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Couples announcements for March 2007

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Engagement

Edwards and Bonfantine

Dennis and Janice Bonfantine, Albuquerque, N.M., and R.A. and Terry Edwards, Hutchinson, announce the engagement of their children, Shelly Bonfantine, Albuquerque, and Roy Edwards, Boulder, Colo. The future bride received a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Business Administration from the University of New Mexico, and is working in marketing for her family's business, Kellys restaurant. The future groom graduated from Kansas University and is the men's head golf coach at the University of Colorado in Boulder. He was the men's and women's assistant golf coach at KU from 2004 to 2006. The couple plan a July 7, 2007, wedding in Albuquerque.

Engagement

Hill and Froehlich

Kelly Froehlich, Lawrence, and Jeff Hill, Overland Park, announce their engagement. The future bride is the daughter of Terry James Froehlich, Algona, Iowa, and Terry Lynn Hinz, Topeka. The future groom is the son of Roger and Norma Hill, Shawnee. Kelly graduated from Lebo High School and is a 1999 graduate of Highland Community College. She is employed as a cosmetologist at Lada Salon and Spa in Lawrence. Jeff graduated from Shawnee Mission Northwest High School and Kansas University. He is employed as sales manager at Freightquote.com. The couple plan an April 28, 2007, wedding at Danforth Chapel on the KU campus.

Wedding

Keane

Maria-Teresa "Tess" Wisler and Robert Ryan Keane were married on Oct. 14, 2006, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Lawrence, with the Rev. John Schmeidler officiating. The bride is the daughter of James L. Wisler, Lawrence, and Judith Augustine, Kansas City, Kan. The groom is the son of Robert E. and Maryann Keane, Lansing. The maid of honor was Cassie Weatherwax. The matron of honor was Dawn Counter. The best man was Patrick Keane. Bridesmaids were Simone Clements, Hilary Velandia, Charity Wisler, Katie Coonfield, Jenny Fann and Alisha Barker. Groomsmen were Myles Doyle, Jeffrey Richtor, Logan Burnett, Chris Lebeau, Mac Wisler, Mike Wisler and Camilo Velandia. The flower girl was Ada Wisler. Ring bearers were Nathaniel Counter and Miles Coonfield. A reception was given at Maceli's. The bride graduated from Free State High School and is employed at Wisler Law Office in Lawrence and Thomson West Legal Publishing. The groom graduated from Leavenworth High School and is employed at Community Relations. The couple reside in Lawrence.

Anniversary

Oel-schlaeger

Leo and Carolyn Oel-schlaeger, Linwood, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a dinner for immediate family and their wedding party on Sunday. Leo Oelschlaeger and Carolyn Hiett were married March 3, 1957, in Bonner Springs. Leo was a self-employed soil conservation contractor and farmer until retiring in 2003. Carolyn is a homemaker. Their children are David and Debbie Oelschlaeger, Linwood, and Martha Oelschlaeger, Lawrence. They have one grandchild. The couple request no gifts.

Engagement

Hauber and Shelton

Bill and Jackie Hauber, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their son, Jeff Hauber, Lawrence, to Laurie Shelton, Manhattan, the daughter of Dennis and Cindy Shelton, Salina. The future bride graduated from Salina South High School and received a Bachelor of Science in psychology from Kansas State University and a Master of Science in school psychology from Emporia State University. She is employed as a school psychologist for the Manhattan-Ogden school district. The future groom graduated from Lawrence High School and received a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from Kansas University. He is employed as an electrical engineer at Westar Energy in Topeka. The couple plan a July 28, 2007, wedding at First Christian Church in Manhattan.

Engagement

Everson and Merkle

Rachel Danielle Merkle, Grandview, Mo., and Bradley Wayne Everson, Lawrence, announce their engagement. The future bride is the daughter of Frank and Robyn Merkle, Grandview. The future groom is the son of James Everson and Vicki Everson, both of Lawrence. Rachel graduated from Grandview High School and DeVry University. She is pursuing a Master of Business Administration at Baker University. Bradley graduated from Lawrence High School and DeVry University. He is pursuing an MBA at Baker University. The couple plan a May 19, 2007, wedding in Paola.

