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Couples announcements for March 2013

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Engagement

Mesler and Dressler

Scott and Mindy Mesler, Lawrence, and Roy and Beverly Harris, Olathe, announce the engagement of their children, Kailey Mesler and Michael Dressler. The future bride is a 2004 graduate of Lawrence High School. She earned her Bachelors of Science in Nursing in 2008 and her Masters of Science in Nursing in 2012, both from the University of Kansas. She is employed by Olathe Health Systems as a Family Nurse Practitioner. The future groom is a 2000 graduate of Bonner Springs High. He graduated in 2008 from Donnelly College with his Bachelors of Science in Business Administration and Bachelors of Science in Economics. He is employed by the Federal Aviation Administration in Olathe as an air traffic controller. The couple plan a June 7, 2013 wedding in Kansas City.

Engagement

Kuhlman and Olbert

Dan and Leah Kuhlman, Lecompton and William and Phyllis Olbert, Kansas City, KS announce the engagement of their children Timothy Donald Kuhlman and Amy Lynn Olbert. The prospective groom is a 2005 graduate of Free State High School and earned a BS in Secondary Education from Kansas State University in 2010. He is employed as a teacher at Lawrence High School. The future bride is a 2006 graduate of Sumner Academy and earned a BA in music from UMKC in 2012. The couple is planning a July 2013 wedding in Lawrence.

Engagement

Mihalchik and Fry

Michael and Janet Mihalchik of Lawrence, Kansas announce the engagement of their daughter, Mindy Mihalchik, to Adam Fry, son of Kent Fry and Marti Eagan of Lawrence, Kansas. The future bride is a graduate from Lawrence Free State High School. She earned her bachelors degree from Washburn University in Social Work and now is a Licensed Social Worker. The future groom is a graduate from Lawrence Free State High School. He earned his bachelors degree from the William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications at the The University of Kansas. Adam currently works for a local family business. The couple resides in Lawrence and plans a June 1, 2013 wedding.

Wedding

Babcock and Wood

Jessica Babcock and Curtis Wood were married October 20, 2012 at Danforth Chapel in Lawrence. The bride’s uncle, Pastor Richard Van Winkle, officiated. The bride is the daughter of Susan and John Esau, Lawrence, Don and Sherry Babcock, Cape Girardeau, Mo., and Stan Hazlett, Lawrence. The groom is the son of Bob and Regina Wood, Phillipsburg, KS. Bridesmaids were Elizabeth Hazlett, Jocelyn Gunter and Vanessa Babcock, sisters of the bride. Junior Bridesmaids were Kylie and Alexie Wood, daughters of the groom. Groomsmen were Taitum, Eric, Kalvin, and Zachary Wood, brothers of the groom. Flower girl was Kodi Wood, niece of the groom. Ushers were Kaleb and Seth Wood, nephews of the groom. Program attendants were Audrey Coomes and Peyton Wood, nieces of the groom. Soloist was Taitum Wood. Reader was Susan Esau, mother of the bride. A reception followed at the Lawrence Country Club. The bride is a graduate of Free State High School and the University of Kansas. She is the Chief Financial Officer for Cottonwood, Inc., Lawrence. The groom is a graduate of Phillipsburg High School and Northwest Kansas Technical College. He is a Field Engineer with AT&T. The couple resides in Lawrence.

Engagement

Morgan and Heider

Hayley Morgan and Matt Heider, both of Dallas, TX, announce their engagement. The future bride is the daughter of Bob and Beverly Morgan, Lawrence. She is a 1999 graduate of Free State High School and earned a bachelor’s degree in Interior Design from Iowa State University in 2003. She is a senior project designer for Looney & Associates Hospitality Design Firm, Dallas, TX. The future groom is the son of Mark and Chris Heider, Lawrence. He is a 1999 graduate of Free State High School and earned a bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communications from the University of Kansas in 2003. He is a football coach and teaches history and sociology at Hillcrest High School, Dallas, TX. The couple plan a May 26, 2013, wedding at the Filter Building on White Rock Lake in Dallas, TX.

Wedding

Babcock and Wood

Jessica Babcock and Curtis Wood were married October 20, 2012 at Danforth Chapel in Lawrence. The bride’s uncle, Pastor Richard Van Winkle, officiated. The bride is the daughter of Susan and John Esau, Lawrence, Don and Sherry Babcock, Cape Girardeau, Mo., and Stan Hazlett, Lawrence. The groom is the son of Bob and Regina Wood, Phillipsburg, KS. Bridesmaids were Elizabeth Hazlett, Jocelyn Gunter and Vanessa Babcock, sisters of the bride. Junior Bridesmaids were Kylie and Alexie Wood, daughters of the groom. Groomsmen were Taitum, Eric, Kalvin, and Zachary Wood, brothers of the groom. Flower girl was Kodi Wood, niece of the groom. Ushers were Kaleb and Seth Wood, nephews of the groom. Program attendants were Audrey Coomes and Peyton Wood, nieces of the groom. Soloist was Taitum Wood. Reader was Susan Esau, mother of the bride. A reception followed at the Lawrence Country Club. The bride is a graduate of Free State High School and the University of Kansas. She is the Chief Financial Officer for Cottonwood, Inc., Lawrence. The groom is a graduate of Phillipsburg High School and Northwest Kansas Technical College. He is a Field Engineer with AT&T. The couple resides in Lawrence.

