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Couples announcements for January 2010

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Engagement

Kesinger and Jones

Kevin and Connie Kesinger, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their son, Casey Lee Kesinger, to Rachel Lynn Jones, both of Tonganoxie. The future bride is the daughter of Mark Reynolds and Lisa Gabrick, both of Leavenworth. She is a 2000 graduate of Free State High School and is employed as a medical biller with Lincare. The future groom is a 1998 graduate of Lawrence High School and is employed as a labor foreman with John Rohrer Contracting in Kansas City, Kan. The couple plan an April 3, 2010, wedding at Stony Point Hall in Baldwin City.

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Mason

Kimberly Rogers and Benjamin Mason, both of Lawrence, were married Oct. 3, 2009, in the garden area outside the Lawrence Visitor’s Center, with Carmen Hocking officiating. The bride is the daughter of Phillip and Sheri Rogers, Kansas City, Kan. The groom is the son of Lawrence Mason, Denver, and Kitty Wells, Lawrence. Matron of honor was Jennifer Burkes. Bridesmaid was Valerie Waite. Best man was Larry Mason. Ringbearer was Jordan Combs. Music for the wedding and reception was provided by Phillip Hardison. A reception and dance followed at the Visitor’s Center. The bride is a domestic engineer and the groom is employed at D&D Tire. The couple reside in Lawrence.

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Meyer

Susan Elkins and Jack Winerock, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their daughter, Mollie Winerock, to Joseph Meyer, both of New York City. The future bride is a 1999 graduate of Free State High School and received joint degrees from the University of Delaware and the Fashion Institute of Technology in 2003. She is a marketing manager for Lancome makeup. The future groom is the son of Bruce and Ronnie Meyer, Armonk, N.Y. He is a 2002 graduate of the University of Delaware and is the vice president of the Renatus Real Estate Group in New York City. The couple plan a fall 2010 wedding in the New York City area.

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Bellinger

Kristy Lynne Wempe and Kelvin Bellinger, both of Lawrence, were married Aug. 15, 2009, at First Christian Church, in Lawrence, with the Rev. Randy Beeman officiating. The bride is the daughter of K.C. and Kari Wempe, Lawrence. The groom is the son of Bill Bellinger and Vicki VanKooten, both of Ottawa. Maid of honor was Kaylee Wempe. Best man was Steve Buchholz. Bridesmaids were Liberty Hewins, Kaci Love, Jackie Hout, Ashley Bond and Jamie Guenther. Junior bridesmaids and candlelighters were Autumn Bellinger, daughter of the groom, and Holly Swearingen. Flower girl was Hayleigh Wempe. Groomsmen were Kyle Bulmer, Rob Brewer, Luke Wempe, Donnie Bellinger and Kevin Bellinger. Ushers were Bo Wempe and Donnie Ray Bellinger. Guestbook attendants were Tracy Transmeier and Amy Wempe Douglass. Readers were Tracy Transmeier, Jamie Veeder-Hish and Kelly Smith. Gift attendant was Stephanie Schmitt. Cake cutters were Amanda Wempe Dinger and Julie Love McCurdy. Photographer was Sarah Leonard. A reception was given at Stony Point Hall in Baldwin City. The bride is a graduate of Lawrence High School and Kansas State University. She is the health and safety marketing director for the Douglas County Chapter of the American Red Cross. The groom is a graduate of Central Heights High School and attended Pittsburg State University. He is a corporal for Douglas County Sheriff’s Office. The couple reside in Eudora.