Engagement

Allen and Vanek

Vanessa Vanek, Lawrence, and Robert Allen, Prestatyn, Wales, United Kingdom, announce their engagement. The future bride is the daughter of Jama E. King, Lawrence. The future groom is the son of Julia A. Allen, Prestatyn. Vanessa graduated from Northwest Classen High School in Oklahoma City. She received a degree in textile design in 1996 and a degree in visual art education in 2002, both from Kansas University. She is an art and design teacher at Topeka High School. Robert graduated from Prestatyn High School. He is employed as a music engineer and is working on soundtracks for two independent films. He also just released his first EP in the United Kingdom. The couple plan a June 16, 2007, wedding at the home of Vanessa's grandparents, the late J.D. and Flora Rae King, formerly of Lawrence.

Engagement

Muzzy and Mann

Michael Mann and Leslie McFarland, both of Lawrence, announce the engagement of their daughter, Lindsay Mann, Chicago, to Taylor Muzzy, Chicago, the son of Terrence and Martha Muzzy, Honey Brook, Pa. The future bride graduated from Lawrence High School and received a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Kansas University. She is pursuing a master's degree in community and school counseling at Roosevelt University. She is employed as a school counselor at UPLIFT Community High School. The future groom graduated from Twin Valley High School in Pennsylvania and received a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy and Hispanic languages and literature from Boston University. He is pursuing a law degree at Chicago-Kent College of Law and is employed as a law clerk at Novoselsky Law Offices. The couple plan a Sept. 1, 2007, wedding in Lawrence.

Engagement

Lown and Scheffler

Bill and Michelle Lown, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their son, Billy Lown, Lawrence, to Michelle Scheffler, Lawrence, the daughter of Mark and Janet Scheffler, Newton. The future bride graduated from Newton High School and Kansas University. She is employed as a physical education teacher at St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Overland Park, where she also coaches cross country and track. The future groom graduated from Free State High School and attended KU. He plans to attend the horticulture program at Johnson County Community College in the fall. The couple plan a June 30, 2007, wedding at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Newton.

Engagement

Blasing and Hensley

Cara Hensley and Jeremy Blasing, both of Leawood, announce their engagement. The future bride is the daughter of Joe Hensley, Topeka, and Richie McDaneld, Tecumseh. The future groom is the son of Steve Blasing and Carolyn Blasing, both of Topeka. Cara graduated from Topeka High School and Friends University. She is employed as an exercise physiologist in nuclear medicine at Cardiovascular Consultants in Kansas City, Mo. Jeremy graduated from Washburn Rural High School in Topeka and is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in business administration at Baker University. He is employed as a chart analyst at Cardiovascular Consultants. The couple are former residents of Lawrence. The couple plan an April 7, 2007, wedding in Kauai, Hawaii.

Anniversary

Beckman

Earl and Alietha Beckman, Lawrence, are celebrating their 65th wedding anniversary today. A family celebration also was given on March 4. Earl Beckman and Alietha Aspvik were married March 10, 1942, at the Aspvik home in Paddockwood, Saskatchewan, Canada. A month after they were married, Earl left to serve in the Canadian Army during World War II. After his return, they purchased a farm in the Paddockwood area. The couple farmed until they moved to Lawrence in 1963. Earl worked for Norris Brothers, American Electric and Stanion Wholesale Electric Co. Alietha worked for Hallmark Cards. They are active members of the Community of Christ church. Their children are Bill and Sharon Beckman, Overland Park; Christine and Leon Winters, Lawrence; and Marilyn and Verlon Myers, Lawrence. They have seven grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and another great-grandson due to arrive any day. The couple request no gifts.

Wedding

Parks

Linhos-Parks Erin Linhos and Matthew Parks were married on Oct. 14, 2006, in the garden at Osborne Chapel, Baker University, with Melissa Ness officiating. The bride is the daughter of Bruce and Carol Linhos, Lawrence. The groom is the son of Merle and Betty Parks, Lawrence. The maid of honor was Gretchen Linhos. The best man was Eric Beightel. Bridesmaids were Katie Turman, Doreen Hoff, Anne Marie Hoban and Jana Wiley. Groomsmen were Andy Hudnall, Andy Congrove, Matt Schwartz and Isaac Wiley. Attendants were Katie Schwartzburg and Jocelyn Miller. Ushers were Adam Linhos, Chris Parks and Orion Creamer. A reception was given at Pachamama's. Erin and Matthew graduated from Lawrence High School in 1995. Erin graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1999. She is employed by Boston Scientific in Denver. Matthew graduated from Kansas University in 2000 and is employed by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment in Denver. The couple reside in Denver.

