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Couples announcements for June 2007

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Dahl

Colleen Cobb and John Dahl were married June 3, 2006, at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Lawrence, with the Rev. Mick Mulvany officiating. The bride is the daughter of Alan and Nina Cobb, Lawrence. The groom is the son of John and Alexandra Dahl, Redwood City, Calif. The matron of honor was Jennifer Shultis. The best man was Eric Dahl. Bridesmaids were Kelly Dahl, Becky Downing and Samantha Landgrebe. Groomsmen were John Cobb, Dusty Downing and Jake Landgrebe. The bride's personal attendant was Kelly Cobb. The flower girl was Mackenzie Krauss. Ring bearer was Jack Dahl. Ushers were Kyle Cobb and Grant Greenwood. Lectors were Jim Finley and Jack Landgrebe. Gift presenters were Bruno and Linda Lacopo. Guestbook attendant was Kellie Wissler. Program attendants were Keith Hill and Anthony Hill. A.J. Hill handled the bubbles. The soloist was Janell Marchello. Cantors were Debbie Antes and Barbara Diedel. Organist was Mark Holmberg. Cake cutters were Linda Bascom and Sara Bascom. A reception was given at the Knights of Columbus in Lawrence. The bride graduated from Billings West High School in Billings, Mont., in 1996. She is pursuing a degree in family and community services, conflict resolution and family life education at Kansas State University. She is employed as a customer service representative and lender at Sunflower Bank. The groom graduated from Lawrence High School in 1995. He is pursuing a degree in airway science and safety management at Kansas State University-Salina. He is employed as a flight instructor for Kansas State University. The couple reside in Salina.

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Julius and Trybom

Robert and Rita Trybom, Lawrence, and Terry and Linda Julius, Mulvane, announce the engagement of their children, Bridget Marie Trybom and Ryan Scott Julius, both of Wichita. The bride is a 2003 graduate of Baldwin High School and attended Johnson County Community College. She is a 2005 graduate of the American Academy of Hair Design in Topeka. She works as an aesthetician at a salon and day spa in Wichita. The groom is a 2002 graduate of Mulvane High School and attended Cowley County Community College and Kansas University. He graduated from Wichita State University in 2007. He is employed in purchasing at a manufacturing plant in Wichita. The couple plan a June 9, 2007, wedding in Lawrence.

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Linscheid and Welch

Caitlin Welch, Lawrence, and Aaron Linscheid, North Newton, announce their engagement, together with their parents. The future bride is the daughter of Bryan and Carolyn Welch, Lawrence. The groom is the son of David and Cynthia Linscheid, North Newton. Caitlin is studying psychology and premedicine at Bethel College in North Newton. She is working at an internship doing biomedical research this summer at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City. Aaron is pursuing a degree in music education at Bethel College. He is working at an internship in the education department at the New York Philharmonic. The couple plan a June 9, 2007, wedding at Bethel College Mennonite Church in North Newton.

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Hughes

John and Ruth Hughes, Lawrence, are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. John Irby Hughes and Ruth Roney were married June 5, 1957, in Lawrence. They both grew up in Lawrence and graduated from Kansas University. John worked at Hallmark Cards Inc. for 37 years. He is a board member and past president of the Leavenworth Credit Union. He also served in various capacities at First Presbyterian Church. Ruthie worked for H&R Block and was owner and manager of Holiday Travel Agency. She now works at Travellers Inc. Their children are Erin Mayer, Lawrence; Jennifer McGonigle, Leawood; and Megan Richardson, Lawrence. They have 10 grandchildren. The couple request no gifts.

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Hayden

Ellis and Mary Hayden, Lawrence, will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary on June 10 at a family gathering. Ellis Ralph Hayden and Mary Louise Buerman were married June 5, 1942, in Ottawa. They are graduates of Liberty Memorial High School. Ellis served in the U.S. Navy during World War II in the South Pacific. He was a baker for 17 years at Rusty's Bakery. The couple also built houses and later owned and operated coin shops. Their children are Stanley Hayden and wife Linda; Karen Fraser; and the late Linda Butell. They have five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

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Fraley

The Rev. Richard C. and Madge Fraley, Lawrence, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on June 9. Richard Fraley and Madge Salisbury were married June 9, 1957, at the United Methodist Church in St. Marys. They have lived in Lawrence since 1995. Richard graduated from Hutchinson High School in 1950 and Kansas State University in 1954. He worked for 20 years at various radio stations in Kansas, including KFH in Wichita, KVOE in Emporia, and KWBW and KWHK in Hutchinson. He was executive director of the Dodge City Area Chamber of Commerce for 12 years. He attended St. Paul School of Theology in Kansas City, Mo., and was ordained a United Methodist minister in 1994. He served as pastor of Healy United Methodist Church from 1987 until 1995, when he retired. Madge graduated from St. Marys High School in 1954. She attended Baker University and Emporia State University, and worked as a secretary in Dodge City and Lawrence. She is a member of the United Methodist Women. Their children are Linda Martin, Nancy Childers and James Fraley and their families, all of Lawrence. They have five grandchildren. Their children have planned a card shower. Please send cards to 2208 Breckenridge Drive, Lawrence 66047.

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Handley

Ralph and Maxine Handley, Fenton, Mich., are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary with a gathering for family and friends today at their home. They also traveled to Florence, Italy, in May. Ralph Handley and Maxine Mills were married June 2, 1957, in Tonganoxie. Ralph served in the U.S. Army from 1954 to 1956. He worked in labor relations for GM-Delphi for 44 years and retired in 2004. He is a consultant for an independent company. Maxine grew up in Tonganoxie and graduated from Tonganoxie High School. She was a real estate agent for 20 years and retired in 2001. Their children are Joyce Henk and husband Michael, Fenton, Mich.; and Steve Handley, Rochester, Ind. They have three granddaughters and three stepgrandsons.

