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Couples announcements for September 2009

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Engagement

High and Ledbetter

Scott and Michele High, Bertrand, Neb., announce the engagement of their daughter, Monica High, to Curtis Ledbetter, both of Lincoln, Neb. The future bride is a graduate of Bertrand High School and a 2004 graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She is an assistant store leader at Scheels in Lincoln. The future groom is the son of Calvin and Karen Ledbetter, Lawrence. He is a graduate of Lawrence High School, a 2005 graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and is the director of baseball operations for the university. The couple plan an Oct. 3, 2009, wedding in Lincoln.

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Conn and Franklin

Libby Jane Conn and Joseph Benjamin Franklin, both of New Haven, Conn., announce their engagement. The future bride is the daughter of Les Conn, Cheshire, Conn., and Mary Conn, Eudora. She is a 2000 graduate of Free State High School and earned a bachelor’s degree from Duke University in 2004. She is a producer for Connecticut Public Radio, an NPR affiliate in Hartford. The future groom is the son of Ray and Jane Franklin, Orlando, Fla. He is a graduate of Winter Park High School in Orlando. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Duke University in 2004 and is completing a doctorate in cell biology at Yale University. The couple plan a Nov. 7, 2009, wedding in Lawrence.

Wedding

McWilliams

Nicole Marie Andregg, Lawrence, and Tyler Lee McWilliams, Lee’s Summit, Mo., were married June 20, 2009, at Plymouth Congregational Church, in Lawrence, with the Rev. Peter Luckey officiating. The bride is the daughter of Todd and Karen Andregg, Lawrence. The groom is the son of Jerry and Dawn McWilliams, Lee’s Summit. Maids of honor were Kailey Mesler, Amanda Faletra, Jessica Nichols and Taylor McWilliams. Best man was Nate McWilliams. Groomsmen were Kevin Compton, Nick McWilliams and Alex Goff-Awad. Flower girl was Krystal Flathers. Ringbearer was Chandler Scruggs. Candlelighters were Miranda Stromgren and Ashtyn Scruggs. Ushers were Travis Andregg, Zach Andregg, Jerod Post and Jordan Post. A reception was given at Maceli’s. The bride is a 2004 graduate of Lawrence High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree in biology/psychology from Northwest Missouri State University and is studying for a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree at Southwest Baptist University. The groom is a 2004 graduate of Lee’s Summit North High School. He earned bachelor’s degrees in marketing and management from NWMSU, and is studying for a Master of Business Administration degree also from NWMSU. He is employed with Commerce Bank. The couple reside in Bolivar, Mo.

Anniversary

Mayhew

Bill and Patricia Mayhew, Lawrence, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a family dinner at the home of Carol and Dave Kyner. The dinner was hosted by their daughter Lisa Mayhew and husband Johnny White; their son Scott and wife Jessica; and three granddaughters. Bill Mayhew and Patricia Darnell were married on Aug. 30, 1959, in Plainville. They are both Kansas University graduates and retired in Lawrence in 2001, after living for many years in Arlington Heights, Ill.

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Schrock

Schrock Wayne and Janet Schrock, Lawrence, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with their family at Grand Lake, Colo., in August. Wayne Schrock and Janet Rae Millen were married on Sept. 6, 1959, at the Evangelical United Brethren Church, in Republic, with the Rev. H. Frank Bennent officiating. Wayne graduated from Hutchinson Community College and earned a chemical engineering degree from Kansas University. He retired from FMC Corporation, in Princeton, N.J., after 40 years of service. Janet earned a music education degree from Bethany College in Lindsborg. She taught music for six years in elementary and junior high schools in WaKeeney and Charleston, W.Va., before retiring to raise their family. They moved to Lawrence in 1999, after Wayne’s retirement and reside at 1004 Branchwood Drive. They have three sons, Douglas, Medford, Ore.; Daryl, Cresent City, Calif.; and David and wife Jennifer, Lone Tree, Colo.; and three grandchildren, Ryan, Carly and Logan.