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Burton

Tamara Salaty and Ben Burton were married on Jan. 20, 2007, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Lawrence. The Rev. Dr. Gary Teske officiated, and Vicar David Whetter assisted. The bride is the daughter of Tamerlan and Caroline Salaty, Lawrence. The groom is the son of Bradon and Deanna Burton, Manhattan. The maid of honor was Kelly Harmon. The best man was Cody Burton. Bridesmaids were Madina Salaty, Jeni Prenger and Amy Jones. Groomsmen were Zac Burton, Cody Knepper and Ryan Riek. Ushers were Blake Bauer, Brian Rankin, Todd Fornkahl and Kelly Condray. The flower girl was Ames Burton. The acolyte was Alexa Harmon-Thomas. Guest book and program attendant was Tonya Lammers. Musicians for the ceremony were the Figaro String Quartet and Ben Keseley, organist. The wedding consultant was Carmen Hocking. A reception and dinner were given in the Crystal Ballroom at the Eldridge Hotel. Music was provided by Scott Simpson. Tamara graduated from Kansas University and is employed as a senior clinical research associate at Quintiles. Ben graduated from Kansas State University and is employed as an agency program specialist with The Sunflower Group. The couple took a honeymoon trip to St. Lucia. They reside in Overland Park.

Anniversary

Jahn

Samuel and Yoshie Jahn, Lawrence, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a family dinner this month. Samuel Jahn and Yoshie Kanamori were married on March 19, 1957, in Shiner, Texas. Yoshie earned a Master of Dress Design degree from Bunka Dressmaker's School in Tokyo. She owned a dress shop in Nagoya, Japan, named Kanamori. In Lawrence, she taught dressmaking as a volunteer for the Small World program for more than 15 years. Samuel earned a mechanical engineering degree in 1954 at Texas A&M University. He served as a lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force for two years, and was employed as an engineer at E.I. DuPont until he retired. Their children are Andrew Jahn, Allen, Texas; and Kenneth Jahn, Deborah Dillon and Clare Galloway, all of Lawrence. They have eight grandchildren. The couple request no gifts.

Wedding

Michnick

Marci Wright and Steve Michnick were married on Jan. 20, 2007, at the Pilgrim Chapel in Kansas City, Mo., with Dr. Roger Coleman officiating. The bride is the daughter of the late Robert Wright and the late Mary Kathryn Wright, formerly of Overland Park. The groom is the son of Michael and Charlyne Michnick, Lawrence. A reception was given at Piropos Restaurant in Kansas City, Mo. Marci received a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She is employed by DST Systems. Steve received a Bachelor of Science in geophysics and a Master of Science in engineering management, both from the University of Kansas He is employed by DST Systems.

Engagement

Grammer and Hoover

Jamilee Kelly Hoover and Kevin Christopher Grammer, both of Lawrence, announce their engagement. The future bride is the daughter of Kelly and Melinda Hoover, Lawrence. The future groom is the son of Tracy Grammer, Tecumseh, and Jill Packer, Lawrence. Jamilee is a 2002 graduate of Free State High School and a 2005 graduate of Z Cosmetology Academy. She is employed by South Junior High School. Kevin is a 1998 graduate of Lawrence High School and is employed by Hallmark Cards. The couple plan a June 16, 2007, wedding in Lawrence.

