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Couples announcements for July 2008

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Engagement

Gregoire and Johanning

Matt Gregoire, Topeka, and Carrie Johanning, Baldwin City, announce their engagement. The future bride is the daughter of Orville and Judy Johanning, Baldwin City. She is a graduate of Baldwin High School. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in education and a Master of Arts degree in education from Baker University. She is employed at Carbondale Attendance Center. The future groom is the son of John Gregoire, Salina, and the late Janeta Gregoire. He graduated from Salina Central High School. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in education from Kansas Wesleyan University. He plans to receive his Master of Arts degree in education from Baker University in 2009. He is employed at Seaman High School. The couple plan an Aug. 2, 2008, wedding at St. John's United Church of Christ, Baldwin City.

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Omland and Montney

Gordon and Carolyn Montney, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their daughter, Jeanmarie Montney to Kristoffer Omland, both of Columbus, Ohio. The future bride is a 1995 graduate of Lawrence High School. She is a 1999 graduate of Baker University. She graduated from St. Louis University's School of Law and School of Public Health in 2005. The future groom is a 1995 graduate of Penticton High School, Penticton, British Columbia. He graduated from the University of British Columbia in Van Couver in 2001. The couple plan a November 2008 wedding in Lawrence.

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Rector and Ricke

Andrea Ricke, Hoisington, and William "Alan" Rector, Lawrence, announce their engagement. The future bride is the daughter of Kirby and Mary Ricke, Hoisington. She is a 2000 graduate of Hoisington High School. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in sport science from Kansas University in 2004. She received a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from KU Medical Center in 2007. She is a physical therapist at Stormont-Vail Health Care. The future groom is the son of Dick and Deborah Rector, Lawrence. He is a 1998 graduate of Lawrence High School. He is self-employed as a handy man. The couple plan a Nov. 8, 2008, wedding in Lawrence.

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Edwards and Branscum

Hilary Creath Branscum, Beaverton, Ore., and Tyler Scott Edwards, Oakley, announce their engagement. The future bride is the daughter of Creath Fleskes, Topeka. She is a 1995 graduate of Aloha High School, Aloha, Ore. She received Bachelor of Arts degrees in sociology and criminal justice from Kansas University in 2001. She is studying for a Master of Liberal Arts degree in sociology at Baker University. She is a composition account manager at Allen Press Inc. in Lawrence. The future groom is the son of Rex and Mary Asbridge, Oakley. He is a 1997 graduate of Oakley Senior High School. He is the packaging and mailing lead at Allen Press Inc. in Lawrence. The couple plan a Feb. 21, 2009, wedding in Honolulu and a reception in Lawrence in spring 2009.

Anniversary

Wyatt

Duane and Ruth Wyatt will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open reception with family and friends from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds, Building No.1. Duane Wyatt Sr. and Ruth Carr were married July 6, 1958, in Lecompton. They lived in Lawrence, where they raised their four boys: Duane Jr., Jeff, Bryan and Doug. Duane worked for Woods Lumber Yard for 21 years. He was an active member and past president of the Eagles Lodge No. 309. In 1979, they moved to Osage City, where they operated a hardware store until 1984. In 1981, Duane was elected president of the Osage City Chamber of Commerce. Duane and Ruth later moved to Topeka, where they worked for Jostens until Duane's retirement in 1996. The couple then returned to Lawrence, where Ruth worked for the city of Lawrence until her retirement in 2001. The couple now reside in Eudora and are lifelong members of the Lawrence Wesleyan Church. They have 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Anniversary

Schweppe

Earl and Mary Schweppe, Lawrence, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on June 7 with a surprise reception hosted by their children. Mary Woolston and Earl Schweppe were married on June 25, 1948. They have three children: Marla Schweppe, Rochester, N.Y.; Roger and Darlene Schweppe, Topeka; and Eric Schweppe, Lawrence. They have three grandchildren. The couple have lived in Lawrence since 1968. They request no gifts.

