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Couples announcements for August 2007

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Engagement

Lister and Burns

Larry and DJ Burns, Tonganoxie, announce the engagement of their daughter, Stacy L. Burns, Baldwin City, to Ryan K. Lister, Baldwin City, son of Vern and Carma Lister, Eudora. The future bride is a 2000 graduate of Tonganoxie High School. She attended Johnson County Community College and is employed as an office manager at Eudora Animal Hospital. The future groom is a 1998 graduate of Eudora High School. He is a carpenter at Kansas University. The couple plan a Sept. 15, 2007, wedding at the VFW Park in Tonganoxie.

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Malloy and Krider

Dr. Charles and Laurel Krider, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their daughter, Shannon Leigh Krider, to Richard Malloy, both of Austin, Texas. The future groom is the son of Arthur Malloy, Audubon, Iowa. The future bride is a graduate of Lawrence High School and Kansas University. The future groom is a graduate of Audubon High School and Iowa State University. The couple both work at Dell Inc. They are planning a Nov. 10, 2007, wedding near their home in Austin.

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Bost and Blair

Doug and Janice Blair, and Jim and Linda Bost announce the engagement of their children, Megan Blair and Paul Bost, all of Lawrence. The future bride is a 1998 graduate of Lawrence High School. She received a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from the University of Northern Iowa in 2002, and a Bachelor of Science in nursing from Washburn University in 2007. She is employed by Lawrence Memorial Hospital. The groom is a 1996 graduate of Lawrence High School. He attended Kansas State University and is employed as journeyman plumber with Jim Bost Plumbing. The couple plan a Sept. 28, 2007, wedding at South Park in Lawrence.

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Mortenson and Briggs

Kimberly Briggs and Linc Mortenson, both of Baldwin City, announce their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Kenneth Briggs, Overland Park, and Rebecca Hilton, Kansas City, Kan. The future groom is the son of George and Clara Mortenson, Oak Harbor, Wash., and Oralee Jacobs, Hope. Kimberly graduated from Turner High School in Kansas City, Kan., and Kansas University. She is employed at a dental office in Lawrence. Linc graduated from Baldwin High School and is owner of LMK Construction Inc. The couple plan an Aug. 4, 2007, wedding in Ocho Rios, Jamaica.

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Roggemann and Belot

Allen Belot and Lydia Belot, both of Lawrence, announce the engagement of their daughter, Ellen Cameron Belot, to Kristoffer Peter Roggemann, both of Los Angeles. The future groom is the son of Peter and Barbara Roggemann, New Rochelle, N.Y. The future bride is a 1998 graduate of Lawrence High School and received a bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communications with a minor in marketing from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. She is employed as senior marketing manager of public relations and social responsibility for The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf shops, based in Los Angeles. The future groom graduated from New Rochelle High School in 2000 and received a bachelor's degree in music business from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. He is employed as the manager of international synch licensing at Rhino Records, a subsidiary of Warner Music Group in Burbank, Calif. The couple plan a June 7, 2008, wedding in Lawrence.

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Bryan and Pool

Ashley Pool and Dane Bryan, both of Lawrence, announce their engagement. The future bride is the daughter of Joseph Rizzo and Deborah Pool, Eudora. She attended Rutgers University, in New Brunswick, N.J., and is employed by Reece & Nichols Premier Realty in Eudora. The future groom is employed by Chipotle in Lawrence. The couple plan an Aug. 21, 2007, wedding in Lawrence.

Anniversary

Sutton

Michael and Melissa Sutton, Lawrence, are celebrating their 30th wedding anniversary. The couple plan to take an extended trip this fall. They were married Aug. 6, 1977, in Lawrence. Michael is employed as an architectural engineer with Black & Veatch in Overland Park. Melissa is a homemaker.

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Julius

Bridget Marie Trybom and Ryan "Juice" Julius were married June 9, 2007, at North Lawrence Christian Church, with Rod Hinkle officiating. The bride is the daughter of Robert and Rita Trybom, Lawrence. The groom is the son of Terry and Linda Julius, Mulvane. The maid of honor was Michelle Pitts. The best man was Terry Julius. Bridesmaids were Shalyn Oberle and Amy Allen. Groomsmen were Chris Shields and Trent Julius. Flower girl was DeDe Julius. Ring bearer was Katie Trumble. Debra Trybom was a reader and candle lighter. Drew Trybom was a candle lighter and usher. Jerry Hout was an usher. A reception was given at Steve's Place in Lawrence. Bridget graduated from Baldwin High School in 2003 and attended Johnson County Community College. She is a 2005 graduate of the American Academy of Hair Design in Topeka. She is employed as a skin care specialist at a salon and day spa in Wichita. Ryan graduated from Mulvane High School in 2002 and attended Cowley County Community College and Kansas University. He received a degree in 2007 from Wichita State University. He is employed in the purchasing department at a manufacturing plant in Wichita. The couple reside in Wichita.