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Woods

Megan Elizabeth Newland, Richmond, and Brian Lee Woods, Kansas City, Kan., were married Oct. 10, 2009, in Lawrence, with the Rev. Maria Campbell, officiating. The bride is the daughter of Merel and Sharal Newland, Richmond. The groom is the son of Jim and Lynn Woods, Kansas City, Kan. Matron of honor was Desiraé Otto. Best man was Andrew Smith. Bridesmaids were Christie Scholler, Maria Swonger, Heather Felts and Melody Newland. Groomsmen were Derek Sparks, Mark Schafman, Patrick Wilson and Ryan Zink. Flower girls were Kelsey Swonger and Grace Newland. Ringbearer was Jerome Hurla. Ushers were Kurt Swonger and Tyler Lynnes. A reception was given at Steve’s Place in Lawrence. The bride is a 2002 graduate of Wellsville High School and earned an associate degree from Fort Scott Community College in 2005. She is employed with HCA. The groom is a 2002 graduate of Piper High School and earned a bachelor’s degree from Ottawa University in 2008. He is employed with Western Enterprise. The couple reside in Tonganoxie.

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Bell and Gosser

Mark and Cathy Bell, Corona, Calif., along with Bruce Gosser, St. Louis, and Eileen Schartz, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their children, Courtney Bell and David Gosser, both of St. Louis. The future bride is a 2001 graduate of Santiago High School in Corona, Calif., and attended the University of California-Santa Barbara. She worked at the House of Blues in Hollywood and is employed at Lester’s in Ladue, Mo. The future groom is a 2001 graduate of Free State High School and earned a bachelor’s degree in business from the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado in Boulder. He is a marketing consultant for the Gosser Group, a health care research company. The couple plan a July 31, 2010, wedding in Newport Beach, Calif.

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Vrbanac and Rapp

Jennifer Lynn Vrbanac and Nicholas Kade Rapp, both of Wamego, announce their engagement. The future bride is the daughter of William Jr. and Lori Vrbanac, Auburn. She is a graduate of Washburn Rural High School, and is majoring in secondary education at Kansas State University. She also works as a paraeducator for Manhattan-Ogden USD 383. The future groom is the son of Roger and Sandi Rapp, Lawrence. He is a graduate of Lawrence High School and attended Kansas University. He is employed by Ferguson in Manhattan. The couple plan an April 17, 2010, wedding at the Wareham Opera House in Manhattan.

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Wright and Shaw

Danielle Wright and Weston Shaw, both of Lawrence, announce their engagement. The future bride is the daughter of David and Bonnie Wright, Ponca City, Okla. She is a 2005 graduate of Ponca City High School, and earned an associate degree from Cowley County Community College and a technical degree from Wichita Technical Institution. She is a laboratory technician for ICL Performance Products. The future groom is the son of Charles and Debbie Shaw, Grove, Okla. He is a 2001 graduate of Grove High School and earned a bachelor’s degree from Devry University. He is a process technician for Berry Plastics. The couple plan a November 2010 wedding in Colorado.

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Schulte and Crady

Abigail Schulte and Bryce Crady, both of Westwood, announce their engagement. The future bride is the daughter of Bob and Laura Schulte, Lawrence. She is a 1999 graduate of Free State High School and earned a communications degree from Kansas University in 2003. She is pursuing a degree in elementary education from University of Missouri-Kansas City and plans to graduate in May. The future groom is the son of Hal and Debby Crady, Lawrence. He is a 1997 graduate of Lawrence High School and earned a civil engineering degree from KU in 2001. He is a professional engineer and principal with Apex Engineers Inc. in Merriam. The couple plan a June 5, 2010, wedding at The Terrace on Grand in Kansas City, Mo.

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Lewis and Larsen

Warner and Pam Lewis, Lawrence, along with Mary Larsen, Wahoo, Neb., announce the engagement of their children, Allison Lewis and Chris Larsen, both of Fairway. The future bride graduated from Free State High School and Arizona State University. She is a medical sales representative with SkinMedica Inc. The future groom is also the son of the late Ron Larsen. He graduated from Wahoo High School, the University of Nebraska, and the University of Nebraska Medical School. He completed the otolaryngology-head and neck surgery residency program at Kansas University Medical Center and is employed in the otolaryngology-head and neck surgery department at KUMC. The couple plan a June 26, 2010, wedding The Oread Hotel in Lawrence.

