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Couples announcements for February 2006

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Rice

Rice Bob and Alandra Rice, Eudora, will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary with a reception from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at Eudora City Hall, 4 E. Seventh St. Friends and family are invited to attend. The couple were married Feb. 4, 1966. They have two daughters, Kylee Christiansen and Kirsten Boyd, both of Eudora; and two granddaughters. The couple request no gifts.

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Ice

Ice Richard and Karen Ice, Lawrence, will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary with a cruise to Nova Scotia with friends later this year and a barn party with friends and family in the spring. They were married Feb. 6, 1966, at Stull. Richard graduated from Lawrence High School and continues to operate the family farm. Karen graduated from Lecompton High School. She is the clothing merchandise buyer for KU Bookstores. Their children are Doug and Angie Andrew, Lawrence; Rocky and Becky Swearingen, Lawrence; and Frank and Heather Ice, Lawrence. They have four grandchildren.

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Deuth

Wells-Deuth Jaimie Wells, Lawrence, and Brett Deuth, Chicago, announce their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Rhonda and Jerry Wells, Lawrence. She is a 1999 graduate of Free State High School and a 2003 graduate of Kansas University. She is a store manager for Ann Taylor in Kansas City. The future groom is the son of Kathy and Chuck Deuth, Kansas City. He is a 1999 graduate of Lake Zurich High School in Chicago. He attended KU and graduated with a business degree in 2003. He is employed with the Royal Bank of Canada in their financial services department. The couple plan a Nov. 4, 2006, wedding in Los Cabos, Mexico, and a reception Nov. 11, 2006, in Kansas City.

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Walker

Pearson-Walker Bob and Jolene Pearson, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their daughter, Stephanie J. Pearson, Lawrence, to Westly J. Walker, Lawrence, son of Dr. James and Judy Walker, Lawrence, and Marilyn Walker, Lawrence. The bride-to-be is a 1999 graduate of Lawrence High School. She attends Johnson County Community College and plans to graduate in the fall with a degree in paralegal studies. She works for the law office of Peter Jourus in Mission. The future groom is a 1999 graduate of LHS. He is employed as an operating engineer with Brundage and Bone in Olathe. The couple plan an April 24, 2006, wedding on the beach in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. The couple will renew their vows with family and friends at a reception May 6.

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Oakson

Mabie-Oakson Sherri Mabie and J. Kendall Oakson, both of Mesa, Ariz., announce their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Rick and Cindy Mabie, Peoria, Ariz. She graduated from high school in Snowhomish, Wash. She graduated from Willamette University in Salem, Ore., where she studied international studies and Spanish, and was a member of the women's softball team. She is employed by Grayhawk Community Assn. as communications coordinator in Scottsdale, Ariz. The future groom is the son of Marsha Oakson, Overland Park, and formerly of Lawrence. He attended St. Johns school in Lawrence. He graduated from Millard North High School in Omaha, Neb. He graduated from the University of Lincoln - Nebraska where he studied business. He is employed by in the athletic department at Arizona State University, Tempe, Ariz. His grandparents are Hedy Jewell, Papillion, Neb., and the late Marvin Jewell. The couple plan an April 1, 2006, wedding at Val Vista Lakes in Gilbert, Ariz.

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Nelson

Haulmark-Nelson Jennifer Haulmark and Justin Nelson, both of Baldwin, announce their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of AC and Vickie Haulmark, De Soto. She graduated from De Soto High School in 1999 and from Kansas University in 2004. She is a critical care nurse at Olathe Medical Center. The future groom is the son of Randy Nelson and Donna Nelson, both of Lawrence. He graduated from Eudora High School in 1996. He is a journeyman electrician for I.B.E.W. Local 226. The couple plan a May 6, 2006, wedding in Lawrence.

