was Sandra Keef, sister of the groom, of Edmond. Pianist was Tommye Kay Powers of Panhandle.

Intricate lace embroidery adorned the entirety of the bride’s gown, from the slim mermaid silhouette down to the soft sweeping train. The V back and sweetheart neckline were highlighted by the lacy shoulder straps and a satin belt with rhinestone beading was worn at the waist.
The groom wore khaki pants with a medium brown vest and tie and boots.

Bridal attendants wore short navy dresses and carried bright, wildflower bouquets. Groomsmen wore khaki pants with a navy vest and tie and boots.

The reception was held at the Khiva Shrine Center in Amarillo and was catered by Donna and Lance Kunneman, uncle and aunt of the bride. Assisting with the cake and drinks were aunts of the bride, Trudy Cogswell, Sharon Stephens, Margaret Ann Martinez, Roni Willburn and Pamela Hammer.

Following a wedding trip to the Bahamas, the couple is residing in Corpus Christi, Texas.

Hare And Jones Exchange Wedding Vows

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015

Mr. and Mrs. Terence David Jones

Mr. and Mrs. Terence David Jones

Mallory Mae Hare and Terence David Jones exchanged their marriage vows on May 9, 2015, at A&M Gardens in Azle, Texas.

Parents of the bride are Mary and Pete Hare of Panhandle and her sister is Kayla Hare of San Angelo, Texas. Grandparents are the late Betty and Beale Denton and Jane and Lloyd Hare of Panhandle.

Parents of the groom are Sheila and Ralph Gilmore of Van Horn, Texas. His brothers include Aaron Gilmore of Fort Worth and Adrian Gilmore of El Paso and sisters include Deanna Chippone of Houston, Mikayla Gilmore and Lielani Shelley, both of Van Horn. Grandmother of the groom is Carol Brown of El Paso.

The bride is a 2009 graduate of Panhandle High School and graduated from Angelo State University with a degree of a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She is currently working at Hendricks Memorial Hospital, Mother-Care Department, in Abilene.

The groom is a 2008 graduate of Van Horn High School and has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Bible from Dallas Christian College.

After their honeymoon cruise to the Bahamas, they are making their home in Abilene.

Hammer And Harlan Plan May Wedding

Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

Sarah Elise Hammer  and Andrew Sankie Harlan

Sarah Elise Hammer
and Andrew Sankie Harlan

Mr. and Mrs. Philip Hammer of Panhandle would like to announce the engagement and upcoming wedding of their daughter, Sarah Elise Hammer to Andrew Sankie Harlan, son of Dr. and Mrs. Jay Harlan of Edmond, Okla.

Grandparents of the bride-elect are Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Kunneman of Okarche, Okla. and Mrs. Margaret Hammer of Panhandle and the late Mr. Eugene L. “Gene” Hammer.

Grandparents of the prospective groom are Mrs. Joan Geary of Kingsville, Texas and the late Mr. J.W. Geary and Mr. and Mrs. Jack Harlan of Bishop, Texas.

Sarah graduated from Panhandle High School in 2010. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders in 2013 and will receive her Master of Science degree in May of 2015 from Oklahoma State University.

Andrew is a 2010 graduate of Deer Creek High School in Edmond. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Agribusiness from Oklahoma State University in 2014. He is currently employed by Harlan Farms in Bishop, Texas.

The couple plan to wed May 30, 2015, at the First United Methodist Church, in Panhandle.

Batton-McAnally Unite In December Wedding

Thursday, March 26th, 2015

Mr. and Mrs. Casey McAnally

Mr. and Mrs. Casey McAnally

Lexi Kay Batton and Casey Garret McAnally were married Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014, at Panhandle Charm in Amarillo, Texas. Roger Morris officiated the ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of Tammy Kay and Stephen Batton of Spearman. The bride’s grandparents are Marlene and Sonny Nollner of Spearman and the late Jeanie Hand of Spearman and Kay and Jim Batton of Mobeetie.

The groom is the son of Rosalea and Cairl McAnally of White Deer. He is the grandson of Alvin Kalka of White Deer, and the late Linda Kalka and Cairl and Marilyn McAnally of Pampa.

