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Couples announcements for January 2007

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Engagement

Wertzberger and Anderson

Tim and Sally Anderson, Phoenix, announce the engagement of their daughter, Jeni Marie Anderson, Phoenix, to Karl Hudson Wertzberger, Lawrence, son of Kay Wertzberger, Lawrence, Patti Wertzberger, Scottsdale, Ariz., and the late Dr. John Joseph Wertzberger. The future bride graduated from Mountain Pointe High School in Phoenix and attended the DeVry Institute of Technology. She is employed as an information technology manager at Meritage Homes Corp. The future groom is a graduate of Lawrence High School and Kansas University. He is employed as a district manager for Oakwood Worldwide. The couple plan an Oct. 27, 2007, wedding in Phoenix.

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Guenther and Ramskill

David and Debbie Guenther, Baldwin City, announce the engagement of their son, Kyle Robert Guenther, Overbrook, to Jamie Lee Ramskill, Overbrook, the daughter of Jim and Donna Ramskill, Tecumseh. The future bride graduated from Shawnee Heights High School. She is employed at Kansas State Bank in Overbrook. The future groom graduated from Baldwin High School and is employed at Westar Energy in Lawrence. The couple plan a Feb. 24, 2007, wedding at Abe & Jake's Landing in Lawrence.

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Ousdahl and Burch

Patti Burch and Branden Ousdahl, both of Lawrence, announce their engagement. The future bride is the daughter of Charlie Burch, Overland Park, and Kim Farrell, Baldwin City. The future groom is the son of Darren Ousdahl and Stacy Ousdahl, both of Baldwin City. Patti graduated from Baldwin High School and attended Johnson County Community College. She is employed at Lawrence Veterinary Hospital. Branden also graduated from Baldwin High and plans to attend electricians school. He is employed at Huxtable & Associates. The couple plan an April 26, 2008, wedding.

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Rasmussen

Shannon Augustine and John Rasmussen were married Nov. 18, 2006, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Lawrence, with the Rev. John Schmeidler and the Rev. Dennis Wait officiating. The bride is the daughter of Melvin and Gini Augustine, Ellis. The groom is the son of Arthur and June Rasmussen, Colorado Springs, Colo. The maid of honor was Tambi Spitz. The best man was Jim Rasmussen. Bridesmaids were Erin Richter, Ami Barragree and Sarah West. Groomsmen were Tim Rasmussen, Tom Rasmussen and Rob Lacey. Flower girls were Sydney Barragree and Katrina Barragree. Ring bearer was David Thomson. Ushers were Dave Walker, Steve Eggers, Brad Wohletz and Dan Harper. A reception was given at the Knights of Columbus. The bride graduated from Thomas More Prep-Marian High School in Hays, and Benedictine College in Atchison. She is employed as a special education teacher in the Baldwin City school district. The groom graduated from Cheyenne Mountain High School in Colorado Springs, and Kansas University. He is employed as a designer at Amarr Garage Doors in Lawrence. The couple reside in Lawrence.

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Campbell

Diana Folks and Sam Campbell were married Oct. 21, 2006, at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Lawrence, with the Rev. Michael Mulvany officiating. The bride is the daughter of Margaret Folks, Eudora, and the late Kenneth Folks. The groom is the son of Richard and Janet Campbell, Eudora. The matron of honor was Aubrey Brooks. The best man was Steve Krutz. Bridesmaids were Aubry Bretthauer, Kelly Campbell and Kristen Woodward. Groomsmen were Max Campbell, Darrin Bretthauer and Brian Harris. Ushers were Zach Brooks, Michael Lockhart, Brett Becker and Matt Fisher. Candlelighters and gift bearers were Bret Folks and Calvin Treybig. Ring bearer was Kenny Brooks. Flower girl was Alexis Bishop. Readers were Tiffany Bishop and Beth Dillon. A reception was given at Abe & Jake's Landing. The bride graduated from Eudora High School and received a degree in communication studies from Kansas University. She is employed as a personal lines underwriter at Farmers Insurance. The groom also graduated from Eudora High and received a degree in civil engineering from KU. He is employed as a structural engineer at Sega Inc. The couple reside in Eudora.

