Couples announcements for May 2008



Gaines and Ward

Charles and Judy Hutchison of Craig and Joyce Cole and Alvin Ward of Springfield, Mo., announce the engagement of their children, Susan Gaines and Michael Ward, both of Springfield. The wedding date is set for June 7, 2008. Susan graduated from Moffat County High School in 1984. She works as a licensed insurance agent for Mark Stalker Insurance Agency. Michael graduated from Kickapoo High School in Springfield. He works as an engine builder for Proformance Powertrain.


Bennett and Andersen

Mr. and Mrs. Alan Bennett, of Craig, announce the engagement of their daughter, Erin E. Bennett, to Kyle E. Andersen, son of Mr. and Mrs. Brad Andersen, of Marion, Ky. The couple is planning a September wedding. The bride to be is a 2005 Moffat County High School graduate and a 2008 graduate of Northwest Nazarene University in Nampa, Idaho. Erin graduated cum laude with a bachelor of arts degree in social work. The groom-elect is a 2004 graduate of Montrose Academy in Moscow, Idaho, and a 2008 graduate from Northwest Nazarene University. He graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in graphic design. The couple plans to make their home in Ada County, Idaho.


Osborn and Carpenter

Larry and Reta Osborn, of Hamilton, announce the engagement of their son, Troy, to Kelly Carpenter, daughter of Lee and Jerri Carpenter, of Torrington, Wyo. Troy is a 2000 Moffat County High School graduate. Kelly is a 2001 graduate of Southeast High School in Yoder, Wyo. Both graduated in 2005 from the University of Wyoming with degrees in agriculture. Troy is employed by the U.S. Forest Service in Meeker as a range specialist. Kelly is the district manager for White River and Douglas Creek conservation districts. The couple is planning a July 19 wedding near Torrington, Wyo., and a reception will take place Aug. 2 in Hamilton.


Pressley and Wu

Lisa Pressley, of Craig, and Leo Wu, of Guangxi, China, will marry June 15. The bride and groom will wed in a traditional Chinese wedding ceremony in Dongxin, Guangxi, China, located on China's border with north Vietnam. The couple will make their home in China until Leo receives permission from the U.S. government to immigrate to America. Lisa is a 2007 Moffat County High School graduate and the daughter of Dave and Mary Pressley, of Craig. Leo is the son of Qi Sheng Wu and Er Mei Yan, of Dongxin, and he is the nephew of Lin and Lisa Wu, of Craig.


Noel and James

David and Deborah Allen and Blair and Lucretia Wilson announce the marriage of their children, Samantha Noel and Lucas James. Samantha and Lucas will wed at 6 p.m. June 14 at Sunset Arboretum, 595 Ledford St.


Marie and Lee

Steve and Pam Bourdette, of Fruita, and Julie and Doug Messick, of Monte Vista, announce the engagement of their children, Shannon Marie and Cory Lee. Shannon is working toward her degree in applied science aviation and Cory graduated from the University of Wyoming in 2004 with a master's degree in automotive technology. The couple plan an October 2008 wedding. Cory and Shannon plan to continue their life, along with Shannon's daughter, Marissa, in Grand Junction.