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Andrews

Lehman-Andrews Don and Gretchen Lehman, Lawrence, and Kenny and Fran Andrews, Liberal, announce the engagement of their children, Shannon Lehman, Lawrence, and Jason Andrews, Lawrence. The bride-to-be is a 1997 graduate of Lawrence High School. She graduated from Mary Grimes School of Nursing and Neosho County Community College in 2001. She is a registered nurse at the Lawrence Memorial Hospital Wound Healing Center. The future groom graduated from Liberal High School in 1998. He received a degree in social work in 2004 from Kansas University. He is employed with BNSF Railroad. The couple plan a June 24, 2006, wedding at Trinity Lutheran Church in Lawrence.

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Hultgren

Milleret-Hultgren Mark and Melinda Milleret, Linwood, announce the engagement of their daughter, Nancy Milleret, Salina, to Brice Hultgren, Salina, son of Leo and Nellie Hultgren, White City. The bride-to-be is a 2002 graduate of Tonganoxie High School. She plans to graduate in May from Kansas State University at Salina with a bachelor's degree in airway science, professional pilot and a minor in business. She is a flight instructor for K-State Salina. The future groom is a 1999 graduate of White City High School. He received a bachelor's degree in airway science, professional pilot from K-State Salina in 2003 and an associate's degree in business in 2005. He is an advanced flight instructor for K-State Salina and a King Air pilot for Executive Air Services in Abilene. The couple plan a June 24, 2006, wedding at Oakdale Park in Salina.

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Brunkan

Roberts-Brunkan Don and Claire Roberts, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennie Lynne Roberts, Mission, to Jason David Brunkan, Kansas City, Mo., son of Kathy Majors, Lee's Summit, Mo., and James Brunkan, Grandview, Mo. The future bride is a 1995 graduate of Lawrence High School. She received degrees in marketing and German from Kansas State University in 1999 and a dental hygiene degree from Johnson County Community College in 2003. She is a dental hygienist for Westwood Dental in Kansas City. The future groom is a 1992 graduate of Belton High School. He received a degree in communication from the University of Missouri in 1996. He works for NBC Action News in Kansas City as a newscast director. The couple plan a Dec. 31, 2006, wedding at Club 1000 in Kansas City.

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Johns and Jenks

Jenks-Johns Terry and Janice McKenzie, Eudora, announce the engagement of their daughter, Mickie Jenks, Perry, to C.J. Johns, Perry, son of Kevin and Tammie Jones, Ottawa, and Les and Barb Johns, Minneapolis. The bride-to-be is a 1995 graduate of Eudora High School and a 2000 graduate of Maple Woods with a degree in veterinarian technology. She is employed at Eudora Animal Hospital. The future groom is a 1999 graduate of Ottawa High School. He is employed at New Haven Angus Ranch. The couple plan a Sept. 23, 2006, wedding a St. Paul United Church of Christ in Eudora.

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Brubacher

Tom and Hope Harley, Goshen, Ind., and Jim and Lois Brubacher, Walton, announce the engagement of their children, Sharyn Harley and Jesse Brubacher, both of Lawrence. The bride-to-be is a 1999 graduate of Bethany High School, Goshen, Ind. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in holistic nutrition from Clayton College in Birmingham, Ala. She is a nutrition consultant for Metabolic Research Center in Lawrence. The future groom is a 1999 graduate of Hesston High School. He earned a degree in architecture arts at Kansas University in 2003. He works for Rockhill and Associates in Lawrence. The couple plan an April 22, 2006, wedding at Krause Dining in Lawrence.

Wedding

Moore and Jones

Jones-Moore Candace Lynn Jones and Christopher Alan Moore were married Sept. 10, 2005, at Lawrence Bible Chapel in Lawrence with Larry Sherraden officiating. The bride is the daughter of Dr. David and Vicci Jones, Baldwin. The groom is the son of Mark and Debi Moore, Lawrence. Maid of honor was Tabitha Jones. Best man was Michael Dunn. Bridesmaids were Katie Beth DeSchepper, Rory Soderling and Keri Moore. Groomsmen were Mark DeSchepper, Brian Meyer and Jack Gunselmen. Miriam Hilmer sang and played the guitar. Ushers were Bo Blevins, Bobby Blevins, Jacob Spradlin and Erick Vaughn. Ring bearer was Jacob Landgrebe. Flower girl was Courtney Williams. A dinner was served in the reception hall of the church. The bride is a 1999 graduate of Baldwin High School. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in mass communications in 2003 from Baker University. She works in classified advertising for the Lawrence Journal-World. The groom is a 1997 graduate of Lawrence High School. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry in 2004 from Kansas University. He works as a laboratory technician for Prosoco in Lawrence. The couple reside in Lawrence.

