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Couples announcements for January 2008

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Gray and Stein

Alexandra Stein and Jay Gray were married May 5, 2007, at Christ Community Church in Lawrence, with Pastors Paul Gray and Brandon White officiating. The bride is the daughter of Raphael Stein, San Diego, and Catherine Weidenbach, Wichita. The groom is the son of Paul and Kitsy Gray, Lawrence. Maid of honor was Jessica Stein. Best man was Ken Chang. Bridesmaids were Jody White, Tacy Fleury, Lindsey George, Laura Fleming and Kelly Paprota. Groomsmen were Orion Kinkaid, Rusty Wright, Carlos Espinoza, Berrigan Willmott and Chris Jones. Flower girls were Emily and Amy Nystrom. Ring bearer was John Rock Nystrom. Candlelighters were Nicole Moody and Stephanie Nystrom. Readers were Morgan Scott and Mandy Beck. Ushers were Christian Moody, Stephen Vinson, Evan Toren and Pat Shehan. Program attendants were Anna Vinson and Becca Hurd. Singers were Anna Hosek, Kyle Rabe and Jen Relph. Pianist was Leigh Fleury. A reception was given at Alvamar Country Club. Alexandra graduated from Wichita High School East in 2001 and from Kansas University in 2006. She is a paraeducator at Langston Hughes School in Lawrence. Jay graduated from Lawrence High School in 2001 and from KU in 2006. He is employed as a motion graphics designer. The couple reside in Lawrence.

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Hickman and Catlin

Kelley Lynn Hickman and John Harley Catlin were married Sept. 29, 2007, at Danforth Chapel at Kansas University, with James Clark officiating. The bride is the daughter of Michael and Marge Hickman, Leadville, Colo., and James and Shelley Clark, Lawrence. The groom is the son of Harley and Jerree Catlin, Lawrence. Bride's attendants were Courtney Meyer and Scott Hickman. Groom's attendants were Ryan Catlin and Leslie Maggiore. Ushers were Cooper Catlin and Graham Meyer. Ring bearer was Bobby Maggiore. Flower girls were Kate Maggiore and Maile Hickman. A reception followed at Pachamama's in downtown Lawrence. The couple graduated from Lawrence High School in 1993. Kelley graduated from Kansas University in 1998 and the KU School of Law in 2005. She is an attorney for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. John attended the University of Colorado and graduated from KU in 1997. He is pursuing a graduate degree at Washburn University. The couple reside in Lawrence.

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Seibel and Garner

Lana Seibel and Jamey Garner were married July 22, 2007, at Liberty Hall in Lawrence, with Dennie Oades-Souther officiating. The bride is the daughter of David and Verla Seibel, Ellis. The groom is the son of Karen Minter, Kansas City, Mo. Bridesmaids were Kristi Koch, Bobbi Brantley, Lora Gottschalk, Natalie Fischer and Courtney Martin. Groomsmen were Stefan Gutow, Bobby Riss, John Thorne, Nathan Shull and Billy Perry. Flower girl was Morgan Fischer. Ring bearer was Samuel Minter. Ushers were Ty Smith, Matt Cates and John Dickinson. A reception followed at Liberty Hall. Lana graduated from Ellis High School in 1996 and received a Bachelor of Science in speech-language pathology from Fort Hays State University in 2000. She received a Master of Arts in speech-language pathology from Kansas University in 2003. She is employed as a speech-language pathologist for Lawrence public schools. Jamey is a 1992 graduate of Shawnee Mission East High School in Prairie Village. He received a Bachelor of Arts in neuroscience from Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, in 1996, and a medical degree from the KU School of Medicine in 2000. He is employed by Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics in Kansas City, Mo. The couple reside in Lawrence.

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Braaten and Green

Alysia Braaten and Jason Green were married Aug. 4, 2007, at Woods Chapel Bible Fellowship Church in Blue Springs, Mo., with Pastor Rodger Williams officiating. The bride is the daughter of Paul and Sharon Braaten, Lee's Summit, Mo. The groom is the son of Robert and Joyce Green, Ottawa. Maid of honor was Erica Braaten, and matron of honor was Melissa Allen. Best men were Bart Baldwin and Clint Kueffer. Bridesmaids were Amanda Braaten, Jessica Foley, Emily Love, Betsy Pribula and Madeleine Gaskill. Groomsmen were Chet Kueffer, Jim Sluga, Josh Melcher, Nick Johnson and Dylan Snyder. Ring bearer was Noah Parvin. Flower girl was Emily Suiter. A reception followed in the ballroom at the Hilton Garden Inn in Independence, Mo. Alysia received a degree in Christian counseling from Moody Bible Institute in Chicago. She is employed by the institute. Jason graduated from Kansas University and is a certified inspector in the ready-mixed concrete business. The couple reside in Chicago.