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Drews

Becky Tajchman and Mike Drews were married July 7, 2007, at the Great Overland Station in Topeka, with Judge Nancy Parrish officiating. The bride is the daughter of Lloyd and Paula Tajchman, Topeka. The groom is the son of Gwen Drews, Topeka. The matron of honor was Sarah Schultz Colombo. The best man was Cameron Kieffer. Bridesmaids were Miriam Drews and Kris Tajchman. Groomsmen were Jason Caudle and Wade Tajchman. The ring bearer was Logan Tajchman. The personal attendant was Monica Gutierrez. Guest book attendants were Katherine Olson and Elizabeth Olson. A reception was given at the Great Overland Station. Becky is employed by the Community Children's Center in Lawrence. Mike is employed by Cumulus Broadcasting in Topeka. The couple reside in Lawrence.

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McGovern and Getz

George Kattner Sr. and Patricia Kattner, of Jim Thorpe, Pa., announce the engagement of their daughter, Diane J. Getz, to Jeffrey C. McGovern, both of Lawrence. The future groom is the son of Dr. James L. McGovern Jr. and Jody Anderson, Lawrence. Diane graduated from Lehighton Area High School in 1999 and received an Associate of Applied Science in human services from Lehigh Carbon Community College in 2005. She is employed by the U.S. Department of Education. Jeffrey graduated from Free State High School in 1998 and is pursuing a degree in computers at Johnson County Community College. He is employed by Vangent. The couple plan an Oct. 25, 2008, wedding in Lawrence.

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Chapman and Roberts

David and Nena Roberts, Gardner, announce the engagement of their daughter, Nicole Roberts, Lawrence, to Ryan Chapman, Lawrence, son of Dean and Becky Chapman, Lawrence. The future bride graduated from Gardner-Edgerton High School and Kansas University. The future groom graduated from Lawrence High School and served in the U.S. Marine Corps. The couple plan an Aug. 18, 2007, wedding at First United Methodist Church in Lawrence.

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Peterson and Shufeldt

Kenneth Dick and Lori Bustos, Coffeyville, announce the engagement of their daughter, Christina Shufeldt, to Eric Peterson, both of Pittsburg. The future groom is the son of the late Dale and Edie Peterson, formerly of Lawrence. The future bride graduated from Field Kindley Memorial High School in 2002, and Pittsburg State University in 2006. She is employed as a manager at Chatters Restaurant and Bar. The future groom graduated from Free State High School in 2002, and from Pittsburg State in 2007. He is pursuing a master's degree and is a graduate assistant for the Pittsburg State baseball team. The couple plan an Oct. 13, 2007, wedding at Memorial Hall Auditorium in Pittsburg.

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Lisher and Connel

Melvin Jr. and Charlene Lisher, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their son, Chad Lisher, Lawrence, to Amanda Connel, Leavenworth, daughter of David and Lennie Connel, Leavenworth. The future bride graduated from Leavenworth High School and attended Kansas University. She received an Associate of Science in radiologic technology in 2002 and a Bachelor of Health Science in medical imaging and a certificate in radiation therapy in 2003, all from Washburn University. She is pursuing a master's degree in adult and continuing education at Kansas State University. She is employed as a radiation therapist with Kansas City Cancer Center in Overland Park. The future groom graduated from Lawrence High School and attended Washburn University and Johnson County Community College. He is employed as a firefighter and emergency medical technician with Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical. The couple plan a Dec. 1, 2007, wedding at Trinity Lutheran Church in Lawrence.

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Weaver and Doyle

Regan Doyle, Lawrence, and Aaron Weaver, Gravois Mills, Mo., announce their engagement. The future bride is the daughter of Roxanne Miller, Lawrence, and Mike Doyle, Yuma, Ariz. The future groom is the son of Lea McGinnis, of Gravois Mills, and David Weaver, Casper, Wyo. Regan graduated from Lawrence High School, Northland College in Ashland, Wis., and Eden Theological Seminary in St. Louis. She will be employed as a chaplain at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City, Mo. Aaron graduated from Morgan County R-II High School in Versailles, Mo., Washington University in St. Louis and William Woods University in Fulton, Mo. He is employed as a reporter at the Versailles Leader-Statesman in Versailles, Mo. The couple plan a Sept. 22, 2007, wedding at Broken Arrow Park in Lawrence.

