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Nick Tankersley Published: August 12, 2007

ON CANYON ROAD…Oklahoma residents were in Santa Fe, New Mexico, recently for the opening of Joan Marron LaRue’s art show. The show and reception was at Nedra Matteucci’s Fine Art Gallery on Canyon Road.

An Italian dinner followed the opening in the guesthouse at the Matteucci-Fenn Gallery.

Theme of the show was “Enchanted Coast: Sorrento to Amalfi” based on the recent painting trip that LaRue took to Italy.

Susan Coles, M.J. Van Deventer and Joan Marron LaRue were in Santa Fe, New Mexico, for LaRue’s art show.

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LUCKY BOY…Heather and Billy Coyle were honored at a couple’s baby shower last weekend. Hosts were Shelley and (cq) Ceth Loomis and co-hosts were Stephanie and (cq) Zhawn Stevens, Sarah and Scott Humphreys, Meredith Brown and Gina and Brian Fowler.

There was a sundae bar in the Loomis backyard and table centerpieces were chocolate -colored vases filled with blue hydrangeas. Dinner was served indoors. Water bottles and glasses were personalized with “Baby Boy Coyle.”

Gifts ranged from a baby swing and a baby basket with monogrammed pillow and blanket and stroller to a silver spoon. The hosts gave the couple a baby bathtub and accessories and towels.

Guests included Beth Wells, Julee and John Coyle, Judy and Jim Dupre, Fred Mendoza, Maria and Jeff Troxclair, Bud Beeler, Daniel Reineke, Bobby Wegener, Alix and Shea Samara, Candy and Chuck Ainsworth, Sydney and Anthony Warren, John Edwards, Sarah Brune, Ashley Altshuler, Traci Bernard, Sally Holmes, Kent Kennedy, Marissa and Tommy Adler, Ryan Cunningham and Vanessa Hill.

The couple’s baby boy is due in September.

Honorees Billy and Heather Coyle talk with hosts Ceth and Shelley Loomis at the couple’s baby shower.

J.W. Coyle, Chuck Ainsworth and Bud Beeler are in Ceth and Shelley Loomis’ backyard

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IT’S PERSONAL…Joan Hunter was the honoree at a personal shower last weekend. Cyndi Cleary was hostess and assisting her were Tammy Robertson and Alice Lawson.

Gifts ranged from Oprah’s favorite body soufflé to manicure and pedicure gift certificates and lingerie. Red and pink roses and rose petals decorated the tables.

Hosts served Bloody Marys, Mimosas and Raspberry tea, along with such brunch items as quiche and fruit. Guests stayed after the party to swim in the Cleary pool.

Guests included Alison Hafar, Beth Holcomb, Carin Petty, DeeDee Devore, Diane Potter, Elaine Hood, Elizabeth Black, Liz Brown, Hilarie Blaney, Jackie Hatton, Melissa Rajeski, Patty Coe, Susan Geary, Vicki Knotts and Ashley Corneilus.

Hostesses Tammy Robertson, Alice Lawson and Cyndi Cleary, right, had a personal shower for Joan Hunter, second from right.

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THE KNIGHT… Paul Weigl was honored as the incoming state deputy of Oklahoma Knights of Columbus, a Catholic family fraternal organization.

Themed “A Knight In Margaritaville with Cheeseburgers in Paradise, “ the party featured what else, but cheeseburgers.

Weigl oversees 80 councils (about 7300 people) and their charitable and service projects throughout the state.

Among the 90 guests at the party were his wife Barbara Weigl and children, Matthew, Mark and Christopher Weigl, (cq) Kathaline Weigl, Ernie Chastain, Bernie Fonza, Max Schmitz, Richard Schulte, Dale Harrison, Leroy Weismann, George Denelsbeck and Greg Perry.

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