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Jackson and Haynes

Tonja Rochelle Jackson and Buddy Albert Haynes, both of Oskaloosa, announce their engagement. The future bride is the daughter of Michael Alan Jackson, Hartford, and Gloria Jean Jackson, Mount Grove, Mo. She graduated from Ottawa High School and earned an associate degree in business from Baker University School of Professional and Graduate Studies. She plans to earn bachelor degrees in management and human resources from Ottawa University in May and is employed at Sauer-Danfoss in Lawrence. The future groom is the son of William Christopher and Juanita Marie Haynes, Meriden. He graduated from Jefferson West High School and earned a bachelor’s degree in management from Baker’s School of Professional and Graduate Studies. The couple plan a private June 12, 2010, wedding at their home in Oskaloosa.

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Rooney

Ellen Doherty Cockrell and Kevin Michael Rooney, both of Baton Rouge, La., were married Oct. 10, 2009, in Perdido Key, Fla., with the Rev. Darren McClellan officiating. The bride is the daughter of Anthony Doherty, Plano, Texas, and the late Ann Myers. The groom is the son of George and Mary Lou Rooney, Lawrence. The bride was given away by her son, Rick Cockrell. The bride’s personal attendants were Karen Stanmore and Jill Beaty. A reception was given at Oyster Bar Restaurant and Marina in Perdido Key. The bride is a graduate of Broadmoor High School in Baton Rouge, La., and earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Louisiana State University. She is the parish administrator for Trinity Episcopal Church in Baton Rouge. The groom is also a graduate of Broadmoor High School, and earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Wichita State University. He is employed in retail sales in Baton Rouge. The couple reside in Baton Rouge.

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Thompson and Ketter

Stan and Suzy Thompson announce the engagement of their daughter, Krystle Rae Thompson, all of Rossville, to Christopher Michael Ketter, Lecompton. The future bride is a 2006 graduate of Rossville High School and plans to earn a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Kansas State University in December 2010. The future groom is the son of Philip and Nancy Ketter, Lecompton. He is a 2006 graduate of Perry-Lecompton High School and plans to earn a bachelor’s degree in biology from KSU in December 2010. He then plans to attend medical school. The couple plan a March 2010 wedding.

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Morris and Herpich

Lori Jo Morris, Lexington, Mo., and Paul Herpich, Lawrence, were married Oct. 10, 2009, at Shirk’s barn, in Lawrence, with the Rev. Terry Findley officiating. The bride is the daughter of Harold and Lulu Morris, Lexington. The groom is the son of C.R. and Ruth Herpich, Lawrence. Maid of honor was Joey Gander. Best man was Rick Norris. Bridesmaids were Tommi Angotti and Kris White. Groomsmen were Toby Douglass and Brian Kirby. Organizers were Melissa Koehler-Morton and Janiece Tischinski. Guestbook, program and gift attendants were Stephanie Herpich, Shamika Moss and Mikaylin Turner. Music for the ceremony and reception was provided by David Herpich. A reception followed at Shirk’s barn. The couple reside in Lawrence.

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O'Brien and Hider

Jim and Marlene Witthaus, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their daughter, Melissa Hider, to Tyler O’Brien, both of Overland Park. The future bride is a 1998 graduate of Lawrence High School. She earned bachelor’s degree in management from Baker University and is a training coordinator for Black & Veatch. The future groom is the son of Barry and Barbara O’Brien, Louisburg. He is a 2004 graduate of Louisburg High School. He earned an associate degree in liberal arts from Johnson County Community College and is a project manager for Automated Ingredient Systems. The couple plan a June 18, 2010, wedding at The Villa in Kansas City Mo.

Anniversary

Edmonds

Charles and Karen Edmonds, Winchester, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 23 in the fellowship hall of Nortonville Pleasant Grove Christian Church, 19861 Osage Road, Nortonville. Charles R. Edmonds and Karen M. Bryant were married Dec. 24, 1959, in McLouth. The couple are semi-retired from owning and operating Winchester Hardware & Rental Storage for the past 30 years. They enjoy spending time with their family and operating Rocky Hills Elk Ranch and also C and D Berries. They have a son, Richard and wife Becky, Valley Falls; a daughter, Gigi Perry and husband J.R., Winchester; and four grandchildren. The couple requests no gifts.