Anniversary

Tarpy

Arthur "Sonny" and Shirley Tarpy, Lawrence, were honored on April 27 with an open house reception to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. The event was hosted at their home by their children. About 75 friends and relatives attended. Sonny Tarpy and Shirley Athey were married on April 30, 1958, in Lawrence. The couple raised their children in Eudora before moving to their current residence, where Shirley ran a day care for several years and where they operated a home-grown fruit and vegetable business. Sonny retired from the Lawrence Public Works Department in 1995. They have five children: the late Scott Tarpy and his wife, Coleen, Neosho Mo.; Allan Tarpy, Lawrence; Cathy Newton, Ozawkie; Becky Dilts, Lawrence; and Cheryl Apel, Lawrence. They have five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Wedding

Sleeper

Lindsey Clevenger and Dale Sleeper, both of Lawrence, were married June 21, 2008, at Cornerstone Southern Baptist Church in Lawrence, with the Rev. John McFarland officiating. The bride is the daughter of Stephen Clevenger and Dani Sheltry, both of Lawrence. The groom is the son of David and Pamela Mooney, Lawrence. Maid of honor was Rachel Christenson. Best man was Jeff Parks. Bridesmaids were Shannon Holloway and Amanda McGinnis. Groomsmen were Brandon Clevenger and Andrew Mattson. Junior bridesmaids were Morgan Hemelrick, Laina Sleeper and Ruthie Sleeper. Flower girl was Alexia Clevenger. Ring bearer was Brayden Clevenger. Ushers were Aaron Hemelrick and Devon Pinegar. Guestbook attendant was Katelyn Maxwell. Reception hostesses were Linda Pinegar, Cara Scheideman and Katelyn Maxwell. A reception followed at the Lawrence Community Building. The bride is a 2004 graduate of Lawrence High School. She received an Associate of Science degree from Neosho County Community College in 2006. She is studying applied behavioral science at Kansas University. The groom is a 1995 graduate of Lawrence High School. He is employed with Gregg Tire. The couple reside in Lawrence.

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Geery

Erika Kjorlie, Austin, Texas, and John Geery, Lawrence, were married June 7, 2008, at Clinton Lake, near Stull, with the Rev. James Marc Smith officiating. The bride is the daughter of Eric Kjorlie, Topeka, and Paula Kjorlie, Tubac, Ariz. The groom is the son of Alan and Melinn Geery, Tecumseh. Maid of honor was Ianne Kjorlie. Best man was Chad Kemper. Paula Kjorlie, Eric Kjorlie, Steen Kjorlie, Melinn Geery, Alan Geery and Kirk Geery-Weis were party attendants. A reception followed at Kanwaka Township Hall. The bride is a 1989 graduate of Topeka High School. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in painting with a minor in English from Washburn University in 2001. She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority. She is self-employed as a freelance photographer and artist. The groom is a 1989 graduate of Shawnee Heights High School, Topeka. He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in painting with a minor in art history from Kansas University in 1995. He is self-employed. The couple reside in Lawrence.

Engagement

Millett and McInroy

Larry and Meta McInroy, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Autumn McInroy, Roeland Park, to John Norman Millett, Fairway. The future bride is a 1999 graduate of Free State High School. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in communication studies from Kansas University in 2003. She is a field sales development representative for Echostar Satellite, LLC. The future groom is the son of David Millett, Lawrence, and Mary Millett, Fairway. He is a 1999 graduate of Shawnee Mission East High School. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in communication studies from Kansas University in 2003. He is the director of business development for Stone Creek Consulting. The couple plan a Sept. 20, 2008, wedding at St. Agnes Church in Fairway.

Anniversary

Enos

Carol and Paul Enos, Lawrence, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in their home on July 5. Their event was hosted by their children. Carol Curt met Paul Enos at Kansas University. They were married on July 5, 1958, in Neodesha, the bride's home town. Paul received a Bachelor of Science degree in geology from Kansas University, a Master of Science degree in geology from Stanford University and a Doctorate of philosophy degree in geology from Yale University. He was employed for six years as a research geologist by Shell Development Company in Coral Gables, Fla., and in Houston, before joining the geology faculty at the State University of New York in Binghamton, N.Y. From 1982 through 2000, he was Haas Distinguished Professor at KU. Carol received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from KU, a Master of Science of Teaching degree in French from SUNY-Binghamton, and a Masters of Arts degree in English from KU. She taught English in Centralia, Wash., Anderson Creek, N.C., and Binghamton, N.Y. She taught at Lawrence and Free State High Schools until retirement in 1997 and continues active research on Shakespeare's life. The couple has traveled worldwide, largely in conjunction with geologic research. They plan to continue traveling for geology, Shakespeare and grandchildren. They have four children: Heather Enos and Ross Wohlert, Orange, Conn.; Mischa Enos and Mark Martin, Houston; Kevin Enos, Lawrence; and Curt Enos, Virginia Beach, Va. They have five grandchildren.