Engagement

Coffin and Courter

Larry and Kim Coffin, McLouth, announce the engagement of their daughter, Cassidy R. Coffin, Lawrence, to Jesse C. Courter, Overland Park, son of Jeff and Cindy Courter, Wellsville. The future bride is a 2002 graduate of Tonganoxie High School and attended Emporia State University from 2002 to 2004. She is employed as a case manager assistant at Johnson County Mental Health Center. The future groom is a 1999 graduate of Wellsville High School. He graduated from Emporia State University in 2003. He is employed as an engagement controller at Cerner. The couple plan an Oct. 11, 2008, wedding in Leavenworth.

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Troupe and Flessing

Jill Troupe and Ryan Flessing were married Dec. 15, 2007, at Danforth Chapel at Kansas University, with the Rev. Edward L. Holt officiating. The bride is the daughter of Jeffrey and Judith Troupe, Oakland, Neb. The groom is the son of Doug and Cheryl Flessing, Lawrence. Maid of honor was Julie DePauw. Best man was Justin Paslay. Bridesmaid was Nicole Krambeer. Groomsman was Dan Gillaspie. The flower dog was B'Elanna Troupe. A reception was given in the Green Room at the Lawrence Community Theatre. Jill graduated from Oakland Craig Public High School and received a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Nebraska in Lincoln. She received a Master of Social Work from Washburn University. Jill is employed as an outpatient therapist at The Guidance Center in Oskaloosa. Ryan graduated from Perry High School and attended Kansas University. He is employed as a pharmacy technician at Dillons. The couple reside in Lawrence.

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Barton and Mayhew

Richard and Eva Radcliff, Titusville, Fla., announce the engagement of their daughter, Virginia Carol Barton, Titusville, to Monte Nelson Mayhew, Orlando, Fla. The future groom is the son of Roy and Maxine Mayhew, Lawrence. The couple plan an April 26, 2008, wedding in Cocoa Beach, Fla.

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Thrower and Wells

Beverly JoAnn Wells and Randy James Thrower were married Dec. 29, 2007, at Lecompton United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Kenneth Baker officiating. The bride is the daughter of Dennis and Mary Stauffer, Lawrence. The groom is the son of Bill and Christine Thrower, Olathe. Matron of honor was Lisa McGowan. Best man was Nathan McLean. Bridesmaids were Elizabeth and Bethany Wells. Groomsmen were Bill Thrower and Matt Campbell. Flower girl was Katie Wells. Ring bearer was Nicholas Macaluso. Candlelighter was Kiara Umscheid. Guestbook attendant was Mariah Schoenberger. A reception was given at Perry American Legion Post No. 142. Beverly is a 2001 graduate of Washburn University. She is employed by the Kansas State Department of Education. Randy is a 1995 graduate of Olathe South High School and is employed by Kansas University. The couple reside in Lecompton.

Engagement

Huff and Mangino

Darrell and Debbie Huff, and Mark and Mary Jane Mangino announce the engagement of their children, Danielle Rene Huff and Thomas Matthew Mangino, all of Lawrence. The future bride graduated from Lawrence High School in 2004 and is pursuing a degree in dental hygiene at Johnson County Community College. The future groom graduated from LHS in 2003 and received an associate's degree from Johnson County Community College. He is pursuing a degree at Washburn University and plans to attend graduate school in the fall. The couple plan a July 12, 2008, wedding at Corpus Christi Church in Lawrence.