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Trybom

Trybom Marvin and Marie Trybom, Lawrence, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with a family dinner Sunday. Marie Uhlrich and Marvin Trybom were married Feb. 14, 1946, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Clifton. Their children are Gene and Shirley Trybom, Lawrence; Nancy and Bob Chute, Casa Grande, Ariz.; Judy and Marvin Hauschild, Lawrence; Robert and Rita Trybom, Lawrence; Linda and Joe Bollig, Baldwin; and Angela Trybom, Lawrence. They have 13 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

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Murray

Murray Millard and Leola Murray, Lawrence, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with a reception from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 19 at their Lawrence home. Millard Murray and Leola Bond were married Feb. 20, 1946, at the bride's parents' home in Eudora. Millard served in the U.S. Navy during World War II aboard the Charles Lawrence and the LSM 243. He is a retired farmer and carpenter. Leola was a seamstress and worked at McCollum Hall at Kansas University. Their children are Mike Murray, Auburn; Dennis Murray, Lawrence; Gary Murray, Clinton; Kathy Hamilton, LaHarpe; Jane Lamb, St. George; and Jean Eberhart, Baldwin. They also have 16 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. The couple request no gifts.

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Merriam

Merriam Daniel and Annie Merriam, Lawrence, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with family. They were married Feb. 12, 1946, in Philadelphia. After Dan's tour in the Navy during World War II, the couple moved to Lawrence, where Dan attended Kansas University. He earned his doctorate from Kansas University in 1961 and earned a Doctor of Science degree from Leicester University (England) in 1975. Dan and Annie traveled extensively during their marriage, living in New Mexico, Texas, California, England and New York, before returning to Kansas in the 1980s. Even though Dan has been emeritus at KU since 1997, he continues to be actively involved with the Kansas Department of Geology. Annie is a member of Beta Sigma Phi, an international women's friendship network. She is an artist, working in mediums from oil paints and watercolors to crochet and needlework. She is working on a book of genealogy for the family. They have six children and 13 grandchildren.

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Woody

Woody Wayne and Mary Ellen Woody, Baldwin, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a family dinner and cruise to Alaska with friends later this year. The couple were married Feb. 11, 1956, in Hutchinson. Their children are Mike and Sue Woody, Des Moines, Iowa; Richard and Mary Woody, Overland Park; David Woody, Baldwin; and Cathy Creviston, Wellsville. They have eight grandchildren.

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Anderson

Anderson Mel and Theresa Anderson, St. Joseph, Mo., will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Valentine's Day. They were married Feb. 14, 1956, in Savannah, Mo. Mel is a veteran of the Korean War having served with the U.S. Marine Corps. He retired as vice president of Alvamar Inc. and was owner and operator of Mexican food franchises. Theresa is a homemaker. The couple's children are Garry and Carole Anderson, Naperville, Ill.; Greg and Susan Anderson, Liberty, Mo.; Dana Robinson, San Diego; and Susan Barnett, Meriden. They have 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Cards may be sent to the couple at 3907 Wellington Drive, St. Joseph, MO 65406.

Engagement

Cooper

Bockelman-Cooper Richard and Dorothy Bockelman, Shawnee, and Jean and Diann Cooper, Shawnee, announce the engagement of their children, Madonna Renee Bockelman and Brett DeKesel Cooper, both of Kansas City, Kan. The bride-to-be is a 1995 graduate of Shawnee Mission North High School. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in biomedical engineering from Marquette University in 1999 and a Master of Science degree in physical therapy in 2003 from Kansas University Medical Center, where she is pursuing a post-professional doctorate of physical therapy. She is a physical therapist for Kansas City, Kan., School District. The future groom is a 1995 graduate of Shawnee Mission North High School. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics education in 2000 and a master's degree in mathematics in 2003 from KU. He is a mathematics instructor for William Jewell College, Washburn University and KU Continuing Education. The couple plan a July 22, 2006, wedding at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Lenexa.