Wedding

Toner

Kristen Van Saun and Ryan Toner were married on Sept. 30, 2006, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Lawrence, with the Rev. John Schmeidler officiating. The bride is the daughter of Paul and Debbie Van Saun, Lawrence. The groom is the son of Bob and Kathleen Toner, Geneva, N.Y. The maid of honor was K.C. Glyckherr. The best man was Bobby Toner. Bridesmaids were Colleen Fitzgerald, Carie Flood, Jackie Toner, Allison Vendt and Katie Winter. Groomsmen were John Evangelista, Jeff Glyckherr, Brian Russo, Michael Toner and Joey Van Saun. The flower girl was Sophie Van Saun. Guest book attendant was Katie Van Saun. Readers were Katherine Killough Kelly and Matthew Brejcha. A reception was given at the Lawrence Country Club. Kristen is a 1997 graduate of Lawrence High School and a 2001 graduate of the University of Notre Dame. She earned a law degree in 2006 from the Kansas University School of Law. She is law clerk to Chief Judge John W. Lungstrum, U.S. District Court of Kansas in Kansas City, Kan. Ryan is a 1997 graduate of Geneva High School and a 2001 graduate of Notre Dame. He is employed as an accountant with the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America in Lawrence. The couple reside in Lawrence.

Engagement

Rodriquez and Davenport

Keri Davenport and Phillip Rodriquez, both of Lawrence, announce their engagement. The future bride is the daughter of David and Teri Davenport, Lawrence. The future groom is the son of Joe Rodriquez, Lawrence, and Jenny Hepner, Baldwin City. Keri and Phillip graduated from Lawrence High School. Keri is employed by Jim Clark Motors in Lawrence. Phillip owns La Familia Cafe. The couple plan a June 9, 2007, wedding at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Lawrence.

Wedding

Dillon

Michele Gilbert and Charlie Dillon were married on Nov. 18, 2006, at First Southern Baptist Church in Lawrence, with the Rev. James Bush officiating. The bride is the daughter of Billy Gartman, Long Beach, Miss., and Joanne Gartman, Alsip, Ill. The groom is the son of Larry and Kate Dillon, Lawrence. The matron of honor was Kathleen Drews. The best man was Alan Teeter. Ushers were Nate Fortner and Julie Kehoe. The vocalist was Kathleen Drews. The reader was Dr. Susan Dunn-Hensley. Wedding coordinators were Stephanie Hamby and Linda Dick. Guest book attendant was Jessica Fortner. Gift table attendant was Alica Thomas. A reception was given at the Lawrence Holidome. Michele and Charlie graduated from Alan Shepard High School in Palos Heights, Ill. Michele received a bachelor's degree at National-Louis University in Wheeling, Ill. She is employed by Premier Personnel. Charlie attended Johnson County Community College. He is employed at the Kmart Distribution Center in Lawrence. The couple reside in Lawrence.

Wedding

Michnick

Marci Wright and Steve Michnick were married on Jan. 20, 2007, at the Pilgrim Chapel in Kansas City, Mo., with Dr. Roger Coleman officiating. The bride is the daughter of the late Robert Wright and the late Mary Kathryn Wright, formerly of Overland Park. The groom is the son of Michael and Charlyne Michnick, Lawrence. A reception was given at Piropos Restaurant in Kansas City, Mo. Marci received a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She is employed by DST Systems. Steve received a Bachelor of Science in geophysics and a Master of Science in engineering management, both from Kansas University. He is employed by DST Systems.

Engagement

Foster and Morris

Robert and Rebecca Foster, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their son, Randall Foster, to Emily Morris, both of Nashville, Tenn. The future bride is the daughter of Steven and Irela Morris, Estero, Fla. Emily graduated from Estero High School and received a bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Miami in 2005. She is employed as a clinical research coordinator at Vanderbilt University. Randall is a 1996 graduate of Lawrence High School. He received a bachelor's degree in history from Kansas University in 2002, and a master's degree in music business from the University of Miami. He is employed as licensing and content services manager at Naxos of America. The couple plan a May 19, 2007, wedding in Key West, Fla.

Anniversary

Tesch

Jim and Roma Tesch, Overbrook, celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary March 17 with family and friends. Jim Tesch and Roma McGee were married March 24, 1967, at the Eudora Church of Christ. Jim worked at the Farmers Co-op in Lawrence and is retired. Roma works at the Eudora Animal Hospital. They are former residents of Eudora. Their children are Lisa Slavin, Baldwin City; Karin Ayers, Eudora; and Jimmie Tesch, Eudora. They have five grandchildren.