Anniversary

Brecheisen

Jay Dee and Barbara Brecheisen, Lawrence, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 14 at the First Church of the Nazarene, 1470 N. 1000 Road. The Brecheisens were married Jan. 17, 1957, at the First Church of the Nazarene. Jay Dee is a graduate of Baldwin High School and worked for Farmers Co-op and Farmland Industries for 41 years. He retired in August 2000. Barbara is a graduate of Lawrence High School and worked as a secretary at Vinland Elementary School for 18 years. She retired in 2003. Their children are Penny Baxter, JoAnne Polk and Robyn Brecheisen, all of Lawrence; Jeri Pringle, Baldwin City; and Deena Green, Kansas City, Kan. They have nine grandchildren. The couple request no gifts.

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Moody and Henry

Rodger and Sheryl Henry, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their daughter, Nicole Lynn Henry, Lawrence, to Mark Christian Daniel Moody, Lawrence, son of Mark and Mary Moody, Asheville, N.C. The future bride is a 2001 graduate of Lawrence High School, and a 2006 graduate of Kansas University. The future groom is a 2002 graduate of T.C. Roberson High School in Asheville, and a 2006 graduate of KU. The couple plan a May 26, 2007, wedding in Lawrence.

Anniversary

Musick

Norman and Darlene Musick, Eudora, will celebrate their 50th anniversary with a family gathering this spring. Norman Musick and Darlene Workman were married Jan. 12, 1957, at Plymouth Congregational Church in Lawrence. Norman graduated from Lawrence High School and retired in 2003 as service manager for Deems Farm Equipment after 43 years. Darlene also graduated from LHS and was assistant vice president at Kaw Valley Bank, Eudora, for 38 years. She retired in 2002. Their children are Candace Dardis, Marietta, Ga.; and Jeanette Born and Susan Carnagie, both of Eudora. They have seven grandchildren. The couple request no gifts.

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Hackathorn

Denzil and Marlene Hackathorn, Lecompton, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a gathering this spring. They were married Jan. 5, 1957, at the Glassport Assembly of God Church in Glassport, Pa. Denzil was employed as a tire builder and mechanic at the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. plant in Topeka for 45 years. He retired in February 2001. The couple now raise quarter horses as a hobby on their farm. Their children are John Hackathorn and wife Susie, Lecompton; Marlene Jolly and husband David, Ozawkie; and Denzil "Denny" Hackathorn and wife Kathy, Perry. They have seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

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Hays

Jennifer R. Nartowicz and were married Aug. 27, 2006, at Liberty Hall in Lawrence, with Scott Benson officiating. The bride is the daughter of Frank Z. Nartowicz, Southfield, Mich., and Chris and Marion Anderson, Lawrence. The groom is the son of Reese H. Jr. and Ada Maxine Hays, Hill City. The maid of honor was Elizabeth Nartowicz. The best man was Greg Smith. Bridesmaids were Andrea Sportsman and Sunee Mickle. Groomsmen were Cameron Marsh and Bruce Husman. Candlelighters were Julia Watson and Amanda Stinemetz. Flower girl was Kendell Leatherman. A reception followed at Liberty Hall. The bride graduated from Free State High School, Kansas University and Washburn University's School of Law. The groom graduated from Salina Central High School, Fort Hays State University and Washburn's School of Law. He is serving as a first lieutenant assistant judge advocate in the Air Force. The couple reside in Prattville, Ala.