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Burkhead

Carl and Joyce Burkhead, Lawrence, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a program and reception for friends and family from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. July 1 at the Mustard Seed Christian Fellowship in Lawrence. Carl Edward Burkhead and Nancy Joyce Pollard were married June 2, 1957, at Belmont Christian Church in Kansas City, Mo. Carl graduated from the Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy in Rolla. They moved to Lawrence in 1962 when Carl began graduate work in environmental engineering at Kansas University. After he completed his master's degree and doctorate, the couple moved to Lexington, Ky., where Carl taught at the University of Kentucky. They returned to Lawrence in 1969, and Carl taught in the department of civil engineering at KU. He received a research Fulbright to Israel in 1987 and a teaching Fulbright to Portugal in 1994. He retired in 2003. Since retirement, Carl has traveled to Guatemala, Mongolia and Africa on mission trips. He is the academic dean of Advancing the Kingdom Bible Colleges in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. Joyce is a homemaker. She has worked at Cross Reference Christian Bookstore, Christian Book and Gift, Little Women-Little Men, Weaver's and J.C. Penney. Their children are Jeff Burkhead, Burlington; and Carla Wilson and husband Tim, Lingle, Wyo. They have seven grandchildren, a grandson-in-law and two great-grandsons. The couple request no gifts.

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Steffen

Richard "Dick" and Eva Steffen, Lawrence, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. June 10 at First United Methodist Church in Lawrence. Richard Steffen and Eva Dewey Curran were married June 7, 1957, at First United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Al Bramble officiating. Richard graduated from Eudora High School and attended Lawrence Business College. He was employed by the Douglas County Treasurer's Office and by the contractor at Sunflower Ordnance Works. He enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps in 1942 and was discharged in 1946 as a staff sergeant. He worked at the Lawrence Airport and Charlton Insurance Agency. He also was employed in the comptroller's office at Kansas University and retired in 1984 as assistant comptroller for payroll and staff benefits. Eva graduated from Belfast High School in New York. She worked for relatives in the Buffalo area and moved to Lawrence in 1952. She worked for J.C. Penney Co., Parsons & Kring Floor Covering and Marks Jewelers. In retirement, they have hosted students from 14 countries in the Lawrence Host Family Program, now the Lawrence Friendship Family Program, and have visited many of their former host students. The couple request no gifts.

Engagement

Hoffman and Gotchall

Nichole Renne Gotchall and Christopher James Hoffman, both of Lawrence, announce their engagement. The future bride is the daughter of Don and Shelley Gotchall, Great Bend. The future groom is the son of Bruce and Debbie Hoffman, McCook, Neb. Nichole is a 2002 graduate of Decatur County High School and is attending culinary school at Johnson County Community College. She is employed as a cook for a fraternity house in Lawrence. Chris is a 2002 graduate of McCook High School and is studying 2D character animation studies through the Academy of Art. He is employed as a web producer for the Lawrence Journal-World. The couple plan a July 21, 2007, wedding in McCook.

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Pritchard and Miller

Jeff and Janice Miller, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their daughter, Emily E. Miller, Lawrence, to Joshua E. Pritchard, Lawrence, son of Andy and Renae Pritchard, Perry. The future bride is a 2003 graduate of Lawrence High School and a 2006 graduate of Washburn University. She is employed as a physical therapy assistant with TherapyWorks in Lawrence. The future groom is a 2000 graduate of Perry-Lecompton High School and attended Kansas University. He is employed with GS Management Inc. The couple plan a Sept. 22, 2007, wedding at Plymouth Congregational Church in Lawrence.

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Hladky and McDowell

Louie McDowell, McLouth, and Debbie McDowell, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their daughter, Victoria McDowell, McLouth, to Nathan Hladky, Berryton, son of Rick and Rose Ann Hladky, Berryton. The future bride graduated from McLouth High School. She is employed as an operations coordinator in downtown Kansas City, Mo. The future groom graduated from Shawnee Heights High School and received a degree in engineering from Kansas State University. He is employed as a traffic engineer with Bucher, Willis and Ratliff in Kansas City, Mo. The couple plan an Oct. 27, 2007, wedding at Lawrence Wesleyan Church.

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Nuzum

Angel Hill and Paul Nuzum were married Sept. 30, 2006, at Plymouth Congregational Church in Lawrence, with Hal LeMert officiating. The bride is the daughter of John and Lee Hill, Lawrence. The groom is the son of Gary Nuzum, Lawrence, and Sue Martin, Baldwin City. The matron of honor was Susie Sullivan. The best man was Isaac Wiley. Bridesmaids were Jana Wiley, Erin Mehojah, Alyssa Hill, Micaela Hill and Jillian Hill. Groomsmen were Jacob Williams, D.J. Hite, Tim Dayton, Tommy Wiles and Eric Beightel. Flower girls were Kate Nuzum and Kylie Mehojah. Candle lighters were Kara Troyer and Vanessa Maryott. Ushers were John Hill, Dane Hill, Travis Sullivan and Billy Mehojah. Readers were Jeannie Maryott and Diantha Voge. Guest book attendant was Corie Prichard. Greeters were Carlie and Jesse Boswell. A reception was given at Maceli's. The couple graduated from Lawrence High School in 1995. Angel is a 2001 graduate of Kansas University. She is employed by Diversified Concepts in Lawrence. Paul is a 2003 graduate of KU. He is employed by GPW and Associates in Lawrence. The couple reside in Lawrence.