Wedding

Allen

Katie Bell and Wade Allen were married on Sept. 16, 2006, at Mildale Farm in Edgerton, with Valerie Howland officiating. The bride is the daughter of Bill and Diane Bell, Lawrence. The groom is the son of Virgil and Ellen Allen, Baldwin City. The maid of honor of was Rachel Paradies. The best man was Darren Waisner. Bridesmaids were Stephani Heider, Meghan Armstrong, Emily Frank, Molly Englebrake, Kerry Frick and Hannah Bolton. Groomsmen were Aaron Hall, Keary Crow, Chris Rose, Billy Price, Joe Bell and Jack Bell. The flower girl was Brianne Coates. Ring bearer was Eric Waisner. Ushers were Jeff Whaley, Kevin Watts, Jon Murray, Andy Flory and Sam Bolton. Guest book attendants were Emily McCarthy, Michelle Simon and Verna Simon. The wedding coordinator was Kathy Decker. A reception followed at Mildale Farm. Katie is a 2001 graduate of Lawrence High School. She received a degree in human biology in 2006 from Kansas University and is completing certification in hospital administration. Wade is a 1997 graduate of Baldwin High School. He received an education degree in 2002 from Emporia State University. He is a self-employed contractor. The couple reside in Baldwin City.

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Biggerstaff

Shannon Smith and Charlie Biggerstaff were married Jan. 27, 2007, at Salem Christian Church in Salem, Mo., with the Rev. Tony Martin officiating. The bride is the daughter of Don and Stacy Smith, Salem. The groom is the son of Dwane and Sandy Biggerstaff, Lawrence. The matron of honor was Kara Gordon. The best man was Spence Chaney. Bridesmaids were Caitlin Smith, Courtney Goetz and Maegan Goodman. Groomsmen were Phil Biggerstaff, Mike Garfield and William Rasberry. The flower girl was Mara Lingenfelter. The ring bearer was Matt Lingenfelter. Ushers were Ryan Smith and Jeremy Smith. Candlelighters were George Wagner and Evan Kindrick. The soloist was Dusty Workman. Charlie sang "My Perfect Gift," which he had composed for his bride. A reception was given at the Spring Creek Country Club in Salem. Shannon graduated from Salem High School in 2003 and received a degree in elementary education from Missouri Southern State University. She is an assistant manager at Gymboree in Joplin, Mo., and is a substitute teacher for the Webb City school district. Charlie is a 2003 graduate of Lawrence High School. He has completed firefighter training and is taking emergency medical technician courses at Missouri Southern. He is employed as an assistant manager at Food 4 Less in Joplin. The couple reside in Joplin.

Engagement

Willette and Woodliff

Guy and Cile Woodliff, Charlotte, N.C., and Priscilla Woodliff, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their daughter, Elizabeth Woodliff, to Ryan Willette, both of Virginia Beach, Va. The future groom is the son of Scott and Mary Ann Willette, Lawrence. Elizabeth graduated from Lawrence High School. She received a Bachelor of Science in nursing from Washburn University, and a Master of Science in nursing from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. She is employed as a nurse practitioner in Norfolk, Va. Ryan also graduated from LHS. He received an electrical engineering degree from Kansas University and participated in Navy ROTC. He is a Navy officer stationed at the Naval Amphibious Base-Little Creek in Virginia. The couple plan a Sept. 8, 2007, wedding in Lawrence.

Wedding

Leedahl

Skye Nichole Folkert and Lane Mitchell Leedahl were married on Jan. 6, 2007, in Grand Forks, N.D., with Pastor Jennie English and Pastor Shawn Norris officiating. The bride is the daughter of Donald Folkert, Minot, N.D., and Peggy and Scott Thompson, Devils Lake, N.D. The groom is the son of Jack and Glenna Leedahl, Grand Forks, N.D. The matron of honor was Melinda Lavine. Bridesmaids were Amber Folkert, Amy Helseth, Amber Schatz and Kristi Nelson. Groomsmen were Matthew Zirnhelt, Brooks Leedahl, Paul Ralston, Eric Halstenson and Mike Haley. A reception was given at the Veterans of Foreign Wars hall in East Grand Forks, Minn. Skye graduated from Minot High School in 2001 and from the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks in 2005. She is a graduate student in gerontology at Kansas University and is employed as a research assistant at the Office of Aging and Long Term Care at KU. Lane graduated from Red River High School in Grand Forks, N.D., in 2001 and from the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks in 2005. He works at Office Depot in Lawrence. The couple reside in Lawrence.