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Adams

Ralston-Adams James and Susan Ralston, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their daughter, Meghan Ralston, Prairie Village, to Nicholaus Adams, Overland Park, son of Marla and Mark Gorman, Fort Scott, and Jerry and Judy Adams, Riverton. The bride-to-be is a 1998 graduate of Lawrence High School. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in human biology and psychology in 2003 from Kansas University. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from Creighton University in 2004. She is a registered nurse at Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Mo. The future groom is a 1998 graduate of Fort Scott High School. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in education in 2002 from KU. He is a biology teacher at Shawnee Mission West High School in Overland Park. The couple plan a June 2006 wedding at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence.

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Pepple

Belcher-Pepple Sam and Debbie Pepple, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their son, Matt Pepple, Lawrence, to Kimberlee Belcher, Dardanelle, Ark., daughter of Richard and O-Ja Belcher, Chicago. The bride-to-be is a 2000 graduate of Dardanelle High School, Dardanelle, Ark. She received bachelor's degrees in psychology and advertising in 2005 from the University of Missouri, where she also received a master's degree in strategic communications. She is a research specialist at Fleishman-Hillard International Communications in St. Louis. The future groom is a 1999 graduate of Free State High School. He received a degree in history. He is employed in media research. The couple plan a Sept. 22, 2006, wedding in St. Louis.

Wedding

Webb

Bitler-Webb Kari Bitler and Troy Webb were married Dec. 23, 2005, in Montego Bay, Jamaica. The bride is the daughter of Dan and Diane Bitler, Burlington. The groom is the son of Mary Webb, Sedan, and the late Ronald Webb. A reception was given Jan. 14, 2006, in New Strawn. The bride graduated from Lebo High School in 1994 and Emporia State University in 2000. She is a parole officer for the Kansas Department of Corrections in Olathe. The groom graduated from Sedan High School in 1988 and Emporia State University in 1993. He has a master's degree in education from Baker University. He is an eighth-grade science teacher at Baldwin Junior High School. The couple reside in Baldwin.

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Ingram and Rhoton

Bob and Debbie Rhoton, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their daughter, Lindsey Rhoton, Lawrence, to Corey Ingram, Lawrence, son of Bill and Denise Ingram, Lawrence. The bride-to-be is a 2001 graduate of Lawrence High School. She graduated in 2005 from Kansas University with degrees in communication studies and English. She is media coordinator with Glynn- Devins Advertising in Overland Park. The future groom is a 1999 graduate of Free State High School. He attended Johnson County Community College and KU. He is a firefighter and emergency medical technician with the city of Lenexa and co-owner of Silverleaf Lawn and Landscape in Overland Park. The couple plan a Sept. 30, 2006, wedding at First United Methodist Church in Lawrence.

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Lee

Nesbitt-Lee Richard and Cathy Nesbitt, Topeka, and Brenda Nesbitt, Topeka, announce the engagement of their daughter, Lindsay Dawn Nesbitt, Lawrence, to Craig Nels Lee, Lawrence, son of Ret. Col. Michael and Khristine Lee, Lawrence. The bride-to-be is a graduate of Shawnee Heights High School, Tecumseh. She received a bachelor's degree in secondary education from Kansas University. She is pursuing teacher certification at Baker University. The future groom is a graduate of Heidelberg High School in Heidelberg, Germany. He plans to graduate in May with a bachelor's degree in psychology from KU. He will be commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force. The couple plan a May 27, 2006, wedding at First Christian Church in Lawrence.