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Smith and Ruf

Sarah Irene Ruf and Brett Thomas Smith were married Nov. 10, 2007, at the Mustard Seed Christian Fellowship in Lawrence, with the Rev. Paul Taylor officiating. The bride is the daughter of Robert and Sherri Ruf, Olathe. The groom is the son of Eric and Judy Smith, Eudora. Maid of honor was Jennifer Calderwood. Best man was Cory Smith. Bridesmaids were Audry Bethel, Lacey White, Erica Irvin, Amanda Hare and Amy Stratmann. Groomsmen were Monte Steffey, Brock Robson, Ricky Line, David Roubison and Joe Born. Ushers were Ryan Ruf, Dustin Smith and Patrick Altenberndt. Personal attendant was Kate Dizney. A reception and dance followed at Steve's Place in Lawrence. Sarah graduated from Decatur Community High School in 2004 and is pursuing a degree in economics at Kansas University. She is employed as a senior mutual funds representative at Boston Financial Data Services. Brett graduated from Eudora High School in 1999. He is employed as a finisher for B&K Concrete. The couple reside in Lawrence.

Anniversary

Bogart

Len and Edith Bogart, Lawrence, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with a dinner hosted by their sons and wives Jan. 6 at Teller's restaurant in Lawrence. Len E. Bogart and Edith Godfrey were married Dec. 7, 1947, in Abilene. Edith was a teacher at Lawrence High School from 1975 to 1993. Len was a manufacturer's representative for Stanley Works, of New Britain, Conn. Their children are Michael Bogart and wife Susan Snow Bogart, Tonganoxie; and Jay Bogart and wife Marti Krehbiel Bogart, Spring Hill. They have three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Engagement

Klinger and Sheldon

Chelsea Klinger and Brian Sheldon, both of Baldwin City, announce their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Clarke Klinger, Ponca City, Okla., and Sonja and Bart Patton, Winfield. She graduated from Winfield High School. The future groom is the son of Debbie French-Morgan and Delbert Sheldon, both of Baldwin City. He graduated from Baldwin High School and Baker University. He is self-employed in the construction industry. The couple plan a May 17, 2008, wedding in Winfield.

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Ridenour and Johnson

Rychel Lee Johnson and Evan Granrath Ridenour were married Aug. 4, 2007, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Lawrence, with the Rev. John Schmeidler officiating. The bride is the daughter of Rich and Michele Johnson, Lawrence. The groom is the son of Marc and Susan Ridenour, Lawrence. Maid of honor was Emily Baucom. Best man was Shad Woodworth. Bridesmaids were Maggie Brooke and Mallory Martinez. Groomsmen were Adam Van Horn and Tim Squires. Flower girls were Kelsey and Kylie Dumas. Ring bearer was Tanner Dumas. Ushers were Dustin Johnson, Zachory Johnson and Sean Ridenour. Program attendant was Matthew Johnson. Guest book attendant was Patrick Johnson. Gift table attendants were Nicole Berry and Stacie Garland. Bubbles were distributed by Steven Johnson and Joshua Schurer. Communion gifts were presented by Briana, Meaghan and Patrick Davis. Music was provided by Jubilate. A reception was given at the Eagles Lodge in Lawrence. The bride is a 2003 graduate of Free State High School. She received a bachelor's degree in psychology from Kansas University in 2007. She is employed by Johnson County Mental Health and plans to attend graduate school in the fall. The groom is pursuing a degree in business at KU. He is employed at Natural Breeze Remodeling. The couple reside in Lawrence.

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Donahey and Sebring

Cassie Sebring and Kiel Donahey were married July 21, 2007, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Lawrence, with the Rev. John Schmeidler officiating. The bride is the daughter of Ronald Sebring, Topeka, and Patricia Robinett, Tecumseh. The groom is the son of Robin and Nancy Donahey, Lawrence. Maid of honor was Kari Morgan. Best man was Josh Spradlin. Bridesmaids were Angie Devins and Chersie Miller. Groomsmen were Dennis Mersmann and Collin Pittier. Cassie is a 2000 graduate of Seaman High School in Topeka. She graduated from Kansas University in 2006. She is an art teacher at Tonganoxie Middle School. Kiel graduated from Lawrence High School in 2002 and from Neosho County Community College in 2008. He is a licensed practical nurse at Stormont-Vail Regional Health Center. The couple reside in Lawrence.