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Cook

Sara Lynn Jones and Kyle Michael Cook were married on Sept. 16, 2006, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Lawrence, with the Rev. John Schmeidler officiating. The bride is the daughter of Daniel and Christine Jones, Bartlesville, Okla. The groom is the son of Michael and Connie Cook, Lawrence. The maid of honor was Stacy Jones. The best man was Casey Cook. Bridesmaids were Jessica Dye, Randi Mitchell, Ashley Herrman, Brianne Cook and Lindsey Adams. Groomsmen were Monte Mitchell, Matt Jensen, Justin Munson, Todd Heitshusen and Justin Zirkle. The personal attendant was Shannon Moore. Ushers were Andrew Boekhout, Jason Cook, Alex Kijowski and Matt Moore. The flower girl was Makayla Cook. The ring bearer was Kyle Hummel. The candle lighters were Kortnie Calhoun and Abby Kijowski. The reception hosts were Marvin and Jolene Neuschafer, Daryl and Shirley Mitchell, and Steve and Sheri Wood. A reception was given at Steve's Place in Lawrence. Sara is a 2000 graduate of Bartlesville High School and received a degree in biology from Washburn University in 2005. She is employed as a teacher and coach at Chapman High School. Kyle is a 1998 graduate of Lawrence High School. He received a degree in computer information systems from Washburn University in 2005. He is employed as a network engineer at Environmental Management Resources in Lawrence. The couple reside in Chapman.

Engagement

Winters and Gleason

Rauna Gleason and Steve Winters, both of Lawrence, announce their engagement. The future bride is the daughter of Emily Tangmo, Missoula, Mont. The future groom is the son of Robert Scott Winters, Lawrence, and Judith Bennett, Topeka. Rauna graduated from high school in Missoula and is employed by the Lawrence school district. Steve graduated from high school in Topeka. He is self-employed. The couple plan a July 7, 2007, wedding at Burcham Park in Lawrence.

Engagement

Bessolo and Perez

Ron and Patty Brenton, Lawrence, and Jose Perez, Topeka, announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Perez, Lawrence, to Michael Bessolo, Quantico, Va., the son of Michael and Pamela Bessolo, Lakewood, Calif. The future bride graduated from Lawrence High School in 2000 and received a bachelor's degree in English from Washburn University in 2004. She is pursuing a master's degree in educational administration at Washburn. She teaches sophomore English at Eudora High School. The future groom graduated from Lakewood High School and played baseball at Kansas University, where he received a bachelor's degree in business administration in 2006. He is a 2nd lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps. The couple plan a June 16, 2007, wedding in Lawrence.

Engagement

Erber and Logan

Lisa Logan and Allen Erber, both of Lawrence, announce their engagement. The future bride is the daughter of Ken and Dee Logan, Overland Park. The future groom is the son of Jim Erber, Beijing, and Clare Erber, Parkville, Mo. Lisa graduated from Blue Valley North High School in Overland Park and received a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Kansas University. She received an Early Childhood Credential in Montessori Education at the Montessori Education Center of the Rockies in Boulder, Colo. She is a teacher at Raintree Montessori School in Lawrence. Allen graduated from Parkville High School and attended KU. He is employed as operations supervisor at Recover Care. The couple plan a July 21, 2007, wedding at Valley View United Methodist Church in Overland Park.

Engagement

Hopkins and Burkholder

Vaughn and Beth Burkholder, Overland Park, announce the engagement of their daughter, Emily Burkholder, Overland Park, to Evan Hopkins, Overland Park, son of Sue Hopkins, Lawrence, and the late Ron Hopkins. The future bride graduated from Kapaun Mt. Carmel Catholic High School in Wichita and Kansas University. The future groom graduated from Free State High School and KU. The couple plan a June 29, 2007, wedding in Kansas City, Mo.

Engagement

Upchurch and Wright

David Upchurch, Lawrence, and Elaine Upchurch, Topeka, announce the engagement of their son, Nate Upchurch, Lenexa, to Laci Wright, Lenexa, daughter of Wayne and Carla Wright, Wichita. The future bride graduated from Wichita Heights High School in 1999 and received a degree in journalism from Kansas University in 2005. She is employed by The Bristol in Leawood. The future groom graduated from Mission Valley High School in 1996. He is pursuing a bachelor's degree in business management at Friends University in Lenexa. He is employed by CFIC Mortgage in Lenexa. The couple plans a June 15, 2007, wedding in Parkville, Mo.