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Burk and Mody

Karen Burk and Cyrus Mody, both of Houston, were married Dec. 24, 2009, at the Pagoda, Hermann Park, in Houston, with Judge Armando Rodriguez officiating. The bride is the daughter of Albert and Amanda Burk, Milford, Del. The groom is the son of Cawas “Bill” and Janet Mody, Lawrence. A luncheon followed in the Churchill Room of the Black Labrador Restaurant. The bride graduated from Milford (Del.) High School. She attended the University of Delaware and the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. She is continuing her education at the University of Houston and is a senior specialist with OPI Global at SCI. The groom graduated from Lawrence High School and Harvard University. He earned a doctorate from Cornell University and teaches the history of science at Rice University. The couple reside in Houston.

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Lloyd and Heath

Ellie Lloyd and Chris Heath, both of Lawrence, were married Sept. 19, 2009, at Lawrence Free Methodist Church, with the Rev. Bill Bump officiating. The bride is the daughter of John and Joy Lloyd, White Hall, Ark., and Dicksie Lloyd, Lawrence. The groom is the son of Tom and Pam Heath, Lawrence. Matron of honor was Carrie Lloyd Garcia. Best man was Tyler Robinson. Bridesmaids were Bryn Swisher, Nikki Donovan, Leah Lindelow, Nicole Jones and Katie Marsh. Groomsmen were Alex Sullivan, Andy Frye, Bret Robinson, Rich Lloyd and Brandon Garcia. Flower girl was Julia Larkin. Ringbearers were Nick and Joe Larkin. A reception was given at Alvamar Country Club. The bride is a 2004 graduate of Lawrence High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree in December 2007 and a master’s degree in May 2009, both in accounting, from Kansas University. She is a federal tax associate at KPMG in Kansas City, Mo. The groom is a 2004 graduate of Free State High School. He earned an associate degree in respiratory care from Johnson County Community College in May 2008. He is a registered respiratory therapist at Kansas University Hospital in Kansas City, Kan. The couple reside in Overland Park.

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Towner and Davis

Katie Towner, Lawrence, and Steven Davis, Springdale, Ark., were married Oct. 2, 2009, at the First United Methodist Church Celebration Center in Lawrence, with the Rev. Tom Brady officiating. The bride is the daughter of Randy and LeAnn Towner, Lawrence. The groom is the son of Bob and Linda Davis, Lawrence. Bridesmaids were Libby Lamberson, Abby Towner and Meagan Redman. Groomsmen were Andrew Daugherty, Joe Bellinger and John Moos. Ushers were Jamie Lamberson and Danny Helmer. Reader was Sarah Preston. Ringbearer was Mason Henry. Flower girl was Meg Henry. A reception was given at Alvamar Country Club. The bride is a 2004 graduate of Free State High School and a 2009 graduate of Kansas University School of Nursing. She is a registered nurse at Willow Creek Women’s Hospital in Johnson, Ark. The groom is a 2000 graduate of Lawrence High School and a 2005 graduate of KU. He is a radio announcer for Northwest Arkansas Naturals baseball and the University of Missouri-Kansas City basketball teams. The couple reside in Springdale.

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Schieffer and Pam

Melissa Schieffer, Lawrence, and Antonio Pam, Hollandale, Miss., were married Nov. 7, 2009, at Old Shawnee Town, with Judge Linda Trigg officiating. The bride is the daughter of David Schieffer, Shawnee, and Karen Schieffer, Lawrence. The groom is the son of Willie Brockman and Ethel Brockman, both of Hollandale. Maids of honor were Maria Monroe and Josie Johnson. Best man was Tony Anderson. Bridesmaid was Michelle Schieffer. Groomsmen were Michael Hicks and Will Thomas. Ushers were Jimmy Osen and Spencer Chaney. A reception followed at Old Shawnee Town. The bride is a 2001 graduate of Free State High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree in family studies and human services from Kansas State University in 2007 and is the director at Building Blocks DayCare Center in Lawrence. The groom is a 2004 graduate of Simmons High School in Hollandale, and is employed by Berry Plastics. The couple reside in Lawrence.