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Baruth and Stromberg

Ken and Karen Baruth, Murietta, Calif., announce the engagement of their daughter, Lauren Baruth, to Jeffrey Stromberg, both of Lawrence. Jeffrey is the son of Dale Stromberg, Getzville, N.Y., and Linda Stone, Fort Scott. The future bride is a 2002 graduate of Batavia High School, Batavia, Ill. She is a graduate of Z Cosmetology Academy in Lawrence. She is employed with Beauty Brands in Kansas City, Kan. The future groom is a 2000 graduate of Free State High School. He is employed with Sunflower Broadband. The couple plan a Sept. 27, 2008, wedding at Liberty Hall in Lawrence.

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Taylor and Mailen

Ken and Brenda Taylor, Emporia, along with Gregg and Diane Mailen, Ottawa, announce the engagement of their children, Kelly Taylor, Emporia, and Russell Mailen, Waxahachie, Texas. The future bride is a graduate of Hartford High School in Hartford. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in business management from Kansas University. She is employed with Boston Financial Data Services in Lawrence. The future groom is a graduate of Palmer High School in Palmer, Texas. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in aerospace engineering from KU. He is employed with Hawker Beechcraft in Wichita. The couple plan a Sept. 27, 2008, wedding at Messiah Lutheran Church in Emporia.

Anniversary

Ellis

Gary and Ruth Ellis, Perry, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a buffet reception from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. July 19 at the Branded B Ranch, 7418 74th St., 7 miles north of Highway 24 on Jefferson County Road 237 at Newman. The event will be hosted by their children and assisted by their grandchildren. Gary Ellis and Ruth Willkomm were married July 19, 1958, at St. Theresa Catholic Church in Perry, with the Rev. John Quigley officiating. Gary retired from Goodyear after 41 years. Ruth retired from Perry USD #343 after 27 years. They have six children: Dr. Theresa King and Jerry Bollig, Perry; Debbie and Danny Bolden, Lawrence; Kimberly and Scott Urie, Scotland; Jay Ellis, Lawrence; Robert Ellis, Olathe; and Joshua and Torrie Ellis, Perry. They have seven grandchildren. Your presence is your gift.

Anniversary

Brosa

Julius and Carol Brosa, Topeka, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary at 2 p.m. Sunday at the First United Methodist Church in Topeka. Family and friends are welcome to attend the reception. The couple was married July 6, 1958, in Ives Chapel Methodist Church. Carol Brosa grew up in Baldwin City and graduated from Baker University in 1955. Their two children are Cynthia Irvine and husband Edward, and Melinda Rittgers and husband Alan. They have five grandchildren. The couple requests no gifts.

Wedding

Lewis and Lesko

Laura Lesko and Danny Lewis, both of Eudora, were married May 31, 2008, at St. Charles Church in Parma, Ohio, with the Rev. John T. Carlin officiating. The bride is the daughter of Chris Lesko, Westlake, Ohio, and Francine Scheske, Strongsville, Ohio. The groom is the son of Jane Lewis, Surprise, Ariz. Matron of honor was Kristen Kurilec. Best man was Justin Kout. Bridesmaids were Michelle Emrich, Francine Thome, Erin Penning and Natalie Zumwalt. Groomsmen were Bobby Valenti, Nick Mangosing, Trent Jones and Brian Luke. Ushers were Chris Lesko, John Vigil, Heath Peterson, David Ochoa, Matt Thompson, Chris Tyrrell and Johnnie Watkins. A reception followed at DeLuca's Place in the Park in Lorain, Ohio. The bride is a 1998 graduate of Parma Senior High School, Parma, Ohio. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in public relations from Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, Mich. She was a sports information assistant at the University of Houston. She was an assistant director of media relations for Kansas University Athletics Department. She is the state director of communications for March of Dimes, Overland Park. The groom is a 1999 graduate of Cactus High School, Phoenix. He played football for Phoenix College in Phoenix. He was a football letter winner for KU and he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in education from KU in 2004. He was an intern for Williams Educational Fund for KU Athletics. He is an assistant director of alumni programs for Kansas Alumni Association. The couple reside in Eudora.

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Knight and Fender

Michelle Knight and Luke Fender, both of Lawrence, were married May 17, 2008, at the South Park gazebo in Lawrence, with the Rev. Paul Gray officiating. The bride is the daughter of Donald and Wanda Knight, Lawrence. The groom is the son of Edward Fender and Linda Drennon, both of Topeka. Maid of honor was Allison Kerns. Best man was Dustin Burr. A reception followed at Heartland Community Church in Lawrence. The bride is a 1993 graduate of Lawrence High School. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from Emporia State University in 1997. She completed the Graduate Education Program at Avila University in December 2007. The groom is a 1997 graduate of Lawrence High School. He attended Kansas University. The couple reside in Lawrence.