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McKnight and Hexdall

Caroline McKnight and Eric Hexdall were married Sept. 14, 2007, at Country Club Congregational Church in Kansas City, Mo., with the Rev. Vern Barnet and Steve King officiating. The bride is the daughter of Phil and Melinda McKnight, Lawrence. The groom is the son of Ken and Jan Hexdall, Sarasota, Fla., and the late Barbara Hexdall. Matron of honor was Laura McKnight. Best man was Rex Amador. Bridesmaid was Jill McKnight. Groomsman was Scott Cassell. Flower girl was Ann Barker. A reception was given at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art. Caroline graduated from Lawrence High School in 1993. She received a Bachelor of Arts in psychology in 1997 and an educational specialist degree in school psychology in 1999, both from Kansas University. She received a doctorate in school psychology from the University of South Carolina in 2004. Caroline is employed at the University of North Carolina's Center for Development and Learning in Chapel Hill. Eric graduated from Oswego High School in 1983 and the University of Illinois in 1987. He served in the U.S. Navy while based in San Diego. He received a degree in nursing at Mount Saint Mary's College in Los Angeles in 2002. He is employed in the Surgical ICU and Trauma Unit at Duke University Medical Center. The couple reside in Raleigh, N.C.

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Morgan and Soules

Jodi Soules and Heath Morgan were married Dec. 19, 2007, at Treasure Island Resort in Las Vegas. The bride is the daughter of Chuck and Cheri Soules, Lawrence. The groom is the son of Richard Morgan and Debbie Soph, Lawrence. Maid of honor was Amy Soules. Best man was Sean Tubbs. Bridesmaid was Katelyn Soules. Groomsman was Douglas Soules. The reception followed at the resort. Jodi graduated from Emporia High School and received a Bachelor of Science in biology from Emporia State University. She is pursuing a doctorate of physical therapy at Kansas University Medical Center. Heath graduated from Free State High School and Johnson County Community College. He is employed as assistant maintenance supervisor at Naismith Hall. The couple reside in McLouth.

Engagement

Luth and Ebel

Gerard and Kathy Luth, Olathe, announce the engagement of their daughter, Susan Marie Luth, to Jared Robert Ebel, both of Lawrence. The groom is the son of Keith Ebel, Lenexa, and LeAnn Smith, Kansas City, Mo. The future bride is a 2000 graduate of Washburn Rural High School in Topeka. She received a Bachelor of Arts in communication studies from the University of Michigan in 2004. She is employed as a group leader at the Target Distribution Center in Topeka. The future groom is a 1998 graduate of Shawnee Mission Northwest High School in Shawnee. He received a Bachelor's of Science in network and communications management from DeVry University in 2006. He is employed as a systems engineer at Nortel in Overland Park. The couple plan an October 2008 wedding in Kansas City, Mo.

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Kabeya and Moss

Mina Kabeya and Sheldon Moss were married Nov. 10, 2007, at Hachimangu Shinto Shrine in Kamakura, Japan. A Shinto priest officiated. The bride is the daughter of Koichi and Misako Kabeya, Ofuna, Japan. The groom is the son of Donald and Madelyn Moss, Lawrence. A reception was given at the Seaside Wedding Riviera in Kamakura. Mina graduated from Maebashi Higashi High School in Gunma Prefecture, Japan, in 1988. She attended Osaka Jyogakuin College in Osaka Prefecture, Japan, and received a bachelor's degree from Montana State University in Billings. She is employed as an accountant at Grey Group in Tokyo. Sheldon graduated from Lawrence High School in 1984. He received a bachelor's degree in chemistry and a juris doctorate from Washburn University, and a bachelor's degree in personnel administration and a doctorate in pharmacology and toxicology, both from Kansas University. He is employed as a U.S. patent attorney in the international department of Taiyo, Nakajima & Kato, in Tokyo. The couple reside in Tokyo.

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Malloy and Krider

Shannon Leigh Krider and Richard Eldon Malloy were married Nov. 10, 2007, in an outdoor ceremony in Austin, Texas. The bride is the daughter of Dr. Charles and Laurel Krider, Lawrence. The groom is the son of Art and Donna Malloy, Audubon, Iowa, and the late Carol Malloy, formerly of Aububon. Bridesmaids were Rebecca Fontaine, Tera Krider and Kristin Owens. Groomsmen were Kurt Irlmeier, Jeremy White and Daren Lauritsen. Shannon received a degree in economics from Kansas University, and Rich earned a degree in accounting from Iowa State University. The couple are employed by Dell Inc. in Round Rock, Texas. The couple reside in Austin.