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Flory

Justine Bowlin and Jason Flory were married Sept. 16, 2006, at the home of the bride's grandparents in rural Lawrence, with the Rev. Gloria J. Lilly-Holt officiating. The bride is the daughter of Timothy Bowlin and Gary and Yvette Prager, all of Lawrence. The groom is the son of the late John Flory and the late Sheila Knaub Flory, formerly of Lawrence. The bridesmaids were Haley Bowlin, Alicia Bowlin, Caitlin Bowlin, Devin Creek and Julie Krische. Groomsmen were Keith Garcia, Nathan Flory, Matthew Krische, Nic Dannevik and Ralley Smith. Flower girls were Evan Dye and Jordynn Rogers. Ring bearer was Porter Dannevik. Ushers were Boston Dye and Carter Dye. Guestbook attendant was Katie Boogher. A reception followed at the home of the bride's grandparents. The couple reside in Lawrence.

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Jackson and Guy

Bruce and Nancy Guy, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their daughter, Alissa Guy, Prairie Village, to Mike Jackson, Prairie Village, son of Robert and Susan Jackson, Bristow, Okla. The future bride graduated from Free State High School and Kansas University. She is employed by Echostar Corp. The future groom graduated from the Hotchkiss School in Lakeville, Conn., and KU. He is employed by Cerner Corp. The couple plan a May 12, 2007, wedding in Lawrence.

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Brown and Demarest

Ken and Susan Demarest, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their daughter, Becky Demarest, Lawrence, to Reed Brown, Clarksville, Tenn., son of Ralph and Debra Sorrell, Lansing, and the late Jim Brown. The future bride is a 1999 graduate of Baldwin High School, and a 2003 graduate of Dordt College in Sioux Center, Iowa. She is pursuing a doctorate in physical therapy at the Kansas University Medical Center. The future groom is a 2000 graduate of Lansing High School and received a civil engineering degree in 2005 from the United States Military Academy in West Point, N.Y. The couple plan a May 11, 2007, wedding at Grace Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Lawrence.

Anniversary

Calef

LaVerne and Morna Calef, Goodyear, Ariz., will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception Jan. 20 at their home. They also celebrated by vacationing in Maui, Hawaii, in September. LaVerne Calef and Morna Robinson were married Dec. 30, 1956, in Kirksville, Mo. They moved to Lawrence in 1962. LaVerne was a longtime employee of Lawrence Freight Line, and Morna worked at Saffee's Clothing. They moved to Goodyear in 2004. Their children are Angela Puckett, Lawrence, and Alan Calef, El Dorado. They have six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Another anniversary reception is planned for a later date in Kirksville.

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Seifert

Arnold and Donna Seifert, Winchester, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception from noon to 3 p.m. Jan. 20 at the John Steuart Curry Community Building in Winchester. They were married Jan. 19, 1957, in Leavenworth. Arnold was employed as a correctional officer at the Leavenworth federal penitentiary and is now retired. Donna is a retired nurse. Their children are Angela Seifert and husband Robert Hamm, Lawrence. They have four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

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Kniffen

Dr. Edward and Constance Kniffen, Tyndall, S.D., celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary Dec. 28 with a card shower. Edward L. Kniffen and Constance Sue Wempe were married Dec. 28, 1966, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Lawrence. Edward graduated from Kansas State University with a doctorate in veterinary medicine. He owned and operated a large animal clinic in Tyndall and is retired. Connie, a former resident of Lawrence, attended Kansas University and K-State and received a degree in home economics from Mt. Marty University in Yankton, S.D. She operated a seamstress shop in Tyndall. Their children are Christine Kniffen, Albuquerque, N.M.; Gregrory Kniffen, Sioux Falls, S.D.; and Julie Homann, Windsor, Colo. They have one grandchild.

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Gray and Stein

Paul and Kitsy Gray, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their son, Jay Paul Gray, Lawrence, to Alexandra Hillary Stein, Wichita, the daughter of Raphael Stein, Carlsbad, Calif., and Catherine Weidenbach, Wichita. The future bride is a 2001 graduate of Wichita East High School. She received a degree in applied behavior sciences in 2006 from Kansas University. The future groom is a 2001 graduate of Lawrence High School and received a degree in communication studies in 2006 from KU. The couple plan a May 5, 2007, wedding in Lawrence.

