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Couples announcements for October 2007

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Engagement

Farris and Bulger

Nicole Bulger and Christian Farris, both of Kansas City, Mo., announce their engagement. The future bride is the daughter of Jackie Bulger, Lawrence. The future groom is the son of Kenneth Farris, Pleasant Valley, Mo., and Rhonda Alexander, Bozeman, Mont. Nicole is a 2002 graduate of Lawrence High School and is pursuing a bachelor's degree in social welfare at Kansas University. She is employed as a business analyst at Argus Health Systems in Kansas City, Mo. Christian is a 2000 graduate of Marceline High School in Marceline, Mo. He received a bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 2004. He is employed as a unit manager at Citi Cards in Kansas City, Mo. The couple plan a June 27, 2008, wedding at Powell Gardens in Kingsville, Mo.

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Morris

Donna Mannell and James Morris, both of Lawrence, announce their engagement. The future bride is the daughter of Gary Fox, Fort Worth, Texas. The future groom is the son of Rolla and Mary Martin, Revere, Mo. Donna is employed as administrative assistant for the Lawrence Schools Foundation and the Lawrence Education Achievement Partners. James is employed as an information technology specialist with the U.S. Geological Survey. The couple plan a June 28, 2008, wedding in Lawrence.

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Lewis and Berry

Cathy and Mike Berry, Rocky Mount, N.C., and Cathy and Rick Lewis, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their children, Natalie Berry and Jim Lewis. Natalie is a 2000 graduate of Rocky Mount Senior High School and received a degree in psychology from the University of North Carolina. She is an operations analyst for Wachovia Securities. Jim is a 2000 graduate of Free State High School and received a degree in communications and history from Kansas University. He lives in Richmond, Va., and is a regional account manager for Miele Inc. The couple plan a May 31, 2008, wedding in the historic Anne Street Methodist Church in Beaufort, N.C.

Anniversary

Kleinschmidt

Melvin and Connie Kleinschmidt, Lawrence, will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary with an informal luncheon from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday at their home, 24526 Stillwell Road. Friends and family are invited. Melvin Kleinschmidt and Connie Campbell were married Oct. 15, 1967, in Almena. Melvin worked for the Kansas Geological Survey and is retired. He is a bus driver for the Brandon Woods Retirement Community in Lawrence. Connie is employed as a lifetime caregiver at the Eudora Nursing Center. Their children are Todd Kleinschmidt and wife Rachel, College Station, Texas; Kandi Bagwell and husband Bruce, Lemoore, Calif.; and Scott Kleinschmidt and wife Patty, Norton. They have five grandchildren.

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Oshel

Richard and Grace Oshel, Lawrence, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary. They were married Oct. 23, 1947, in Olathe. Their children will host a family gathering Oct. 20 at Holcom Park in Lawrence.

Engagement

Breithaupt and Frenzen

Abby Frenzen and Scott Breithaupt, both of Roeland Park, announce their engagement. The future bride is the daughter of Darold Frenzen, Kansas City, Mo., and Susan Major, Osage Beach, Mo. The future groom is the son of John Breithaupt, New Freedom, Pa., and Annette Bennett, Lawrence. Abby graduated from St. Teresa's Academy in Kansas City, Mo., and received a Bachelor of Social Work from Avila College in Kansas City, Mo., and Master of Social Work from Washburn University. She is employed as a social worker at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City, Mo. Scott graduated from Lawrence High School and received a Bachelor of Science from Kansas University. He is employed as a loan consultant for Capital One Home Loans in Overland Park. The couple plan a May 17, 2008, wedding at the Loose Park Rose Garden in Kansas City, Mo.

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Bonebrake and Manar

Tim and Linda Bonebrake, Eudora, announce the engagement of their son, Daniel Bonebrake, to Dawn Manar, both of Kansas City, Mo. The future bride is the daughter of Ralph and Mary Manar, Edgerton, Mo. Dawn graduated from Winnetonka High School in Kansas City, Mo., and is pursuing a degree in nursing at Penn Valley Community College. She is employed by Northcare Hospice and is a veteran of the U.S. Army Reserve. Daniel graduated from Eudora High School and is pursuing a degree in computer science at Park University. He is employed by Blue River Rehabilitation Center and serves in the Army Reserve. The couple plan a March 22, 2008, wedding in Las Vegas.