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Blaser

Karen Rempel and Chip Blaser were married April 21, 2007, at Danforth Chapel at Kansas University, with the Rev. Gary Teske officiating. The bride is the daughter of Dr. John and Ann Rempel, Wichita. The groom is the son of Chuck and Dee Blaser, Lawrence. The bride's attendants were Kelly Latham and Michael Latham. The groom's attendants were Mitch Blaser and John Blaser. A reception was given at the Adams Alumni Center. Karen received undergraduate degrees in chemistry and biochemistry and a Master of Business Administration, all from KU. She is employed as a senior accountant at Wagner Kressig PA. Chip received an undergraduate degree in business and a Juris Doctor from KU. He is employed as executive director of the Douglas County Community Foundation. The couple reside in Lawrence.

Engagement

Schooler and Bauer

Steve and Susan Bauer, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their daughter, Eva Bauer, Lawrence, to Luke Schooler, McPherson, son of Keith and Jody Schooler, McPherson. The future bride graduated from Free State High School in 2002 and Kansas State University in 2007. She is employed at the Hope Lutheran Early Learning Center. The future groom graduated from McPherson High School in 2002 and Kansas State University in 2006. He is pursuing a graduate degree in landscape architecture at K-State. The couple plan an Aug. 4, 2007, wedding at Westview Community Church in Manhattan.

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Stanwix

Gary and Linda Stanwix, Lawrence, are celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary. Gary Stanwix and Linda Beers were married June 9, 1967, in Lawrence. They grew up in Lawrence and have resided in the city for all except four years. Gary is employed by Aquila Inc., and Linda works for Lawrence public schools. Their children are Kyle Stanwix and Jennifer Hamon, both of Lawrence. They have four grandchildren.

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Nielsen and Pittman

Phillip and Mike Pittman, Sulphur, La., announce the engagement of their daughter, Caline Marie Pittman, to Gregory Leigh Nielsen, both of Newport Beach, Calif. The future groom is the son of Eric Nielsen, Corona del Mar, Calif., and Karyl Graves, Lawrence. The couple plan a June 22, 2007, wedding in Newport Beach.

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Newton and Rice

Shauna R. Rice and Michael W. Newton were married May 5, 2007, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Lenexa, with the Rev. Tom Dolezal officiating. The bride is the daughter of Dean and Brenda Rice, Horton. The groom is the son of Ron and Janis Newton, Linwood. The maid of honor was Kelsey Rice. The best man was Ben Payton. A reception was given at Holiday Inn in Overland Park. The bride graduated from Horton High School and Pittsburg State University. She is employed at Kornitzer Capital Management. The groom graduated from Basehor-Linwood High School and Pittsburg State University. He is employed at Molle Audi Automotive. The couple reside in Shawnee.

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Bell

Harry and Billie Bell, Eudora, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. June 16 at First Southern Baptist Church in Eudora. Harry Bell and Billie Morgan were married June 28, 1957, at Free Methodist Church in Lawrence. Harry graduated from De Soto High School in 1957. He worked as a broiler operator at Sunflower Army Ammunition Plant. He retired in 1995. Billie also graduated from De Soto High in 1957. She was manager at Pinecrest Apartments in Eudora until July 2006. Their children are Tammy Donovan, Eudora, and Linda Long, Lawrence. They have two grandsons, one stepgrandson and two stepgreat-grandchildren. The couple request no gifts.

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Foutz

Jay and Grace Foutz, Lawrence, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a family dinner at a later date. Jay D. Foutz and Grace Van Sickler were married June 1, 1957, in Nelson, Neb. Jay worked for the Army Corps of Engineers and, after retiring, he worked for Hamm's Quarry in Perry. Grace works for Payless ShoeSource. She also worked for F.W. Woolworth in downtown Lawrence and Leather Loft in the Riverfront Mall. Their children are Douglas Kent Foutz and wife Betty, Topeka; Roger D. Foutz, Littleton, Colo.; and Patricia Ridenour, Lawrence. They have three granddaughters, a stepgranddaughter, three stepgreat-grandsons and a stepgreat-granddaughter. The couple request no gifts.

Engagement

Ecklund and Hammer

Gary and Julie Hammer, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their daughter, Rachel Hammer, to Drew Ecklund, both of McCall, Idaho. The future groom is the son of Jeff and Robie Ecklund, McCall. Rachel was a home-school graduate in 2003. She attended a Discipleship Training School at Youth With a Mission in Kona, Hawaii, in 2004, and was on staff with Youth With a Mission in Cascade, Idaho, in 2005. She served as a missionary during trips to Cambodia and India. She is employed as a preschool teacher at Mountain Life Church Preschool in McCall, and is self-employed as a piano teacher. Drew graduated from Okanogan High School in Okanogan, Wash., in 2001. He attended Portland Bible College and has worked in the logging industry. He is employed as a carpenter with Homecraft Solutions Inc. in McCall. The couple plan a June 16, 2007, wedding at Mountain Life Church in McCall.

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Mayer

Dr. Lawrence and June Mayer, Lawrence, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary June 9 with a family luncheon. Lawrence Mayer and June Shenk were married June 7, 1957, at Village Presbyterian Church in Prairie Village. They have lived in Lawrence since 1963. Larry graduated from Wyandotte High School in 1953, attended Kansas University, and graduated from the School of Dentistry at the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 1960. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1960 to 1963. He practiced dentistry in Lawrence for 38 years before retiring in May 2001. June graduated from Shawnee Mission High School in 1955 and attended Kansas State University. She worked for TWA. She was involved in decorative arts, owning a small wholesale business and teaching classes at Jan's Tole Shop in Topeka. She also worked in Larry's dental office and recently worked as a seasonal tax preparer for H&R Block. Their children are Cindy Thompson and husband Ted, and David Mayer and wife Sally, all of Lawrence; and Michael Mayer and wife Nesreen, Green Cove Springs, Fla. They have seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