Engagement

Lanpher and Hartford

Curt and Martha Lanpher, Emporia, and Mark and Jacki Hartford, Newark, N.J., announce the engagement of their children, Renee Lanpher and Brett Hartford, both of Lawrence. Renee graduated from Lawrence High School in 2004 and received a degree in graphic design from Oklahoma Christian University in 2007. Brett graduated from Free State High School in 2004 and attended Faithworld Master's Commission from 2004-2007. He is currently employed by Faithworld. The couple plan a June 28, 2008, wedding at Lawrence Wesleyan Church in Lawrence.

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Rodriquez and Davenport

Keri Davenport and Phillip Rodriquez were married June 9, 2007, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, with the Rev. John Schmeidler officiating. The bride is the daughter of David and Teri Davenport, Lawrence. The groom is the son of Joe Rodriquez, Lawrence, and Juanita Hepner, Baldwin City. Maid of honor was Stacey Ramirez. Best man was Charles Del Campo. Bridesmaids were Katie Mitchell, Mandy Czerniak and Beth Clover. Groomsmen were Joe Rodriquez Jr., Michael Rodriquez and Doug Schmitt. Flower girls and ring bearers were Grayson Rodriquez and Brooklyn Rodriquez. Readers were Shelly Davenport and Raquel Rodriquez. Ushers were Kris Davenport and Richard Rodriquez. Program attendants were Allen Rodriquez and Jose Rodriquez. Guest book attendant was Kayla Czerniak. The reception was given at Knights of Columbus, Lawrence. The couple graduated from Lawrence High School. Keri is employed at Jim Clark Motors, and Phillip owns La Familia Cafe & Cantina. The couple live in Lawrence.

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Evanhoe and Haug

Laurelin Evanhoe and Matthew Haug were married Dec. 31, 2007, at Circle S Ranch in Lawrence. The bride's mother, Barbara Evanhoe, Lawrence, officiated. The bride also is the daughter of Charles and Deborah Evanhoe, Derby, and the late Gary Kroeker. The groom is the son of Melissa Haug, and John Alfred Haug Jr. and Christine Haug, all of Topeka. Maid of honor was Rebecca Evanhoe. Best man was Richard Evanhoe. Usher was Aric Kroeker. The bride graduated from Derby High School and Kansas University. She is pursuing a doctorate in ecology and evolutionary biology at Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y. The groom graduated from Shawnee Heights High School and KU. He received a doctorate in philosophy from Cornell University. He is an assistant professor of philosophy at The College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Va. The couple reside in Williamsburg.

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Bost and Blair

Megan Blair and Paul Bost were married Sept. 28, 2007, at South Park in Lawrence, with Deacon Bryan England officiating. The bride is the daughter of Doug and Janice Blair, Lawrence. The groom is the son of Jim and Linda Bost, Lawrence. Matron of honor was Tricia Cobb. Best man was Ryan Fike. Bridesmaids were Katie Bell, Molly Rutledge and Shelby Green. Groomsmen were Dave Remboldt, Derek Bost and Matt Blair. Flower children were Kady and Cooper Cobb. Ring bearers were Ellie Cobb and Carter Blair. The bride's personal assistant was Annie Hensley. Dave Leach provided music during the ceremony. A reception was given at Maceli's. Megan graduated from Lawrence High School in 1998, the University of Northern Iowa in 2002 and Washburn University in 2007. She is employed as a registered nurse at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. Paul graduated from Lawrence High School in 1996 and attended Kansas State University. He is a journeyman plumber with Jim Bost Plumbing. The couple reside in Lawrence.

Engagement

Kelly and King

Michael E. and Keyta D. Kelly, rural Leavenworth County, announce the engagement of their daughter, Kaitlyn Diane Kelly, Lawrence, to Mark Andrew King, Lenexa, son of David and Patricia King, El Dorado. The bride-to-be is a 2004 graduate of Tonganoxie High School. She is pursuing a degree at Kansas University and plans to be employed as a chemical engineer at Trinity Engineering Consultants. The future groom is a 2003 graduate of El Dorado High School. He graduated from KU in 2007. He is a systems engineer at NovaTech. The couple plan a May 30, 2008, wedding at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Lawrence.

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Goodell and Hibbard

David and Cheryl Goodell, Lexington, S.C., and Allen and Marcia Hibbard, Pella, Iowa, announce the engagement of their children, Chelsea Goodell and Tim Hibbard, both of Lawrence. The future bride graduated from South Florence High School in Florence, S.C., in 2001 and attended Kansas University. She is employed as an advertising account coordinator at the Lawrence Journal-World. The future groom graduated from Pella High School in 1997 and attended Central College in Pella. He is employed as a software engineer at Engraph. The couple plan a March 8, 2008, wedding in Isle of Palms, S.C.

