1/30 Wedding, Birth, Birthday


Nikki Steen and Barrett Cable, both of Lubbock, were joined in marriage Dec. 11, 2004, at first Baptist Church in Littlefield, Texas.

The Rev. Darren Tidwell performed the double-ring ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of Don Steen of Lubbock and Debbie Steen of Littlefield.

She is the granddaughter of Hilda Cummings and the late Winston Cummings of Littlefield and W.R. and Jerry Steen of Wilson, Texas.

The bridegroom is the son of Ken and Mary Ann Cable of Clovis.

He is the grandson of Jack and Louise Anderson and the late Manzy Simms of Clovis and Imogene Cable and the late Virl Cable of Paragould, Ariz.

The maid of honor was Erin Pointer.

The bridesmaids were Ann Marie Christenson, Kara Cable and Leah Cruse.

The bestman was Brian Essex.

The groomsmen were Derek Cummings, Brandon Joy and David Pounds.

The ushers were Joel Delaney, Brandt Delaney and Ray Taylor.

The flower girl was Chloe Christenson.

The ring bearer was Britton Pointer.

The couple will reside in Lubbock.

The bride is employed at Lubbock Aid Ambulance.

The groom is employed at Drum Brothers Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning.


Curtis and Gaylinda Long of Portales are the parents of a 7 pound, 9.8 ounce girl born on Oct. 16, 2004 at the Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis.

Emma Nicole Long has one brother, James Drake Long.

Her grandparents are Lee Roy Burns of Clovis, Linda Usrey Long of Portales and Glen and Judy Long of Texico.


Joe Burford of Pleasant Hill, will celebrate his 85th birthday on Feb. 6, 2005, at the Pleasant Hill Fire Station.

The celebration will be hosted by James Burford, Kathleen Reese, Patricia Pugh, and Nancy Maxie.

Joe Burford was born on Feb. 8, 1920, in Littlefield, Texas.

He has one child, and two grandchildren.

The celebration is open to friends and relatives.

The host and hostesses request that guests not bring gifts.