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Rajaei

Annie Auf Der Heide and Bardia Rajaei were married March 31, 2007, at Shawnee Presbyterian Church in Shawnee, with Jill B. Linn officiating. The bride is the daughter of Kent and Nancy Auf Der Heide, Shawnee. The groom is the son of Dr. Karim Rajaei, Tehran, Iran, and Nazi Rajaei, Lawrence. The maid of honor was Sarah Cook. The bridesmaids were America Almaraz and Kelly Gentry. The groomsmen were Mark Brookstein, Bryan Vaughn and Dinesh Sahrawat. Ushers were Randy and Ryan Auf Der Heide. The reader was Kristi Auf Der Heide. Flower girls were Reagan and Chloe Auf Der Heide. A reception was given at The Pavilion in Shawnee. Annie graduated from Shawnee Mission Northwest High School and Kansas University. She is employed by KU and is an independent sales representative for Avon and Petlane. Bardia graduated from Lawrence High School and KU. He is employed by Schlumberger. The couple reside in Lawrence.

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Wilson

Anna Allen and Christopher Wilson were married Nov. 4, 2006, at Osborne Chapel at Baker University, with the Rev. Thomas P. Reid officiating. The bride is the daughter of Brad and Susan Allen, Lawrence. The groom is the son of Tom and Jan Wilson, Salina. The maid of honor was Sarah Allen. The best man was Jeff Wilson. Bridesmaids were Erin Allen, Katie Winter and Anna Marshall. Groomsmen were Tyler Meyerdirk, Bob Connealy and Sean Ryan. Ushers were Andrew, Eli and Patrick Allen. A reception was given at The Eldridge Hotel. Anna graduated from Lawrence High School. She received a Bachelor of Arts in English from Kansas University and a Master of Arts in secondary English education from Boston University. She is employed as a buyer for an online fabric company. Christopher graduated from Salina Central High School. He received a Bachelor of Arts in biochemistry from KU and a Master in Public Health from Boston University. He is attending the University of Colorado School of Law. The couple reside in Boulder, Colo.

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Christian

Kayla Moyer and Andrew Christian were married May 30, 2007, in Jamaica. The bride is the daughter of Rod and Nancy Moyer, Topeka. The groom is the son of Don and Nancy Christian, Tecumseh. A reception is planned for July 22 in Topeka. Kayla graduated from Eudora High School in 2005 and is pursuing a nursing degree at Washburn University. Andrew graduated from Shawnee Heights High School in 2000 and attended Kansas University. He is employed as the manager at Seabrook Bar & Grill in Topeka. The couple reside in Topeka.

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Metzler

Haylee Potter and Kenton Metzler were married May 13, 2007, in Oahu, Hawaii. The bride is the daughter of Stacey Hayes, Olathe. The groom is the son of Roger Metzler, Sugar Land, Texas, and Janette Kroeger, Lawrence. Haylee graduated from Lawrence High School in 2002. She attended Johnson County Community College and is employed as a customer account manager at Indymac Bank. Kenton attended Johnson County Community College. He is a 3rd class petty officer in the U.S. Navy. Kenton resides in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, and Haylee resides in Kansas City, Mo.

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Whaley

Kennith and Wanda Whaley, Baldwin City, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. June 22 at The Lodge, 502 Ames St., Baldwin City. They were married June 22, 1957, at Clinton Presbyterian Church in Clinton. Kennith and Wanda graduated from Lawrence High School in 1956 and 1957, respectively. Kennith worked on his family's farm in Eudora after high school. The couple relocated to Baldwin City in 1965, where they bought a farm and maintained a dairy. The dairy was sold in 1977, but they continue to work on the farm. Kennith worked as a truck driver with Farmland Industries, and he retired in 2003 after 23 years of service. Wanda worked in the food service industry in the Baldwin City area for 23 years. She retired in 2002. Their children are Roger Whaley and wife Diana, Nortonville; Donnie Whaley and wife Paula, Louisburg; Eric Whaley and wife Kelly, Wamego; and Duane Whaley and wife Becky, and Jeff Whaley and wife Toni, all of Baldwin City. They have nine grandchildren. The couple request no gifts.

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Kuhlman

Albert and Donna Kuhlman, Lawrence, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a family gathering later this fall. Albert Kuhlman and Donna Cook were married June 1, 1957, at Zion Lutheran Church in Portland, Ind. They moved from Kankakee, Ill., to Topeka in 1972 and have lived in Lawrence since 1997. Albert owned and operated Engineering Design Service in Topeka until 1997. He continued working for the company and for Wolf Construction until he retired in 2006. Donna worked as a pharmacy technician at Kmart for 22 years. She retired in 1997. Their children are Rhonda Eisenhart and Larry Froelich, Tecumseh; Robyn and Casey Ford, Wakarusa; Kevin Kuhlman, Las Vegas; Tim Kuhlman, Singapore; and Todd and Lori Kuhlman, Scottsdale, Ariz. They have six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Engagement

Ediger

Yunhi Cho, Daegu, South Korea, and Michael Ediger, Lawrence, announce their engagement. The future bride is the daughter of the late Sukje Cho and Taeju Yun, formerly of Daegu. The future groom is the son of Theresa Ediger, Hutchinson, and the late Roland Ediger. The future bride graduated from Namsan High School in Daegu and Yeungnam University in South Korea. Her family owns and operates the Campus Hideaway Roll Cafe in Lawrence. The future groom graduated from Hutchinson High School, Hutchinson Community Junior College and Fort Hays State University. He is associate director of International Student and Scholar Services at Kansas University. The couple plan a June 23, 2007, wedding at the St. Lawrence Catholic Campus Center.