Maid of Honor was Saylee Renick of Canyon. Bridesmaids were Chandler Short of Edgewood, Texas; Seneca Houchin of Slaton, Texas; Morgan Ashmore of Spearman; Cassidy Odegaard of Spearman; Keleigh Taylor of Lubbock; Jayden Kirby of Lubbock and Madison Hicks of Amarillo. Mary Anslee Fox was the flower girl. She is the daughter of Ashlee and David Fox of Borger.

Guests were greeted by Mallory Jeffers of Houston.

Best Man was Chip Morris of Vega. Groomsmen were Ryan Heinrich of Slaton; Cragar Swarb of Lubbock, Madison Bagwell of Claude, Layton Hinson of Wildorado, Tate Batton, brother of the bride, of Spearman, Cameron McAnally, brother of the groom, of Morse and Cuyler McAnally, brother of the groom, of White Deer.

Ushers were Carson Pearson of Spearman, Ky Houchin and Grant Heinrich both of Slaton, Cannon Martin of Sudan and Cole Underwood of Amarillo.

The venue was decorated with Christmas trees, greenery, wreaths and bouquets of red roses, white baby’s breath floral arrangements and candles.

The bride is a graduate of Spearman High School and is currently attending West Texas A&M University pursuing a degree in nursing.

The groom is a graduate of White Deer High School and has a Bachelor’s degree in Plant, Soil and Environmental Science from West Texas A&M University. He is employed by Crop Production Services in Dumas.

After a honeymoon to the Bahamas the couple returned to their home in Canyon.

Ewing And Tarver Wed In Panhandle Ceremony

Wednesday, February 11th, 2015

Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Tarver

Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Tarver

Addisen Elizabeth Ewing and Matthew Gerred Tarver were married Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014 at First United Methodist Church of Panhandle with the Dr. Lewis C. Holland officiating the ceremony. The couple is the fourth generation to marry on this date.

Parents of the bride are Greg and Kim Ewing of Panhandle. The bride’s grandparents are Bobby and Loretta Ewing and Bettie Strueber of Amarillo, and the late Mike Strueber.

Parents of the groom are Mark and Lesa Tarver of Lutie, Texas. The groom’s grandparents are Gary and Jimmie Tarver of Lutie, and Mary Darrow of Panhandle, and the late J. C. Darrow

Maid of Honor was Sarah Urbanczyk of Manhattan, Kan. Bridesmaids were Leslie Weibe, sister of the groom, of Wellington, Texas; Laura Ewing, sister-in-law of the bride, of Lubbock; Ellee Leland of Panhandle; Jacy Bradford of Stillwater, Okla.; Whitley Veazey of Lubbock; and Kenzy Cates of Canyon. Flower girls were Marlee and Annee Leland of Panhandle.

House party attendants were Kaitlyn Hayton, Kalli Looten, Lindsey May and Kori Dee Smith, all of Lubbock.

Best man was Taylor Batenhorst of Enid, Okla. Groomsmen were L. J. Holton of Lutie; Korn Weibe, brother-in-law of the groom of Wellington; Tucker Conner of Dozier, Texas; Cody Meyers of Dozier; Sawyer Sims of Wellington; and Matt Ewing, brother of the bride of Lubbock.

Ushers were Miccah Carter of Wellington; Mike Eitzen of Amarillo; Chad Ewing, brother of the bride, of Lubbock; and Scott Sims of Amarillo.

Organist was Paula Vance and pianist was Mary Robinson, both of Panhandle.

The bride is a graduate of Panhandle High School and continues her education.

The groom is a graduate of Samnorwood High School and West Texas A&M University. He farms and ranches.

The reception was held at the Panhandle Airport and was catered by Crystal Murdock and Debra Arnold. The couple left the reception by plane for a honeymoon trip to Vail, Colo.

They are making their home in Shamrock.

Cloud And Ewing Exchange Wedding Vows

Wednesday, February 11th, 2015

Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Ewing

Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Ewing

Laura Diane Cloud married Matthew Gerad Ewing on Friday, Oct. 3, 2014, at The Legacy Event Center in Lubbock. Dr. Marcus Murphy, pastor of Oakwood Baptist Church of Lubbock officiated the ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of Mike and Carol Cloud of Lubbock. Grandparents of the bride are Peggy Cloud and Kelse Cloud and the late Fanchon and Sandy Bardonaro.