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Stolte and Becker

LeWayne and Patricia Becker, Olathe, announce the engagement of their daughter, Allison Leigh Becker, Kansas City, Mo., to Hadley Hammond Stolte, Lawrence, son of Charles and Barbara Stolte, Mexico, Mo. The future bride is a 2000 graduate of Olathe South High School. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in graphic design from Kansas State University in 2005. She is employed as a graphic designer for Hallmark Cards in Kansas City, Mo. The future groom is a 2000 graduate of Mexico High School. He received a Bachelor of Arts in architecture with a minor in regional and community planning from K-State in 2005. He is employed by GLPM Architects in Lawrence. The couple plan a summer 2008 wedding.

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Grillot and Pendleton

John and Karen Pendleton, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their daughter, Elizabeth Pendleton, Lawrence, to Thomas Grillot, Parsons, son of Timothy and Janette Grillot, Parsons. The future bride graduated from Lawrence High School in 2003 and received a degree in elementary education from Kansas State University in 2007. She is employed by the De Soto school district and is a fourth-grade teacher at Prairie Ridge Elementary School in Shawnee. The future groom graduated from Parsons High School in 2003. He received a degree in kinesiology from Kansas State University in 2007, and plans to pursue a degree in physical therapy. He is employed at Neu Physical Therapy Center. The couple plan a Nov. 21, 2007, wedding at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Lawrence.

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Larson and Rachow

Christine Rachow and Lars Larson III were married June 16, 2007, at First St. John Lutheran Church in Kensington, with Pastor Joel Hiesterman officiating. The bride is the daughter of Kurtis and Kathryn Rachow, Phillipsburg. The groom is the son of the late Lars and Donna Larson, Atchison. The maid of honor was Stacy Rachow. Bridesmaids were Melissa Godinez, Maggie VanKooten and Melissa Babcock. The best man was Patrick Godinez. Groomsmen were Michael Intfen, Eric Lackey and Brad Rachow. Ushers were Spencer Holeman, Kendrick Holeman and Thomas Rachow. Candlelighters were Hannah Grauerholz and Ranae Vorterstrasse. Guest book attendant and flutist was Melinda Holeman. A reception, supper and dance were given at the American Legion in Kensington. The bride is a 2002 graduate of Phillipsburg High School. She received a social welfare degree in 2005 from Kansas University. She is pursuing a law degree at Washburn University and is employed by the Law Firm of Tenopir and Huerter in Topeka. The groom is a 1998 graduate of Atchison High School and received a degree in geography from Kansas University in 2004. He is employed as a GIS technician for Douglas County. The couple reside in Lawrence.

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Fruetel and Fritzel

Molly Fruetel and Patrick Fritzel were married July 7, 2007, at the Ritz-Carlton Beach Resort in Naples, Fla., with Pastor Thomas Funk officiating. The bride is the daughter of Gordon and Cheryl Fruetel, Richmond, Va. The groom is the son of Tim and Cindy Fritzel, Lawrence. The maid of honor was Megan Fruetel. The best man was Erik Crowell. Bridesmaids were Becca Fritzel and Kylie Fritzel. Groomsmen were Dave Bennett and Matt Collins. A reception followed at the Ritz-Carlton Beach Resort. Molly is a 2000 graduate of Ridgefield High School in Ridgefield, Conn. She received a Bachelor of Arts with honors in speech-language-hearing from Kansas University in 2004, and a Master of Education in communication disorders from the University of Virginia in 2006. She is employed as a speech-language pathologist at Nottingham Elementary School in Eudora. Patrick is a 2000 graduate of Lawrence High School and attended KU. He received a degree in construction management from Johnson County Community College in 2005. He is employed as a job superintendent with Gene Fritzel Construction. The couple reside in Eudora.

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Schumacher

Hannah Davoren and Randall Schumacher were married July 14, 2007, at Mater Dei Catholic Church in Topeka, with the Rev. Jon Hullinger officiating. The bride is the daughter of Kevin and Debra Davoren, Tonganoxie. The groom is the son of Richard and Mary Schumacher, Topeka. The maid of honor was Emily Davoren. The best man was Nick Schumacher. The bridesmaid was Elizabeth Beavers. The groomsman was Levi Pierce. Ring bearer was Jackson Orrick. Flower girls were Samantha Davoren and Sarah Mowery. A reception followed at the Governor's Row House in Topeka. Hannah graduated from Tonganoxie High School in 2000 and from Kansas University in 2004. She is a special education teacher for the Turner school district in Kansas City, Kan. Randy graduated from Topeka High School in 2000 and from KU in 2004. He is in his fourth year at the KU Medical School. The couple reside in Mission.