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Holmes

Nancy Phariss and Larry Holmes were married Oct. 17, 2006, at Danforth Chapel on the Kansas University campus, with the Rev. Paul Gray officiating. Members of the wedding party were Leslie Phariss, Owen Phariss, Aaron Holmes and Van Holmes. A reception was given at the Lawrence Country Club. The couple reside in Lawrence.

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Flory and Bagwell

Sarah Bagwell, Lawrence, and Mark Flory, Overbrook, announce their engagement. The future bride is the daughter of William Bagwell and Jacque Bagwell, both of Lawrence. The future groom is the son of Roger and Teresa Flory, Overbrook. Sarah is a 2003 graduate of Lawrence High School. She is pursuing a bachelor's degree in nursing at Baker University. Mark also is a 2003 graduate of LHS. He received an associate's degree in animal science in 2005 from Fort Scott Community College and is pursuing a bachelor's degree in animal science at Kansas State University. He plans to seek a master's degree at K-State. The couple plan a May 2007 wedding.

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Hamel and Baker

Rose Larkin and Richard and Nancy Hamel, all of Lawrence, announce the engagement of their children, Heather Lynn Baker and Colin Eugene Hamel, both of Lawrence. The future bride is a 2002 graduate of Lawrence High School. She received a music education degree in 2006 from Kansas University. She is teaching at a child center in Uganda until May. The future groom is a 2003 graduate of LHS. He is pursuing a degree in media studies at the Columbus College of Art and Design. The couple plan a Sept. 8, 2007, wedding in Lawrence.

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Rosel and Baker

Joseph and Patricia Baker, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their daughter, Kimberly Baker, Lawrence, to Paul Rosel, Olathe, the son of Steven and Deborah Rosel, Topeka. The future bride is a 1999 graduate of Free State High School and received a bachelor's degree in women's studies with a minor in dance in 2004 from Kansas University. She is employed by CEK Insurance in Lawrence. The future groom is a 1998 graduate of Washburn Rural High School in Topeka and received a bachelor's degree in human biology in 2002 at KU. He is pursuing a degree at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry. The couple plan an Aug. 25, 2007, wedding at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Lawrence.

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Tucker and Vincent

Kirk and Rhonda Vincent, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their daughter, Natalie Vincent, Lawrence, to Jason Tucker, son of Joe and Rosemary Tucker, all of Kansas City, Kan. Natalie is a 2001 graduate of Lawrence High School and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 2005 from Kansas University. She is employed as a correspondence representative at American Century Investments. Jason is a graduate of Bishop Ward High School in Kansas City, Kan., and received a Bachelor of Science degree from Kansas State University. He is employed as a territory sales manager at American Century Investments. The couple plan a June 15, 2007, wedding in Longboat Key, Fla.

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Smith and Musick

Tiffany Musick, Eudora, and Jeremiah Smith, Tonganoxie, announce their engagement. The future bride is the daughter of Robert and Anita Musick, Eudora. The future groom is the son of Steven and Dee Smith, Tonganoxie. Tiffany works at Daniel's Bar-B-Q in Tonganoxie and plans to attend college this fall. Jeremiah works at Masson's Greenhouse in Linwood and plans to attend college this fall. The couple plan a June 15, 2007, wedding.

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Parkin

Eva Yocum and Levi Parkin were married Dec. 15, 2006, at the Pomona Assembly of God, with Pastor Ron James officiating. The bride is the daughter of John and Jennifer Yocum, Lawrence. The groom is the son of Thomas and Michele Parkin, Pomona. The maid of honor was Katie Knapp. The best man was Jesse Dickerhoof. Bridesmaids were Paula Smith and Carissa Parkin. Groomsmen were Dustin James and Ethan Yocum. A reception was given at Grace Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Lawrence. Eva is a 2006 graduate of Lawrence High School. She attends the American Academy of Cosmetology and Massage Therapy in Manhattan. She is employed at Dillons in Manhattan. Levi is a 2004 graduate of Pomona High School and is majoring in landscape design at Kansas State University. He is employed at Home Depot in Manhattan. The couple reside in Manhattan.