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Senecal

Bob and Evelyn Senecal, Lawrence, were married 50 years ago on Aug. 22, 1959, at St. Bartholomew Church, in Newayo, Mich. In August, the couple’s four children, Michelle, Mike, Matt and Rob, spouses and 10 grandchildren co-hosted a yard sale followed by a private outdoor dinner party at the home of Rob and Katie Senecal and a brunch at Maceli’s. Bob and Evelyn have celebrated the year by traveling throughout the states visiting relatives and friends and hosting separate vacations with each of their children and families. Bob is dean emeritus of Kansas University’s Division of Continuing Education, where he served for 34 years. He is formerly a Mott Foundation director, in Flint, Mich., community development specialist for the University of Iowa, and specialist for the Kansas Board of Regents and State Education Commission. He earned a doctorate in administration of higher education and adult education from the University of Iowa before moving to Kansas in 1969. Evelyn recently retired after nearly 30 years as a certified financial planner where she owned a franchise business with Ameriprise Financial Services and served as a senior financial adviser and member of the Hall of Fame. She is formerly a home economics instructor for Flint Community College in Michigan and the University of Iowa, where she earned a doctorate in administration of higher education and home economics. She has served as assistant to the dean of the KU School of Law and associate dean of the College of Home Economics at Kansas State University. In lieu of a reception, the Senecals invite friends to stop by their residence at 2101 La., to offer best wishes.

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Hedges

Rich and Ginny Hedges, Lawrence, will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary on Sunday. Rich Hedges and Ginny O’Keefe were married on Sept. 6, 1969, in Lawrence. They are both Lawrence High School graduates. Rich has worked for many years in the trucking industry and is currently employed by Old Dominion Freight Line. Ginny worked for several years in area school districts. She also worked at Sallie Mae and Capitol Federal, both in Lawrence. The couple also founded Big Guy’s Toy Trucks Inc. in the 1990’s. They have a daughter, Julie, of Lawrence.

Engagement

Brummett and Rumback

Mike and Susan Brummett announce the engagement of their daughter, Martha Brummett, all of Lawrence, to Benjamin Rumback, Hutchinson. The future bride is a 2002 graduate of Free State High School. She is studying fashion design at Columbia College in Chicago and is a florist at Marguerite Gardens in Chicago. The future groom is the son of Don and Karla Rumback, Hutchinson. He is a 2001 graduate of Trinity Catholic High School and studied painting at Kansas University. He is a preschool teacher at Hoyne Street Playgroup in Chicago and a self-employed artist. The couple plan a Nov. 14, 2009, wedding in The Alton Ballroom at Pachamama’s.

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Brumley

Jim and Nelma Brumley, Lawrence, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with family. The couple were married Sept. 10, 1959. Jim retired from KP&L in 1982. Nelma worked both outside the home and as a homemaker.

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Baum and Schmidt

Curtis and Paula Baum along with Clancy Schmidt and Sherry Vratil announce the engagement of their children, Jennifer Baum and Scott Schmidt, all of Lawrence. The future bride is a 2000 graduate of Lawrence High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from Baker University in 2005 and a master’s degree in physician assistant studies from Union College in 2008. She is a physician assistant in the emergency department at Stormont Vail Regional Health Center in Topeka. The future groom is a 1998 graduate of Lawrence High and is attending Washburn University’s School of Education. The couple plan an October 2009 wedding at Mildale Farm in Edgerton.

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Antes and Boehle

Steve and Marcia Boehle, Lawrence, along with Carl Antes, Overland Park, and Barbara Bernstein, Shawnee, announce the engagement of their children, Ashley Boehle and Ryan Antes, both of Olathe. The future bride is a 1998 graduate of Lawrence High School and a 2003 graduate of Kansas University. She is the director of meetings and events at ASE Group, Inc. The future groom is a 1998 graduate of Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy and a 2002 graduate of KU. He is a financial advisor with Merrill Lynch. The couple plan an Oct. 17, 2009, wedding at the Eldridge Hotel in Lawrence.