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Cordaro and Hill

Justin and Barbara Hill, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their daughter, Erica Margaret Hill, to Mike Cordaro, both of Glendale, Ariz. The future groom is the son of JB and Elizabeth Cordaro, Reston, Va. Erica is a 1996 graduate of Lawrence High School and a 2000 graduate of Middlebury College in Vermont. She is a teacher in the Phoenix area. Mike is a 1996 graduate of South Lakes High School in Reston and a 2000 graduate of Middlebury College. He is pursuing a Master of Business Administration at the Thunderbird School of Global Management in Glendale. The couple plan a July 5, 2008, wedding at The Waybury Inn in Middlebury.

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Quisenberry and Amayo

Marilyn Ratliff and Calvin and Susan Quisenberry, all of Tonganoxie, announce the engagement of Jessica Amayo and Brian Quisenberry, both of Lawrence. The couple attended Tonganoxie High School, where Jessica is employed. Brian received an associate's degree in mortuary science from Kansas City Kansas Community College in 2007. He is employed by Quisenberry Funeral Home in Tonganoxie. The couple plan an Oct. 20, 2007, wedding in Tonganoxie.

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Tibbs and Hewitt

Douglas and Alice Hewitt, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their daughter, Lisa Hewitt, to Brian Tibbs, both of Kansas City, Mo. The future groom is the son of Kathleen Tibbs, St. Charles, Mo. Lisa graduated from Baldwin High School and received a Bachelor of Science in nursing from St. Luke's College. She earned a master's degree in nursing science as an acute care nurse practitioner in 2007 from Emory University. Brian graduated from St. Charles West High School. He received a Bachelor of Liberal Arts and a Doctor of Medicine and completed a surgical residency at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. He finished a trauma and critical care fellowship in 2007 at Emory University. He is employed by St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City, Mo. The couple plan a November 2007 wedding in Kansas City, Mo.

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Chapman and Lewis

Joseph L. Lewis Jr. and Kimberly Jo Lewis announce the engagement of their daughter, Megan Leah Lewis, to Benjamin Gregory Chapman, all of Lawrence. The future groom is the son of Gregory Chapman, Newton, and Janice Chapman, McPherson. Megan graduated from Lawrence High School in 1999 and received a Bachelor of Arts in political science and Spanish from Truman State University in 2003. She is pursuing a degree at the Kansas University School of Law and is a legal intern for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in Kansas City, Mo. Ben graduated from McPherson High School in 1999 and received a degree in industrial design from KU in 2003. He is pursuing a master's degree in architecture at KU. The couple plan an Oct. 26, 2007, wedding at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Lawrence.

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Maxon and Heiniger

Richard and Debbie Heiniger, Parkville, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Laura Jane Heiniger, to Evan Peter Maxon, both of Kansas City, Mo. The future groom is the son of Peter and Deborah Maxon, Lecompton. The future bride is a 1998 graduate of Hiawatha High School. She graduated from Pittsburg State University and is pursuing a graduate degree at Park University. She is employed as an event planner for JE Dunn in Kansas City, Mo. The future groom is a 1999 graduate of Perry-Lecompton High School. He graduated from Rockhurst University and is employed as vice president of business development at Textcaster. The couple plan a May 2008 wedding in Parkville.

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Schwartz

Jamie Lynn Black and Jeffrey Schwartz were married June 16, 2007, in an outdoor ceremony at the home of the bride's parents, with Brad Hunt officiating. The bride is the daughter of Kevin and Angie Black, Baldwin City. The groom is the son of Harry Schwartz, Sheridan, Wyo., and Adele Hougland, Hillsboro. Maid of honor was Sara Flory. Best man was Tom Schwartz. Bridesmaids were Kelly Gunn, Jennifer Black and Nadine Appenbrink. Groomsmen were Scott Goodemann, Nicholas Thompson and Chris Williams. Ushers were Robert Harvey and Blake Regnier. A reception was given outdoors at the home of the bride's parents. The couple graduated from Baldwin High School. Jamie graduated from Johnson County Community College and is attending Kansas University. She is employed by Larsen & Associates Environmental Consulting in Lawrence. Jeffrey is employed by Final Touch Painting in Baldwin City, where the couple reside.