Anniversary

Simmons

George and Arloene Simmons, Lecompton, are celebrating their 65th wedding anniversary with a family dinner and card shower. George Simmons and Arloene DeKat were married Jan. 24, 1942, in Kansas City, Kan. George retired from Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. in 1978. Arloene is a homemaker. Their children are Georgia Trammel and husband Johnny, Lecompton; Rita Mock and husband Robert, Fulton, Mo.; and the late Stanley Simmons. They have six grandchildren and a number of great-grandchildren. Cards may be sent to 2088 E. 1 Road, Lecompton 66050.

Anniversary

Benteman

Fritz and Mary Benteman, Lawrence, are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married Jan. 19, 1957, in Lawrence. Fritz worked for Lawrence Construction Co. and was a driver for Laird Noller Ford. Mary was a beautician for many years, then worked for Lawrence Memorial Hospital in the dietary department before they both retired. Their children are Dale Tremain, St. Paul, Minn.; Judy Tremain and Karen Benteman Salber, both of Lawrence; Mike Tremain, Kansas City, Mo.; and the late Nada Schmidt, formerly of Michigan. They have six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. The couple request no gifts.

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Salb

Heather L. Epperly and Franklin W. Salb Jr. were married Sept. 23, 2006, at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Lawrence, with the Rev. Michael Mulvany officiating. The bride is the daughter of Jim and Wanda Epperly, Lawson, Mo. The groom is the son of Frank and Sally Salb, Lawrence. The matron of honor was Emily Haines. The best man was Justin Salb. Bridesmaids were Renate Rea, Alisa Fiser and Erica Orf-Ostroski. Groomsmen were Chad Rea, Kurtis Wenger and Aaron Epperly. The candlelighter was Ashley Bethell. Lectors were Carolyn Bethell and Reba Bennett. Cantor was Michelle Weaver. Ring bearer was Hunter Rea. Flower girls were Georgia Rea and Savannah Bethell. Ushers were Greg Dressman, Chad Rine and Lance Bethell. A reception was given at Alvamar Golf and Country Club. The bride graduated from Lawson High School and Northwest Missouri State University. She is employed as a Realtor at Coldwell Banker McGrew Real Estate and owns Twilight Studios, a photography business. The groom graduated from Lawrence High School and Kansas State University. He is employed as a financial analyst at American Century Investments. The couple reside in Lawrence.

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Templet and Sharpe

Jennifer Sharpe and Marcel Templet, both of Denver, announce their engagement, along with their parents. The future bride is the daughter of Randy and Rita Sharpe, Lawrence. The future groom is the son of Phillip Templet, Richardson, Texas, and Laura Templet, Fort Collins, Colo. Jennifer is a 1999 graduate of Free State High School and is studying communication design at the Metropolitan State College of Denver. Marcel graduated from Jesuit High School in New Orleans in 1995 and attended Texas A&M University. He is employed at the Capital Grill. The couple plan a June 9, 2007, wedding in Denver.

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Medlen

Amber Shomaker and Chris Medlen were married Sept. 3, 2006, at South Park in Lawrence, with Claude Patterson officiating. The bride is the daughter of Richard and Connie Shomaker, Leavenworth. The groom is the son of Mike and Cheryl Medlen, Lawrence. The maid of honor was Candice Oliver. The best man was Sevy Woods. Bridesmaids were Jenny Woods, Ana Shomaker and Fantt Shomaker. Groomsmen were John Williams, Fernando Rodriguez and Adrian Garcia. The ring bearer was Daylen Medlen. Flower girls were Alexis Shomaker, Kerstin Anderson and Briana Shomaker. A reception was given at the Eagles Lodge. The bride graduated from Leavenworth High School, and the groom is a graduate of Lawrence High School. The couple reside in Lawrence.