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Bonner and Kitterman

Jodi Kitterman, McLouth, and Taylor Bonner, Stafford, were married June 7, 2008, at St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Lenexa, with the Rev. Wayne Castle officiating. The bride is the daughter of Larry and Reta Kitterman, McLouth. The groom is the son of Steve and Kara Bonner, Stafford. Matron of Honor was Penny Burchett. Maid of honor was Holly Kitterman. Best man was Clint Bonner. Bridesmaids were Jessica Folsom and Tanisha Domann. Groomsmen were Brent Knoche, Tommy Dearing and TJ Dearing. Flower girls were Jordyn Folsom and Paige Jones. Ring bearer was Antone Vinduska. Candle lighters were Kennedy Knoche and Ceri McAferty. Ushers were Tony Pelnar and Ryan Rewerts. Wedding attendants were Aimee McDonald, Leah Bonner and Shawna Knoche. Reception attendants were Elizabeth Owsley and Stephanie Biggs. A reception followed at Lenexa Community Center. The bride is a 2002 graduate of McLouth High School and a 2005 graduate of Kansas State University. She is a first-grade teacher in De Soto. The groom is a 1998 graduate of Stafford High School and a 2002 graduate of Fort Hays State University. He is a marketing specialist for John Deere in Lenexa. The couple reside in Shawnee.

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Carnagie and Sanders

Allison Sanders, Lawrence, and Brent Carnagie, Eudora, were married April 12, 2008, at Eudora Church of Christ, with the Rev. Brian Gochenour officiating. The bride is the daughter of Richard and Regina Sanders, Lawrence. The groom is the son of Dale and Susan Carnagie, Eudora. Maids of honor were Ashley Hart and Aly Barland. Best man was Drew Carnagie. Bridesmaid was Chelsea Carnagie. Groomsmen were Trevor Brooks and Travis Sanders. Guest book attendant was Nicole Bowser. Greeter was Danielle Carnagie. Ushers were Ryan Carnagie and Jerrad Born. Flower girl was Jaden Brooks. A reception followed at Eudora Church of Christ. The bride is a 2003 graduate of Lawrence High School. She is a 2006 graduate of Z Cosmetology Academy in Lawrence. She is a senior stylist at Beauty Brands in Lawrence. The groom is a 2000 graduate of Eudora High. He attended Ottawa University and received an associate's degree in liberal arts from Johnson County Community College in 2004. He is a service managing coordinator at Fed Ex Ground in Shawnee. The couple reside in Eudora.

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Lewis and Berry

Natalie Brooke Berry and James Todd Lewis were married May 31, 2008, at Ann Street United Methodist Church in Beaufort, NC., with the Rev. Caswell Eure Shaw Jr. officiating. The bride is the daughter of Michael and Cathryn Berry, Rocky Mount, N.C. The groom is the son of Richard and Catherine Lewis, Lawrence. Maid of honor was Leslie Barnes. Best man was the groom's father, Richard Lewis. Bridesmaids were Molly Norton, Meredith Custer, Morgan Lasater, Kindelle Morton, Ann Berry, and Anna Lea. Groomsmen were Brandon Berry, Bix Ellenbecker, John Gallagher, John Stuart, Brandon Johnson, Kristopher Schmidt and Timothy Swanson. Greeters were Amanda Shintay and Alexandra Jachowicz. Organist was Candice Davis. Violinist was Bix Ellenbecker. A reception followed at the North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores. The bride is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is employed by Wachovia Securities as an operations analyst-officer for the Business Services Group in Richmond, Va. The groom is a graduate of Kansas University. He is regional account manager for Miele Inc. in Virginia. The couple reside in Richmond.

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West and Forkenbrock

Steve and Janet West, Abilene, along with Ron and Connie Forkenbrock, Manhattan, announce the engagement of their children Jennifer Lee West and Scott William Forkenbrock, both of Lawrence. The future bride is a 1993 graduate of Abilene High School. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in education from Fort Hays State University in 1998. She received a Master of Science degree in education from Kansas University in 2001. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from Washburn University in 2003. She is a registered nurse in the emergency room at Overland Park Regional Medical Center. The future groom is a 1989 graduate of Immaculata High School, Leavenworth. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in education from Kansas State University in 1994. He received a Master of Science degree in education from Mid-America Nazarene University in 2002. He is a teacher at Central Junior High School in Lawrence. The couple plan a Sept. 26, 2008, wedding at St. Andrew's Catholic Church in Abilene.