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Lamberson

Towner-Lamberson Elizabeth Towner and Jamie Lamberson were married Dec. 17, 2005, at the First United Methodist Church in Lawrence with the Rev. Virgil Brady officiating. The bride is the daughter of Randy and LeAnn Towner, Lawrence. The groom is the son of Mike and Jane Lamberson, Winchester, and Eric and Dawn Harris, Topeka. The bride's grandparents are Wynn and JoAnn Bauer and John and Betty Towner. The groom's grandparents are Merle and Anna Chalmers and Rosemary Lamberson. Maid of honor was Natalie Vincent. Best man was Matthew Macha. Bridesmaids were Katie Towner, Abby Towner, Megan Lamberson, Mandi Lamberson, Amanda Young and Laine Brumley. Groomsmen were Ben Long, Justin Heimer, Andy Wiltz, Steve Greene, Devin Chance and David Cook. Flower girl was Sarah Lubaroff. Ring bearer was Conner Ridgeway. Bride's personal attendant was Julie Macha. Guest book attendant was Callie Sexton. Organist was Dan Abrahamson. The reception was given at Alvamar Country Club. The bride is a graduate of Free State High School. She received a degree in secondary education/history at Kansas State University. The groom is a graduate of Seaman High School. He graduated from K-State and Manhattan Christian College. He is employed at State Street Bank. The couple reside in Kansas City, Kan.

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Brinkerhoff

Jordan-Brinkerhoff Jen Jordan and Aaron Brinkerhoff were married Nov. 12, 2005, at Danforth Chapel in Lawrence with Judge Paula Martin officiating. The bride is the daughter of Gary and Kathy Jordan, Ottawa. The groom is the son of Wil Brinkerhoff, Nassau, Bahamas, and Susi Vanderhoof, Raytown, Mo. Maid of honor was Sarah McMillen. Best man was Tom Rucker. Bridesmaid was Amy Yates. Groomsman was Jason Fincham. Junior bridesmaid was Marly Carmona, daughter of the bride. Ring bearer was Reese Carmona, son of the bride. A reception was given at Steve's Place in Lawrence. The couple took a honeymoon trip to Maui. The bride is a graduate of Ottawa High School. She received a bachelor's degree in community health from Kansas University. She is director of the Regional Prevention Center for DCCCA Inc. of Lawrence. The groom is a graduate of Arapahoe High School, Littleton, Colo. He is manager for Longhorn Steakhouse in Lawrence. The couple reside in Lawrence.

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Bryans

Bryans Dale and Barbara Bryans, Topeka, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a cruise to the Hawaiian Islands later this year. They were married Feb. 19, 1956, at the First United Methodist Church in Lawrence. Dale served 20 years in the U.S. Air Force before retiring in 1972. He then was employed by the Kmart Distribution Center until retiring in 1992. Barbara retired in 1995 after 26 years of service in the banking industry. She is working for the legislative session in Topeka. Their children are Debbie Marshall, The Colony, Texas; Randy Bryans, Lawrence; and Connie Kaehn, Highland Village, Texas. They have four grandchildren.

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LeDuc

Hochard-LeDuc Candace Hochard and Brad LeDuc were married July 23, 2005, at the gazebo in Lawrence's South Park with the Rev. Scott Berry, of McLouth First Baptist Church, officiating. The bride is the daughter of Rick and Kim Hochard, McLouth. The groom is the son of Steve and Kari Leduc, Concordia, and Dale and Mary Nicholas, Clyde. A reception was given at the Chateau Avalon in Kansas City, Kan. The bride graduated from McLouth High School in 1998. She has a degree in communications from Pittsburg State University. She is a graphic designer for Ingram Book Group in LaVergne, Tenn. The groom graduated from Clifton-Clyde High School in 1996. He earned a degree in art education from Fort Hays State University. He is a secondary school art teacher at Ravenwood High School in Brentwood, Tenn. The couple reside in Nashville, Tenn.