The groom is the son of Greg and Kim Ewing of Panhandle. Grandparents of the groom are Bobby and Loretta Ewing and Bettie Strueber of Amarillo, and the late Mike Strueber.

Maid of Honor was Emily Cloud, sister of the bride, of Dallas. Bridal attendants were Crystal Pool of St. Louis; Shantel Cloud, sister-in-law of the bride, of Dallas; Stephanie Goad of Lubbock; Roxann Hall of Midland; and Addisen Ewing, sister of the groom, of Panhandle.
House party attendants were Chelsea Beckham of Lubbock; Blair Bardonaro, cousin of the bride, of Dallas; and Julie Westbrook of Nashville.
Best man was Jade Bradford of San Angelo. Groomsmen were Josh Pool of St. Louis; Brian Cloud, brother of the bride, of Dallas; Chris Marstiller of Lubbock; Chad Ewing, brother of the groom, of Abilene; and Jacob Ray of Canyon.

Ushers were Tyler Ramirez of Dallas, Aaron Pool of Lubbock, and Matt Tarver of Samnorwood.

Pianist was Nolan Lewis of Lubbock.

The bride is a graduate of Cooper High School in Lubbock and Texas Tech University. She is employed by Bahama Buck’s Franchise Corporation as Director of Franchise Operations.

The groom is a graduate of Panhandle High School and Wayland Baptist University. He is employed by Bahama Buck’s Franchise Corporation as a Financial Specialist.

The reception was held at the Legacy Event Center. Following a wedding trip to Playa Conchal, Costa Rica, the couple is residing in Lubbock.

Hobbs & Smith Exchange Wedding Vows

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

Mr. and Mrs. Jason Smith

Mr. and Mrs. Jason Smith

Kelly Jae Hobbs and Jason Neil Smith were married, at First Baptist Church in Panhandle on June 7, 2014. Cousin of the bride, Reece Watson of Albuquerque officiated.

Parents of the bride are Leasha and Gordon Hobbs of Panhandle.

Parents of the groom are Karrie and Shawn Smith, also of Panhandle.

Grandparents of the bride are Lynn and J.L. Redwine, Doris Hobbs, all of Panhandle, and Jane and James Hobbs of Amarillo.

Grandparents of the groom are Georgia (Lane) and Vernon Cook of Miami; the late Roy Lane; Jack Smith of Panhandle and the late Sally Smith. Great-grandparents of the groom are Missy Cahill of Amarillo and the late Roy Cahill and Howard Lane of Panhandle and the late Christina Lane.

Escorted by her dad, the bride wore a strapless slim A-line design featuring a delicate, sweetheart neckline and bodice with open laced corset back covered with beaded Alencon lace and lace motifs on the skirt and train. Her hair was arranged in a loose side braid and accented with a peacock feather. The bride carried a bouquet of orange lily, alstromeria, white waxflower, green spider mums, greenery and peacock feathers. She carried out the wedding traditions with “something new” was her jewelry from her dad, “something old and something borrowed” was a ring belonging to the groom’s mother, “something blue” was her garter.

Alyssa Crawford of Panhandle served as her sister’s matron of honor. Bridal attendants were Becca Boyd of Killeen, Texas, Katherine Gray of London, England, Hannah Murdock of Panhandle, Shanae Messer of Gruver, Texas, Samantha Bichsel of Panhandle and Sade Rae of Amarillo. Carrying out the brides colors, the attendants wore strapless, long chiffon dresses in deep teal and carried bouquets matching the bride’s.

Flower Girls, Samantha Redwine of Hereford, Texas and Brooke Watson of Pampa, Texas were dressed in teal tutu dresses with peacock accents made by the groom’s mother, the Ring Bearer, Jax Bichsel of Panhandle, was dressed in gray shorts, with deep teal suspenders and tie.

Jason wore a charcoal gray tuxedo with deep teal tie. Best Men were the groom’s brother and nephews, Chad Smith, Grant Smith and Ayden Adams, all of Amarillo; groomsmen were Devin Davidson of Amarillo, Ryan Berry of Panhandle, Shawn Pohlmeier of Panhandle, Chris Jewett of Lubbock, Ryan Vance of Dallas and Austin Sherwood of Fort Worth; and ushers were Colton Wood of Panhandle, Brady Hobbs of Panhandle, Graham Hillhouse of Austin and Cordie Redwine of Hereford. All wore charcoal gray vests and pants with deep teal ties and peacock feather boutonnieres.