Engagement

Coen and Flory

John and Cherry Coen, Ottawa have announced the engagement of their daughter Jessica Renee to Mark Roger Flory son of Roger and Teresa Flory of Overbrook. Jessica graduated from Ottawa High School in 2004 and from Kansas State University. She works for the Frontier Extension District as the 4-H Program Assistant. Mark graduated from Lawrence High School in 2003 and from Kansas State University. He works for Darling International in Kansas City and partners in the family’s hog operation. The wedding is scheduled for Saturday, April 20, 2013 at Westminster Presbyterian Church, Ottawa.

Engagement

Wheatley and Markowick

Katherine Pryor and Jim Peterson, Lawrence, KS, Ken and Connie Wheatley, Dallas, TX, and Jennifer and Frank Markowick, Oak Ridge, NJ are pleased to announce the engagement of their children Christopher Wheatley and Jenna Markowick. Christopher earned a Bachelor’s degree in theatre and film from The University of Kansas and is employed at the USC Norman Lear Center in Los Angeles, CA. Jenna earned a Bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Maryland, College Park and a Master’s Degree in strategic public relations from the University of Southern California. She is employed at the Myriad Travel Marketing Agency in Manhattan Beach, CA. The couple will be married on May 25, 2013 at the Walnut Grove at Tierra Rejada Ranch in Moorpark, CA, and will travel to Vietnam for their Honeymoon. They reside in Los Angeles.

Engagement

White and Frank

Dr. Keith and Kay White of Lawrence, announce the engagement of their daughter Kimberly, to Jacob Frank son of Richard and Andrea Frank of Vero Beach, Florida. The future bride is a receptionist for Williams Plumbing, and the future groom is a martial arts instructor for Championship Martial Arts in Tulsa. In the fall, the couple will be entering their 2nd year of ministerial studies at Rhema Bible College in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma and plan to graduate in May, 2014. A July 13, 2013 wedding is planned at Rhema Bible Church in Broken Arrow. The couple will reside in Tulsa.

Engagement

Price and Smith

Dr. and Mrs. Kevin and Melinda Price, Lawrence, Kansas, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Kaylie Jessica Price, to William Corey Smith, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred and Rita Smith, Parkville,Missouri. The bride is a 2007 graduate of Lawrence High School. She graduated in December, 2012 from the International Academy of Design and Technology, Seattle, WA, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in graphic design. She is employed as a production designer at Lantern Press in Seattle. The groom is a 2006 graduate of Park Hill South High School, Riverside, Missouri. He is attending the International Academy of Design and Technology, Seattle, majoring in game production. Kaylie and Corey are planning a June 6, 2013 wedding in Seattle, Washington.

Anniversary

Detweiler

Wilton & Dee Detweiler of Lawrence are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on April 5, 2013. They were married April 5, 1963 in Milford, NE. Wilton attended Bible College in Osklaloosa, IA and pastored the Salem Mennonite Church in Shickley, NE for 24 years. They moved from NE to Lawrence in 2006 where he is now a Chaplain for Grace Hospice. They have one son, Dennis and his wife Connie here in Lawrence. A special celebration with family & friends was held at the Holiday Inn on March 29. They with their son and his wife will spend a week in Florida at a later date.

Engagement

Orzulak and Lenhart

Tom and Pat Orzulak of Lawrence are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Cissy (Elizabeth) to Steve Lenhart, son of Doug and Elaine Lenhart of Prairie Village. The future bride is a 2007 graduate of Free State High School. She earned a BS in Atmospheric Science from the University of Kansas in 2012. She is employed by Foot’s Forecast and Lawrence Public Schools. The future groom is a 2004 graduate of Shawnee Mission East High School. He is employed by Burlington Northern Santa Fe. They are planning a May 17, 2013 wedding at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Lawrence.

Engagement

Sollars and Thompson

Gary and Connie Sollars, Lawrence, Kansas, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Allison Elaine to John Forest Thompson, II, son of John Thompson, Leavenworth, Kansas and Laurie and Larry Colahan, Lenexa, Kansas. The future bride graduated from the University of Kansas with degrees in Accounting and Business Administration and an MBA from the University of San Diego in Finance. She is employed as a financial analyst by Gilmore & Bell, P.C. in Kansas City. The future groom graduated from Kansas State University with a degree in Finance and a JD from the University of Kansas School of Law. He is an attorney with Kennedy, Berkley, Yarnevich & Williamson in Kansas City. The couple plans a June 22, 2013 wedding in Kansas City.

Wedding

Leiker and Ortega

Emily Leiker and Brian Ortega were married on January 19, 2013, at Corpus Christi Church, and the reception was held at Maceli’s Banquet Hall in Lawrence. The bride is the daughter of Leo Jr. & Elaine Leiker. The groom is the son of Ed & Sara Ortega. Bridesmaids were: Ann Wright, Sachi Sakumura, Andrea Koch, Mariah Riling, Tiffany McCandless, Haley Winfrey. Groomsmen were: Jeremy Ortega, Taylor Dietz, John Balsters, Brendon Shroyer, Chris Schell, Randy Holladay. Ushers were: Andrew Wright & Sean Scott. Readers were: Jason McCandless & Lauren Cunningham. Singers were: Jordan Koch & Daniel Schneider. The bride is a 2006 graduate of Free State High School. She is currently attending College of Court Reporting and is employed at Commerce Bank. The groom is a 2006 graduate of Seaman High School. He obtained a Bachelor of Science in geology from the University of Kansas in December 2010 and is currently employed at GSI Engineering in Wichita, KS, as a geologist. The couple currently resides in Wichita, KS.

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