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Flowers

Michelle Benschoter and Jimmy Flowers were married Oct. 14, 2006, at the Victorian Veranda Country Inn in Lawrence, with Joe Stiles officiating. The bride is the daughter of Danny and Tina Stice, Lawrence, and Mike and Joyce Benschoter, Mesa, Ariz. The groom is the son of Jeff and Pam Flowers, Eudora. Maid of honor was Jennifer Benschoter. Best man was Jeff Flowers. Bridesmaids were Ashley Smiley, Kasie Thomas, Christie Willis and Laura Schneider. Groomsmen were Robbie Johnson, Jamie Frost, Richard Neis and Dan Chrislip. Ushers were Jacob Montney, Robert Westbrook, Branden Redding and John Greene. Flower girls were Ashley Flowers and Taja Brubaker. Ring bearers were Peyton Whitaker and Davin Kerr. A reception followed at the Victorian Veranda Country Inn. Michelle graduated from Dobson High School in Mesa, Ariz., in 2000. She received an associate's degree in liberal arts in 2006 from Johnson County Community College, where she is attending nursing school. She is employed by Children's Mercy Hospital. Jimmy graduated from Eudora High School in 2001. He received auto body and collision repair certification at Kaw Area Technical School. He received a machinist certification from Johnson County Technical School. He is employed by Progress Vanguard in Lawrence. The couple reside in Eudora.

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Garber

Nicole Cherie Wilcox and Jacob Paul Garber were married Sept. 1, 2007, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Lawrence, with the Rev. John Schmeidler officiating. The bride is the daughter of Thomas and LuAnn Wilcox, Lawrence. The groom is the son of Michael Garber and Sandy Garber, both of Lawrence. Maid of honor was Jenna Wilcox. Best man was Adam Garber. Bridesmaids were Molly Winter, Jessica Hunt, Brooke Patton, Gretchen Garber and Amy Wilcox. Groomsmen were Shaun Flynn, Scott Johnson, Chris Luman, Adam Wyss and Nick Wilcox. Readers were Lisa Cross and James Wilcox. Roger Kugler performed "Trumpet Voluntary." Soloists were James McKean and Taylor Shell. Ring bearers were Dalton Garber and Keenan Garber. Flower girls were Aleah Garber and Nyah Coleman. A reception was given at Alvamar Country Club. Nicole graduated from Kansas University in 2004 and is pursuing a Master of Business Administration at Baker University. Jacob graduated from KU in 2004. The couple reside in Lawrence.

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Fager

Kristin Marie Grosdidier and Jacob Thomas Fager were married May 26, 2007, at the Barcelo Tropical Resort in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico. The bride is the daughter of David and Karla Grosdidier, Eudora. The groom is the son of Terry Fager, Salina, and Nancy Fager, Wichita. Matron of honor was Karen Koehn. Best man was David Gardner. Bridesmaids were Katie Fager and Kylie Miller. Groomsmen were Jason Koehn and Kevin Janousek. The wedding trip to Mexico was attended by 36 family and friends. A reception was given June 9 at the home of Mark Grosdidier, Eudora. Kristin graduated from Eudora High School in 2000. She is enrolled in the veterinary technology program at Maple Woods Community College and is employed by All Care Animal Hospital in Lenexa. Jacob graduated from Salina South High School in 1996. He received a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering technology from Kansas State University in Salina in 2001. He is employed by Black & Veatch in Overland Park. The couple reside in Eudora.

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Hughes

Kristy Sue Dalaba and Mike Hughes were married Aug. 4, 2007, at McLouth Church of the Nazarene, with the Rev. David Showalter officiating. The bride is the daughter of Olin and Cindy Dalaba, Oskaloosa. The groom is the son of Cathy Hughes, Kansas City, Kan. Maid of honor was Tricia Dalaba. Best man was Dan Krull. Bridesmaids were Amber Blitch and Penny Vanderslice. Groomsmen were Kevin Schickner and Jay Blitch. Ring bearer was Caleb Tyler. Flower girl was Haley Dalaba. Guest book attendant was Michelle Blitch. Kristy graduated from Perry-Lecompton High School in 2005. She attends Johnson County Community College and is taking classes from Kansas State University. Mike owns Ace Carpet Care and Cleaning Co. The couple reside in Eudora.

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Hunt

Catherine Mallett and Marvin Hunt were married July 4, 2007, at the Circle S Ranch in Lawrence, with Judge Dennis Reiling officiating. The bride is the daughter of Jerry and Marilyn Frank, Decatur, Ill., and the late Don Wrigley. The groom is the son of Claude and Hazel Hunt, Lawrence. Matron of honor was Patty Maxey. Best man was Adrian Hunt. Bridesmaids were Mary Corley and Ashlee Hunt. Groomsmen were Aaron Hunt and Nathan Hunt. A reception followed at Circle S Ranch. Catherine graduated from Eisenhower High School in Decatur, Ill., and received a Bachelor of Music Education at Millikin University in Decatur. She also earned a Master of Arts from the University of Iowa and a doctorate in curriculum and instruction from the University of Nebraska. She is assistant professor of music at Washburn University. Marvin graduated from Mission Valley High School in Eskridge. He received bachelor's and master's degrees in communication studies from Kansas University, and a doctorate in educational studies from the University of Nebraska. He is assistant dean in Continuing Education at KU. The couple reside in Lawrence.

