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M B I A STAR *-- S C AUGUST 21 . 2003 -- 19 lg g on She her with old Who have aost of her Mimi M. Maddock Columbia native paints the Southwest Arizona desert accomplishments in the art field and wish to share it with her friends in Columbia. For the last 35 years Susan has been in Fountain Hills, Arizona. For the past 25 years she has been painting the bright colors and flowers in the Southwest. She loves the diversity of the desert landscape in all its various stages: the spring when the desert floor is green with abundant desert wild- flowers and cactii blossom- ing galore, summer, the Saguaro cactii towering above, the beauty of elec- tric storms and gorgeous sunsets, winter when the mountains are often snow-capped and the weather is cool. Her series of cactii bloom paintings have sparked a great deal of interest in her home- town. Susan is a self-taught artist. Over the years she has attended various workshops and art classes. She is active in the Fountain Hills art commu- nity and has been vice president and treasurer of the Fountain Hills Art League. She has recently been involved with the pro- gramming committee of the Fountain Hills Art Council. She was chair- woman of the 2002 and 2003 juried art shows in Fountain Hills. Her art is in several galleries and has been dis- played in many shows and exhibits over the years. She has also won several awards for her work. Susan says, "Painting is a source of real joy for me but hard work, also. A fin- ished painting gives me a sense of satisfaction and passion that few things can. The greatest feeling is to have someone say they love one of my paintings. My objective in my art is to evoke that kind of emotion -- to stir a small part of someone deep inside." Visit Susan's website at www.Desert-Flower- Watercolor-Paintings. com. }, 2003, a gold finger the Bay as Wedding held at Club, Lonla. Susan Hart Harding displays two of her colorful desert flower watercolor paintings. Rachel Haynie his big SOns, in and of the corn- a Miami physi- be part trib- ROger San was a M1 revisit trip ride to the the best bride- :on their their on to West Diego em.o- busi. Bride elect Tami Morris and bridegroom elect Derek Krebs dance at their rehearsal party For the bachelor party old friends surfed at Pacific Beach. (I-r) Derek Krebs and Doug Haynie work at San Diego State University and earned an MBA degree from that insti- tution. He is a senior con- sultant with Microsoft. Krebs asked his long- time friend Doug Haynie to be his best man. The two had played hoops together at the Forest Lake gym and also with the Columbia Jewish Community Center basketball team, part of the YMCA league. The two began their westward odyssey together, were roommates intermittently, and have been part of near- ly every important occasion in each other's lives. Haynie was among the first to hear about Tami when Derek met her at a Halloween party. How the couple began their friend- ship was recounted, story-style, at the wedding by the officiating minister, Rev. The min- ister introduced the entire wedding party and. explained how each was connected with either the bride or bridegroom. The minister even revealed how the girlhood friends had worried about Morris when, after graduat- ing from Louisiana Tech University, she leR her small hometown for San Diego. They were concerned about the small-town girl in such a big city, even after she accepted an elementary school teaching position at Mission Bay Academy of La Jolla. Although long-held traditions were woven throughout the ceremony, the couple was confident enough to begin their own traditions. Their engage- ment, for instance, was announced on their own website. Instead of bachelor party, the went (I-r) Tami Morris, Derek Haynie surfing with his buddies at Pacific Beach the afternoon of the wedding rehearsal. Meanwhile, the bride was getting a massage. The rehearsal party was a luau. Since the wedding, set against a maritime panora- ma, was outdoors, organ music was out of the ques- tion. Instead, a string ensemble, seated nearby on the lush lawn of the officer's club, played Jesu, Joy of Krebs, Rev. Jerry Bryant, Austin Krebs, and Doug Man's Desiring as the bride's mother, Mrs. Havard Gauthier, was seated. Before the couple exchanged vows and rings, scripture was read by a fam- ily friend, Christine Cusimano, and Kreb's sister Brenda read from The Art of Marriage. Between the final toast at the reception and the couple's slightly-delayed departure for a wedding trip to Greece, the bridegroom had to make a quick busi- ness trip and the bride made sure her classroom was ready for the first day of school. 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