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Cobb and Morley

Emmett and Carol Morley, Lee’s Summit, Mo., along with David and Carol Cobb, and Deena and Mark Shipley, all of Lawrence, announce the engagement of their children, Lauren Morley, Overland Park, to Mike Cobb, Lawrence. The future bride earned bachelor’s degrees in psychology and studio art from Baker University and a master’s degree in art therapy from Emporia State University. She is the education support specialist at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. The future groom earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology and English from Baker University and works for the Lawrence Police Department. The couple plan a Nov. 7, 2009, wedding at Danforth Chapel at Kansas University.

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Stansberry and Yoder

Stephen and Mary Yoder announce the engagement of their daughter, Lynn Yoder, to Glen Stansberry, all of Lawrence. The future bride is a 2003 graduate of Lawrence High School and earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Washburn University in May 2008. The future groom is the son of Lowell and Carolyn Stansberry, Baldwin City. He is a 2002 graduate of Baldwin High School and earned a bachelor’s degree in history from Kansas University in 2008. The couple plan an Oct. 24, 2009, wedding at Lawrence Free Methodist Church.

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Rickard and Moran

Thomas and Sherry Moran, Eudora, announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Moran, to Jeff Rickard, both of Arvada, Colo. The future bride is a 2004 graduate of Eudora High School and a 2008 graduate of Washburn University’s School of Nursing. She is a registered nurse at Lutheran Medical Center in Arvada. The future groom is the son of Susan Rickard, Westminster, Colo., and the late John Rickard. He is a 2004 graduate of Standley Lake High School and a 2008 graduate of Washburn University. He is an engineering graduate student at School Of Mines in Golden, Colo., and employed at SunCor Energy in Denver. The couple plan a Sept. 17, 2009, wedding in Golden.

Anniversary

Garcia

Thomas Jr. and Michele Garcia, Lawrence, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with a family brunch at Maceli’s. The couple were married on Sept. 10, 1949, at St. John’s Catholic Church in Lawrence. They met in France during World War II when Thomas served in the 75th Infantry Division. The couple have four children, Francine and Leo Gonzalez, Topeka; Dolores and Steve Ortiz, Lawrence; Thomas III, Lawrence; and Yvonne and Alan Garcia, Lawrence; seven grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

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Lohmeyer and Plummer

Dave and Susan Plummer, De Soto, announce the engagement of their daughter, Krissy Plummer, to Eric Lohmeyer, both of Kansas City, Mo. The future bride earned a bachelor’s degree in education from the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 2004 and a Master’s of Business Administration from Rockhurst University in 2008. She is a fourth-grade teacher at Warren Hills Elementary with Liberty Public Schools. The future groom is the son of John and Lynn Lohmeyer, Salina. He earned a bachelor’s degree in business from Kansas University in 2002 and is a commodities trader for FC Stone. The couple plan a Jan. 8, 2010, wedding in Sanibel Island, Fla., with a reception in Kansas City in February.

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Kealing

John Weltmer and Patty McGrew, both of Lawrence, along with John and Debby Kealing, Chesterfield, Mo., announce the engagement of their children, Anne Weltmer and Jonathan Kealing, both of Lawrence. The future bride is a 2003 graduate of Lawrence High School and earned bachelor's degrees in history and journalism from Kansas University in 2007. She plans to graduate from KU's School of Law in May 2010. The future groom is a 2003 graduate of Parkway Central High School and earned bachelor's degrees in journalism and political science from KU in 2007. He is the online editor for LJWorld.com. The couple plan a May 8, 2010, wedding at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Lawrence.

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Grant and Esch

Amanda Grant and Orion Esch, both of Lafayette, Colo., announce their engagement along with their parents, Steve and Mary Grant, Lawrence, and Lee and Toni Esch, The Woodlands, Texas. The future bride is a 1998 graduate of Lawrence High School and attended Kansas University. She will begin nursing school in January 2010 in Longmont, Colo. The future groom is a 1998 graduate of The Woodlands (Texas) High School and a graduate of Texas State Technical College in Waco. He is an engineer for Lockheed-Martin. The couple plan a Nov. 7, 2009, wedding at The Eisenhower Chapel in Denver.