The reception dinner and dance was held at the home of the bride’s parents. Tables were decorated with ivory table cloths and deep teal scarves made by the bride’s maternal grandmother. The centerpieces were an assortment of lanterns with deep teal candles circled by flower rings, square vases with flowers and feathers matching the bride’s bouquet and vases used at her grandparents 50th anniversary and sister’s wedding. Against a backdrop of shutters and chalkboard signs, the bride’s cake was four tiers of vanilla cake with orange pearlized icing and white scroll work topped with a teal “S” and orange flowers. The groom’s cake was a layered square chocolate cake topped with Texas Tech Cookies and “wedding dress and tuxedo” dipped strawberries.

Pre-wedding courtesies were a Rehearsal Dinner hosted by the groom’s parents and family and was held in the back yard of grandfather Jack Smith; Bridal Shower hosted by Msdms. Anne Easter, Patricia Looten, Venita Gray, Crystal Murdock, Marilyn Dudenhoeffer, Paula Black, Mary Beth Young, Jeanene Montgomery, Brenda Vermillion, Katherine Gray, Christle Brown, Jaquita Crawford, Brenda Fields, Debora Arnold and Hannah Murdock and a Lingerie Shower and bachelorette trip to Oklahoma City hosted by the bridesmaids.

The bride is employed by the Harrington Cancer Center and the groom is employed by KIMRAD trucking. The couple honeymooned in Dallas and reside in Amarillo.

Boen & Weinheimer Plan August Wedding

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

Jennifer Boen and Todd Weinheimer

Jennifer Boen and Todd Weinheimer

Tammie Boen and Jimmy Boen of Panhandle announce the engagement of their daughter Jennifer Hope Boen to Benjamin Todd Weinheimer, Jr.

Weinheimer is the son of Jennifer and Ben Weinheimer of Groom.

The bride-elect is a 2012 graduate of Panhandle High School and is currently attending Amarillo College. She is employed as a Pharmacy Technician at Valmed Pharmacy in Amarillo.

The prospective groom is a 2011 graduate of Panhandle High School and graduated Garden City Community College in 2013 with a degree as a John Deere Technician. He is currently employed by Western Equipment in Amarillo.

The couple plan to marry on Aug. 2, 2014 at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Amarillo.

Dinges & Hillhouse Exchange Vows

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

Mr. and Mrs. Grady Hillhouse

Mr. and Mrs. Grady Hillhouse

Crystal Dinges and Grady Hillhouse were married April 5, 2014 in San Marcos, Texas. Parents of the bride are Scott Dinges and Donna Dinges, both of Amarillo. Parents of the groom are Drs. Joe and Carol Hillhouse of Panhandle.

The bride received a Bachelor of Science in Education from Texas State University, and is pursuing a Master's degree in Learning Disabilities and Behavioral Disorders at the University of Texas. She taught in China, and currently teaches kindergarten at Sunset Valley Elementary School in Austin.

The groom received a Bachelor of Science in Geography from TSU, and a Master's degree in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M University. He is currently employed by Freese and Nichols, Inc. as an engineer in dams and hydraulic structures.

The couple lives in Austin.

Carrillo & Smith Wed In Las Vegas Ceremony

Thursday, March 6th, 2014

Mr. and Mrs. Greg Smith

Mr. and Mrs. Greg Smith

The families of Tammy Carrillo and Greg Smith announce their marriage on Feb. 15, 2014. Family and friends gathered at the Little White Chapel in Las Vegas to witness the couples vows.

The bride is the daughter of Kathy and Blane Barnes of Amarillo and the groom is the son of Cathy and Jimmy Baggett of Pampa and Ron Smith of Potsborough, Texas and the grandson of Alice and Jim Austin of Panhandle.

The couple are the parents of Melesa Barnes, Alex Carrillo, Christian Carrillo, Jake Smith and Hattie Smith.

Tammy is employed by the United States Postal Service in Borger and Greg is employed by Looten Parts in Panhandle.