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Couples announcements June 28, 2014



Valencia and McNamara

Mr. and Mrs. Larry Valencia of Lawrence, KS, announce the engagement of their daughter, Alysha Lauren Valencia, to Sean Michael McNamara, son of Michael and Jan McNamara of Elmhurst, IL. The future bride graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Arts degree and is also a 2006 graduate from Free State High School. She is employed as a Group Sales Rep at Assurant Employee Benefits in Chicago, IL. The future groom received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Michigan. He is the President of a mobile app technology company. An October 2014 wedding is planned in Chicago, IL. Go Blue!


Amerine and Jensen

Randall & Ruth Amerine, Lecompton, announce the engagement of their daughter, Jamie to Zo Jensen. Zo is the son of Lorenzo & Jackie Jensen, Iola. Jamie is a graduate of Perry Lecompton High School. She received her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of South Carolina, Upstate in Spartanburg, SC and her Masters Degree from Fort Hays State University. She is the Head Softball Coach and Assistant Athletic Director at Allen Community College in Iola, KS. Zo is a graduate of Iola High School. He received his degree in Occupational Studies from Universal Technical Institute in Houston, TX. Zo is Lead Foreman for J&J Contractors of Iola. The wedding is planned for July 26th.


Ward and Jones

Mr. & Mrs. Mark A. Ward of Tecumseh, together with Mr. & Mrs. Herman T. Jones of Berryton are pleased to announce the engagement of their children, Jaclyn Paige Ward and Philip Anthony Jones. Paige and Philip are both graduates of Shawnee Heights High School and received undergraduate and Master degrees from the University of Kansas. Paige is a Senior Associate with Grant Thornton and Philip is a teacher and coach for the Tonganoxie School District. They reside in Kansas City, Kansas. A December 2014 wedding is planned at Danforth Chapel in Lawrence, Kansas.

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