Maneotis and Clayton
Sarina (Sari) Marie Maneotis and Brandon John Clayton were married by Father Makarios Manos on Aug. 30. The ceremony was conducted in the traditional Greek Orthodox manner and both ceremony and venue were located north of Craig at the property of John Maneotis Jr. Guests were treated to a traditional lamb barbecue with all the Greek specialties. Sari is the daughter of John and Jeanne Maneotis, of Craig, and Brandon is the son of Terry Clayton, of Greeley. The wedding party consisted of Sari and Brandon’s siblings, John Jr., Cayla, Tiffany, Brad and the groom’s niece and nephew. After their wedding, the couple took a brief honeymoon in Nashville, Tennessee. They continue to live and work in Greeley.
Lois and Gale Norman will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary from 2 to 4 p.m. Sept. 27 at Craig Christian Church, 960 W. Victory Way. If you have questions, call Marie at 970-824-6769 or Margaret at 970-326-8444.
Forquer and Staker
Jim and Becky Forquer, of Craig, are pleased to announce the engagement and upcoming wedding of their daughter, Jessica Forquer, to Dallin Staker, son of Kim Hunt, of Florence, Kentucky, and Susan and Devin Staker, of Craig. A September wedding is planned.
Tom and Helen Knez recently returned from their month-long 50th anniversary trip. They visited friends and relatives and experienced the wonderful beauty of the Pacific Northwest and Canada. They were married 50 1/2 years ago on Dec. 29, 1963, at St. Michaels Catholic Church in Craig. They have two children, Jeannine Griffin, of Craig, and Eric Thomas Knez (Kathryn), of Chandler, Arizona. They also have five grandchildren: Mackenzi Griffin, of Denver, Jory and Ian Knez, of Grand Junction, and Joshua and Justin Fritts, of Yakima, Washington.
Stagner and Schull
Jennifer and Gary Stagner are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Taelor Stagner to Rex Schull. Taelor Stagner is a 2010 Moffat County High School graduate and currently attends the University of Wyoming. Taelor currently works at the United Presbyterian Church in Laramie, Wyoming, as a college ministry assistant. Rex Schull’s parents are Dixie Schull and Charles and Doris Schull, of Colorado Springs. Rex Schull is in the United States Army as a second lieutenant. The couple will be married Aug. 9, 2014, at the Yampa River Botanic Park in Steamboat Springs.
McDonald and Gianinetti
Denise and Tony McDonald and Steve and Jean Gianinetti are pleased to announce the engagement of their children Ashleigh McDonald and Tony Gianinetti. The happy couple currently reside in Craig and will wed on Aug. 16 in Meeker.
Myers and Hazelwood
Kyle Hazelwood and Carly Myers wish to announce their engagement and upcoming marriage. Parents of the couple are Penny Bunk, of Lindsborg, Kansas; EJ Bunk, of Craig; and Jay and Debbie Myers, of Lindsborg. Kyle’s grandparents are Marney and Martha Ritter, of Marquette, Kansas. Carly’s grandparents are Georgana Lundberg and the late Lloyd Lundberg, of Lindsborg, and Janet Myers and the late Richard Myers, of Wichita, Kansas. Kyle is a graduate of Moffat County High School. He is a lineman for Westar Energy in Wichita. Carly is a graduate of Smoky Valley High School and Butler Community College. She is a registered nurse at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita. An October 2014 wedding is planned.
Sharp and Sollenberger
Emily Sharp and Michael Sollenberger are pleased to announce their engagement. The happy couple will wed June 21, 2014, at the Center of Craig. Emily has a son named Anthony Stene. Emily’s parents are Erney and Carol Sharp, of Craig. Michael’s parents are Mark and Angela Sollenberger, also of Craig. The couple will visit Fort Lauderdale, Florida, for their honeymoon.
Maneotis and Mixon
The hunt is over! Kim and Tony Maneotis and Chris and Kenny Mixon and their families are excited to announce the engagement and upcoming wedding of Mackenzie and Garet. A July 5, 2014, wedding is planned. The couple will live in Craig. Mackenzie is employed by Orthopedics of Steamboat, and Garet is employed by a mechanic.
Drake and Ginther
Neita Drake, of Craig, is pleased to announce the wedding of her son Andrew Drake to Danika Ginther. The happy couple will wed June 14, 2014, in Russell, Kansas. Danika’s parents are Kelly and Kim Ginther, of Russell. Andrew and Danika met while attending Sterling College in Sterling, Kansas. The couple will reside in Livingston, Alabama, while Andrew completes his last year in graduate school. They plan to settle somewhere in Kansas. The couple will visit Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, for their honeymoon.
Mirante and Maldonado
The parents of Tessa Mirante and Javier Maldonado are pleased to announce their engagement and upcoming wedding. Both graduated from Moffat County High School in 2008. The couple now live in Fort Collins, and the wedding will be held June 14, 2014, in Columbine.
Moralez and DiGrigoli
Irene Moralez and Jeanette DiGrigoli are pleased to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their children, Sam DiGrigoli and Brianna Moralez. The couple is planning a wedding for July 5, 2014, at Sherman Youth Camp in Craig.
Carwile and Deitz
Kathryn Deitz and Terry Carwile are pleased to announce that they are engaged to be married. Kathryn is an instructor of psychology and sociology at Colorado Northwestern Community College. Terry is a long-time resident of Craig, retired from Trapper Mine and is in his second term as mayor. Although a wedding date has not been set, the happy couple will announce a date in the near future.
Stewart and Dodd
Mike and Karol Stewart, of Shepherd, Mont., formerly of Craig, are pleased to announce the wedding of their son Kevin Stewart to Amber Dodd. The bride’s mom is Sherry Dodd, of Roundup, Mont. The happy couple had an outdoor wedding at the bride’s grandparents’ house on June 8, 2013, in Roundup, Mont. The maid of honor was the bride’s cousin Shalee Jones, of Roundup, Mont., and the bridesmaids were Kayla Bricker, of Shepherd, Mont., and Jennifer Corbin, of Crawford. The best man was the groom’s brother, Weston Stewart, of Shepherd, Mont. Groomsmen were Pat Clark and Tyler Davis, both of Roundup, Mont. The ring bearer was Kaleb Beres, and the flower girl was Kourtney Stewart — both children of the couple. The officiate was retired Judge Bob Maholivitc.
Stewart and Bricker
Mike and Karol Stewart, of Shepherd, Mont., and formerly of Craig, are pleased to announce the engagement of their son Weston Stewart to Kayla Bricker, daughter of Christine Caves, of Evanston, Wyo., and Richard Bricker, of Colton, Calif. The groom graduated from Moffat County High School in 2009 and is a former Craig resident who now lives in Shepherd, Mont., and works as a coal miner at Signal Peak Energy Mine. The bride, who graduated in 2007 from Evanston High School, also resides in Shepherd, Mont. A July 19, 2014, wedding and reception is planned in Montana.