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Marx and Gilliland

Lisa Gilliland and Eric Marx, both of Eudora, announce their engagement. The future bride is the daughter of Ron and Debbie O'Connor, Baldwin City, and Mike and Patty Gilliland, Osage City. The future groom is the son of Kelly and Lalith Lokanadi, Lawrence, and Robert Marx, Leavenworth. Lisa graduated from Baldwin High School and Kansas University. She is employed by DCCCA in Lawrence. Eric also graduated from Baldwin High. He is employed by the Lawrence school district. The couple plan a May 26, 2007, wedding at Baker University's Osborne Chapel.

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Nicholson and Stimac

Michael and Danna Stimac, Grain Valley, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Kymber Leigh Stimac, Eudora, to Christopher Lee Nicholson, Eudora, son of Harvey Nicholson, Topeka, and Gaye Nicholson, Lawrence. The future bride graduated from Fort Collins High School in Fort Collins, Colo. She is employed by Pearson Government Solutions in Lawrence. The future groom graduated from Lawrence High School and is employed as a sports field manager by the city of Olathe. The couple plan a March 17, 2007, wedding at Danforth Chapel on the Kansas University campus.

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Huslig

Meghan Rahmeier and Tyler Huslig were married July 1, 2006, at the Hawthorne House in Parkville, Mo., with Dr. Roger Coleman officiating. The bride is the daughter of Bob and DeAnn Rahmeier, Lawrence. The groom is the son of Keith and Jeanne Huslig, Kinsley. The matron of honor was Kelly Ballard. The best man was Justin Huslig. Bridesmaids were Diana Calkins, Ashley Horstman, Gentri Huslig, Kaela Severa and Kendyll Severa. Groomsmen were Jeff Carlson, Nick Bettega, Adam Hobbs, Nate Rahmeier and Eric Casias. Flower girls were Kyleigh Severa and Avery Woods. The ring bearer was Porter Dannevik. Ushers were Casey Rahmeier, Jacob Rahmeier, Caleb Rahmeier and Kieran Severa. The reader was Anne Lampe-Rahmeier. The soloist was Ingrid Gerdes. A reception followed at the Hawthorne House. The bride is a 2000 graduate of Lawrence High School and received a Bachelor of Science in education in 2005 from Kansas University. She is employed as a kindergarten teacher in Plano, Texas. The groom is a 1998 graduate of Kinsley High School and received a Bachelor of Science in education in 2003 from KU. He is employed by Capital One. The couple reside in Dallas.

Anniversary

Bond

Bond Ed and Judy Bond, Lawrence, will celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary with a weeklong trip to Tucson, Ariz. Ed Bond and Judy Bookwalter were married Jan. 27, 1962, in Miami, Okla. Ed is a retired electrician and has been a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers No. 226 for 43 years. Judy is a homemaker and was involved in the Lawrence Quilters Guild for many years. She also was active in little league baseball and Cub Scout activities. Their children are Scott Bond and wife Lisa, Perry; and Brett Bond and wife Edith, Baldwin City. They have six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Engagement

Newton and Rice

Rice-Newton Dean and Brenda Rice, Horton, and Ron and Janis Newton, Linwood, announce the engagement of their children, Shauna R. Rice and Michael W. Newton, both of Shawnee. The future bride graduated from Horton High School and Pittsburg State University. She is employed by Kornitzer Capital Management. The future groom graduated from Basehor-Linwood High School and Pittsburg State. He is employed by Molle Automotive Group. The couple plan a May 5, 2007, wedding in Lenexa.

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Krause and Area

Ernie and Penny Bahret, Lecompton; Debra Mapes, Havensville; Keith and Tammy Krause, Lebo; and Rich and Diane Minear, Tonganoxie, announce the engagement of their children, Sarah Lynn Area, Havensville, and Adam Lane Krause, Lebo. The future bride is a 2002 graduate of Onaga High School, a 2004 graduate of Cowley County Community College and a 2006 graduate of Emporia State University. The future groom is a 2004 graduate of Lebo High School and a 2005 graduate of Flint Hills Technical College. He is employed by Detroit Diesel Remanufacturing Central in Emporia. The couple plan a Sept. 8, 2007, wedding at Lebo Baptist Church.

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