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Konkel

Schmidt-Konkel Marilyn Schmidt, Lawrence, and Jim E. Schmidt, Hendersonville, Tenn., announce the engagement of their daughter, Natalie Schmidt, Lawrence, to Jeffrey Konkel, Lawrence, son of Jim and Mary Konkel, Harper. The bride-to-be is a 1995 graduate of Lawrence High School. She received a bachelor's degree in education and a master's degree in school counseling from Kansas University. She is employed at Baldwin High School as a guidance counselor. The future groom is a 1991 graduate of Chaparral High School in Harper. He attended Fort Hays State University and KU. He is employed as a land acquisition consultant with SSC Inc. engineering firm in Overland Park. The couple plan a June 3, 2006, wedding in Lawrence.

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Davidson

Platz-Davidson Bill and Terry Platz, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their daughter, Shelly Platz, Lawrence, to Chris Davidson, Lawrence, son of Richard and Maria Davidson, Lawrenceville, Ga. The bride-to-be is a graduate of Lawrence High School. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in human development and family life from Kansas University. She is the founding director of Stepping Stones Inc. The future groom attended Edison Community College and was a firefighter in the suburbs of Chicago for 10 years. He is a field supervisor for Durflinger Homes. The couple plan a May 20, 2006, wedding in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, and a reception June 3 at Alvamar Country Club in Lawrence.

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Northrup

Costello-Northrup Jafferty Costello and Trey Northrup, both of Jacksonville, Fla., announce their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Jim Costello, Bradenton, Fla., and Beverly Costello, Eudora. She is a 1995 graduate of Eudora High School. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in education from Kansas University in 1999. She is studio director at KB Home in Jacksonville, Fla. The future groom is the son of Charles and Ann Northrup, Southport, N.C. He is a 1994 graduate of Columbia River High School in Vancouver, Wash. He received a bachelor's degree and Master of Business Administration from the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga, Tenn. He is an account manager for Whirlpool Co. in Jacksonville, Fla. The couple plan an April 29, 2006, wedding at Serenata Beach Club in Ponte Vedra, Fla.

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Sigley

Copp-Sigley Larry and Linda Copp, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their daughter, Stacy Renae Copp, Lawrence, to Lee Andrew Sigley, Lawrence, son of Stephen and Frances Sigley, Wichita. The future bride is a 1995 graduate of Lawrence High School. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in business in 1999 from Baker University. She is employed at Scanning America Inc. The future groom is a 1998 graduate of Sunrise Christian Academy. He received a degree in secondary education in 2003 from Kansas University. He is the education coordinator for the National Agriculture Hall of Fame. The couple plan a June 3, 2006, wedding at Northridge Friends Church in Wichita.

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Hilt

Kletchka-Hilt Rebecca Diann Kletchka and Perry Lee Hilt were married July 15, 2005, at the Wichita Botanical Gardens with Paul Hill and Larry Snodgrass officiating. The bride is the daughter of Eugene Kletchka, Oak Grove, Mo., and Lea Hoover, Lawrence. The groom is the son of Henry and Billie Hilt, St. Francis. Matron of honor was Shawn McWhirt. Best man was Kim Hilt. Bridesmaids were Jean Sauer and Anne Kirchner. Groomsmen were Rodney Hilt and John Kletchka. Candle lighters were Alex and Grace McWhirt. Flower girls were Hannah Kirchner and Rachel DeCou. Music was provided by Gloria Grace Prosper, and Ron and Stephanie Franssen. Kathy Hilt, Maureen Hilt, Sherrie Rebel and Shelli DeCou attended the cake table. Mindy Condray and Susan Hilt-Lagos attended the gift table and guest book. A reception was held at the gardens. The bride is a 1982 graduate of Lawrence High School and a 1987 graduate of Oklahoma Christian College. She has master's degrees from Wichita State University and Emporia State University. She is a sixth-grade teacher for Derby public schools. The groom is a 1978 graduate of St. Francis High School and a 1984 graduate of Kansas State University. He is employed as project manager for Snodgrass Construction in Wichita. The couple reside in Wichita.