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Parman and Lawrence

Craig Parman, Belle Plaine, and Dena Parman and Bethany Mills, both of Wichita, along with Brian and Joni Lawrence of Lawrence, announce the engagement of their children, Tamera Parman and Matthew Lawrence, both of Lawrence. The future bride is also the daughter of the late Lloyd Mills. She is a 2002 graduate of Mulvane High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Kansas University in 2006 and plans to graduate from KU’s School of Law in May 2010. The future groom is a 2002 graduate of Lawrence High School and earned a bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering from KU in 2007. He is a first lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force and is stationed at Holloman Air Force Base in Alamogordo, N.M. The couple plan an Oct. 17, 2009, wedding at Danforth Chapel at KU.

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Sanders and Brown

Lawrence and Karen Sanders, Eudora, announce the engagement of their daughter, Amanda Lynn Sanders, Manhattan, to Shawn Brown, Junction City. The future bride is a 2004 graduate of Eudora High School and earned a bachelor’s degree in English from Kansas State University in 2008. She is a paraeducator with Manhattan High School, a Mary Kay consultant, and works part time at Riddles Jewelry Store. The future groom is the son of James and Jill Brown, Crown Point, Ind. He is a 2004 graduate of Crown Point High School and is a sergeant in the 1st Infantry Division. He was deployed to Iraq in August. The couple plan an Oct. 16, 2010, wedding at Trinity Lutheran Church in Lawrence.

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Robinson and Ricke

Gordon and Tereza Robinson announce the engagement of their daughter, Wendy Robinson, all of Lawrence, to Christopher Ricke, Wichita. The future bride is a graduate of Lawrence High School. She earned an associate’s degree in textile design from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York and a bachelor’s degree in fine arts from Kansas University. She is the director of extended care at St. John Catholic School in Lawrence. The future groom is the son of Glenn and Kay Ricke, Wichita. He is a graduate of Campus High School in Haysville and earned a bachelor’s degree in architecture from Kansas State University. The couple plan an Oct. 17, 2009, wedding at St. Lawrence Catholic Chapel in Lawrence.

Wedding

Apprill

Nicole Howard, St. Francis, and Bob Apprill, Lecompton, were married June 20, 2009, at Lawrence Free Methodist Church, with the Rev. Bill Bump officiating. The bride is the daughter of Tony and Tammy Howard, St. Francis. The groom is the son of Paul Apprill, St. Petersburg, Fla., and Kim and Mike Stewart, Lecompton. Maid of honor was Jinna Adamson. Best man was Joshua Skelton. Bridesmaids were Amber Lyons and Jill Whitney. Groomsmen were Jeremiah Kemper and Shawn Garman. Personal attendant was Lori Lueger. Flower girl was Sydney Sanders. Ringbearer was Chet Bartling. Candle lighters were Emily Elfers and William Thompson. Ushers were Tyler Howard, Mary Stewart and Johnny Stewart. Photographers were The Parsons Photographers. A reception was given at Abe & Jake’s Landing. The bride is a 2001 graduate of St. Francis Community High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Kansas University in 2005 and is attending graduate school for a master’s degree in nursing at the university. She is a critical care nurse at Olathe Medical Center. The groom is a 2001 graduate of Perry-Lecompton High School and a mechanical engineering student at KU. The couple reside in Lawrence.

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Hanrahan and Young

Patricia Hanrahan, Topeka, and Cyrus Young, Lawrence, were married Aug. 10, 2009, in Las Vegas. The couple reside in Lawrence.

