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Couples announcements for January 2014

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Morgan and Heider

Hayley Elizabeth Morgan and Matthew Stephen Heider were married May 26, 2013, at the Filter Building on White Rock Lake in Dallas, Texas. Beckie Bigler, aunt of the bride, officiated. A reception was held at the Filter Building following the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Robert and Beverly Morgan, Lawrence. The groom is the son of Mark and Chris Heider, Lawrence. Maid of honor was Staci Nash. Best man was Nick Adams. Bridesmaids were Jill Lenius, Sharla Stevanovic, Stephani Heider, and Sarah Heider. Groomsmen were Matt Maigaard, Sam Villeareal, Matthew Morgan, and Tyler Morgan. The bride is a graduate of Free State High School and Iowa State University. She is a senior project designer for Looney & Associates Hospitality Design Firm in Dallas, TX. The groom is a graduate of Free State High School and the University of Kansas. He is a teacher and football coach at Hillcrest High School in Dallas, TX. The couple reside in Dallas.

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Campbell and Bender

Scott and Leslie Campbell, of Lawrence, are happy to announce the engagement of their daughter, Sally Campbell, to Josh Bender, son of Mike and Diane Bender of Sterling, Kansas. The future bride is a 2006 graduate of Lawrence Free State High School. She graduated from the University of Kansas in 2009 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and International and Global Studies. After living abroad in 2010 and 2011, she earned a Master of Arts degree in Strategic Communications also from the University of Kansas in 2012. The future groom is a 2002 graduate of Sterling High School. He graduated from the University of Kansas in 2006 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History, and earned a Juris Doctorate from the KU School of Law in 2009. The couple plans a March 22nd, 2014 wedding in Lawrence.

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Carter and Schelar

Brooke Carter and Drew Schelar are super duper happy to announce their engagement (woo!). Brooke is the daughter of Star Carter, Lenexa, and Don Carter, Denver. She graduated from Free State and Missouri Western State University. She is employed at Cannonball Advertising in Saint Louis as an Art Director. Drew is the son of Judy and Bill Schelar, Lawrence. He graduated from Free State and the University of Kansas. He is currently in Saint Louis University’s Physician Assistant Graduate Program. Although they attended the same preschool, First Presbyterian, and junior high, West, they did not meet until high school. These high school sweethearts will be getting married in the month of their 7 1/2 year date-aversary, August 2014, at Arterra Event Gallery in Lawrence.

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Milleret and Wootten

Dennis and Carolyn Milleret of Lawrence are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Pamela Nicole Milleret, to Dustin Lee Wootten, son of Marshall and Kathy Wootten of Ottawa. The future bride is a 2006 graduate of Lawrence Free State High School and graduated from Kansas State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Economics. She is employed at Kansas Insurance in Oskaloosa. The future groom is a 2008 graduate of Wellsville High School and graduated from Kansas State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science and Industry. He is employed at Perry Ranch in Oskaloosa. The couple plan a July 5, 2014 wedding at Schwinn Produce Farm in Leavenworth.

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Green and Richards

Patti and Tom Green of Lawrence are pleased to announce the engagement of their son, Matthew to Amanda Richards, daughter of Tammy and Dave Marcum of Olathe, Kansas and Paul and Lisa Richards of Gardner, Kansas. Amanda is a 2005 graduate of Olathe North and a 2011 graduate of Emporia State University with a Masters degree in Education Administration. She is currently employed as a 5th grade teacher at Wheatridge Middle School in Gardner, Kansas. Matthew is a 2005 graduate of Free State High School and a 2009 graduate of Ottawa University with a Bachelor’s degree in Sports Management. He is currently employed as the Retail Manager at On The Rocks Liquor. A June 2014 wedding is planned in the Crystal Ballroom at the Eldridge Hotel.