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Freeman and Goodison

Alfred and Cheryl Freeman, Lawrence, along with Ward and Margaret Goodison, Mound City, announce the engagement of their children, Felicia Freeman, Lawrence, and Ben Goodison, Mound City. The future bride is a 2004 graduate of Free State High School. She attended Baker University and Pittsburg State University. She plans to receive a communication degree with emphasis in public relations from Arizona State University in 2009. She is a leasing consultant for Mark-Taylor Residential, Gilbert, Ariz. The future groom is a 2001 graduate of Jayhawk-Linn High School. He attended Kansas University. He received a bachelor's degree in construction management from Pittsburg State University in 2008. He is a project supervisor for CECO Concrete Construction, Tempe, Ariz. The couple plan an Aug. 30, 2008, wedding at Plymouth Congregational Church in Lawrence.

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Goodman and Wilson

Chelsea Monteen Wilson, Vinland, and Andrew Dallas Goodman, Conway, Ark., were married June 21, 2008, at the Wilson family farm in Vinland, with Dr. Gary Elliott officiating. The bride is the daughter of Bill and Cheryl Wilson, Vinland. The groom is the son of Stan and Renee Goodman, Conway, Ark. Bridesmaids were Brandie Reynolds, Kristina Wilson, Angela Eberhart, Laura Schwieger, Jessie Sears, Shannon Wilson, Callie Washer and Emily Felts. Groomsmen were Phillip Carper, Hunter Wilson, Jeremy Fultz, Brian Schwieger, John Julian, Jonathan Dismang, Chris Coker, Bob Hunt and Joey Lambert. Ushers were Brad Wilson, Spencer Wilson, Jonathan Reynolds and Isaiah Eberhart. Ring bearer was Cade Chism. Honorary ring bearer was Solomon Washer. Flower girls were Claire Norris and Nikki Morgan. Honorary flower girl was Kaidren Eberhart. Program attendant was Kyle Norris. Guest picture attendant was Madison Morgan. A reception followed at the Wilson family farm in Vinland, the home of the bride's parents. Entertainment was provided by the Big Smith Band from Springfield, Mo. The bride is a 2001 graduate of Baldwin High School. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in general business from Harding University, Searcy, Ark., in 2005. The groom is a 1999 graduate of Conway High School, Conway, Ark. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in marketing from Harding University, Searcy, Ark., in 2004. The couple reside in North Little Rock, Ark.

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Denneler and Weigel

David and Jaton Denneler, Colby, along with Maure and Theresa Weigel, Brookville, announce the engagement of their children, Ashley Denneler and Aaron Weigel, both of Lawrence. The future bride is a graduate of Colby High School. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in art history from Kansas University. She is employed with U.S. Bank in Lawrence. The future groom is a graduate of Ell-Saline High School. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from KU. He is employed with Tradewind Energy in Lenexa. The couple plan an Aug. 31, 2008, wedding in Watson Park in Lawrence.

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Montney and Omland

Gordon and Carolyn Montney, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their daughter, Jeanmarie Montney, to Kristoffer Omland, both of Columbus, Ohio. Kristoffer is the son of Jeff Omland and Maureen McDonald, both of Penticton, British Columbia. The future bride is a 1995 graduate of Lawrence High School. She is a 1999 graduate of Baker University. She graduated from St. Louis University's School of Law and School of Public Health in 2005. The future groom is a 1995 graduate of Penticton High School, Penticton, British Columbia. He graduated from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver in 2001. The couple plan a November 2008 wedding in Lawrence.

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Robb and McCoy

Steven Robb, Lawrence, and Vicki Robb, Auburn, announce the engagement of their daughter, Laura Jennifer Robb, to Kevin Michael McCoy, both of Overland Park. Kevin is the son of John and Theresa McCoy, Olathe. The future bride is a 1998 graduate of Washburn Rural High School and is employed at Entercom Broadcasting. The future groom is a 2000 graduate of Olathe East High School and is also employed at Entercom Broadcasting. The couple plan a Sept. 5, 2008, wedding in Estes Park, Colo.

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LaDuke and Clagett

Jamie LeAnne LaDuke, Oskaloosa, and Daniel Keith Clagett, Manhattan, were married June 14, 2008, in Oskaloosa, with Judge Dennis Reiling officiating. The bride is the daughter of Willie and Genie LaDuke, Oskaloosa. The groom is the son of Ernie and Penny Rice, Horton. Maid of honor was Rebecca Underhill. Best man was Chad Coffman. Bridesmaids were Carley Branch and Michele Parcell. Groomsmen were Duke LaDuke and Kin Hickman. Flower girl was Courtney Coffman. Ring bearer was Caleb Coffman. Photographers were Sonny and Sarah Peters. A reception followed at Rose's Downtown Cafe in Oskaloosa. The bride is a 2006 graduate from Perry-Lecompton High School. She works on her farm south of Oskaloosa. The groom is a graduate of St. Marys High School. He is employed with Wright Tree Service. The couple reside on the family farm in Oskaloosa.