Anniversary

Hummelgaard

Marge and John Hummelgaard, Rogers, Ark., will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with family and friends from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 26 at the VFW, 910 E. First St., Tonganoxie. The couple were married Sept. 24, 1949, in Camden, Mo. Marge was born in Lawrence and retired as the center director of Bell Center in Kansas City, Kan. John was born in Tonganoxie and retired as the maintenance foreman with the Board of Public Utilities in Kansas City, Kan. They have four daughters, Vicki Bowman, Gladstone, Mo.; Cherry Mastro, Tonganoxie, Donna Kolojaco, Oskaloosa, and chief master sergeant Kathy Gaul, March Air Base, Calif.; nine grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. The couple requests no gifts.

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Nunn

Paul “Jim” and Leona Nunn, Edwards Mo., will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with a picnic luncheon hosted by their children on Oct. 3 in Warsaw, Mo. Paul Nunn and Leona Minter were married Nov. 18, 1949, in Kansas City, Kan. The couple lived in Bonner Springs and Linwood for several years and currently reside in the Forthview area of Missouri. Paul was employed at Lone Star Cement Plant in Bonner Springs for 30 years and retired in 1978. They have two daughters, Janice Green and husband John, Warsaw, Mo., and Marilyn Pitnick and husband Steve, Lawrence; four sons, Danny and Jerry, both of Warsaw, Mike and wife Cindy, Linwood, and the late Toby; 15 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Engagement

Thomas and King

Chuck and Susan Thomas announce the engagement of their son, Micah Thomas, all of Lawrence, to Jessica King, Blue Springs, Mo. The future bride is the daughter of Mike and Vicki King, Blue Springs, Mo. She is a 2004 graduate of Blue Springs High School and a 2009 graduate of Rockhurst University and Research College of Nursing. She is a registered nurse at Research Medical Center in Kansas City, Mo. The future groom is a 2003 graduate of Lawrence High School and earned an accounting degree from Kansas University in 2007. He is a camp director for Youthfront Inc., Kansas City, Kan. The couple plan a Nov. 14, 2009, wedding at Jacob’s Well Church in Kansas City, Mo.

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Allton

Mike and Kathy Wortman, Lincoln, Neb., along with Gene and Carol Allton, Hutchinson, announce the engagement of their children, Carrie Wortman and Steve Allton, both of Lawrence. The future bride is a graduate of Hutchinson High School, Kansas State University and Kansas University’s School of Law. She is a research attorney for the Kansas Court of Appeals in Topeka. The future groom is a graduate of Buhler High School, KU and the KU School of Law. He is a staff attorney for Legal Services for Students at the university. The couple plan an Oct. 31, 2009, wedding at First United Methodist Church in Lawrence.

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Jones

Margaret and Harold Jones observed their 60th wedding anniversary Friday. The couple were married Sept. 25, 1949, at the First Methodist Church in Osage City. Margaret is a graduate of Baker University. After serving with the U.S. Army in Europe during World War II, Harold attended and graduated from Kansas University. Soon after their marriage, they moved to Redfield, S.D., and eventually owned the weekly newspapers at Redfield and Webster. They retired in 1980 and moved to Lawrence on Nov. 1, 1990. They have a daughter, Lynette Eastwold and husband Paul, St. Paul, Minn.; a son, Steven and wife Mary, Summit, N.J.; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. All members of the family gathered at their son and daughter-in-law’s home on Lake George, N.Y., to celebrate the anniversary from June 25 to 30.

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Tripp

Larry and Carol Tripp, Lawrence, will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary Sunday with family. The couple were married on Sept. 27, 1969, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Lawrence. Larry retired from U.S. Bank after 36 years of service. Carol drove a school bus for the Lawrence School District and worked in the dental field until joining her husband in retirement. The couple have four children and six grandchildren.

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Greer

Jamie Machele Rehmer, Eudora, and John David “J.D.” Greer, Leawood, were married June 8, 2009, at South Park, in Lawrence, with the Rev. Kevin Wood officiating. The bride is the daughter of James and Belinda Rehmer, Eudora. The groom is the son of Joseph and Beth Greer, Leawood. Maid of honor was Kendra Bearden. Best man was Tyler Harnett. Bride’s attendant was Amber Parks Seymour. Musicians were Justin Klass and Kate Wasserman. Program attendants were Ellen Beard and Molly Jensen. Master of Ceremonies was Steven Rehmer. A reception was given at the Signs of Life Art Gallery in Lawrence. The bride is a 2001 graduate of Eudora High School and earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology from MidAmerica Nazarene University. The groom is a 2001 graduate of Blue Valley North High School and earned a bachelor’s degree in education from Kansas University. The couple moved to South Korea to teach elementary school at Bucheon Poly School.