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Sharp

Kelly-Sharp Karen Michelle Kelly and Ryan Patrick Sharp were married Sept. 30, 2005, at Dilworth United Methodist Church in Charlotte, N.C., with the Rev. Duke Ison officiating. The bride is the daughter of Linda Kelly, Lawrence, and the late Gerry Kelly. The groom is the son of Glenn and Sandi Sharp, Richmond, Va. Maid of honor was Maggie Brophy. Best man was Glenn Sharp. Bridesmaids were Jen Vanlerberghe, Lori Hartman, Sara Sharp, Monee Enger and Angie Hicks. Junior bridesmaid was Megan Kelly. Groomsmen were Jeremy Sharp, Mike Kelly, Steve Kelly, Eddie Maynes, Jim Bowers and Andrew Morehead. Ring bearer was Jared Kelly. Usher was Travis Harp. Candle lighters were Ashley Houston and JJ Olszowy. Reader was Sarah Kelly. Bridal escort was Bruce Kelly. Guest book attendant was Allison Farrar. A reception was given at the Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden in Belmont, N.C. The bride is a 1993 graduate of Lawrence High School. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in sports medicine from Kansas University and a master's degree in physical therapy from the University of St. Augustine, St. Augustine, Fla. She is a home health physical therapist in Charlotte, N.C. The groom is a 1994 graduate of Benedictine High School, Richmond, Va. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Hampden Sydney College, Hampden Sydney, Va. He works in investment banking for Bank of America. The couple reside in Charlotte, N.C.

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Reznicek

Hoch-Reznicek Marty and Judy Hoch, Hastings, Neb., announce the engagement of their daughter, Lindsey Rae Hoch, to Samuel Robert Reznicek, son of Tom and Janet Reznicek, Lawrence. The bride-to-be is a 2001 graduate of St. Cecilia High School in Hastings. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from Kansas State University in 2005. She works in the public relations department at Girls and Boys Town in Boys Town, Neb. The future groom is a 2001 graduate of Baldwin High School. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in horticulture from Kansas State University in 2005. He is an assistant golf course superintendent at The Reserve at Moonlight Basin in Big Sky, Mont. The couple plan an April 21 wedding at St. Cecilia Catholic Church in Hastings.

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Winn

Dickson-Winn Elaine Dickson, Memphis, Tenn., and Paul Winn Jr., Lawrence, announce their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Tommie and Heidi Collins, Mississippi. She graduated from high school and college in Memphis. She works for DuPont Chemical Corp. The future groom is the son of the late Corrine and Paul Winn Sr. He graduated from Highland Park High School. He received a bachelor's degree from Western Bible College and a doctorate from Faith Bible College. He is employed with the city of Lawrence human relations department. The couple plan a March 4, 2006, wedding at Mustard Seed Christian Fellowship Church in Lawrence.

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McGuffie

McCabe-McGuffie Marcy McCabe and Sean McGuffie, both of Lawrence, announce their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Janet McCabe, Lawrence, and the late Stan McCabe. She is a 1998 graduate of Lawrence High School. She earned a bachelor's degree in sociology from Emporia State University in 2002. The future groom is the son of Glenn and Allison McGuffie, Satellite Beach, Fla. He earned a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in 1997. He is principal analyst at Porter McGuffie Inc. The couple plan a July 22, 2006, wedding and Aug. 19, 2006, reception in Lawrence.

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Rasanen

Hukle-VanKirk-Rasanen Vanessa Hukle-VanKirk and Joel Rasanen, both of Denver, announce their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of R.C. VanKirk, Ventura, Calif., and Marian Hukle, Lawrence. She is a 2001 graduate of Lawrence High School. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in systems engineering in 2005 from Washington University in St. Louis. He is a systems engineer at Raytheon. The future groom is the son of Paul Rasanen and Linda Dennison, both of Green River, Wyo. He is a 2001 graduate of Green River High School. He is a flight medic with Wyoming Army National Guard. The couple plan a November 2006 wedding at the Butterfly Pavilion in Denver.