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Cordts

Brenda Leach and Brad Cordts were married July 7, 2007, at Three Sisters Inn in Baldwin City, with the Rev. David Taylor officiating. The bride is the daughter of Gerald and Catherine Warren, Overbrook. The groom is the son of John and Nadine Cordts, Arizona, formerly of Overbrook. Kyle and Ryan Cordts and Marissa Leach served as attendants. Brenda is employed as a nurse at Shawnee Mission Medical Center. Brad is employed at the Kansas Bureau of Investigation in Overland Park. The couple reside in Olathe.

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Long

Cassandra Taylor and Aaron Long were married June 16, 2007, in Derby, with Mary Hixon officiating. The bride is the daughter of James Taylor, Lawrence, and Sarah Kay Brown, Belleville. The groom is the son of John Long and Jeannie Ciemny, Derby. The maid of honor was Tiffany Clark. The best man was Matt Long. Bridesmaids were Jessica Douglas and Ryan Brown. Groomsmen were Dave Clark and Jesse Brown. A reception was given in the backyard of Richard and Jeannie Ciemny's home in Derby. Cassandra graduated from Olathe South High School and received an English degree from Kansas University. She is employed as marketing department coordinator at Heartland Employee Benefit Services in Lenexa. Aaron graduated from Derby High School and received a geography degree from KU. He is employed as a tile installer at Kenny's Tile and Floor Covering, and plays in the local band The Bus Company. The couple reside in De Soto.

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Gurley and Percak

George and Susan Gurley, Baldwin City, announce the engagement of their daughter, Gillian Virginia Gurley, Chicago, to Jeffrey Michael Percak, Chicago, son of Jerry Percak and Karen Percak, both of Park Ridge, Ill. The future bride graduated from The Barstow School in Kansas City, Mo., in 2002. She received a Bachelor of Arts in environmental policy from Pomona College in Claremont, Calif., in 2006. She is employed in Chicago by the Department of Public Health and plans to pursue graduate degrees in law and public health in 2008. The future groom is a 2000 graduate of Maine South High School in Park Ridge. He received a Bachelor of Arts in neuroscience from Pomona College in 2004 and is pursuing a medical degree at Rush Medical College in Chicago. The couple plan a June 21, 2008, wedding in Baldwin City.

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Suitt and Dlugosh

Michael and Cheryl Suitt, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their daughter, Leslie Suitt, to David Dlugosh, both of Spring, Texas. The future groom is the son of Terry and Kelly Dlugosh, Houston. The future bride graduated from Lawrence High School in 2002 and attended Kansas State University. She is pursuing a nursing degree at North Harris College in Houston. The future groom graduated from Lyndon High School in 2000 and attended K-State. He is employed as a carpenter foreman and superintendent trainee for J.E. Dunn Southwest. The couple plan an Oct. 6, 2007, wedding at the Locust Point Gun Club in Lyndon.

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Thoennes and Shire

Dan and Betty Thoennes, Eudora, announce the engagement of their son, Francis Joseph Thoennes, Eudora, to Anna Dorothy Shire, Lawrence, daughter of Kent and Ilsa Shire, Linz, Austria. The future bride is a 2002 graduate of the Kreuzschwestern Schule in Linz. She received a degree in religious education for elementary and middle school from the Paeduk in Linz. The future groom is a 2001 graduate of Sancta Maria High School in Lawrence and is employed by Master's Dredging in De Soto. The couple plan an Aug. 31, 2007, wedding at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Lawrence.

Anniversary

Bachman

Jim and Georgia Bachman, Lawrence, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception and dance at 7 p.m. Aug. 18 at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds. They were married Aug. 17, 1957, at the Catholic church in Falls City, Neb. Jim worked in the floor covering industry for more than 34 years. Georgia worked as a childcare provider for Head Start and other programs. She also was a homemaker. Their children are Pamela Dawson, Lodi, Calif.; Judy Bachman, Lawrence; Bill Bachman, Stanwood, Wash.; Jamie Newman, Lecompton; and Rachel Cullison, Lawrence. They have 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. The couple request no gifts, just a memory to share.

Anniversary

Bartoski

Sam and Doris Bartkoski, Tonganoxie, will celebrate their 20th wedding anniversary with a renewal of their wedding vows, set for 1 p.m. Aug. 19 at the Circle S Ranch in Lawrence. They were married Aug. 21, 1987, at Stanwood Church in Jefferson County. Their children are Cheryl Behymer Bryant, Oskaloosa; Donna Behymer Bartkoski, Mark Behymer, Fred Behymer, Diana Beach, and David Bartkoski, all of Tonganoxie; Tony Bartkoski, Gardner; Susan Talbott, Wichita; Sharon Mathia, Topeka; Vickie Petrie, McLouth; and Linda Durkes, Lawrence. They have 40 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren.

