Bill and Lucille Rice will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with friends and family today with a picnic buffet at the Rice Ranch. Bill Rice and Lucille Parker were married April 25, 1948, at Danforth Chapel. The couple reside in Baldwin City on the Rice Ranch, where they have farmed and raised cattle for 60 years. They have four children: Ron Rice and wife Trudy, Lawrence; Steve Rice and wife Debbie, Smithville, Mo.; Jane Edmonds and husband Robin, Berryton; and Irene Houk and the late Allen Houk, Oskaloosa. They have nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Van Blaricum and Jennings
Jerry Jennings and Christine Fritzel, both of Lawrence, along with Ken and Annette Van Blaricum, announce the engagement of their children, Katie Jennings and Jay Van Blaricum, both of Lawrence. The future bride is a 2001 Free State High School graduate. She received an anthropology degree from Kansas University in 2005. She is the owner of Insect Art. The future groom is a 1997 Pratt Senior High School graduate. He received a music theory degree from KU in 2001. He received a juris doctorate from the KU School of Law in 2004. He is employed with the Kansas State Board of Tax Appeals and is also a tenor in the vocal ensemble Octarium. The couple plan an Aug. 23, 2008, wedding at Danforth Chapel.
Jaime Sauer and Michael Gillman were married Dec. 15, 2007, at Lawrence Free Methodist Church, with the Rev. Bill Bump officiating. The bride is the daughter of Bruce and Diana Sauer, Lawrence. The groom is the son of Lonnie and Lynda Gillman, Bartlesville, Okla. Maid of honor was Jenn Elm. Best man was Michael Roberts. Bridesmaids were Jen Baum, Michele Daniels, Janice Maddux and Laura Maddux. Groomsmen were James Gillman, Jason Rowley, Drew Wesson and Brent Cardwell. Flower girls were Mika Gillman and Sora Gillman. Ring bearers were Jack Haberly and Dempsey Gillman. Ushers were Ron Freeman, Mark Bairrington and Mike Kern. Guest book attendant was Lynn Yoder. Gift attendant was Beth Yoder. A reception followed at Maceli's. The bride is a 1997 Lawrence High School graduate. She attended Johnson County Community College. She is employed with Capitol Federal Savings Bank. The groom is a 1998 Bartlesville High School graduate. He received an elementary education degree from Haskell Indian Nations University in 2004. He received a Master of Liberal Arts degree with an emphasis in education from Baker University in 2006. He is employed with the Lawrence public school district. The couple reside in Lawrence.
England and Mousseau
Sue McCosar, of Hulbert, Okla., announces the engagement of her daughter, Sharon S. Mousseau, to Ronald W. England, both of Lawrence. Ronald is the son of Ronald England, Cleveland, Ohio, and Mary Jackson, Lawrence. The future bride is a 1978 graduate of Lawrence High School and is employed as an information specialist II for Vangent Inc. The future groom is a 1987 graduate of Eudora High School and is employed as a senior carpenter for Kansas University. The couple plan an Oct. 4, 2008, wedding at Danforth Chapel.
Sanchez and Watson
Debbie Watson, of Houston, announces the engagement of her daughter, Tonya Watson, to Shawn Sanchez, both of Severn, Md. Shawn is the son of Tony and Rosalee Sanchez, Upper Marlboro, Md. The future bride is a 1993 graduate of Lawrence High School. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in organismal biology from Kansas University in 1998. She received a medical degree from KU School of Medicine in 2002. She was an anesthesiology resident at University of Pennsylvania Hospital in 2006. She is an anesthesiologist in the Baltimore and Washington, D.C., area. The future groom is a 1991 graduate of Greece Arcadia High School in Rochester, N.Y. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science from Rochester Institute of Technology in 1999. He is employed as a systems engineer in Washington, D.C. The couple plan an Aug. 23, 2008, wedding in Hunt Valley, Md.
Sturgeon and Erwin
Ben Erwin, of Eudora, and Vicci Erwin, of Lawrence, announce the engagement of their daughter, Shabecca Erwin, Lawrence, to Wyatt Sturgeon, of Meriden. Wyatt is the son of Curtis Sturgeon, of Meriden. The future bride is a Goddard High School graduate. She attended college for two years and graduated from Pinnacle Career Institute in 2007 with a Medical Office Assistant certificate. She is employed with Lawrence Memorial Hospital. The future groom is a Jefferson West High School graduate. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in business from Emporia State University in 1997 and a Master of Business Administration degree in 1999. He is employed with Vangent Inc. in Lawrence. The couple plan an Aug. 2, 2008, wedding at United Methodist Church in Meriden.
Knipp and Allen
Suzanne and Henry Otto III, of Manhattan, announce the engagement of their daughter, Carrie Elizabeth Allen, to Dale Knipp, both of Denver. Dale is the son of Gary Knipp, of Tonganoxie, and Loraine Knipp, of Basehor. The future bride has an education degree from Kansas State University and is a 1996 graduate of Manhattan High School. She is a French teacher for the Cherry Creek school district. The future groom has a Bachelor of Science degree in education and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish and Latin American studies, all from Kansas University, and a Master of Business Administration degree. He is an information technology and business management consultant. The couple plan a May 25, 2008, wedding at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Manhattan.