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Buying an engagement ring is peril LMT Home Laredo

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									PAGE 6C                                                                                     Laredo Morning Times                                                                  Sunday, October 7, 2001

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Alarcon couple enjoys luau baby shower
  Javier and Marissa Alarcon were hon-                 attending were Fernando and Aurora
ored with a Hawaiian luan baby shower                  Alarcon, Ramon and Isabel Mendiola,
hosted by Gabriela Morales, David                      Ramon and Alma Mendiola, Jorge and
Juarez, Maritza Mendoza, Levi Cremar,                  Paty Mendiola, Juan Mendiola, Pili
Memo and Estela Garcia, Jerry and                      Douglas, Rene and Melissa Cruz, Ricky
Christy Salinas, Mario and Davine                      Gonzalez, Dean and Gaby Hardy, Chilo
Aguero, Victor and Marcia Solis and Ben                and Elia Alaniz, Carlos Alaniz, Martha
and Olga Salinas on Saturday, Sept. 22,                Garcia, Jorge and Adriana Salinas,
at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Ben                   Amando and Diana Lerma.
Salinas.                                                Javier and Marissa do not know if they
  Guests enjoyed a delicious dinner at the             are having a boy or a girl, but the due
light of bamboo torches. Among those                   date is Oct. 13.




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                                                                                                                 Couple enjoys ‘Fiesta de los Novios’
                                                                                                                  Elida Juarez and William B. Solis were honored Sept. 29 with a ‘Fiesta de los Novios’ shower
                                                                                                                 at the Central Power and Light picnic grounds. From left, are San Juanita and Enrique Juarez,
                                                                                                                 bride-elect’s parents; Elida and William, honorees; Rebecca J. Solis, groom’s-to-be mother;
                                                                                                                 Perfecto M. Solis Jr., groom’s-to-be brother, and Viola Moore.




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PARENTS-TO-BE ARE JOINED BY FUTURE GRANDPARENTS: Marissa and Javier, center, are
joined by their parents Ramon and Isabel Mendiola, left, and Aurora and Fernando Alarcon, right.




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                                                                                                                ‘Fiesta de los novios’ shower attendants
                                                                                                                  Elida Juarez and William B. Solis were honored with a shower Sept. 29. From left are Patricia
                                                                                                                Villarreal, Amparo Mejia, Elida, bride-elect, Leslie Villarreal, Crisanta Mussett, William, groom-
                                                                                                                elect, and Pablo Mejia.


