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— Natasha Lynn Lowe and Andrew Paul Cozens, both of Conway, have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.

Natasha is the daughter of Brent and Debbie Lowe, of Paris. She is the granddaughter of Harold and Ruth Baumgartner and RL and Jackie Lowe, also of Paris. She is a 2004 graduate of Paris High School and a 2008 graduate of the University of Central Arkansas, Conway, with a bachelor’s degree in speech-language pathology. She is currently in her fifth semester of graduate school at UCA andplans to graduate in August 2010 with a master’s degree in speech-language pathology.

Andrew is the son of Larry and Jeanie Cozens of Gentry. He is the grandson of Lawrence Cozens of Paris, and Eugene and Viola Alstatt of Berryville. He is a 2002 graduate of Paris High School and a 2008 graduate of Northwest Arkansas Community College with a certificate in HVAC. He is currently employed out of North Little Rock.

A wedding is planned for 4 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 2, 2010, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Paris, with all family members and friends invite to attend.

Martin Master Municipal Clerk

From Staff Reports

GENTRY - Jo Ellen Martin, city clerk for Gentry, earned the Master Municipal Clerk designation in October, according to a press release from the International Institute of Municipal Clerks in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.

Martin, who has served the city as finance director and as city clerk, earned the MMC designation through participation in education programs and by her experience in serving the city of Gentry.

In order to qualify to participate in the institute’s educational program and qualify for the title, Martin first had to complete requirements of the institute to be a certified municipal clerk.

“Founded in 1947, the International Institute of Municipal Clerks is the leading professional association serving the needs of municipal clerks, secretaries, treasurers and recorders and other allied associations from cities and towns worldwide,” the release states.

“IIMC’s primary goal is to actively promote the continuing education and professional development of municipal clerks through extensive education programs, certification, publications, networking, annual conferences and research.”JBU to hold candlelight serviceFrom Staff Reports

SILOAM SPRINGS - The 67th annual John Brown University Candlelight Service will bring in the Christmas season with traditional melodies, time-honored classics, and inspirational readings on Dec. 10, 11 and 12.

The service will be held in the Cathedral of the Ozarks on the JBU campus. All performances are free and open to the public. Doors will open for general seating at 6:30 p.m., and the service will begin at 7 p.m. with an instrumental prelude.

This year’s service will feature selectionsperformed by the Cathedral Choir, directed by Paul Smith; the Women’s Chorus, directed by Kate Dewey; and the Chamber Choir, directed by Donald Thames.

JBU students Madeleine Breeden and Taylor Turner will perform a duet, accompanied by Jan Helmut Wubbena and Lindsey Rogan on basso continuo.

Since 1946, the candlelight service has helped to welcome the Christmas season for countless people from Northwest Arkansas and surrounding states.

Seating is on first come, first served basis, and early arrival is encouraged.

Holland, Lemke to marryFrom Staff Reports

Stephanie Lemke and Robert Holland announce their engagement and upcoming wedding.

The bride-elect is the daughter of Larry and Pam Harrison, and is the granddaughter of Art and Clara Brewer and Elmer and Jewel Harrison.

She is the owner of Trends Salon.

The prospective groom is the son of Bob and Wanda Holland and the grandson of Ann and Bob Oneal, Wilbur and Ester Holland and Bill and Betty Morris.

He is employed as the fire marshall for the city of Highfill.

The wedding will take place at the Holiday Inn in Springdale, Ark., on Feb. 13, 2010, at 2 p.m.

Grover completes basic trainingFrom Staff Reports

GENTRY - Army National Guard Pvt. Zachary Grover graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Sill in Lawton, Okla.

During the nine weeks of training, Grover studied the Army mission and received instruction and training exercises in drill and ceremonies, Army history,core values and traditions, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, rifle marksmanship, weapons use, map reading and land navigation, foot marches, armed and unarmed combat, and field maneuvers and tactics.

He is the son of Dennis and Paula Grover of Gentry, Ark. Grover is a 2008 graduate of Gentry High School.

News, Pages 6 on 12/09/2009

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