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Rowland and Hukle-Vankirk

Holly Elizabeth Rowland and Justin Hukle-Vankirk were married on April 17, 2008, in a private ceremony in Lawrence, with Judge Peggy Kittel officiating. The bride is the daughter of Cynthia Rowland, Overland Park, and the late William Rowland. She is a 1995 graduate of Shawnee Mission West High School. She received a Bachelor of General Studies degree in psychology from Kansas University in 1999 and recently completed her Masters in Social Work degree at University of Missouri-Kansas City. The groom is the son of Marian Hukle, Lawrence. He is a 1996 graduate of Tonganoxie High School. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in mathematics in 2004 and a Master of Arts degree in mathematics in 2007, both from KU. He is a marketing research analyst for Commerce Bank in Kansas City, Mo. The couple reside in Kansas City, Mo.

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Breithaupt and Rossi

Cameo Breithaupt and Michael Rossi were married May 16, 2008, at Dunn's Landing in Baldwin City. The bride is the daughter of Delbert and Reta Breithaupt, Wellsville. She graduated cum laude from Fort Scott Community College and is taking classes online from Kansas State University for business. She is employed at Orschelm's in Ottawa. The groom is the son of Dean and Marie Rossi of Ottawa. He graduated from Hutchison Community College before attending Kansas State University for a year. He is employed at American Eagle Outfitters in Ottawa. Cainan Shutt was the ring bearer.

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Crane and Williams

Christina Crane and Kristopher Williams, both of Lawrence, were married June 28, 2008, at Kansas University's Danforth Chapel, with William "Sonny" Williams, the groom's father, officiating. The bride is the daughter of Ronnie and Margene Crane, Americus. The groom is the son of William "Sonny" and Debra Williams, Vienna, Mo. Ushers were Jacob Williams, Micah Williams and Isaac Williams. Guest book attendants were Maria Williams, Crystal Williams and Cristina Williams. Wedding gift attendants were Ashley Allen and Rachel Ratzlaff. Ring bearer was Jaden Feliz-Kent, the son of the bride. Musician was Mike Hamm. A reception was given in Lawrence at the home of Jacob and Maria Williams, brother of the groom. The wedding cake was made and decorated by Debra Williams and Marylynn Farwell. The bride graduated from Emporia State University with a bachelor's degree in psychology. The groom graduated from KU with bachelor's degrees in English and communication and a Master of Business Administration degree from Baker University. He is a loan officer for Indymac Bank in Kansas City, Mo. The couple reside in Lawrence.

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Bailey and Brown

Jacqueline Lea Brown and Derek Andrew Bailey were married April 26, 2008, at the Church of the Magdalen in Wichita, with the Rev. Zachary Shallow officiating. The bride is the daughter of Lynn and Britt Brown, Wichita. The groom is the son of Jane and Rick Bailey, Lawrence. Maid of honor was Megan Nordyke. Best men were Ryan Bailey and Tyler Bailey. Bride's attendants were Julie Davis, Margery Docking, Christine Callan, Jessica Sayers, Leah Lewis and Shannon Wise. Groom's attendants were Aaron Brown, Ruse Brown, Mike Morrell, Casey Rahmeier, and Brian Dobski. Ushers were Andy Frieze, Noah Greene, George Robinson and Sean Kennedy. Guest book attendants were Kerry Frick, Andrea Hemphill, Ellie Beckler and Jennifer Koehn. Flower girl was Isabella Toman. Ring bearer was Casey Champney. A reception followed at the Wichita Country Club. The bride is a graduate of Kansas University where she earned a Bachelor of General Studies degree in communication studies. She is employed as a manager of World Market in Lawrence. The groom is also a graduate of KU where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in finance. He is employed as a credit analyst/loan administrator by Lawrence Bank. The couple reside in Lawrence.

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Bireta and Bodach

Richard and Jane Bireta, Lawrence, along with William and Patricia Bodach, Joliet, Ill., announce the engagement of their children, David Bireta and Karen Bodach, both of Chicago. The future bride is a 2000 graduate of Joliet Catholic Academy, Joliet, Ill. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering and a Master of Science degree in civil engineering from Iowa State University. She is a civil engineer at Baxter & Woodman, Inc. in Crystal Lake, Ill. The future groom is a 2000 graduate of Free State High School. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science from Iowa State University. He is a computer programmer at Stats, LLC in Northbrook, Ill. The couple plan a June 13, 2009, wedding at St. Paul the Apostle Church in Joliet, Ill.

