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Tuesday, Aug. 10, 1999

Box, Bien exchange wedding vows

Lori Baize Box of Pecos and Michael Joseph Bien of Brownwood exchanged vows in a candlelit ceremony at seven in the evening on Saturday, Aug. 7. The event took place at Reeves County Civic Center in Pecos, with Dr. Hugh Jeffus of Stephenville officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Gail and Hugh Box of Pecos. Lori is a 1999 summer graduate of Tarleton State University receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in speech communication, minoring in business and English.

The bridegroom is the son of Mrs. Esther Deanda Bien of Brownwood and Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Bien of Bangs. Michael also is a 1999 summer graduate of Tarleton State University receiving his Bachelor of Science degree in industrial technology, minoring in business. He is employed with Plastipak in Garland.

The bride was lovingly escorted down the aise by her father and given in marriage by her parents. She wore an ivory satin gown designed by Carol Hai for Moonlight Jewels. A princess-lined bodice adorned her neckline with hand-beaded Madeira lace. Long fitted sleeves of Madeira lace illusion were complimented by a continuation of delicate lace and beads forming the hemline and semi-cathedral train. Lori wore pearls which were a gift from the groom and his mother, Mrs. Esther Deanda Bien. To complete her ensemble, the bride chose a two tiered waltz-length veil attached to a tiara headpiece designed with pearls and crystal bead floral motifs. She carried a bouquet of mixed brilliant colors that included irises, lilies, roses, delphinium, larkspur and statice.

Julie Lumpkin of San Angelo was the bride's maid of honor. Honorary bridesmaids were cousins of the bride, Heather and Lee Slack of Dallas. Friends, Tammy Colster of Temple, Lindsey Exum and Leslie Armbruster of Pecos, and Sandra Avila of Irving, served as bridesmaids. All were attired in floor-length black crepe dresses and carried bouquets of the same flowers as the bride.

The bridegroom wore an Oscar de la Renta white dinner jacket over a platinum vest. The groomsmen wore tuxedos identical to that of the bridegroom. Jason Bien of Brownwood served as his brother's best man and groomsmen were friends Michael Davis, Jim Sutton, Corby Rogers, Chad Walker of Brownwood, and Koh Box of Irving.

Flower girls were Rachel Filsoof, cousin of the bridegroom, of Atlanta, Georgia, and Rayann Box, cousin of the bride, along with her brother, Nathan Box of Pecos serving as ring bearer. Also, Garret Gleaton of Arlington, nephew of the bridegroom, served as a ring bearer.

Others in the wedding party were ushers, Peyton Belvin of Alvarado, and Jarred Villalovos of Skellytown, the bridegroom's nephews. Lighting the candles were Sterling Worrall of Euless, cousin of the bride, and Zachary Campbell of Alvarado nephew of the groom. Special music was provided by soloist, Jessica Cook of Stephenville. Giving out programs were cousins of the bride, Zachary and Allen Quisenberry of Abilene. Reading from the Old Testament was the bride's cousin, Jason Upchurch of Monahans, and from the New Testament, cousin of the bride, Will Slack of Dallas.

Serving as registrars were Sarah McKinney and Shelly Martinez along with house party members, Salem Mitchell, Lacey Exum, Amanda Armstrong, Lauren Martinez, Kella Taylor, Kristin Stewart, and Jennie Canon all of Pecos and Ashley Knudson of Dallas.

A rehearsal dinner was hosted poolside Friday evening, Aug. 6, by Mrs. Esther Deanda Bien at the home of Gail and Hugh Box.

The couple will make their home in Richardson following a wedding trip to Las Vegas.

Open house planned

Pecos kindergarten and Pre-kindergarten will be having an Open House, from 6 p.m. until 6:45 p.m., at the Pecos Kindergarten, Thursday, Aug. 12.

Students and parents are invited to come visit the classrooms and meet the teachers.

Sul Ross installs toll-free number

Sul Ross State University has installed a toll-free number for enrollment information in preparation for the Aug. 30 opening of fall semester classes.

rospective students out of the local area may call 1-888-722-SRSU (7778) for information, or visit the Sul Ross website at In Alpine, call 83-SULLY (837-8559).

"Sul Ross has taken steps to make the registration process even more student-friendly," said President R. Vic Morgan. "In addition to the toll-free number, we have installed a new computer system which will greatly simplify the financial assistance process."

Fall semester activities get underway Monday, Aug. 23, with the opening of residence halls. Orientation for new students and advisement of returning students will be conducted from 1-5 p.m. Aug. 24 and will conclude with registration on Wednesday, Aug. 25.

Also on Tuesday, Aug. 24, a general faculty meeting will be held at 9 a.m., followed by school and departmental meetings at 10:30 a.m. Pre-registered students may make schedule changes, obtain receipts and ID's and complete payment processes from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. in the Graves-Pierce Complex.

Quick TASP and ACT Residual tests will be administred from 8 a.m.-noon on Wednesday, Aug. 25. Registration (by assigned registration times) continues Thursday-Friday, Aug. 26-27, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. in Graves-Pierce. Academic advisement will be held daily from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 25, is the final day for students to register in education block courses.

On Saturday, Aug. 28, registration and the first session of weekend classes will be held. Registration will be conducted from 8:30 a.m.-noon in Graves-Pierce. First class sessions are: Weekend I, 1-1:20 p.m.; Weekend II, 1:30-1:50 p.m.; Weekend III, 2-2:20 p.m. Orientation for all new weekend format students will be held from 2:30-3:30 p.m. in the Studio Theatre, Fine Arts Building.

Classes, late registration and schedule changes begin Monday, Aug. 30.

For more information, contact 83-SULLY; toll-free, 1-888-722-SRSU; or visit the Sul Ross website at

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