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Kelley

Katie Alise McManness and Christopher Allen Kelley were married April 14, 2007, at Plymouth Congregational Church in Lawrence, with the Rev. Peter Luckey officiating. The bride is the daughter of Darrell and Susan McManness, Lawrence. The groom is the son of Lynn and Lon Akerberg, and Allen and Beverly Kelley, all of Lawrence. Maid of honor was Nicci McManness. Best men were Clinton Akerberg and Michael Wedman. Bridesmaids were Megan Bates, Brooke Intrachat, Shannon Meyer, Natalie Bennett, Wendy Gorman and Lindsey Newby. Junior bridesmaids were Berit Kelley and Kaelyn McManness. Groomsmen were Tom Gwozdz, Daniel Haase, Michael Iverson, Randy Baum and Matt Manda. Ushers were Aaron Phlipot, Kyle McManness, Bray Kelley and Hunter Kelley. The readings were given by Casie Akerberg. A reception was given at Abe & Jake's Landing. Katie is employed as a loan specialist at Wells Fargo, and Chris attends medical school at Des Moines University. The couple reside in West Des Moines, Iowa.

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Stohs

Linda Lee Otte and Duane LeRay Stohs were married July 7, 2007, at Christ Lutheran Church in Topeka. The bride is the daughter of Glen and Dorothy Otte, Galva. The groom is the son of the late Alvin and Mabel Stohs. Matron of honor was Denise Fast. Best man was Larry Stohs. The bride graduated from Moundridge High School and Kansas State University. She is self-employed. The groom graduated from LeRoy High School and Kansas University. He is employed by Farm Bureau Financial Services. The couple reside in Lawrence.

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Rice and Marker

Craig Rice, of Florida, and Donna Scott, Oklahoma City, announce the engagement of their son, Eric Rice, to Sarah Marker, both of Casper, Wyo. The future bride is the daughter of Duane and Lynn Marker, Casper. Sarah graduated from Natrana County High School and attended Portland State University. She is employed at Wyo Central Credit Union. Eric graduated from Lawrence High School. He is employed at Power Service Inc. in Casper. The couple plan an Oct. 26, 2007, wedding at Spearfish Canyon Lodge in Lead, S.D.

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Edwards

Shelly Bonfantine and Roy Edwards were married July 7, 2007, at Faith Lutheran Church in Albuquerque, N.M. The bride is the daughter of Dennis and Janice Bonfantine, Albuquerque. The groom is the son of R.A. and Terry Edwards, Hutchinson. The maid of honor was Dana Glover. Best man was Ross Edwards. Roy is head men's golf coach at the University of Colorado. He previously was the men's and women's assistant golf coach at Kansas University. The couple reside in Boulder, Colo.

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Cheney

Katie Pruitt and Adam Cheney were married Aug. 4, 2007, at St. John's Catholic Church, Beloit, with the Rev. Joseph Kieffer officiating. A reception followed at Captain's Quarters, Beloit. The bride is the daughter of David Pruitt, Beloit, and Jane Pruitt, Beloit. The groom is the son of Darrel and Bonnie Cheney, Hunter. The maid of honor was Kimberly Young. The best man was Lance Cheney. Bridesmaids were Emily Oetting, Nicole McClain and Tara Pruitt. Groomsmen were Jason Cheney, Aaron Cheney and Chris Pruitt. Ushers were Lance Bergmann, Jake Brown, Adam Horting, Clint Meitler and Brian Waymaster. Flower girl was Shea Larson. Candle lighters were Jessica Cheney and Dana Cheney. Katie is a 2001 graduate of St. John's Catholic High School, Beloit, and a 2005 graduate of Kansas University. She is currently a third-year law student at KU. Adam is a 1999 graduate of Sylvan Unified High School and 2000 graduate of Kansas Technical College. He is employed by Action Plumbing in Lawrence. The couple reside in Lawrence.

Anniversary

Getto

Paul and Winnie Getto, Lawrence, celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary Wednesday with a family dinner at the Eldridge Hotel, where the couple first met as part-time employees while attending college. They were married Oct. 10, 1942, in Montgomery Ala., where Paul was stationed and working as a dentist in the Air Force Dental Corps from 1942 to 1946. Winnie worked for the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Montgomery. The couple returned to Lawrence in 1948, where Paul practiced dentistry in the Lawrence National Bank building until retiring in 1971. Their children are Jane Getto, Lawrence, Charles Getto, Lenexa, and Paul Getto, Topeka. They have five grandchildren.