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Moody

Nicole Henry and Christian Moody were married May 26, 2007, at the bride's parents' home in Lawrence, with Bill Vogler and Phil Dougan officiating. The bride is the daughter of Rodger and Sheryl Henry, Lawrence. The groom is the son of Mark and Mary Moody, Asheville N.C. Matron of honor was Sheryl Henry. Best men were Patrick Moody and John Moody. Bridesmaids were Katie Huff, Sarah Dinsdale, Stacey Urban, Ashley Knight, Jen Daugherty, Lauren Moody and Morgan Hodges. Groomsmen were Luke Henry, Stephen Vinson, Ken Chang, Evan Toren and Brett Olson. Personal attendants were Betsy Olson and Katie Messamore. Guest book attendants were Anna Vinson, Becca Hurd, Alex Gray and Clare Owen. Program attendants were Anne Dinsdale and Carolyn Dinsdale. Gift attendants were Mandy Beck and Morgan Scott. Cake attendants were Melissa Colgan and Ellen Travis. Ushers were Jay Gray, Tim Moody, Conor Kelly, Michael Smith and Pat Shehan. Musicians were The Markley Family. Videographer was Rick Mumford. Wedding coordinator was B.J. Kelly. A reception was given at Abe & Jake's Landing. The bride is a graduate of Lawrence High School. She received a Bachelor of Science in community health from Kansas University. She is employed at Blossoms Floral Design in Asheville, N.C. The groom is a graduate of T.C. Roberson High School in Asheville, N.C. He received a Bachelor of Science in human biology from KU. He is employed by Alphatec in Asheville, NC. The couple reside in Asheville, N.C.

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Rodecap and Zimmer

Angela Maurine Zimmer and Jeremy Scott Rodecap, both of Perry, announce their engagement, along with their parents, Terry Zimmer and Tina Zimmer-Leiker, Salina, and John and Charlotte Rodecap, Perry. The future bride is a 2001 Salina Central High School graduate. She received a bachelor's of science in nursing from Washburn University. She is employed as a registered nurse at Stormont-Vail Health Care in Topeka. The future groom is a 1995 Perry-Lecompton High School graduate and is a student at Coffeyville Community College. He is a paramedic for the Jefferson County Ambulance Service and the operating chief for Jefferson County Fire District No. 3 in Williamstown. The couple plan an April 12 wedding in Perry.

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Shearburn

Sheena Quinn and Tylor Shearburn were married Sept. 29, 2007, at Danforth Chapel in Lawrence, with Rick Clock officiating. The bride is the daughter of Ron Quinn, Pensacola, Fla., and Chuck and Patricia Protasio, Baldwin City. The groom is the son of Tony Shearburn, Columbus, and Suzanne Shearburn, Parsons. Maid of honor was Chelsea Quinn Baker. Best man was James Lawrence. Bridesmaids were Kara Protasio, Mollie Smith and Ashlee Shearburn. Groomsman was Tony Shearburn. Ushers were Chase Cook and Scott Godbey. Flower girl was Erica Infanger. A reception was given at SpringHill Suites by Marriott. The bride is a 1999 graduate of Baldwin High School. She received a Bachelor of Science from Kansas University in 2003 and is employed at Ranjbar Orthodontics. The groom graduated from Parsons High School in 2000. He received a Bachelor of Science in athletic training from KU in 2006. He is an athletic trainer and store manager at Orthopedic Outfitters of North Kansas City and Independence, Mo. The couple reside in Lawrence.

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Bloom and Burt

Gene and Martha Burt announce the engagement of their daughter, Colleen Burt, all of Overland Park, to Eric Bloom, Lawrence. The groom is the son of Dan and Carolyn Bloom, Eudora. The future bride is a 1997 graduate of St. Thomas Aquinas High School. She received a bachelor's of arts in early childhood education from Kansas University in 2002. She is employed as the lead infant teacher at Stepping Stones Daycare. The future groom is a 1997 Eudora High School graduate and a 2002 KU graduate in architectural engineering. He is employed as a computer technician at Bloom and Associated Physical Therapy. The couple plan an Oct. 18 wedding at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Lawrence.