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Steffey

Delvis and Jeanne Steffey, Ozawkie, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 18 at Ozawkie United Methodist Church. Friends and neighbors are invited. They were married Aug. 21, 1957, in Oskaloosa. After attending Kansas State University, Delvis worked for Phillips Petroleum Co. on the Kansas Turnpike. He then joined Mobil Oil Corp., where he worked as supervisor of office services, and supervisor of the credit card fraud investigation division. He retired in 1993. Jeanne was a counselor in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Kansas University for 32 years. She retired in 1995. Delvis and Jeanne lived in Lawrence for 21 years before moving to the family farm in Ozawkie. Their children, who will be hosts for the reception, are Mahlon and Cindy Steffey, Melanie and Roger Bostwick, and Dave and Shelly Steffey, all of Ozawkie; and Monte and Ann Steffey, Omaha, Neb. They have seven grandchildren. The couple request no gifts.

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Wright

Jim and Barbara Wright, Wellsville, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 26 at the Wellsville Nutrition Site, 707 Locust. They were married Feb. 2, 1957, at the Wellsville Baptist Church. Jim and Barbara graduated from Wellsville High School in 1955 and 1956, respectively. Jim graduated from Ottawa University and began teaching at Wellsville High School. He taught for 39 years and coached for 47 years. Barbara worked as kindergarten aide, computer aide, attendance secretary and office secretary at Wellsville Elementary School for 27 years. Their children are Brad and Carol Wright, Baldwin City; Curt and Karen Wright, Wellsville; and Jana and Joe Tobin, Olathe. They have six grandchildren. The couple request no gifts.

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Childers and Gillum

David and Nancy Childers and Cherie Marshall announce the engagement of their children, Sara Marie Childers and Michael Dean Gillum, all of Lawrence. The future bride graduated from Lawrence Free State High School in 2003. She is employed by Re/Max Professionals in Lawrence. The future groom graduated from Lawrence High School in 2000. He is employed by Wurtz Home Builders. The couple plan a Sept. 21, 2007, wedding at the Lawrence Visitor Information Center.

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Quisenberry and Vukas

Calvin and Susan Quisenberry announce the engagement of their daughter, Heather Quisenberry, to Chad Vukas, the son of Paul and Lisa Soptick, all of Tonganoxie, and Jack Vukas, Edwardsville. The future bride is a 2001 graduate of Tonganoxie High School. She is the office manager at Quisenberry Funeral Home and a Realtor with Reece & Nichols Premier, Tonganoxie. The future groom is a 2002 graduate of Tonganoxie High. He is a 2006 graduate of the Kansas Fire and Rescue Training Institute and is pursuing certification as an emergency medical technician. He is employed by Quisenberry Funeral Home and is a volunteer firefighter in Tonganoxie. The couple plan a September wedding at Lake of the Forest, Bonner Springs.

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Logan

Jennifer Hicks and Justin Logan were married July 7, 2007, at Potter Lake at Kansas University, with the Rev. Rick Clock officiating. The bride is the daughter of David and Carol Hicks, Alpharetta, Ga. The groom is the son of Greg and Terri Logan, Coffeyville. The maid of honor was Sarah Joy. The best man was John Logan. Bridesmaids were Lindsey St. Clair, Liz Hoelting, Becca Lee and Jill Keller. Groomsmen were Curtis Logan, Chris Hicks, Matt Thompson and Tom Keller. Flower girls were Madyson Locke and Lara Baker. The ring bearer was Will Baker. A reception was given at the Alvamar Country Club. Jennifer is a 2003 graduate of Lafayette High School in Wildwood, Mo. She received a Bachelor of Arts in architectural studies from Kansas University in 2007. She is employed as a home care provider for Hands to Help in Lawrence. Justin is a 2002 graduate of Labette County High School in Altamont. He received a Bachelor of Science in aerospace engineering from KU in 2007. He is employed as a flight test engineer for Baker Aviation Services in Lawrence. The couple reside in Lawrence.

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Dardis

Jennifer Carder and Aaron Dardis were married June 2, 2007, at First Baptist Church in Lawrence, with the Rev. Marcus McFaul officiating. The bride is the daughter of Ross and Marilyn Carder, and the groom is the son of Patrick and Patricia Dardis. The matron of honor was Andrea Hendrickson. The best man was Patrick Dardis. Bridesmaids were Amy Brown, Bridgett Dardis and Erin Rotramel. Groomsmen were Stacy Kaufman, Mark Kaufman and Brook Schuler. A reception was given at the Lawrence Country Club. Jennifer graduated from Hoxie High School and is veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. She also graduated from Wichita State University and is employed as director of human resources and business development at the Sheridan County Health Complex. Aaron graduated from Eudora High School and Kansas State University. He is employed as a teacher and coach at Hoxie High School. The couple reside in Hoxie.

