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Couples announcements April 30, 2011



Reber and Drake

Casey Sue Reber, Lawrence, and Ethan Gilbert Drake, Olathe, were married Feb. 19, 2011, in Puerto Morelos, Mexico, with C. Pedro Alonso Solis Rodriguez officiating. The bride is the daughter of Michael Reber, Auburn, and Cynthia Ward, Lawrence, and the stepdaughter of Steve Klopfenstein, Parkville, Mo. The groom is the son of Marc and Paula Hurt, Olathe. Maid of honor was Tena Dameron. Best man was John McKinney. A reception followed on the beach. A local reception is being planned for June. The bride is a graduate of Lawrence High School and Washburn University. She is a commercial sales specialist for the Shaw Contract Group. The groom is a graduate of Olathe South High School. He is attending Johnson County Community College and plans to attend the University of Missouri-Kansas City in the fall to complete a mechanical engineering degree. He is the commercial balance specialist for Air Solutions. The couple reside in Prairie Village.


Skinner and Mers

Roslyn Skinner, Lawrence, and Michael Mers, Chesapeake, Ohio, were married March 19, 2011, at Echobrook Farms in Athens, Ga., with the Right Rev. Tim Hovey officiating. The bride is the daughter of Delbert and Diana Skinner, Lawrence. The groom is the son of Paul Mers, Chesapeake, Ohio, and Debra Mers, Starke, Fla. Maid of honor was Shirin Moshiri Gulledge. Best man was Bryan Greene. Bridesmaids were Rachel Hovey and Danielle Skinner. Groomsmen were Roger Rice and Neil Batelli. Ringbearer was Kaiser Springer. Flower girl was Aria Springer. A reception followed at Echobrook Farms. The bride is a 1998 graduate of Lawrence High School and a 2002 graduate of the University of Georgia. The groom is a 1999 graduate of Keystone Heights High School in Florida. The couple reside in Atlanta.


Brown and Thompson

Megan Brown, Eudora, and Ryan Thompson, Louisburg, were married Oct. 2, 2010, at Worden United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Bud Tuxhorn officiating. The bride is the daughter of David and Twilla Brown, Baldwin City. The groom is the son of Robert and Jo Ann Thompson, Louisburg. Maid of honor was JoLynn Barnhill. Best man was Justin Bush. Bridesmaids were Jill Spader and Leslie Dlugosh. Groomsmen were John Williams and Jason Burk. Candlelighters/ushers were John Brown and James Nielsen. Guestbook attendants were Kelli Haeffner and Hannah Costigan. Reader was Kalie Harris. Vocalist was Bruce Ausherman. Pianist was Susan Gammon. Cake servers were Susan Krumm and Destri Sievers. Reception hostesses were Kelly Wintermantel, Carla Tuxhorn, Kim Heckathorne and Marleen Harris. A reception followed at the church. The bride is a 1998 graduate of Lawrence High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree in animal science from Kansas State University in 2002 and is a senior payroll specialist for Garmin International. The groom attended Louisburg High School until 1999 and continued his education at Paola Adult Education Center, graduating in 2004. He is a 911 dispatcher and reserve deputy for the Miami County Sheriff’s Office. The couple reside in Eudora.


Miller and Metsker

Rick and Julie Miller announce the engagement of their daughter, Erin Miller, to David R. Metsker, all of Lawrence. The future bride is a 2006 graduate of Lawrence High School. She earned an elementary education degree from Kansas State University in 2010 and is a first-grade teacher in the Ottawa School District. The future groom is the son of David D. and LuAnn Metsker, Lawrence. He is a 2002 graduate of Lawrence High. He earned an associate degree from Fort Scott Community College in 2004 and is employed at API Foils in Lawrence and farms in rural Douglas County. The couple plan a July 9, 2011, wedding at Worden United Methodist Church in Baldwin City.

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