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Ledom

Chuck and Mary Ledom, Lawrence, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a Mass and family dinner on June 30. Chuck Ledom and Mary Sommer were married June 26, 1957, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Lawrence, with Monsignor George Towle officiating. Their children and spouses are Rebecca Thyfault, Topeka; Mark and Lisa Ledom, Leawood; Susan Timper, Lenexa; Teresa and Paul Reddick, Overland Park; Greg and Lynne Ledom, and Katherine and Keith Lisbon, all of Olathe; and John and Karen Ledom, and Joshua and Melissa Ledom, all of Lawrence. They have 25 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

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Mackenzie

Ken and Sally Mackenzie, Lawrence, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary today with a family dinner. A trip to the West Coast and an Alaskan cruise are planned later this summer. Kenneth Donald Mackenzie and Sarah Jane McHenry were married June 16, 1957, in Los Angeles. Following their marriage, Ken continued his studies at the University of California, Berkeley while Sally continued hers at Stanford University. After Ken completed his doctorate in 1964, they moved to Pennsylvania where he taught at Carnegie Mellon University and later at the University of Pennsylvania. In 1969, they moved with their four daughters to Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, where Ken joined the faculty at the University of Waterloo. From 1972 until his retirement in 2005, Ken was the Edmund P. Learned distinguished professor of business at Kansas University. He continues his research as president of EMAC Assessments. Their daughters are Nancy Murphy, Lawrence; Susan Treber, Upland, Ind.; Carolyn McFarland, Lenexa; and Dorothy Rivette, Palo Alto, Calif. They have 11 grandchildren.

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Maciaszek and Davidson

Dennis and Lori Davidson, Russell, and Paul and JoAnn Maciaszek, Basehor, announce the engagement of their children, Jennifer Davidson and Nicholas Maciaszek, both of Lawrence. The future bride graduated from Russell High School in 2001. In 2005, she received a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Kansas University and a Bachelor of Science from KU's William Allen White School Of Journalism and Mass Communications. She is employed as director of communications for the Kansas Democratic Party. The future groom graduated from Bishop Ward High School in Kansas City, Kan. He received a Bachelor of Science in geology from KU. He is employed as a Geographic Information Systems developer at E-Fm Consulting LLC in Lawrence. The couple plan a July 13, 2007, wedding in Lawrence.

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Cox and Nairn

Douglas and Sheree Nairn, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their daughter, Melissa Ann Nairn, Lawrence, to Nicholas Ryan Cox, St. Charles, Mo., son of Charles B. and Cynthia Cox, St. Charles. The future bride graduated from Lawrence High School in 1998 and received a Bachelor of Architecture from Kansas University in 2004. She is employed as an architect for Rosemann and Associates in St. Louis. The future groom graduated from Francis Howell High School in 1999 and received a Bachelor of Architecture from KU in 2004. He is employed as an architect for Chiodini Associates in St. Louis. The couple plan a Sept. 15, 2007, wedding in St. Louis.

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Pennel and Smith

Laura Smith and Derek Pennel announce their engagement, along with their parents. The future bride is the daughter of Ed Smith and Darla Smith. The future groom is the son of Jim Pennel and Cindy Pennel. Laura graduated from Perry-Lecompton High School in 2007 and plans to attend Washburn University this fall. Derek graduated from McLouth High School in 2005 and is employed at Ernest Spencer Metals. The couple plan an Aug. 11, 2007, wedding at McLouth Church of the Nazarene.

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Copus and Gilliland

Laura Gilliland and Travis Copus, both of Prairie Village, announce their engagement, together with their parents. 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 Larry and Beverly Copus, Stilwell. Laura, a graduate of Kansas State University, is employed by Burns & McDonnell in Kansas City, Mo. Travis, a graduate of Kansas University, is employed by Garmin International in Olathe. The couple plan an Oct. 6, 2007, wedding at the Country Club Congregational United Church of Christ in Kansas City, Mo.

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Gilliland and Smallwood

George A. and Becky Smallwood announce the engagement of their daughter, Laura Smallwood, to Keith Gilliland, son of Gary and Judy Gilliland, all of Lawrence. The future bride attended Kansas University and is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in nursing at Baker University. The future groom is employed by Douglas County Bank. The couple plan a July 28, 2007, wedding at Lawrence Wesleyan Church.

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Down and Teter

Michael and Connie Teter, Garnett, announce the engagement of their daughter, Michele Teter, to Danny Down, both of Lawrence. The future groom is the son of Dan Down, Topeka, and Leola Rogers, Lawrence. Michele graduated from Garnett High School and is employed by Prescription Solutions. Danny graduated from Lawrence High School and is employed by Target. The couple plan a June 23, 2007, wedding at First Christian Church in Garnett.

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Rombeck and Gruver

Jana Gruver and Terry Rombeck, both of Lawrence, announce their engagement, along with their parents. The future bride is the daughter of Norval and Elaine Gruver, Independence, Kan. The future groom is the son of Michael and Gail Rombeck, Belle Plaine. Jana graduated from Independence High School in 1996 and received a Bachelor of General Studies in psychology in 2000 at Kansas University. She received a Master of Occupational Therapy from Texas Woman's University in 2003. She is employed as an occupational therapist at St. Francis Health Center in Topeka. Terry graduated from Belle Plaine High School in 1997. He received a bachelor's degree in communication from Wichita State University in 2000. He is employed as a features reporter for the Lawrence Journal-World. The couple plan a Sept. 29, 2007, wedding at First United Methodist Church in Lawrence.