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Hegeman

Bill and Jean Hegeman will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reaffirmation of their marriage Oct. 27 at St. Francis of Assisi Church, Lapeer, followed by a reception from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. at First Church of the Nazarene, Lawrence. They were married Oct. 29, 1957, in Liberty, Mo. Both are lifetime Lawrence residents. Bill worked for Farmland Industries for 31 years and Western Extralite for 11 years before retiring. Jean was a homemaker and worked for Dillons for 10 years before retiring. Their children are Becky Grammer, Annette Glahn, Lisa Zweiner, Mike Hegeman and Mark Hegeman. They have 15 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. The couple request no gifts.

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Nottingham

Everett and Doris Nottingham, Lawrence, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with a family reunion dinner at 1 p.m. Oct. 21 at Sunnyside School. They were married Oct. 19, 1947, at First United Methodist Church, Lawrence. Everett is a retired dairyman and farmer. Doris is a homemaker. Their children are David Nottingham, Lawrence, Lyle Nottingham, Paris, Texas, and daughter-in-law Linda Nottingham, Sharpsville, Ind., wife of the late Dale Nottingham. Everett and Doris also have eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

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Carr

Carol and Victor Carr will celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary with a family luncheon Oct. 21. Flowers also will be placed in the couple's honor at the 9 a.m. worship service of First Christian Church. They were married Oct. 20, 1962, in Kansas City, Mo. They have lived in Lawrence since 1964. Victor was employed by Allen Press, Meseraull Printing and Mainline Printing, Topeka, and is now retired. Carol was employed by Plymouth Congregational Church, First Christian Church, and retired from working with the Lawrence office of the state Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services. Their children are Gayla Schmitz and Linda Pickerel, both of Lawrence. They have two grandchildren. The family welcomes cards, sent to 230 Mich., Lawrence 66044.

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Strausz and Scarlett

Lesha Scarlett and Matthew Strausz, both of Lawrence, announce their engagement. The future bride is the daughter of Rod and Betty Wenger, Lawrence. The future groom is the son of Paul Strausz, Moundridge, and Linda Smith, Nixa, Mo. Lesha graduated from Lawrence High School and attended Johnson County Community College and Kansas State University. She is an orthodontic assistant for Dr. Shelly McColm and a part-time Realtor for Coldwell Banker McGrew. Matthew graduated from Moundridge High School and attended Kansas University and Kansas State University. He runs a company working with alcohol ignition interlock devices and electronic offender monitoring. The couple plan a Nov. 10, 2007, wedding in Hesston.

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Bristow and Wendler

Rees Wendler and Danny Bristow, both of Lawrence, announce their engagement. The future bride is the daughter of David and Tammy Wendler, Lawrence, and Janet Reese, Chattanooga, Tenn. The future groom is the son of Bernie and Linda Bristow, Leavenworth. Rees graduated from Lawrence High School in 1993 and from Kansas University in 1999. She is news director at KLWN radio in Lawrence. Danny graduated from Lansing High School in 1994 and from KU in 2006. He pursuing a degree at the KU School of Medicine. The couple plan a Jan. 4, 2008, wedding at Liberty Hall in Lawrence.

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Meats and Diers

Rayna Diers, Lawrence, announces the engagement of her daughter, Cari Diers, to Craig Meats, both of Oklahoma City. The future groom is the son of Arlin and Sandy Meats, Auburn, and Ken and Wanda Pyle, Claremont, Calif. The father of the bride is Gary Diers, Hays. Cari graduated from Muncie Christian School in Kansas City, Kan., and is pursuing a degree at Kansas University. Craig graduated from Claremont High School and received a degree in criminal justice from Washburn University. He is employed by FedEx. The couple plan an Oct. 27, 2007, wedding at Danforth Chapel at Kansas University.

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Amyx and Jerome

Don and Janet Breithaupt, and Jon and Carol Amyx, all of Lawrence, announce the engagement of their son, Jay Amyx, Lawrence, to Tracy Jerome, daughter of Ernie Simon and June Simon, all of Eudora. Tracy is a 1994 graduate of Eudora High School. She is employed by Hallmark Cards. Jay is a 1997 graduate of Lawrence High School. He is employed at the Downtown Barber Shop in Lawrence. The couple plan a Nov. 3, 2007, wedding in Lawrence.