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Carlson and Jump

Heather Carlson and Robert Jump, both of Lawrence, announce their engagement. The future bride is the daughter of Shannon Channel, Lawrence, and the late Sam Channel. She is also the daughter of Randy Pringle, Ogden. She is a graduate of Free State High School and the manager of Loan Max in Lawrence. The future groom is the son of Gary and Josefa Jump, Lawrence. He is a graduate of Lawrence High School. He received an associate's degree in commercial arts at Labette Community College in Parsons. He is a graphic artist for Victory Sportswear in Lawrence. The couple plan a June 21, 2009, wedding in the Florida Keys and a reception in Lawrence in summer 2009.

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Conrad-Taggart and Allen

Christina Conrad-Taggart, Lawrence, and Dennis Allen Jr., New York City, were married July 5, 2008, in Lawrence, with the Rev. Amanda Mische officiating. The bride is the daughter of Linda Conrad, Eudora, and the late Randall Conrad Sr. The groom is the son of Dennis Allen Sr., New York City, and Catherine Rossi, Stowe, Vt. Maid of honor was Amanda Ellis. Best man was Randall Conrad Jr. Kaytlynn Galyean-Ellis was flower girl. Dakota Taggart was ring bearer. A reception followed at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Lawrence. The bride is a 1997 graduate of Lawrence High School. She is finishing her elementary education degree with the University of Phoenix at the Lenexa campus. She is employed with the Lawrence School District. The groom is a 1987 graduate of Theodore Roosevelt High School, Bronx, N.Y. He is employed with Berry Plastics in Lawrence. The couple reside in Lawrence.

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Akers

Jennifer Sommer, Lawrence, and Cliff Akers, Quincy, Ill., were married June 7, 2008, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Lawrence, with the Rev. John Schmeidler officiating. The bride is the daughter of Joe Sommer, Lawrence, and Linda Sommer, Eudora. The groom is the son of Lonnie Akers, Tennessee, Ill., and Tina Lencioni, Eudora. Matron of honor was Denise Vinardi. Maid of honor was Tiffany Haller. Best man was Doug Akers. Bridesmaid was Elena Delkhah. Groomsmen were J.D. Vinardi and John Weitholder. Flower girl was Angel Cloud. Ring bearer was Garrett Sommer. Guestbook attendant was Jodi Wingebach. Ushers were Mark Able and Tyler Wingebach. Cake servers were Stefanie Wingebach and Alisha Wingebach. A reception followed at Knights of Columbus in Lawrence. The bride is a 2002 graduate of Lawrence High School. She attended Kansas University. She is employed with Capitol Federal Savings in Lawrence. The groom is a 1999 graduate of Liberty High School in Liberty, Ill. He is employed with Chaney Inc. in Lawrence and is a member of union Local 441 in Topeka. The couple reside in Lawrence.

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Kelly and Moore

Danny and Rhonda Moore, announce the engagement of their daughter, Mandy Jo Moore, all of Baldwin City, to David Matthew Kelly, Independence, Kan. David is the son of John and Lois Kelly, Independence. The future bride is a 2001 graduate of Baldwin High School and a 2006 graduate of Pittsburg State University. She is employed as a quality assurance coach with Farmers Insurance. The future groom is a 1998 graduate of Independence High School and is also a 2006 graduate of Pittsburg State. He is employed as a road assist agent with TransAm Trucking. The couple plan an Oct. 11, 2008, wedding in Baldwin City.

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Breithaupt

Delbert and Lois Breithaupt will celebrate their 50th anniversary from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 2, 2008, with a reception at the First Southern Baptist Church of Eudora, 1103 Main St. The reception will be given by their children, Dan and Ann Basel, Eudora, and Delbert and Reta Breithaupt, Wellsville. Delbert and Lois were married Aug. 22, 1958, in Eudora. Delbert was an electrician for the cities of Eudora, De Soto and Baldwin City. He also worked at the Sunflower Army Ammunition Plant. He is the city superintendent of Eudora. Lois worked for the Eudora schools kitchens for 13 years and for the Eudora Nursing Center as a certified nursing assistant for 15 years. They have six grandchildren, five stepgrandchildren, four great-grandchildren and five stepgreat-grandchildren. All family and friends are welcome.

