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Hooten – Brown wedding

Alicia “Ali” Danielle Hooten and Christopher “Chris” Ryan Brown, pictured at right, were married May 31 at Grace Mountain Ranch in Heber Springs, Ark., the bride’s parents’ ranch. The Rev. Benny Foster officiated. The reception also was held at Grace Mountain Ranch.

Two-hundred guests attended the ceremony. Special guests included Britton and Heather Curry and family of Heber Springs, Ark., and Doyle and Paula Frentress of Oklahoma, friends of the bride; Kevin and Esther Childers of Le Grand, uncle and aunt of the groom; and cousins of the groom, Cynthia Cole of Rancho Cordova and Rachel Loesch of Sacramento.

The best men were brothers of the groom, Stephen and Andrew Brown of Grass Valley. Groomsmen were college friends of the groom, Jordan Lago of Vallejo and J. Hull of Hillsboro, Kan.

The ringbearer was Hayden Davis of Heber Springs, Ark., cousin of the bride.

The maids of honor were Kirsten Allen of Tumbling Shoals, Ark., friend of the bride; cousin of the bride, Ambre Payton of Wilburn, Ark.; Lichelle Large of Hayes Center, Neb., college roommate of the bride; and Alicia Hendricks of Colorado, college friend of the bride.

The flower girl was Karley Cagle of Heber Springs, Ark., friend of the bride.

The bride is the daughter of Delane and Wendy Hooten of Heber Springs, Ark.

She graduated from Arkansas Home Schools Association in 2007 and attended Tabor College in Hillsboro, Kan., where she was an outside hitter for the Lady Jays Volleyball Team in 2008. Her major is physical education.

She works at Sunflower Bank in Salina, Kan.

The groom is the son of Mike and Sharyl Brown of Grass Valley.

He graduated from Nevada Union High School in 2003 and from Tabor College in Hillsboro, Kan., in May 2008 with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and sociology. He played baseball for the Tabor Blue Jays.

He has been hired as a police officer for the Salina, Kan., police department. He is attending the police academy in Hutchinsen, Kan., where he is expected to graduate on Sept. 19.

The couple will reside in Salina, Kan.


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