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Martinez

Mallory Richardson and Alan Martinez were married May 26, 2007, at Danforth Chapel at Kansas University, with Magdalene Brooke officiating. The bride is the daughter of Earl and Teresa Richardson, Lawrence. The groom is the son of Dr. John Martinez, Lawrence, and the late Pamela Martinez. The maid of honor was Aimee Richardson. The best man was Nick Martinez. The bridesmaid was Kelsey Richardson. The groomsman was Todd Blettner. Guest book attendants were Rychel Johnson and Stacie Garland. The organist was Karen Martinez. The vocalist was Jamison Martinez. A reception was given at the Adams Alumni Center. The couple are 2003 graduates of Free State High School. Mallory graduated with highest distinction from Kansas University in May with a Bachelor of Arts in psychology. She plans to begin medical school at the KU School of Medicine in July. Alan is pursuing a degree in human biology at KU and plans to attend medical school. The couple reside in Prairie Village.

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McCaffrey

Jacquelyn Dianne Kenne and Michael Leo McCaffrey were married May 29, 2007, in Monterosso al Mare, Italy. A Lawrence celebration will be given in August. The bride is the daughter of John and Linda Kenne, Victoria. The groom is the son of William "Mike" McCaffrey and Carol Eller McCaffrey, both of Lawrence. Jacque attended Leavenworth High School and graduated from Victoria High School in 1999. She graduated from Kansas University in 2005 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in art history and a Bachelor of Arts in design. She is employed as parish administrator at Trinity Episcopal Church in Bloomington, Ind. Mike graduated from Lawrence High School in 1997 and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in art from KU in 2005. He is pursuing a Master of Fine Arts in painting at Indiana University in Bloomington. The couple reside in Bloomington.

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Wright and Baughan

Kirk and Laura Baughan, Greeley, Colo., and Jim and Martha Wright, Baldwin City, announce the engagement of their children, Emily Baughan and Bryon Wright, both of Lawrence. The future bride is a 2001 graduate of Manhattan High School and a 2004 graduate of Crum's Beauty College in Manhattan. She is employed at Color Studio in Lawrence. The future groom is a 1999 graduate of Baldwin High School and received a bachelor's degree in golf course management in 2005 from Kansas State University. He is employed as assistant superintendent at Alvamar Golf Course. The couple plan a Nov. 3, 2007, wedding in Baldwin City.

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Southiere and Domann

Josie Domann and Vinnie Southiere, both of Oskaloosa, announce their engagement. The future bride is the daughter of Dennis and Sue Domann, Winchester. The future groom is the son of Vin and Linda Southiere, Oskaloosa. Josie is a 2001 graduate of Jefferson County North High School and received a Bachelor of Science from Kansas State University in 2006. She is employed as a kindergarten teacher in the Topeka school district. Vinnie is a 1995 graduate of Oskaloosa High School. He is employed with R.D. Johnson Excavating Co. in Lawrence. The couple plan a July 28, 2007, wedding at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in the Mooney Creek community near Winchester.

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Hartman and Bloebaum

Charles and Ingrid Hartman, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their son, Matthew Hartman, to Amy Bloebaum, both of Los Angeles. The future bride graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles, and is employed as vice president for marketing at Island Def Jam Music Group. The future groom graduated from Lawrence High School and is a videographer in Los Angeles. The couple plan a Sept. 14, 2007, wedding at St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church in Pasadena, Calif.

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Kramer and Schuler

David and Debra Schuler, Winchester, announce the engagement of their daughter, Kristin Renea Schuler, Ozawkie, to Robert Jay Kramer Jr., Ozawkie, son of Robert and Maureen Kramer, Meriden. The future bride is a 2003 graduate of Jefferson County North High School. She is pursuing a degree in respiratory therapy at Washburn University. The future groom is a 2000 graduate of Valley Falls High School. He is employed as a machinist at Kansas City Southern Railroad in Kansas City, Mo. The couple plan an Aug. 4, 2007, wedding at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Valley Falls.

Engagement

Pedersen and Hoss

Dennis and Deanna Hoss, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their daughter, Megan Hoss, Lawrence, to Nick Pedersen, Lawrence, son of Don and Christine Pedersen, Allen. The future bride graduated from Lawrence High School in 1995 and received a bachelor's degree in communication studies from Kansas University. She is pursuing a Master of Business Administration at KU. She is employed as office director of the Lawrence Family Vision Clinic. The future groom graduated from Northern Heights High School in 1995 and received a bachelor's degree in engineering from Kansas State University and an MBA from Baker University. He is employed as an engineer at Hallmark Cards. The couple plan a September 15, 2007, wedding in Lawrence.

Engagement

Fike and Bass

Rodney Bass, Lincoln, Neb.; Lynda Bass, Doniphan, Neb.; and Joe and Janet Fike, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their children, Tiffany Bass, Littleton, Colo., and Ryan Fike, Lawrence. The future bride graduated from Arapahoe High School in Littleton and the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley. She received a Master of Social Work from Kansas University. She is employed through Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center as a WRAP worker at West Junior High School. The future groom graduated from Lawrence High School and Kansas State University. He is employed by Westar Energy in Lawrence. The couple plan a July 14, 2007, wedding at First United Methodist Church in Lawrence.

Anniversary

Rowen

Ken and Mary Margaret Rowen, Lawrence, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. July 1 at First United Methodist Church's Celebration Center, 867 Highway 40. They were married June 30, 1957, in Miller, S.D., and have lived in Kansas since then. Ken worked for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, serving as office engineer on Tuttle Creek and Milford lakes, and as resident engineer on Melvern, Clinton and Hillsdale lakes. Mary Margaret organized a new home economics department at Highmore (S.D.) High School before marriage. In later years, she did microwave oven promotions, was curator at Watkins Community Museum of History and was a kitchen designer. Their children are Rodney Rowen, Seattle, and Don Rowen, Omaha, Neb., and their families.

