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Friday, Aug. 22, 1997

Felts, Tollett exchange vows in church ceremony

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Leslie Kay Felts and John (Jay) Tollett were married in a candlelight
ceremony July 1, in the First Presbyterian Church with Rev. Rod Peacock,
pastor of Barstow Presbyterian and Brother "Mac" McCormick, of North
Temple Baptist officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Kenneth Ray Felts of Barstow and Teresa
Calley of Pittsburg.

The bridegroom is the son of Joseph Alexander Tollett of Pecos and Linda
L. Atkinson of San Angelo.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a gown of candlelight

The bridal bouquet was made of fresh roses and baby's breath with blue
ribbon streamers.

The maid of honor was Cristi Cox of Amarillo. She wore a navy blue
attire, pearl choker and carried a single white carnation.

The bridesmaid was April Ryan and she wore a western outfit of Dallas
Cowboy colors.

The flower girl and train carrier, Rebecca Tollett and Hanna Paz, wore a
Dallas Cowboy western outfit.

The groom wore black Wrangler jeans, black boots, a black Western tuxedo
jacket, blue vest and tie and black felt hat.

The best man was Joseph A. Tollett, and he wore black jeans, white shirt
and a black felt hat.

The groomsman was Chase D. Laurence, who also wore black jeans, white
shirt and a black felt hat.

Elizabeth Seltz, grandmother of the bride, played traditional wedding
music on the piano. A collection of favorite music was played before the
ceremony and "The Lord's Prayer" and "He Needed Me," were played at the
beginning of the ceremony.

During "The Lord's Prayer," the solo candles were lit by Louise
Cranfield for the bride and by Jackie Tollett for the groom.

Brother Peacock and Brother Mack conducted the unity service with bride
and groom lighting one candle.

After the wedding, a reception followed at Barstow Community Center. A
three-tiered heart-shaped wedding cake was decorated by La Tienda
grocery. All decorations were done by Mike and Karen Chowning.

Serving cake and rainbow punch were Karen Chowning, Christi Cox and
Misti Cox and Bryan Chowning.

Guests were entertained with Lyndsey Chowning and Stormy McCoy singing
and dancing to "The Goodship Lollipop."

Christi Cox told of her and the bride's years of growing up together and
a bond of love and friendship along with Misti Cox, her twin sister.

Out of town guests included Misti Cox, airman first class. She is the
daughter of Debra Cox formerly of Pecos. She is stationed at Dyess Air
Force Base in Abilene and took basic training in San Antonio.

After the reception the bride and groom disappeared until the next day
and returned to find their special home on the hill. She is a student
and housewife and he is employed by Flying J.

Diana Rayos is the 17-year-old daughter of Marcos and Maria Rayos.

She credits her family and friends for helping her in her quest for
Queen of 16th of September.

"The day of the fiestas we celebrate the Independence of Mexico," said
Miss Rayos. "I like going to Mexico since my favorite aunt lives there,"
she said.

Diana states that she feels nervous and excited both about running for
queen, since she is not used to speaking in public.

"This will be my first time doing something in the public," she said.

She has three sisters, Karina, Michele and Naomi and a niece and nephew
that she enjoys spending time with.

"I like being with my family, my friends, and going to dances," said
Miss Rayos. "I love to babysit my nieces and nephews and spend lots of time with them," she said.

Herrera ends naval training

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Eloy Herrera, III, graduated from Naval Training in Great Lakes, Ill. on
July 25.

He is a Pecos High school graduate.His parents are Eloy and Mary Herrera of Pecos.

Massinessaniko nets promotion

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Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Renee Massinessaniko, daughter of Willie
Shorterof Pecos, recently was designated an Enlisted Aviation Warfare
Specialist while assigned with Strike Fighter Squadron 37, Naval Air
Station Cecil Field, Jacksonville, Fla.

Massinessaniko demonstrated a superior mastery of naval aviation, which
also included administration procedures, first-aid skills and
firefighting. Massinessaniko served a minimum of 24 months in the
aviation field, possessed strong leadership and performance capabilities
and passed written and oral examinations given by her unit's commanding

Massinessaniko also received a Letter of Commendation for outstanding
professionalism while serving as a maintenance administration
supervisor. She expertly managed monthly data from 13 different work
centers and personnel.

Additionally, Massinessaniko coordinated paperwork for the maintenance
department which allowed the unit to achieve a high level of combat
readiness during a recent deployment.

The 1983 graduate of Pecos High School of Pecos, joined the Navy in
January 1994.

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