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Brubaker

Lori Haas, La Crosse, and Robert Brubaker, Lawrence, were married June 13, 2009, at St. Michael Catholic Church, in La Crosse, with the Revs. Julian Haas, uncle of the bride, and Rene Labrador officiating. The bride is the daughter of Maurice and Debbie Haas, La Crosse. The groom is the son of Bob and Edna Brubaker, Lawrence. Maid of honor was Jenny Werth. Best man was Patrick Shelton. Bridesmaids were Christine Werth, Tauni McCleary, Amy McKinsey and Melissa Jerome. Groomsmen were Jamie Haas, Seth Franklin, Johnny Brubaker and J.R. Nelson. Flower girl was Mirah Janda. Ringbearer was Ethan McCleary. Servers were Mikayla Janda, Alex Nathanson and Cheyenne Balaz. Mass readers were Donna Nathanson, Lorraine Berland and Fredd Haas. Programs attendants were Ashley Lang and Morgan Haas. Organist was Kathy Amrein. Singers were Melissa Pinkey, Cathy Dowling and Galen Schmidtberger. Gift attendants were Ida Liggett and Alfreda Schmidt. Eucharistic ministers were Mary Stietz and Tom Haas. Bridal assistant was Sharon Haas. Ushers were Darin Haas, Eric Haas and Justin Haas. Cake servers were Judy Matranga and Pat Petz. Candlelighters and guest book attendants were Rayanne Pralle and Jayme Cahoon. A reception followed at the church. The bride is a 2004 graduate of Thomas More Prep-Marian High School and earned an elementary education degree from Kansas Wesleyan University in 2008. The groom is a 2003 graduate of Lawrence High School and earned dual degrees in criminal justice and psychology, with a minor in sociology, from Kansas Wesleyan in 2008. He is an assistant manager at Hy-Vee in Manhattan. The couple reside in Manhattan.

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Miller

Jamie Scott and Brandon Miller, both of Lawrence, were married June 26, 2009, at The Eldridge Hotel, in Lawrence, with Judge Jim George officiating. The bride is the daughter of Windell and Vickie Scott, Lawrence. The groom is the son of Jeff Miller and Taunya Miller, both of Lawrence. Maid of honor was Alexa Moreno. Best man was Gary Russell. Bridesmaids were Alex Scott and Sara Scott. Groomsmen were Rodney Theno and Cameron Schmitt. Gift attendants were Lindsey Bierig and Mollie Bierig. Ringbearer was Hunter Plake. Flower girl was Brooklyn Maas. Wedding coordinator was Teresa Marshall. A reception followed at The Eldridge Hotel. Both the bride and groom are graduates of Free State High School. They reside in Lawrence.

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Kennedy and Hastings

Bernard Kennedy Jr. and Darla and Richard Sturdevant announce the engagement of their daughter, Amy Michelle Kennedy, to Logan Wayne Hastings, all of Lawrence. The future bride is a 1998 graduate of Lawrence High School. She earned an associate’s degree from Coffeyville Community College in 2000, and a bachelor’s degree in human services, with an emphasis in families and children, from Ottawa University in 2002. She is the scheduling coordinator at Growing Smiles Pediatric Dentistry in Lawrence. The future groom is the son of Larry and Judy Hastings, Parsons, and Sharon and Gary Baldwin, Chanute. He is a 1998 graduate of Parsons High School and earned an automotive technology certificate from the Universal Technical Institute in Houston in 2001. He is a customer service manager at Dale Willey Automotive in Lawrence. The couple plan a Nov. 14, 2009, wedding at Stony Point Hall in Baldwin City.

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