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Saathoff and Brost

Larry and Sheryl Saathoff of Lawrence, announce the engagement of their daughter, Rachelle Saathoff, to Brian Brost, son of Jim and Jean Brost, Eden Prairie, MN. The future bride is a 2004 graduate of Lawrence High School. She earned her Bachelors of General Studies in Communication Studies from the University of Kansas in 2008. She is employed at CNA Insurance as a Life Sciences Operations Analyst. The future groom is a 2004 graduate of Eden Prairie High School. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Business/Accounting and Information Systems from the University of Kansas in 2008. He is employed at CNA Insurance as a Surety Underwriter. The couple resides in Minnetonka, MN. They are planning a June 28, 2014, wedding in Lawrence, KS.

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Young and Jones

Mr. Bradley Young and Ms. Kimberly Young both of Winfield, Kansas are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Alexandra Leigh Young, to Garrett W. Jones, son of Wendy Jones of Lawrence, Kansas. Alexandra, 24, graduated from Winfield High School in 2008 and the University of Kansas in 2012; she is currently working towards her Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy at the University of Kansas Medical Center and will graduate in May 2014. Garrett, 24, graduated from Lawrence High School in 2007 and pursued a career in the military; Jones is a Sergeant in the United States Army and is currently stationed at Fort Riley, Kansas. SGT Jones has served two tours overseas in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. The wedding is planned for June 21st, 2014 in Lawrence, Kansas.

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Penzler and Ozorkiewicz

Claire Penzler and Brian Orzorkiewicz, Raeford, NC, were married August 2, 2013 at Danforth Chapel, with the brother of the groom, Phillip Ozorkiewicz, officiating. The bride is the daughter of Craig and Cindy Penzler, Lawrence. The groom is the son of Joe Ozorkiewicz, Aurora, CO and Ann Ozorkiewicz, Lawrence. Bridal attendants were Callie Penzler-Randall, Alex Morris, Katie and Melodie Ozorkiewicz. Groomsmen were Scott Schumaker, Kevin Ozorkiewicz, Jeremy Bustamante, and Will Malcolm. The ceremony was followed by a reception at the home of the bride’s parents. The couple honeymooned on Young Island in the Grenadines over the Christmas holidays.

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Look and D'Ambrosio

Kurt Look and Melissa Moore of Lawrence, KS, are delighted to announce the engagement of their daughter, Sarah Colby Look, to Toni Marie D’Ambrosio, daughter of John and Evelyn D’Ambrosio of East Haven, CT. Sarah received a bachelor of arts degree from Knox College and a master of science degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from Western New England University. Toni graduated from Western New England University with a bachelor of arts degree in Psychology. Toni and Sarah both work with children with autism and live in Boston, MA. Both are currently pursuing master of science degrees in Severe Special Needs from Simmons College. A fall 2015 wedding in Massachusetts is planned.

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Moore and Shillington

Allen and Paige Moore of Lawrence, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Courtney Moore, to Dale Shillington, son of Kevin and Sue Shillington, of Hutchinson, Kansas, formerly of Lawrence. The future bride is a 2009 graduate of Lawrence Free State High School. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs in 2013. She is employed as a Registered Nurse at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center in Enid, Oklahoma. The future groom is also a 2009 graduate of Lawrence Free State High School. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs in 2013, while also completing the Air Force ROTC program. He commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Air Force in May 2013 and is currently stationed at Vance Air Force Base in Enid, Oklahoma completing Undergraduate Pilot Training. They are planning a March 15, 2014 wedding in Kansas City, Missouri.

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Pierson and Humphrey

Jessica Pierson and Jen Humphrey were legally married on December 19, 2013 in Sidney, IA with Judge Dennis James officiating. Jen is the daughter of Steve Humphrey and the late Janice Humphrey of Linn, MO. Jessica is the daughter of Judy Pierson and the late John Pierson of Lawrence. The ceremony was attended by Steve Humphrey, Judy Pierson, Herbie Weidensaul, Dalton Pierson and Mikey and Amanda Humphrey. Jen graduated from the University of Kansas with a degree in journalism in 1996 and Master of Fine Arts in English in 2010. She is the communications director for the KU Biodiversity Institute. Jessica is a 1990 Lawrence High School alumna and graduated from KU in 1995 with a degree in English. She is employed at Growing for Market magazine. The couple, who farm and reside in Douglas County, plan a May reception.