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Schooler and Bauer

Eva Bauer and Luke Schooler were married Aug. 4, 2007, at Westview Community Church in Manhattan, with Pastor Bob Flack officiating. The bride is the daughter of Steve and Susan Bauer, Lawrence. The groom is the son of Keith and Jody Schooler, McPherson. Maid of honor was Stephanie Gonzales. Best man was Erik Rotramel. Bridesmaids were Beth Harvey, Eleanor Burton, Julie Powell and Erin Schooler. Groomsmen were Josh Adrian, Nick Regier, Kent Hildebrand and Luke Bauer. Flower girl was Jenny Gillespie. Ring bearer was Jack Reed. A reception followed at Presby Place at First Presbyterian Church in Manhattan. Eva graduated from Free State High School in 2002 and received a Bachelor of Science in family studies and human services from Kansas State University in 2007. She is employed at TFI Family Services. Luke graduated from McPherson High School in 2002 and received a Bachelor of Science in horticulture from K-State. He is pursuing a master's degree in landscape architecture. The couple reside in Manhattan.

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James

Sunday Werkheiser and Tim James were married Sept. 30, 2007, at their home in Lawrence, with Mario Tabias officiating. The bride is the daughter of Larry and Peggy Werkheiser, Buckhannon, W.Va. The groom is the son of Jack James and Joann James, both of Missouri. The bride's attendant was Mike Simpson. The best man was Jim Price. The couple reside in Lawrence.

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Moberly

Christina Sanderson and Brian Moberly were married Sept. 23, 2007, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Leavenworth, with the Rev. Damien Snyder officiating. A reception was given at Leavenworth Riverfront Community Center. The bride is the daughter of Charles and Karen Sanderson, McLouth. The groom is the son of Randy and Marlene Savage, Kansas City, Kan. Ushers were Charles Sanderson, Nicholas Sanderson and Kevin Moberly. The bride graduated from Tonganoxie High School. She works for the city of Lansing as a recreation programmer. The groom graduated from Turner High School in Kansas City, Kan. He is employed by Owen Lumber Co. The couple reside in Leavenworth.

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Massey and Krambeer

Nicole Krambeer and Rick Massey, both of Topeka, announce their engagement. The future bride is the daughter of Teresa Krambeer, Lawrence, and Tom and Darla Krambeer, Overbrook. The future groom is the son of Pete and Jo Massey, Topeka. Nicole graduated from Pomona High School and received a bachelor's degree from Emporia State University and a master's degree from the University of Phoenix. She is employed by Friends University in Topeka. Rick graduated from Washburn Rural High School and received a bachelor's degree from Emporia State University. He is employed by the Shawnee County Department of Corrections. The couple plan a Nov. 3, 2007, wedding in Topeka.

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McNamee and Myers

Debra Myers and Kenneth and Joan Myers, all of Lawrence, announce the engagement of their daughter, Kindra Myers, to Patrick McNamee, both of Colorado Springs, Colo. The future groom is the son of William and Margaret McNamee, Leavenworth. Kindra graduated from Free State High School in 2001. She received a music education degree from Kansas University in 2006. She is employed as an elementary music teacher at Venetucci Elementary School in Colorado Springs. Patrick is a 2000 graduate of Immaculata High School in Leavenworth. He received an industrial design degree from KU in 2006. He is employed as a mechanical engineer and product developer for the Gates Corp. in Denver. The couple plan a Jan. 4, 2008, wedding at the Mustard Seed Christian Fellowship in Lawrence.

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Taylor and Davis

Summer Davis and Clay Taylor, both of Overbrook, announce their engagement. The future bride is the daughter of Roger Davis, Overbrook, and Pamela Davis, Topeka. The future groom is the son of Barb and Terry Mayne, Lawrence. Summer graduated from Santa Fe Trail High School in Carbondale and attended Allen County Community College in Iola and Burlingame. She is employed by Commerce Bank in Lawrence. Clay graduated from Lawrence High School and is a service adviser for Dale Willey Automotive in Lawrence. The couple plan to be married today, wedding at Michigan Valley Community Church in Quenemo.

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Huskey and Patterson

Greg Patterson, Perry, and Julie Wiggins, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their daughter, Sabina Patterson, to Chris Huskey, both of Ottawa. The future groom is the son of Dahris Huskey, Olathe, and the late Frank Huskey. Sabina is a graduate of Free State High School. Chris graduated from Olathe South High School. He is employed as a field service engineer with Heidelberg USA in Ottawa. The couple plan an Oct. 28, 2007, wedding with a Halloween theme at Abe & Jake's Landing in Lawrence.