Wedding

Pateta

Elizabeth Brinkley and Makakoloa Pateta, both of Reno, Nev., were married May 31, 2008, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Lawrence, with the Rev. Dr. Gary Teske and the Rev. Bill Ester officiating. The bride is the daughter of Dwight and Mary Brinkley, Lawrence. The groom is the son of the late Viliami and Mele Pateta. Maid of honor was Susan Moss. Best man was Toni Finau. Bridesmaids were Sarah Brinkley, Darlene Moeaki, Kelly Miller and Kelly Wilson. Groomsmen were Adam Brinkley, David Vaioleti, Saia Lavulo and Nau Ne'ufi. Candlelighter was Tiffany Johnson. Musicians were Danielle Musick, soloist; and Anna Eaverson, trumpet. Vocalists were Sarah Brinkley and Deb Eaverson. A reception followed at the Eldridge in Lawrence. The bride is a 1996 graduate of Lawrence High School. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in kinesiology from Kansas State University in 2001. She received a Master of Arts degree in educational leadership from the University of Nevada, Reno, Nev., in 2004. She is the athletic trainer for the Sierra Center for Orthopaedic Rehabilitation and Washoe County School District in Reno. The groom is a graduate of Tonga High School, Nuku'alofa, Tonga. He earned an Associate of Arts degree in architectural drafting from Honolulu Community College in 1997. He is the senior drafter for Ganthner, Melby, L.L.C. in Reno. He is a member of the Reno Zephyrs Rugby Club. The couple reside in Reno.

Wedding

Stockham

Melia Johnson, Lawrence, and John Stockham, Meriden, were married Dec. 1, 2007, at Liberty Hall in Lawrence, with the Rev. Travis Berkley officiating. The bride is the daughter of Ted and Marcia McFarlane, Overland Park. The groom is the son of Pam Stockham, Overland Park, and the late Norman Stockham. Maid of honor was Bailey McFarlane. Best man was Michael Gier. Bridesmaids were Amber Hughes, Ceridwen Goulter, Marilyn Bailey, and Jennifer Goetz. Groomsmen were Kevin Cozzi, Rodney Hopkins, Chris Massey, and Ted Adams. Flower girls were Lakin Adams and Emily Farthing. "Petal chuckers" were Luke Moyer, Jack Moyer and Scott Moyer. Ushers were Evan McFarlane and Chad Stockham. Musicians were Hilary Morton and Chris Shaw, and the Free State High School Chamber Singers. A reception followed at Liberty Hall. The bride is a 1999 graduate of Lawrence High School. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in education from Kansas University in 2003. She received a Master of Science degree in educational technology and communications from KU in 2005. She is employed with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas as an e-learning specialist. The groom is 1989 graduate of Jefferson West High School. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in film studies from KU in 1996. He is employed as an information technology analyst with the university for LAN Support Services. The couple reside in Lawrence.

Engagement

Nye and Grasmick

Jim and Alison Nye announce the engagement of their son, Derek Nye, all of Lawrence, to Andie Grasmick, Denver. Andie is the daughter of Steve and Anne Grasmick, Denver. The future bride is a 2005 graduate of Overland High School, Aurora, Colo. She is a senior at Kansas University with a dual major in mathematics and political science. The future groom is a 2004 graduate of Free State High School. He received a Bachelor of Science in Education degree in sport sciences in May 2008. The couple plan a Jan. 3, 2009, wedding in Denver.

Engagement

Ottesen and Meyer

Gerald Meyer and Linda Meyer, both of Lawrence, announce the engagement of their daughter, Brooke Meyer, to Dustin Ottesen, both of Mission. Dustin is the son of Bob and Jonni Ottesen, Overland Park. The future bride is a 1999 graduate of Lawrence High School and a 2003 graduate of Kansas University. She is a registered nurse for Olathe Health Systems and Truman Medical Center. The future groom is a 1995 graduate of Shawnee Mission South High School and a 2000 graduate of the University of Evansville, Evansville, Ind. He is a mortgage loan originator for Hillcrest Bank and a soccer coach for Blue Valley Soccer Club. The couple plan a Nov. 22, 2008, wedding at Valley View United Methodist Church in Overland Park.

Wedding

Rader

Heather Lynn Porter and Victor Lyn Rader were married April 8, 2008, in Las Vegas. The bride is the daughter of James and Sandy Bustamante, Lawrence. She is a 2001 graduate of Free State High School. The groom is the son of Richard and Betty Rader, Eudora. He is a 1995 graduate of Baldwin High School. A reception is tentatively planned for later. The couple first met at DishNet Co., where they both were employed. He is now self-employed in the oil business. The couple reside in Eudora.

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