Anniversary

Robbins

Lee and Wilda Robbins, Baldwin City, are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. They are planning a second honeymoon trip to favorite vacation spots. Lee Robbins and Wilda Markley were married June 9, 1957, in Centropolis. Lee attended Wellsville schools and served in the U.S. Army. He worked at FMC for 35 years. Wilda attended school at Appanoose and at Ottawa High School. She worked for Hallmark Cards, Curtis 1000 and Zarco. Both are semi-retired. Their children are Tony Robbins, Fairgrove, Mo.; Michael Robbins, League City, Texas; Jerry Robbins, Oskaloosa; and Brenda Roberts, Baldwin City. They have 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Anniversary

Mitchell

Emmett and Carole Mitchell, Lecompton, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a private family dinner. They were married June 13, 1957, at First Methodist Church in Sherman, Texas. The couple graduated from Sherman High School. Carole attended Ohio State University and received degrees from McHenry County College and Chicago State University. She also attended Emporia State University. She was employed at McHenry County College, Fairview Elementary School in Carpentersville, Ill., the Baker University Library and the Lawrence Public Library. She has served on the Northeast Kansas Library System Board of Trustees as the governor's appointee and is a master gardener. Emmett attended Texas A&M University and received a Bachelor of Arts from Austin College. He was employed at Quaker Oats for 23 years in Sherman, Texas; Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Marion, Ohio; Chicago; and Lawrence. He worked in research for Hills Pet Nutrition in Topeka for 19 years, including two years in the Netherlands and three years consulting in Brazil. Emmett is the immediate past president of the Lawrence Breakfast Optimist Club. Their children are Bob Emmett Mitchell and wife Julie, Chippewa Falls, Wis.; Andrew Edwin Mitchell, Pine, Colo.; and Susan Brownlee and husband Garry, Mulvane. They have four grandchildren. The couple request no gifts.

Anniversary

Chavez

John and Loretta Chavez, Lawrence, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary May 19 with a Mass at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church and a dinner, reception and dance at the Knights of Columbus in Lawrence. John Chavez and Loretta LeDesma were married May 18, 1957, at St. John the Divine Church in Kansas City, Kan. After living in Topeka for 17 years, they moved to Lawrence in 1974 when John established his business, Chavez Dental Laboratory. Loretta helps manage the business and is a homemaker. Their children and spouses are Tom and Cheri Chavez, Lee's Summit, Mo.; Irene and Robert Hardy; Kathy and Mark Douglas; Joe and Laura Chavez; Steve and Dionne Chavez; Christine and Mike Wenger; Gabriel and Amy Chavez; Anthony and Rebecca Chavez; and Vincent Chavez; all of Lawrence; and the late Paul Chavez. They have 18 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. The couple request no gifts.

Wedding

Donnally

Lynne Thuy Long Tran and Timothy Robert Donnally were married Jan. 6, 2007, at St. Columban's Catholic Church in Garden Grove, Calif., with the Rev. John Schmeidler officiating. Earlier that morning, they celebrated a traditional Buddhist Vietnamese matrimonial tea ceremony followed by a lunch reception at the home of the bride. The bride is the daughter of Phat and Hoa Tran, Garden Grove. The groom is the son of Reaumur and Mary Donnally, Lawrence. The maid of honor was LeeAnne Yoshioka. The best man was Chris Donnally. The bridesmaids were Mabel Wan, Irene Chui and Mary Lam. The groomsmen were Joe Donnally, Mike Yimer and Mike Connolly. Ushers were Matt Axcell, Erick Axcell, Minh Tran and Phi Le. Scripture readers were Jennifer Donnally, Huong Huynh, Jeff Scheibel and Quang Tran. The gift bearers were Katie, Jeff, Chris and Sara Scheibel. A reception was given at the Franciscan Gardens in San Juan Capistrano, Calif. Lynne graduated from Pacific High School and the University of California, Irvine. She is employed by Indymac in Denver. Tim graduated from Lawrence High School and Kansas University. He is employed by IBM in Denver. The couple reside in Denver.

Engagement

Chapin and Zavarse Gilly

Bridgett Rosemary Kennedy Chapin and Leonardo Alberto Zavarse Gilly, both of Lawrence, announce their engagement. The future bride is the daughter of Wayne Barrett Chapin Jr. and Rosemary Anne Chapin, Lawrence. The future groom is the son of Oscar Enrique Zavarse Hurtado and Josefina Gilly de Zavarse, Caracas, Venezuela. Bridgett graduated from Lawrence High School and received a Bachelor of Arts from Westminster College in Fulton, Mo. She earned a Master of Science, and a doctorate in ecology and evolutionary biology, both from Kansas University. She is a professor at Haskell Indian Nations University. Leo graduated from Caracus Luis Razetti High School and received a Bachelor of Science in electronics engineering technology from Southern University in Baton Rouge, La. He is employed as an engineer at Webber Inc. USA. The couple plan a July 21, 2007, wedding at Three Sisters Inn in Baldwin City.

Engagement

Logan and Phillips

Cyrese Lee Powell, New Orleans, along with her sons Markus T. Logan, Lawrence, and Joseph L. Polk, Orlando, Fla., announce the engagement of LaTonya Monique Logan, Atlanta, to Justin Bernard Phillips, Atlanta, son of the late Irwanna Sharp Phillips. The future bride is a 1993 graduate of Lawrence High School and is a staff sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps. The future groom is a 1996 graduate of Beecher High School in Flint, Mich., and is a gunnery sergeant in the Marine Corps. The couple plan a July 21, 2007, wedding at Victory Bible Church in Lawrence.