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Fike

Grace Berry and Josh Fike were married April 21, 2007, at Christ the King Church in Topeka, with the Rev. Pete O'Sullivan officiating. The bride is the daughter of Mike and Nancy Berry, Topeka. The groom is the son of Joe and Janet Fike, Lawrence. The maid of honor was April Berry. The best men were Ryan Fike and Tyler Fike. Bridesmaids were Amanda Jantz, Melissa Gardner and Rebecca Bottesch. Groomsmen were Nate Hurd and Drew Salsbury. Flower girls were Audrey Crist and Lanie Randall. Ring bearer was Isaiah Stewart. A reception was given at the Kansas History Museum in Topeka. Grace graduated from Hayden High School, Topeka, and received a Bachelor of Interior Architecture at Kansas State University. She is employed at Schmidt Design Group in Lawrence. Josh graduated from Free State High School and plans to attend Lititz Watch Technicum in Lititz, Pa., this fall. The couple reside in Lawrence and will move to Pennsylvania in September.

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Skeet and Lawrence

Mandy Skeet and Jerrad Lawrence, both of Grantville, announce their engagement, along with their parents. The future bride is the daughter of Alan and Linda Skeet, Lewisville, Texas, and Danny and Sue Easum, Perry. The future groom is the son of Jerry and Kristen Lawrence, Grantville. Mandy graduated from Perry-Lecompton High School in 2001 and attended Johnson County Community College. She is a certified emergency medical technician and is employed by St. Francis Health Center in Topeka. Jerrad graduated from Perry-Lecompton High in 2000 and is employed by the Shawnee Rock Quarry in Bonner Springs. The couple plan a Sept. 8, 2007, wedding at Grantville United Methodist Church.

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Anderson and Bayliss

Nathan Anderson and Patty Hayden, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their daughter, Sarah Elizabeth Anderson, to Nolan Bayliss, son of Tom and Margaret Bayliss, all of St. Louis. The future bride graduated from Lawrence High School. She received a Bachelor of Arts in social work from Kansas State University in 2001, and a master's degree in social work from Dominican University in River Forest, Ill., in 2007. She is employed as a social worker at St. Anthony's Medical Center in St. Louis. The future groom graduated from Francis Howell North High School in St. Charles, Mo. He received a Bachelor of Science in finance from the University of Missouri in Columbia, and a Master of Business Administration from DePaul University in Chicago. He is the co-founder of <a href="http://Naymz.com.">Naymz.com</a>. The couple plan a May 3, 2008, wedding at the Lawrence Arts Center.

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Hilding

Shannon Elizabeth Brown and Dennis Jozef Hilding were married May 26, 2007, at Colonial Presbyterian Church in Overland Park, with the Rev. Bob Lehleitner officiating. The bride is the daughter of Robert Brown, Kansas City, Mo., and Ginger Brown, Overland Park. The groom is the son of Jerel and Krystyna Hilding, Lawrence. Maid of honor was Erica Pfeiffer. Best man was Ryan Morgan. Bridesmaids were Raichel Brown, Shara Breeze, Alysia Churchill and Madeline Hopfinger. Groomsmen were Erik Sloan, Kris Hilding, Tyson Willoughby and Clint Breeze. Ushers were Kirk Vandaveer and Johnathan Evans. Program attendants were Jack Hopfinger and P.J. Hopfinger. Guest book attendant was Mindy Woodward. A reception followed at the Doubletree Hotel in Overland Park. Shannon graduated from Blue Valley West High School in 2003. She received a degree in psychology from Kansas University in 2006 and is pursuing a law degree at KU. DJ graduated from Lawrence High School in 2000. He received a Bachelor of Arts in education in 2005 and a master's degree in sports management and administration in 2007, both from KU. He is employed as event coordinator at the KU Store. The couple reside in Lawrence.

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LaPoint

Jennifer Lee Simpson and Mitchell Shane LaPoint were married June 30, 2007, at the Tulsa Garden Center in Tulsa, Okla., with the Rev. Carol Lawson officiating. The bride is the daughter of Tom and Alana Simpson, Tulsa. The groom is the son of Jim and Ann LaPoint, Lawrence. Maid of honor was Jordan Simpson. Best man was Scott Prater. Bridesmaids were Lindsay Davis, Ann Weber, Christie Vanderslice, Brandy Morrison and Kristin Kelley. Groomsmen were Mike LaPoint, Mark LaPoint, Matt LaPoint, John Simpson and Stephen Jones. Flower girls were Sophia LaPoint and Elle LaPoint. Ring bearers were Dominic LaPoint and Michael LaPoint. Jill Meier was a reader, and David Dick and Dylan Mayor were ushers. Greeters were Erin Waugh and Amy Lambert. Music was provided by a string quartet and guitarist Chad Meier. The reception was given in the mansion at the Tulsa Garden Center. Jenny graduated in 1997 from Cascia Hall High School in Tulsa. She received a degree in journalism from KU in 2001. She is employed by CBS radio in Dallas. Mitch is a 1994 graduate of Lawrence High School. He received a degree in sports management from KU in 1998. He is employed as a scout for the Dallas Cowboys. The couple reside in Flower Mound, Texas.