FUTURE PARENTS ARE JOINED BY HOSTS: Marissa and Javier Alarcon, seated center, are
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joined by Victor Solis, David Juarez, Estela and Memo Garcia, Christy and Jerry Salinas, Levi                   (Continued from Page 5C)           Oasis of Love Ministries,          Vidal M. Trevino Magnet
Cremar, Ben Salinas, Marcia Solis, Gabriela Morales, Maritza Mendoza and Olga Salinas.                          Laredo Center for the Arts,      daily study of God’s word.         School, 1701 Victoria St. will
                                                                                                                500 San Agustin. Operating       Prayer for the sick and bro-       hold its annual Hispanic
                                                                                                                hours: Tuesday-Friday, 9         ken hearted, 1000 Tesoro           Heritage Festival from 8:30
 Buying an engagement ring is a peril                                                                           a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday, 10
                                                                                                                a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday 1
                                                                                                                                                 Lane. For information, call
                                                                                                                                                 723-1210.
                                                                                                                                                                                    a.m. to 3 p.m. at Saint
                                                                                                                                                                                    Peter’s Plaza.
 By GAILE ROBINSON and                uation,     for     everybody     telling people they got it at           p.m.-5 p.m. Monday is              Wednesday, Oct. 17                 The League of United Latin-
 PATRICIA RODRIGUEZ                   involved.                         Grissom‘s.”                             closed.                            7:30 p.m.: LULAC Council         American Citizens Council
 Fort Worth Star-Telegram               For women: Pretend you            Of course, taste in jewelry is          Oct.      14-19:       Texas   No. 7 meets first and third        No. 12 will hold the seventh
                                      don‘t care, and you might end     highly subjective. Women                Watercolor Society Traveling     Wednesday of the month at          annual Recognition Dinner at
   FORT WORTH — Brad, a               up with something that you        often can‘t describe what               Exhibit, Goodman Gallery         1720 Houston.                      7 p.m. at the Laredo Civic
 never-married businessman            hate, that doesn‘t suit you,      makes a ring bad; they just             and Exhibit Hall West,             “Feasting on Light: Texas        Center Ballroom. The 2001
 in his 30s, spent six weeks          that‘s just plain ugly. Make      know it if they see it.                 Laredo Center for the Arts,      A&M              International     Tejano Achievers will be rec-
 putting together his marriage        too big a deal, and you come        Jewelers say paying atten-            500 San Agustin. Operating       University’s Fall 2001 Film        ognized. For more informa-
 proposal. He rented the pent-        across as spoiled and materi-     tion to the bride-to-be‘s taste         hours: Tuesday-Friday, 9         Festival” continues tonight at     tion, call 326.2278 or email
 house suite of a ritzy Dallas        alistic.                          in jewelry is crucial. And              a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday, 10        7:30 p.m. in Bob Bullock           minita@tamiu.edu.
 hotel; he enlisted a prominent         For men: There‘s the pres-      that‘s a detail that escaped            a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday 1         Hall,    room      101    with       1:15 p.m.: Los Amigos
 chef to cook a private dinner;       sure to deliver that perfect      poor Brad.                              p.m.-5 p.m. Monday is            “Babette’s Feast.” A young         Bridge Club meets on
 he rented a tuxedo, got a limo       ring, hopefully the only one        ”I‘m a cowboy. I‘ve got good          closed.                          French woman comes to live         Thursdays at the Northeast
 and sent his girlfriend to           you‘ll ever buy and your          taste in a lot of things, but I           The Laredo Center for the      with two spinsters in 19th         Recreation Center, 320
 Nordstrom to buy a nice              intended will ever wear, and      don‘t know anything about               Arts invites artists to bring    century Denmark, transform-        Wyoming at McPherson Rd.
 dress. And he picked out a           get it right on the first try.    jewelry,” Brad says. He tried           your artwork to the New          ing their lives with one very      For information, call Beverly
 ring he thought looked good          Consider that most men have       to make up for that by                  Artists’ Gift Shop. Join now     special evening. For more          Cantu 727-0589.
 — a 1.5-carat solitaire on a         given no more thought to dia-     researching diamonds, ask-              and be part of the new ven-      information, call 326-2471,          Oasis of Love-Bible study,
 slender yellow-gold band.            monds in their entire lifetime    ing his mom for advice (she             ture. For more information,      326-2610.                          Monday through Friday, 1000
   Finally, the big night came.       than the average sea urchin,      unhelpfully said, ”Buy some-            call 725-1715.                     The Meditation Group con-        Tesoro Lane. For informa-
   ”She said she didn‘t know,”        yet the guy is expected to        thing nice”) and enlisting the            Monday, Oct. 15                tinues from 1-1:45 p.m. at         tion, call 723-1210 or 744-
                                                                                                                  Oasis of Love-Bible study,     Texas A&M International            7775.
 Brad says, nearly three              head out alone, shopping          help of a friend, a custom
                                                                                                                Monday through Friday, 1000      University, Building C, room         Oasis of Love Ministries,
 months later. ”But then she          solo for a major piece of jew-    jeweler who made the ring.
                                                                                                                Tesoro Lane. For informa-        213. People interested in          daily study of God’s Word.
 said if she ‘was‘ going to say       elry his bride is expected to     But he neglected noticing
                                                                                                                tion, call 723-1210 or 744-      practicing meditation or           Prayer for the sick and bro-
 yes, she sure would like the         wear in perpetuity.               that his girlfriend never wears
                                                                                                                7775.                            learning to practice medita-       ken hearted, 1000 Tesoro