Wedding

Vargas

Christian Marzette and Matt Vargas were married June 30, 2007, at Danforth Chapel at Kansas University, with Judge Jack Murphy officiating. The bride is the daughter of Gwendolyn Marzette-Cunning, Lawrence. The groom is the son of John and Debra Vargas, Overland Park. The maid of honor was Kristy Holladay. The best man was Jeff Foster. The bridesmaid was Meagan Vargas. Groomsmen were Justin Vargas, Jonathan Marzette and Andrew Mohr. A reception was given at the Adams Alumni Center. Christian graduated from Lawrence High School and received a Bachelor of Arts in psychology and a Master of Science in counseling psychology, both at Kansas University. She is pursuing a doctorate in counseling psychology at KU. She is a predoctoral fellow at The Guidance Center in Leavenworth. Matt graduated from Shawnee Mission South High School in Overland Park. He is employed as a supervisor at Infolink Services. The couple reside in Lawrence.

Wedding

Kirkland

Amy Lee Nixon and Keith Bernard Kirkland were married June 15, 2007, in St. Lucia in the Caribbean. The bride is the daughter of Janet L. Nixon, Wellsville. The groom is the son of Michael and Dorothy Kirkland, Alabaster, Ala. The groom's mother and his sister, Lori Patton, were witnesses at the ceremony. A reception was given June 23 in Calera, Ala. Amy is a 2000 graduate of Free State High School and attended Kansas State University. She is employed as an operations manager by RTJ Golf/Sunbelt Golf Corp. Keith is a 1995 graduate of Thompson High School in Alabaster, Ala., and graduated from Southern Union State Community College in Opelika, Ala. He is employed as an estimator at Saiia Construction.

Wedding

Kincaid

Dr. Claudia Duque and Dr. Charles Kincaid were married June 16, 2007, at Alvamar Country Club. The bride is the daughter of Hernando and Pureza Duque, Bogota, Colombia. The groom is the son of Paul and Mary Kincaid, Lawrence. The maid of honor was Hannah Sheridan. The best men were Paul Kincaid and Ivan Santos. Charles graduated from Lawrence High School and the University of Missouri-Kansas City's School of Dentistry. He is co-owner of Associates in Dentistry in Lawrence. Claudia is pursuing a dental license in the United States and also works in the practice. The couple reside in Lawrence.

Engagement

Bryan and Vinardi

Denise Bryan, Lawrence, and J.D. Vinardi, Pittsburg, announce their engagement. The future bride is the daughter of Butch Bryan, Coral Springs, Fla., and Alex Hornbrook, San Diego. The future groom is the son of John Vinardi, Arma, and Janice Roller, Independence, Mo. Denise graduated from Lawrence High School in 2002 and attended Kansas University. She is pursuing a degree in finance at Pittsburg State University. J.D. graduated from Girard High School in 2002 and is employed in construction at his father's business. The couple plan a July 14, 2007, wedding at Timmons Chapel at Pittsburg State University.

Engagement

Braaten and Green

Paul and Sharon Braaten, Lee's Summit, Mo., and Robert "Bob" and Joyce Green, Ottawa, announce the engagement of their children, Alysia Braaten, Lee's Summit, and Jason L. Green, Chicago. The future bride graduated from Lee's Summit North High School and plans to graduate in December from Moody Bible Institute in Chicago. The future groom is a 1995 graduate of Ottawa High School and a 2000 graduate of Kansas University. He is employed in the ready-mixed concrete business in Chicago and is a part-time student at Moody Bible Institute. The couple plan an Aug. 4, 2007, wedding at Woods Chapel Bible Fellowship Church in Lee's Summit.

Anniversary

Hamm

Keith and Virginia Hamm, Perry, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. Keith Hamm and Virginia Hunter were married June 28, 1947, at Perry United Methodist Church, with Retha Sadler officiating. Keith worked for Hamm Cos. for 50 years, serving as superintendent of maintenance. He is retired. Virginia is a homemaker. Their children are Janis Pearson and husband Gary, Williamstown; Jo Ann Guletsky and husband Alex, Portland, Ore.; Jeanette Elliott and husband Richard, Lawrence; and the late Julie Thornton. They have five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Cards may be sent to P.O. Box 135, Perry 66073. The couple request no gifts.

Anniversary

Hehn

Forast and Thelma Hehn, Lawrence, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with an informal surprise party. Forast V. Hehn and Thelma Ridgway were married June 28, 1947, in McLouth. Forast is a retired carpenter, and Thelma taught in schools in Jefferson and Douglas counties. Their daughter is Barbara Purdon and husband Mike, Ozawkie. They have three grandchildren. Cards may be sent to 1942 Learnard, Lawrence 66046.

Anniversary

Anderson

Pete and Joan Anderson, Lawrence, celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary. Pete Anderson and Joan Lobb were married June 29, 1962, in Lawrence. Their children are Craig Anderson and Todd Anderson, both of Lawrence. They have two grandchildren.

Engagement

Phlegar and Everett

Ed and Lisa Phlegar, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their daughter, Lauren Phlegar, Overland Park, to Kurt Everett, Overland Park, son of Mike and Linda Everett, Baldwin City. The future bride received a bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 2005, and a massage therapy license from the Massage Therapy Training Institute in 2006. She is employed at Network Consulting in Gardner. The future groom received a bachelor's degree in business administration from Kansas University in 2003. He is employed as general manager at Hillcrest Country Club in Kansas City, Mo. The couple plan an August 2007 wedding in Kansas City, Mo.

Engagement

Pulliam and Brown

Dan Pulliam, Valley Falls, and Kim Busch, Richmond, Mo., announce the engagement of their son, Corbin Pulliam, Lawrence, to Carman Brown, Atlanta, daughter of Norman Brown and Selese Kahrmann-Odom, both of Atlanta. The future bride graduated from Lassiter High School in Marietta, Ga., the University of Georgia and the Portfolio Center in Atlanta. She is employed as an art director for graphic design at Miller Zell in Atlanta. The future groom graduated from Lawrence High School and the Cleveland Institute of Art. He is employed at Miller Zell. The couple plan an Aug. 18, 2007, wedding at the Little Chapel at Glenn Memorial Church in Decatur, Ga.

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