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Lauer

Hannah Sumner and Casey Lauer were married Aug. 12, 2006, at the Topeka Bible Church, with the Rev. Joe Hishmeh officiating. The bride is the daughter of Dennis and Kathy Sumner, Topeka. The groom is the son of Stan Lauer, Salina, and Suzi Cammon, Lawrence. Maid of honor was Shannon Wild. Best man was Kyle Evans. Bridesmaids were Heather Sumner, Shannah Sumner, Kendra Gray, Kyla Gilmore and Julia Dunn. Groomsmen were Jeff Frenya, Dane Johnson, Camille Lauer, Chris Reischman and Wade Heim. Candlelighters were Lizzy Mueting and Carey Stephens. Ushers were Andy Barnes, Cody Gilmore and Brian Gray. Flower girl was Halle Jackson. Ring bearer was Taegan Sumner. Soloists were Camille Lauer and Sarah Leftwich. Trumpeter was David Hinkle. A reception followed at the Great Overland Station in Topeka. Hannah graduated from Flint Hills Christian School in 2001 and received a Bachelor of Science in nursing from Baker University. She is employed as a registered nurse at the Birthplace at Stormont-Vail Regional Health Center in Topeka. Casey graduated from Free State High School in 1999 and received a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from Kansas University. He is employed at the Kansas Energy Office in Topeka. The couple reside in Topeka.

Anniversary

Edman

Bill and Joanne Edman, Lawrence, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Sept. 1 at the South Park Recreation Center. They were married Sept. 1, 1957, at the First Baptist Church in Horton. Hosting the event will be their children Von and Bev Edman, and Don and Linda Edman, all of Lawrence, and Diane and Marty Corson, Stuart, Fla. They have six grandchildren. Friends are invited to share in the celebration from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. The couple request no gifts.

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Pletcher

Alvah John and Verna B. Pletcher, Lecompton, will celebrate their 40th anniversary with a trip to Branson, Mo. They were married Aug. 26, 1967, at the United Methodist Church in Stull. John worked at The Topeka Capital-Journal newspaper for 20 years. Verna was a homemaker. Their son, Harold, served in the U.S. Air Force in Seoul, South Korea, and retired in 2005. He continues to live in Seoul and is employed by the National Security Agency.

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Leek

Arnold and Nancy Leek, Ozawkie, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary at a reception hosted by their family from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. today at 519 Ninth St. in Baldwin City. Arnold F. Leek and Nancy Carol Greer were married Aug. 28, 1957, at the United Methodist Church in Eudora, with the Rev. George M. Boicourt officiating. Arnold was employed at Tension Envelope in Kansas City, Mo., and Nancy worked at Kansas University. Their children are James and Sabre Leek, Merrimack, N.H.; Gordon and Carol Leek, Cabot, Ark.; and Laura Leek, Topeka. They have 10 grandchildren. Friends and family are invited to the reception. The couple request no gifts.

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Woods

Clyde and Louise Woods, Lawrence, will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary with a reception from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 9 at First United Methodist Church in Lawrence. They were married Sept. 4, 1942, in Kansas City, Kan. Clyde and Louise were high school sweethearts. Clyde graduated from Kansas State University and worked as a civil engineer for the Kansas Department of Transportation. He retired in 1984 after 38 years of service. Louise worked for three years for KLWN radio in Lawrence and is a homemaker. Their daughter is Nancy Larsen, Lawrence. They have two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. The couple request no gifts.

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Scott

Larrie and Brilla Scott, Lawrence, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Sunday with a family luncheon and reception at the Kanwaka Township Hall. Their son, Eric, and his wife, Diane, will host the event along with their four grandchildren. Charles "Larrie" Scott and Brilla Ann Highfill were married Aug. 23, 1957, at the First Presbyterian Church in Winfield. Brilla graduated from Winfield High School, and Larrie graduated from Caldwell High School. Both are graduates of Southwestern College and Pittsburg State University. The Scotts began their teaching careers at Winfield High School and moved to Lawrence in 1966. Larrie taught basic auto mechanics and coordinated the driver education program at Lawrence High School for 32 years. He now works part time as the courtesy van driver for Dale Willey Automotive in Lawrence. Brilla taught business classes at West Junior High School and Lawrence High. She also was assistant principal and later principal at West. In 2003, Brilla retired as the state executive director for United School Administrators of Kansas.