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Connolly

Melissa LaVigne, Albany, N.Y., and Mike Connolly, Lawrence, were married Sept. 18, 2009, at White Pine Camp, Lake Placid, N.Y., with the Rev. Paula Gravell officiating. The bride is the daughter of Dr. Gregory and Jane LaVigne, Albany. The groom is the son of Mark and Heide Connolly, Lawrence. Maid of honor was Emily Arch. Best man was Mike Robotti. Bridesmaids were Angela LaVigne, Erin Kavanagh, Raisa Patron, Grace Stephens, Alison Capponi and Jill Garrison. Groomsmen were Tim Donnally, Erick Axcell, Michael Yimer, Justin Torres, Jeff Hendriksen and Andrew Connolly. A reception followed at White Pine Camp. The bride is a graduate of Academy of the Holy Names in Albany. She earned bachelor’s degrees in history and English from the University of Pennsylvania, and a master’s degree in public policy from Duke University. She is a legislative assistant for U.S. Rep. Jerry F. Costello of Illinois. The groom is a graduate of Lawrence High School. He earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from Kansas University and a juris doctorate degree from New York University. He is an attorney with Wiley Rein, LLP, a law firm in Washington, D.C. The couple reside in Washington, D.C.

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Williams and Crawford

Roger and Tracey Williams, Augusta, announce the engagement of their daughter, Paige Williams, to Mac Crawford, both of Lawrence. The future bride is a 2006 graduate of Augusta High School. She is a student in the School of Pharmacy at Kansas University and works as a pharmacy intern at CVS Pharmacy in Shawnee. The future groom is the son of Lee and Janice Crawford, Topeka. He is a 2003 graduate of Topeka Seaman High School and earned bachelor’s degrees in psychology and anthropology from KU in 2008. He is a community support services case manager at Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center in Lawrence. The couple plan a May 29, 2010, wedding at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Lawrence.

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Selters and Young

Kristina Young and Bryan Selters, both of Lawrence, announce their engagement. The future bride is the daughter of Ellen Young, Lawrence, and the late Doug Young. She is a 2000 graduate of Lawrence High School and earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Pittsburg State University in 2004. She is employed at Jayhawk Bowling Supply and Equipment. The future groom is the son of Kent Selters, Wever, Iowa, and Linda Selters, Burlington, Iowa. He is a 1998 graduate of Burlington High School and is also employed at Jayhawk Bowling Supply and Equipment. The couple plan an April 17, 2010, wedding at the Lawrence Holidome.

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Slack and Melnyk

David and Cheryl Slack, Lawrence, along with Alex and Ann Melnyk, Overland Park, announce the engagement of their children, Debbie Slack, Lawrence, to Mike Melnyk, Overland Park. The future bride is a 2001 graduate of Free State High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree in communication studies from Kansas University in 2005 and a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Baker University in 2007. She is a neonatal intensive care nurse at KU Medical Center and is studying for a master’s degree in nursing from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. The future groom is a 1999 graduate of Blue Valley High School and earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from Kansas State University in 2004. He is a senior financial analyst for KU Physicians Inc. The couple plan a June 12, 2010, wedding at Plymouth Congregational Church in Lawrence.

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Powers and Deluna

Craig and Lisa Rogers, Eudora, along with Shari Powers, McLouth, announce the engagement of their children, Michelle Deluna and John Powers, both of Lawrence. The future bride is a 2006 graduate of Eudora High School and attended Kansas City Kansas Community College. The future groom is also the son of the late Larry Powers. He is a 2001 graduate of Eudora High, attended Kansas University and KCKCC, and is currently serving in the U.S. Army. The couple plan an Oct. 9, 2010, wedding at Plymouth Congregational Church in Lawrence.