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Durrill and Kuester

Kelly Kuester and Joshua Durrill were married June 2, 2007, at Plymouth Congregational Church in Lawrence, with Dennis Kuester officiating. The bride is the daughter of Dennis and Pat Kuester, Lawrence. The groom is the son of Steven and Linda Durrill, Odessa, Mo. Maid of honor was Stephanie Dyson. Best man was Adam Harvey. Bridesmaids were Maria Horne and Desiree Vansickle. Groomsmen were Jeremy Durrill and Josh Horne. Flower girl was Isabella Rothwell. Ushers were Grant Kohlmann and Wayne Rucker. Coordinator was Molly Bungert. The soloist was Miriam Hillmer. Jenni Friend and Katie Friend were vocalists, and Kristen Gaus was the pianist. A reception was given at the Adams Alumni Center. Kelly is a 1999 graduate of Free State High School and attended Rockhurst University. She is employed by Stoltz Management Corp. in Overland Park and also teaches private piano lessons. Joshua graduated from Odessa High School in 1998. He is in the Missouri Army National Guard and served one tour of duty in Iraq. The couple reside in Grain Valley, Mo.

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Willette and Woodliff

Elizabeth Woodliff and Ryan Willette were married Sept. 8, 2007, at Danforth Chapel at Kansas University, with Judge Jack Murphy and the Rev. John Schmeidler officiating. The bride is the daughter of Guy and Cile Woodliff IV, Charlotte, N.C., and Priscilla Woodliff, Lawrence. The groom is the son of Scott and Mary Ann Willette, Lawrence. The bride's attendants were Jon Petr, Sala Prahdan, Jen Weigel and Katie Woodliff. The groom's attendants were Chris Willette, Scott Boring, Samantha Sturdevant and Guy Woodliff V. Ushers were Jake and Matthew Manda. Flower girl was Kate Willette. Candle lighters were Martin, Andrew and Julian Willette. A reception was given at the Eldridge Extended. The couple are graduates of Lawrence High School. Elizabeth received a Bachelor of Science in nursing from Washburn University and a Master of Science in nursing from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is employed as a nurse practitioner in Norfolk, Va. Ryan received an electrical engineering degree and participated in Navy ROTC at Kansas University. He is a Navy officer stationed at Naval Amphibious Base-Little Creek in Virginia. The couple reside in Virginia Beach, Va.

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Johnson and Hendrix

Holly Hendrix and Jeffery Johnson were married Sept. 16, 2006, at Grace and Holy Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Kansas City, Mo., with the Very Rev. Terry White officiating. The bride is the daughter of Scotty Hendrix, Topeka, and the late Sue Hendrix. The groom is the son of Phuong Johnson, Wichita, and the late Kenneth Johnson. Maid of honor was Jaime Whitt. Best man was James Johnson. Bride's attendants were Jason Hendrix, Krista DeBaere and Courtney Young. Groomsmen were Scott Heidner, John Heleniak and Michael Troknya. Flower girls were Payton Gunderson and Sydney Sanders. Ring bearers were Caden and Connor Johnson. Ushers were Chad Gunderson and Dustin Smith. Guest attendant was Jennifer Tyler, and the readers were Jerad Widman and Brendan Woodbury. A dinner and dance followed at Club 1000 in downtown Kansas City, Mo. Holly graduated from Topeka High School in 1998 and received a Bachelor of Science in journalism from Kansas University in 2002. She is a project manager at MMG Worldwide. Jeffery graduated from Wichita South High School in 1988 and received a Bachelor of Arts in 1994 from Wichita State University. He is a supervisor at Sprint Nextel, and he previously lived and worked in Lawrence for 10 years. The couple reside in Lee's Summit, Mo.

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Van Horn and Wenger

David and Jill Wenger, McPherson, announce the engagement of their daughter, Melissa Diane Wenger, to Keith David Van Horn, both of Lawrence. The future groom is the son of Larry and Susanna Van Horn, Wichita. Melissa graduated from Horton High School in 1998 and is pursuing a degree in forensic chemical science at Washburn University. Keith is a 1997 graduate of Wichita High School Southeast. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in biology from Kansas University in 2001. He received a Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 2005. He owns a dental practice in Lawrence. The couple plan a Nov. 17, 2007, wedding in Lawrence.

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Anderson and Rieder

Roger and Alicia Rieder, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their daughter, Christy Rieder, to Josh Anderson, both of Corpus Christi, Texas. The future groom is the son of Beth and David LeDeaux, Galveston, Texas, and the late Mark Anderson. Christy graduated from Lawrence High School. She received a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from Kansas University and a Master's of Business Administration from Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi. She is a process engineer with Flint Hills Resources in Corpus Christi. Josh graduated from Ball High School in Galveston and received a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering, from Texas A&M University in College Station. He is a process engineer with Lyondell Chemical in Corpus Christi. The couple plan a June 2008 wedding in Breckenridge, Colo.