Engagement

Wiles and Nowak

Steven R. and Carolyn Wiles, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their daughter, Kaci Wiles, to Jared Nowak, both of Chicago. The future groom is the son of Allen and Patricia Nowak, Ithaca, Mich. The future bride graduated from Lawrence High School and received an Associate of Applied Science in interior design from Johnson County Community College. She is employed as a certified interior designer and a property manager. The future groom graduated from Ithaca High School and received a Bachelor of Science in sports management and business at the University of Michigan. He is employed as director of tournament operations for the PGA of America, Illinois Section. The couple plan a Sept. 8, 2007, wedding in Lawrence.

Engagement

Paden and Herbster

Bryan and Jody Paden, Wathena, announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica Paden, Topeka, to Tyler Herbster, Topeka, son of Pete and Sue Hosler, Valley Falls. The future bride graduated from Wathena High School in 2001 and received a bachelor's degree in applied behavior science from Kansas University in 2005, and a bachelor's degree in dental hygiene from the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 2007. She is employed by Flint Hills Community Health Center in Emporia. The future groom graduated from Valley Falls High School in 2001 and received a Bachelor of Science in social welfare from KU in 2006. He is employed by TFI Family Services in Topeka. The couple plan a Sept. 15, 2007, wedding at First Presbyterian Church in St. Joseph, Mo.

Engagement

Miles and Black

David Miles and Deanna Miles, both of Baldwin City, announce the engagement of their daughter, Rachel Miles, to Eric Black, son of Larry and Jeanne Black, Baldwin City. The bride-to-be graduated from Baldwin High School in 2004. She is pursuing a bachelor's degree in accounting from Kansas University. The future groom graduated from Baldwin High School in 2002. He received a bachelor's degree in communication studies from KU in 2006. He is employed by E & E Electric in Baldwin City. The couple plan a June 28, 2008, wedding at Plymouth Congregational Church in Lawrence.

Engagement

McEnroe and Lange

Bruce McEnroe, Lawrence, and Michelle Tamburini, Anthony, announce the engagement of their daughter, Emily Rose McEnroe, to Scot Daniel Lange, son of Mark and Lori Lange, all of Lawrence. Scot and Emily graduated from Free State High School in 2005. Emily is pursuing a degree in elementary education from Kansas University, and Scot is pursuing degrees in computer science and data security from Emporia State University. The couple plan an Aug. 2, 2008, wedding at the St. Lawrence Catholic Campus Center in Lawrence.

Engagement

Virtue and Veit

Rick Virtue and Linda Gilstrap, both of Lawrence, announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica Virtue, Lawrence, to Christopher Veit, Overland Park, son of Albert Veit, St. Thomas, Mo., and Pamela Veit, Merriam. The future bride is a 2001 graduate of Free State High School, and received a Bachelor of Science in journalism and a Bachelor of Arts in communication studies from Kansas University in 2006. She is employed in the operations excellence department at the Applebee's International office in Overland Park. The future groom is a 2000 graduate of Shawnee Mission South High School and received a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from KU in 2005. He is employed as an engineer at Kennedy/Jenks Consultants in Mission. The couple plan an Oct. 20, 2007, wedding at Trinity Lutheran Church in Lawrence.

Engagement

Smith and Ruf

Eric and Judy Smith, Eudora, announce the engagement of their son, Brett Smith, Eudora, to Sarah Ruf, Oberlin, daughter of Robert and Sherri Ruf, Oberlin. The future bride is a 2004 graduate of Decatur Community High School and attends Kansas University. She is employed by Boston Financial Data Services. The future groom is a 1999 graduate of Eudora High School. He is employed by CMR Inc. The couple plan a Nov. 10, 2007, wedding at the Mustard Seed Christian Fellowship in Lawrence.

Wedding

Brunkan

Jennie Lynne Roberts and Jason David Brunkan were married Dec. 31, 2006, at Club 1000 in Kansas City, Mo., with Pastor Jim Gordon officiating. The bride is the daughter of Don and Claire Roberts, Lawrence. The groom is the son of Jim Brunkan, Grandview, Mo., and Kathy Majors, Lee's Summit, Mo. Matrons of honor were Erika Jones Devore and Kori Gilliland Alvarado. The groom's attendants were Kirk Morales and Richard Elkins. Ring bearer was Maxwell Roberts. Ushers were Alex Roberts and Leon Roberts. Guest book attendant was Jaime Brunkan. Wedding music was provided by Sandy Aschenbrenner, Heather Claybrook and David Devore. A reception followed at Club 1000. The couple reside in Mission.

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