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Bock and Kamara

Susan Bock and Shelley Kurt Bock of Lawrence announce the engagement of their daughter, Kristin Andrea Bock, to Kei Ansu Kamara, son of Fatima Nelson of Los Angeles, CA. The future bride is a 2001 graduate of Lawrence Free State High School. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from Baker University in 2005 in Mass Communications and Sports Administration, and Master of Science degree in Sports Studies from the University of Kansas in 2009. Kristin was formerly employed by Sporting Club, serving as the Manager of the Sporting Club Network for Sporting Kansas City. The future groom is a 2003 graduate of Leuzinger High School in Lawndale, CA. He attended California State University Dominguez Hills. Kei, a former Sporting Kansas City player, is currently playing professionally for Middlesbrough Football Club in Middlesbrough, England. The couple currently resides in Yarm, England. A June 2014 wedding is planned in Kansas City, MO.

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Dawson and Halpin

Mr. and Mrs. Stewart Dawson, Celina TX and Mr. Patrick Halpin and Mrs. Erin Callahan-Halpin, Lawrence KS announce the engagement of their children Carrie A.Dawson and Cuyler P. Halpin, Tuscon AZ. Carrie is a graduate from The Hockaday School (2001) and from Southern Methodist University (2005), with a Bachelor in Business Management. Cuyler graduated from Lawrence High, (2002), from The University of Dubuque (2006) with a BS in Management and Flight Operations, and an MS of Education - Aviation Concentration from Trident University (2011). Carrie is employed as Engineering Tech at Browning Oil Company, and Cuyler is employed as an F-16 Pilot in the United States Air Force. Their wedding service will be February 15, 2014 at Northway Christian Church, in Dallas, TX.

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Birchfield and Young

Jodi Lee and Steve Birchfield of Lawrence, Kansas along with Donna Gallo of Flagstaff, Arizona announce the engagement of their son, Anthony Birchfield to Katie Young, both of Prairie Village, Kansas. Katie is the daughter of Chris and Pam Young of Derby, Kansas. A wedding is planned to be held on September 13, 2014.

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Scheetz and Appelman

Mary Kay and Lee Howe of Lawrence, and Joseph and Barbara Scheetz of Smithville, Missouri are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Hayley Ann Scheetz, to Carl Edward Appelman, son of Mary and Michael Hyde of Pretty Prairie, and Mark Appelman of Wichita. The future bride is a 2009 graduate of Lawrence High School, and a 2012 graduate of Baker University with a Bachelor’s degree of Science in Nursing. She is currently employed as a Registered Nurse at The University of Kansas Hospital in the Medical Intensive Care Unit. The future groom is a 2010 graduate of Goddard High School, and will graduate this May from The University of Kansas with a Bachelor’s degree of Science in Genetics. He is currently employed as a phlebotomist at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. The couple plan a May 31, 2014 wedding in Lawrence, Kansas.

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LaRosh and Flanagan

Michael & Christine Wenger and Donald & Jacky Tidwell, of Lawrence, Kansas are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Nicki (Wenger) LaRosh, to Blake Flanagan, son of Thomas & Connie Flanagan, of Topeka, Kansas. Nicki graduated from Lawrence High School in 2001. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Kansas State University in 2005 in Hotel & Restaurant Management and a Minor in Business Administration; she works for Home Depot’s Distribution Center in Topeka as the Inventory Control & Quality Assurance Operations Manager. Blake graduated from Seaman High School in 1994. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Washburn University in 1998 in Criminal Justice/Pre Law and a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Information Science. He is employed at Bartlett & West Engineering as a GIS Project Manager in Topeka, Kansas. The couple plan a summer 2014 wedding.

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Akther and Johnson

Robert and Fran Johnson of Lawrence, announce the marriage of their son, Bart Johnson to Shahnaj Akther on January 8, 2014. The couple reside in Delaware.

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