Engagement

Zeller and Adcock

Ron and Becky Zeller, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their son, Ronnie Zeller, Lawrence, to Subrina Adcock, Olathe, daughter of Eddie and Bernetta Adcock, Harrison, Ark. The future bride graduated from Harrison High School and received bachelor's and master's degrees in accounting from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. She is employed as a financial and business analyst with HNTB in Kansas City, Mo. The future groom graduated from Lawrence High School and attended Kansas University. He is pursuing an associate's degree in marketing and management at Johnson County Community College. He is employed as a sales manager at Electrolife Battery Inc., Lawrence. The couple plan an Aug. 11, 2007, wedding at Mustard Seed Christian Fellowship in Lawrence.

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Herbster and Fritz

Mark and Beth Fritz, Tonganoxie, announce the engagement of their daughter, April E. Fritz, to Ritchie E. Herbster, both of Lawrence. The future groom is the son of Sue Hosler, Valley Falls. The future bride graduated from Tonganoxie High School and is employed at Lawrence Orthopaedic Surgery. The future groom graduated from Valley Falls High School and is employed at Heinen PHE Services. The couple plan a June 2, 2007, wedding in Lawrence.

Engagement

Hilding

Dr. Robert and Ginger Brown, Overland Park, and Jerel and Krystyna Hilding, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their children, Shannon Elizabeth Brown, Overland Park, and Dennis Jozef Hilding, Lawrence. The future bride graduated from Blue Valley West High School in Overland Park in 2003. She received a degree in psychology from Kansas University in 2006 and plans to attend the KU School of Law this fall. She is employed by South & Associates P.C. in Overland Park. The future groom graduated from Lawrence High School in 2000 and received a degree in sports management from KU in 2005. He is pursuing a master's degree in sports administration at KU. He is employed as the assistant manager and event coordinator at the KU Store in the Booth Family Hall of Athletics. The couple plan a May 26, 2007, wedding at Colonial Presbyterian Church in Overland Park.

Engagement

Etzel and Holz

Krystal Holz, Topeka, and Ron Holz, Montrose, Colo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Carrie Holz, Topeka, to Dennis Etzel Jr., Topeka, son of Susan Etzel and Sondra Murray, Topeka, and Dennis Etzel, Topeka. The Holzs are former residents of Lawrence. The couple plan a September 2007 wedding in Topeka.

Anniversary

Patchen

Mike and Sandy Patchen, Lawrence, will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary with a reception at 2 p.m. April 7 at Washington Creek Church of the Brethren, 609 E. 550 Road. Mike Patchen and Sandy Schlink were married April 9, 1967, at Washington Creek Church of the Brethren. Mike worked for Lawrence Freight Line and Penske Truck Leasing, and is now a farmer. Sandy has worked for 42 years at Kansas University. She now works in the provost's office. Their children are John Patchen, Lawrence, and Michelle Wasson, De Soto. They have three grandchildren. The couple request no gifts.

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Herbster

Jessica Grey and Jason Herbster were married on March 7, 2007, in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. The bride is the daughter of David Grey, Lawrence, and Cheryl Rockhold, Valley Falls. The groom is the son of Ronald Herbster and Pete and Sue Hosler, all of Valley Falls. A reception will be given at 7 p.m. tonight at St. Margaret's Episcopal Church in Lawrence. The couple reside in Lenexa.

Engagement

Christian and Moyer

Rod and Nancy Moyer, Topeka, and Don and Nancy Christian, Tecumseh, announce the engagement of their children, Kayla Denae Moyer and Andrew James Christian, both of Topeka. The future bride is a 2005 graduate of Eudora High School. She is pursuing a degree in nursing at Washburn University. The future groom is a 2000 graduate of Shawnee Heights High School and attended Kansas University. He is employed as kitchen manager at the Seabrook Bar and Grill in Topeka. The couple plan a May 30, 2007, wedding in Jamaica. A reception will be given in July in Topeka.

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