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DeVictor and Boyle

Darcy DeVictor and Brent Boyle, both of Lawrence, were married Sept. 6, 2009, at The Eldridge Hotel, with the Revs. Virgil Brady and Tom Brady officiating. The bride is the daughter of Frederick and Karen DeVictor, Lawrence. The groom is the son of Jim and Judi Boyle, Knoxville, Tenn. Maid of honor was Katie Young. Best man was Michael Coggins. Bridesmaids were Corinne Brinkerhoff, Melissa Cox, Megan Winter and Brooke Boyle. Groomsmen were Cameron DeVictor, Matt Jamison, Joe Ewert and Chris DeVictor. The bride’s personal attendant was Amanda Touhey Price. A reception was given in the Crystal Ballroom at The Eldridge Hotel. The bride is a graduate of Lawrence High School and Drake University. She is a freelance writer. The groom is a graduate of LHS and Kansas University. He is the assistant food and beverage director at Alvamar Country Club. The couple reside in Lawrence.

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Cork and Poell

Shannon Haley Cork and Cody Mark Poell, both of Lawrence, were married Oct. 3, 2009, at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, with the Rev. Mitchell Zimmerman officiating. The bride is the daughter of Dennis and Tammy Cork, Dodge City. The groom is the son of Dr. Mark and Carol Poell, St. Mary’s. Maid of honor was Jenna Sumaya. Best man was Nathan Mauck. Bridesmaids were Gentry Cork, Dr. Shawna Harris and Nicole Poell. Groomsmen were Ty Poell, Dr. Casey Poell and Craig Walkenshaw. Ushers were Paul Hrabe, Brandon Huninghake, Seth Holder and Jarod Jackson. Scripture readers were Mitch Poell and Pat Surmeier. Musicians were the Crimson String Trio. Canter was Maureen Brogren. Organist was Mark Holmberg. Guestbook and program attendant was Alicia Hrabe. The bride is a 2002 graduate of Dodge City High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from Southwestern College in 2006, and will earn a doctorate in pharmacy from Kansas University in May. The groom is a 2000 graduate of Hoxie High School. He earned an associate degree from Colby Community College and a doctorate in pharmacy from KU in 2007. He is a pharmacist at Hy-Vee Pharmacy in Lawrence. A reception was given at Maceli’s in Lawrence. The couple in reside in Lawrence.

Anniversary

Ross

Don and Barbara Ross, Fairview, Okla., formerly of Lawrence, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Feb. 7 with a small family dinner. Don E. Ross and Barbara May were married Feb. 7, 1960, at Central Christian Church in Fairview. Through the years, the couple have lived in Fairview, Wakita and Straight, Okla., and Lawrence. After Don’s retirement, they returned to Fairview. Don retired as a corrosion technician with Williams Natural Gas after 30 years. He teaches a stained glass class at Northwest Technology Center in Fairview and enjoys golfing and playing pool. Barbara was a bookkeeper for many years and is a homemaker and treasurer at the Major County Senior Citizens Center. They have two daughters, Robin, Guthrie, Okla., and Kimberly, Oklahoma City; and three granddaughters, Kayla, Kathryn and Laura. Cards may be sent to the couple at P.O. Box 255, Fairview, OK 73737.

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Craig

Jim and Janet Craig, Baldwin City, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open reception from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 14 at the Masonic Hall in Baldwin City. Hosts will be their children, Joni Craig, San Diego, Jami Craig, Olathe, and Jana Craig-Hare and husband Sean, Baldwin City. They were married Feb. 14, 1960, at the United Methodist Church in Neosho Falls. The couple met in Topeka when she was attending Stormont-Vail Nursing School and he was attending Washburn University and working for Capitol Ambulance Co. He retired from the U.S. Geological Survey in 1994. She retired from Orchard Lane Nursing facility in 1992. The couple request no gifts.