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Lawrence

Lawrence Norman and Rosemary Lawrence, of Lawrence, recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. They were married Feb. 20, 1946, in Terre Haute, Ind. They moved from Indianapolis to Arlington, Va., in 1964 and from Virginia to Lawrence in November 1971. Norman worked for the U.S. Department of Agriculture for 33 years, retiring in 1981. He worked until 1985 as a consultant for the meat and poultry industry. Their children are Norman Jr. and Sherry Lawrence, Eudora; Mary Schweitzer, Tel Aviv, Israel; and Ruth Netting, Arlington, Va. They have 10 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.

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Patterson

Patterson-Cooper Mark Patterson and Spring Cooper, both of Grand Canyon, Ariz., announce their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Brent and Kristene Cooper, Kanab, Utah. She is a 2004 graduate of Uintah High School in Vernal, Utah. She is employed with Xanterra Parks as a hotel clerk at Yavapai Lodge in Grand Canyon, Ariz. The future groom is the son of Kenney and Lucy Patterson, Perry. He graduated from Perry-Lecompton High School in 2000. He is employed with Xanterra Parks at the Fred Harvey Mule Barn as a trail guide into the Grand Canyon. The couple plan an April 1, 2006, wedding in Kanab, Utah.

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Long

Long Dr. Max and Edna Long, Abilene, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. March 5 at the First Christian Church in Abilene. Max Long and Edna Edwards were married March 4, 1956, at the Central Avenue Christian Church in Topeka. They lived in Wichita for six months, moving to Abilene in October 1956 when Max opened a chiropractic office. Edna is employed in the administrative offices for Dickinson County. She graduated from Linwood High School in 1953. Their children are Jeffrey Long, Abilene, and Bruce and Deana Long, Farmers Branch, Texas. They have six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. The couple request no gifts.

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Stites

Hoover-Stites Kelly and Melinda Hoover, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their daughter, Heidi Hoover, Lawrence, to Mark Stites, Edwardsville, son of Ed and Judy Stites, Edwardsville. The bride-to-be is a graduate of Free State High School. The future groom graduated from Bonner Springs High School. The couple plan a March 4, 2006, wedding in Lawrence.

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Page

Beneventi-Page Holly Beneventi and Dan Page, both of Lawrence, announce their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Dan and Arlene Huhn, Nevada, Iowa. She earned bachelor's and master's degrees in piano performance from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. He is on the staff of the music department at Kansas University and is on the faculty of Washburn University. She is a professional accompanist and maintains a teaching studio in her home. The future groom is the son of Patricia Page, Pratt, and the late Dr. Vale Page. He is a graduate of Plainville High School. He graduated from Northwest Area Technical School in Goodland. He is employed by Clark Mechanical Contractors in Leavenworth. The couple plan a Sept. 16, 2006, wedding at First Christian Church of Lawrence.

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Shaffer

Shaffer Richard and Harriet Shaffer, Lawrence, will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary with a family trip to San Diego in the summer. They were married Feb. 26, 1966, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Lawrence. Harriet is a counselor at Southwest Junior High School in Lawrence. Dick is a retired research chemist, having worked at InterX-Merck and Oread Laboratories. The couple's children are Susie and Mark Fagan, Lawrence; Steve and Katie Shaffer, Allen, Texas; and Carol and Brian Birnbaum, Denver. They have three grandchildren.

Engagement

Shane

Altenbernd-Shane Amy Altenbernd and Craig Shane, both of Athens, Ga., announce their engagement. The future bride is the daughter of Rebecca Altenbernd, Eudora, and Robert Altenbernd, Lawrence. She is a 1990 Eudora High School graduate. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in speech-language-hearing from Kansas University and a Master of Science degree in speech-language pathology from Arizona State University. She is a speech-language pathologist at Athens Regional Medical Center. The future groom is the son of Dr. Ronald and Harriett Shane, Sunbury, Pa. He is a 1988 graduate of Shikellamy High School in Sunbury, Pa. He graduated from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in finance and was a member of Phi Kappa Tau fraternity. He is the interim director of undergraduate programs for the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia. The couple plan a June 24, 2006, wedding in Athens.

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