 ring a lot better if it was in         How did this happen?            yellow gold.
                                                                                                                  Oasis of Love Ministries,      tion may come any or every         Lane. For information, call
 platinum.”                             Blame romantic ideals.            ”If I had been smart enough
                                                                                                                daily study of God’s word.       week. The group is free and        723-1210.
   Are you listening, single            ”Everyone still wants the       to realize she wore mostly
                                                                                                                Prayer for the sick and bro-     open to the public. For more         Friday, Oct. 19
 men of America? There ”is”           surprise,” says Mary Haltom,      silver jewelry, that might
                                                                                                                ken hearted, 1000 Tesoro         information, email jcornelius-
 such a thing as a bad ring.          of Fort Worth‘s Mary Haltom       have helped,” he says. ”I just
                                                                                                                Lane. For information, call      white@tamiu.edu or call 326-         Saturday, Oct. 20
   ”Sex and the City” finally         Jewelers.                         thought wedding rings are
                                                                                                                723-1210.                        2622.                                Michelle Ann Salinas and
 brought this tickly issue into         Still, these days, few          supposed to be gold.”                     Tuesday, Oct. 16                 Toastmasters International       Joseph Comer Cottrell will be
 the open when Carrie, played         women are completely sur-           Brad had the ring reset, but            The Women’s City Club will     meets every Wednesday              united in marriage at 5:30
 by Sarah Jessica Parker,             prised when a man proposes,       she still hasn‘t said yes —             be presenting Texas A&M          evening at the H.E.B., corner      p.m.     in   San     Agustin
 wailed to her friends on the         as many of them have helped       but at least he knows it‘s not          International University will    of Del Mar and McPherson at        Cathedral. A reception will
 season finale that boyfriend         direct the purchase of the        the ring.                               the Nursing Scholarship          6:30 for one hour. Visitors        follow at San Agustin
 Aidan was preparing to give          ring. Patrick Grissom, a part-      Some smart companies are              Endowment Fund and Gift          are welcome. Objective is to       Ballroom of La Posada Hotel.
 her ”a bad ring.”                    ner at Grissom‘s Jewelers in      making it easy, if not blatant-         Agreement from 10 a.m. -         work on improving communi-           Elisa     Sara     Schwartz
   ”It‘s pear-shaped with a gold      Fort Worth, says that the         ly obvious, for brides-to-be            noon in Killam Library 319       cation skills.                     Piñeyro and Erick Rene
 band!” said Carrie in horror,        majority of men come in with      to advise their grooms-to-be.           (Great Room). For more             Oasis of Love-Bible study,       Santos will be united in mar-
 never afraid to be the role          someone for help — a sister,      Zales.com                  and          information, call 326-2175.      Monday through Friday, 1000        riage at San Martin De
 model for female shallow-            mother, friend or even the        Mondera.com, for instance,                The 19th annual obser-         Tesoro Lane. For information       Porres Catholic Church with
 ness.                                bride herself. More than half     have e-mail options on every            vance of World Food Day will     call 723-1210 or 744-7775.         a reception to follow at the
   The bad ring was a cheap-          the engagement rings bought       engagement ring photo on                be held at noon in the Killam      Oasis of Love Ministries,        Executive Club.
 looking cubic zirconia on a          at Harry Winston are chosen       their Web sites. A window-              Library Great Room at Texas      daily study of God’s Word.           Sunday, Oct. 21
 brushed-gold band. And               by the couple together, says      shopping woman can simply               A&M International University.    Prayer for the sick and bro-         The United South High
 while she stewed over                Jim Haag, Winston‘s director      click on a picture and send it          A traditional meal of rice and   ken hearted, 1000 Tesoro           School Silver Steppers will
 whether to accept his propos-        of global marketing.              instantly to her paramour,              beans will be served. For        Lane. For information call         host    an     arts/crafts/col-
 al — and the bad ring — he             All this direction and sug-     leaving no doubt as to what             more information, call 723-      723-1210.                          lectibles/vendors show, 10
 secretly subbed it out for a         gestion should cut down on        she likes.                              3725.                              For those who want to stop       a.m. to 6 p.m., at the United
 stunner. When he presented           the number of bad rings out         Those who don‘t take the                Laredo Duplicate Bridge        drinking, the Gratitude Group      South High School cafeteria.
 the new ring, a Harry Winston        there, and some jewelers          direct approach may end up              Club meets on Tuesdays at        of Alcoholics Anonymous            Admission is free and open
 square-shaped, emerald-cut,          believe it does.                  wishing they had.                       the Laredo National Bank at      meets at noon and at 8 p.m.        to the public. Also, limited
 3.27-carat solitaire on a sim-         ”I‘m pretty cautious, and I       Laura Thomas, a Dallas-               7:15 p.m. Contact Gus            at 4100 San Bernardo Ave.          space is still available for
 ple platinum band, it was Yes,       don‘t let anybody pick any-       based special-events produc-            Becker at 727-7028.                For those who have to live       vendors. If interested call
 yes. Kiss, kiss. (In reality, this   thing that‘s off the wall,”       er, considered herself such a             Oasis of Love-Bible study,     with an alcoholic, the             727-8818. Proceeds from the
 ”good ring” would cost               Patrick Grissom says of cus-      feminist that she wasn‘t even           Monday through Friday, 1000      Serenity Group of Alanon           event will assist the Silver
 $60,000.)                            tomers who come in unaided.       sure she wanted a wedding               Tesoro Lane. For informa-        meets at 6:30 p.m. at 4100         Steppers toward expenses
   Frankly, the whole engage-         ”Quite honestly, if the ring is   band, but she finally agreed            tion, call 723-1210 or 744-      San Bernardo Ave.                  with forthcoming competi-
 ment ring deal is a no-win sit-      atrocious, I don‘t want them      she would wear one.                     7775.                              Thursday, Oct. 18                tions.

								
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