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Pisani

Becky Burns, Topeka, and Mike Pisani, Lawrence, were married Sept. 19, 2009, at Sixth Avenue Ballroom in Topeka, with the Rev. Dennis Creech officiating. The bride is the daughter of David and Teresa Burns, Topeka. The groom is the son of George Pisani and Pat Pisani, both of Lawrence. Maid of honor was Stacy Ruth. Best man was Rod Hoffer. Bridesmaids were Sarah Vernier, April Young, Nikki Noe, Mariah Ruth and Taylor Moldenhauer. Groomsmen were Dave Byrd-Stadler and Steven Pisani. Flower girls were Avery Jones and Alison Fountain. Ringbearer was Zachary Ruth. Ushers were Joe Ruth and Kyle Fecteau. Readers were Eric Fecteau and Daniel Fecteau. Harpist was Misty Dawn Warren. A reception followed at Sixth Avenue Ballroom. The bride is a 2003 graduate of Washburn Rural High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree in applied behavioral science from Kansas University in 2008 and is employed at Hilltop Child Development Center. The groom is a 1990 graduate of Lawrence High School. He earned a bachelor’s degree in anthropology from KU in 1995 and is also employed at Hilltop Child Development Center. The couple reside in Lawrence.

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Wright and Frye

Jeff and Valery Frye announce the engagement of their daughter, Mallory Frye, to Geoff Wright, all of Lawrence. The future groom is the son of Frank and Kim Wright, Lawrence. The couple plan an April 17, 2010, wedding at a private residence in Lawrence.

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McClain and Kucza

Dave McClain, Barb McClain, and Joel and Pam Kucza announce the engagement of their children, Katie McClain and Jacob Kucza, all of Lawrence. The future bride is a 2007 graduate of Lawrence High School. She is studying for a bachelor’s degree in education at Emporia State University and plans to graduate next May. The future groom is a 2005 graduate of Lawrence High and will earn a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Emporia State in May. The couple plan a July 3, 2010, wedding at Peeper Ranch in Lenexa.

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Bonebrake and Anderson

Dennis and Carla Anderson, Lecompton, announce the engagement of their daughter, Becky Anderson, to Michael Bonebrake, both formerly of Lawrence. The future bride earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Kansas University. The future groom is the son of Susan Crone, Manhattan, and Alan Bonebrake, Dallas. He earned a bachelor’s degree in fine arts and design from KU. The couple plan a May 15, 2010, wedding in Lawrence.

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Hamel and Schanbacher

Ann Schanbacher and Colin Hamel, both of Oakhurst, Calif., announce their engagement. The future bride is the daughter of Mark and Barbara Schanbacher, Kearney, Neb. She is a 2003 graduate of Kearney High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree in theater from Hillsdale College in Michigan in 2007. She is an EMT and instructor at Calvin Crest Outdoor School and Summit Adventure in California. The future groom is the son of Richard and Nancy Hamel, Lawrence. He is a 2003 graduate of Lawrence High School. He earned a bachelor’s degree in time-based media from Columbus College of Art and Design in 2007. He is a wilderness first responder, an instructor at Calvin Crest Outdoor School and Summit Adventure, and creates videos for various organizations and events. The couple plan a March 27, 2010, wedding at Bass Lake, Calif.

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Bishop and Jones

Paxton and Janie Jones, Topeka, along with Dennis and Kathy Bishop, Olathe, announce the engagement of their children, Autumn Jones and Brian Bishop, both of Lawrence. The future bride is a 1995 graduate of Salina South High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree in strategic communications from Kansas University in 2003 and is a supervisor for the clerk of the Douglas County District Court. The future groom is a 1994 graduate of Shawnee Mission South High School. He attended KU and is employed by the Free State Brewing Company. The couple plan an April 24, 2010, wedding at Danforth Chapel at KU.

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