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Borchardt

Susan Gatton Linden and Paul Borchardt were married Aug. 18, 2007, at White Sand Lake in Lac du Flambeau, Wis., with John Danner officiating. The bride is the daughter of Roger and Linda Gatton, Hutchinson, and Catherine and Joseph Ruocco, Wichita. The groom is the son of Ronald and Pamela Borchardt, Lawrence. The wedding party was made up of the couple's siblings, Robert and Benjamin Gatton, Scott Borchardt and Kelly Elrod. A reception was given at the Top of the Pointe in Minocqua, Wis. The bride is a 1994 graduate of Kapaun Mount Carmel High School in Wichita. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in English in 1998 and a Master of Arts in English in 2000, both from Kansas University. She is currently a freelance writer. The groom graduated from Lawrence High School in 1989. He received a bachelor's degree in accounting and business administration in 1993 and a master's degree in business with an emphasis in accounting in 1994, both from KU. He is employed as a senior manager in state and local tax for Deloitte in Kansas City. The couple reside in Kansas City, Mo.

Anniversary

Nieder

Raymond and Julie Nieder will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with friends and family during an open house reception from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 2 at H & H Grill. Raymond E. Nieder and Julia A. Bolton were married Feb. 5, 1958, in Oklahoma. Raymond worked for Lawrence Decorating and Nieder Contracting. Julie worked for Raney's, First National Bank and The Shelter Inc. Their children are Mike and Sheri Nieder, Lawrence; Brad and Lisa Nieder, Chesterfield, Mo.; Teri Amyx, Overland Park; and Shari and Skip Soukup, Olathe. They have 12 grandchildren. The couple are retired and living in Lawrence. The couple request no gifts.

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Wampler

Dara Raney and Dean Wampler were married Jan. 4, 2008, at The Little White Chapel in Las Vegas. The bride is the daughter of Jerome and Vicki Booth, Lawrence. The groom is the son of Lloyd Wampler and Margaret Herzog, both of Lawrence. A reception will be Feb. 23 at the home of Jerome and Vicki Booth. The bride is a Lawrence High School graduate and has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in textile design from Kansas University. She is employed as a transfer credit analyst at KU's admissions and scholarships department. The groom also graduated from LHS and is a driver for United Parcel Service. The couple live in Lawrence.

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Dillon

Anne Buhler and Paul Dillon were married Dec. 1, 2007, at Plymouth Congregational Church, with the Rev. Dr. Peter A. Luckey officiating. The bride is the daughter of Mark and Marsha Buhler, Lawrence. The groom is the son of Steve Dillon and Teresa Dillon, both of Lawrence. Maid of honor was Alison Lungstrum. Best man was Greg Dillon. Bridesmaids were Allison Lewis, Molly Winter, Katy Belot, Erin Roche, Nicole Indrieri and Jennanne Dougherty. Groomsmen were Jack Dillon, Nick Adams, Kyle Saltijeral, David Feiler, Tyson Buhler and Sam Buhler. Readers were Rachael Huffman and Sara Benson. Guest book attendant was Libby Conn. Ushers were Matt Maigaard, Austin Streeper, Joseph Onofrio and Anthony Onofrio. Candlelighters were Molly Groene, Clara Groene, Emma Groene and Nora Dillon. The reception was given at the Eldridge Hotel. The bride is a 2004 graduate of Colorado State University. She is employed as the associate director of development, special events and communications, at DeLaSalle Education Center in Kansas City, Mo. The groom is a 2003 graduate of Drake University. He is employed as a senior professional sales representative for Shire Pharmaceuticals. The couple reside in Lawrence.

Anniversary

Reynolds

David and Beth Reynolds will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with family and friends during a reception from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Feb. 2 at Boots Adams Alumni Center at Kansas University. David Reynolds and Beth Lauer were married Feb. 1, 1958, in Leavenworth. David received a bachelor's of science in aerospace engineering from KU in 1970 and has a master's of business administration from Rockhurst College. Beth is a member of Altrusa International Inc. She enjoys sewing, genealogy and her grandchildren. The couple founded Apple Tree Homes Inc. Their children are Michael and Gina Reynolds, Shawnee, and Doug and Michelle Stremel, Lawrence. They have five grandchildren. The Reynolds are retired and living in Lawrence. The couple request no gifts.

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