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Samp and Muns

Jerry and Mary Kay Samp, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their son, Michael Samp, Lawrence, to Heather Muns, Augusta, Ga., daughter of Lee and Kim Muns, Augusta. The future bride graduated from Evans High School in 1999 and received a Bachelor of Science in aviation business administration from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Fla., in 2004. She is employed as a senior pricing analyst at US Airways. The future groom graduated from Lawrence High School in 1999 and received a bachelor's degree in communications from Embry-Riddle in 2004. He is employed as a strategic forecast analyst at US Airways. The couple plan an Oct. 27, 2007, wedding at Champions Retreat Golf Club in Evans, Ga.

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Stockham and Johnson

Melia Johnson and John Stockham, both of Lawrence, announce their engagement. The future bride graduated from Lawrence High School. She received a bachelor's degree in education and a master's degree in educational technology and communication, both from Kansas University. She is employed by the Blue Valley school district in Overland Park. The future groom graduated from Jefferson West High School in Meriden and received a bachelor's degree in film from KU. He is employed by LAN Support Services at KU. The couple plan a Dec. 1, 2007, wedding in Lawrence.

Wedding

Copus

Laura Gilliland and Travis Copus were married Oct. 6, 2007, at Country Club Congregational United Church of Christ in Kansas City, Mo., with the Rev. Janet Matthews officiating. The bride is the daughter of Ron and Debbie O'Connor, Baldwin City, and Mike and Patty Gilliland, Osage City. The groom is the son of Larry and Bev Copus, Stilwell. Matron of honor was Lisa Marx. Best man was Dylan Gill. A reception was given at The Lodge at Ironwoods. Laura, a graduate of Kansas State University, is employed by Burns & McDonnell in Kansas City. Travis, who graduated from Kansas University, is employed by Garmin International in Olathe. The couple reside in Prairie Village.

Wedding

Jenicke

Jennifer Schack and Jason Jenicke were married Oct. 20, 2007, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Lawrence, with the Rev. John Schmeidler officiating. The bride is the daughter of Raymond Schack, California, Ky., and Therese Snowball, Alexandria, Ky. The groom is the son of Wayne and Gerry Jenicke, Piper. Maid of honor was Rebecca Schack. Best man was Jeff Jenicke. Bridesmaids were Rebecca Wedel and Bridget Ruschman. Groomsmen were Jeremy Jenicke and Justin Jenicke. Jennifer graduated from Bishop Brossart High School in Alexandria, Ky., and Thomas More College in Crestview Hills, Ky. She is chief meteorologist at 6News in Lawrence. Jason graduated from Piper High School and Kansas University. He is employed as a painter of religious artwork for The School of Faith, associated with the Catholic archdiocese in Kansas City, Kan. The couple reside in Lawrence.

Engagement

Helm and Strunk

Max and Phyllis Strunk, Perry, announce the engagement of their daughter, Crystal Strunk, to Brent Helm, both of Topeka. The future groom is the son of Bryan Helm, Kansas City, Kan.,Pam Howey, Garnett. Crystal is a 2000 graduate of Perry-Lecompton High School and received a bachelor's degree in social work from Washburn University in 2005. She is employed by Dr. Kevin Lenahan as an optician in Topeka. Brent is a 1998 graduate of Anderson County Junior/ Senior High School in Garnett. He is employed as a technology support consultant for the state of Kansas. The couple plan a spring 2008 wedding at First Southern Baptist Church in Lawrence.

Wedding

Gilliland

Laura Smallwood and Keith Gilliland were married July 28, 2007, at Lawrence Wesleyan Church, with the Rev. Nate Rovenstine officiating. The bride is the daughter of George and Becky Smallwood, and the groom is the son of Gary and Judy Gilliland, all of Lawrence. The matron of honor was Michele Smallwood. Maid of honor was Marianna Gilliland. Best man was Gary Gilliland. Bridesmaids were Mindy Smallwood, Tessa Smallwood and Kori Alvarado. Groomsmen were Jamie Prescott and Danny Speicher. Ring bearer was Keat Prescott. Ushers were George Smallwood Jr. and Sal Alvarado. A reception was given at Abe & Jake's Landing. Laura is pursuing a degree at the Baker University School of Nursing in Topeka. Keith is employed by Douglas County Bank. The couple reside in Lawrence.

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