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Couples

Engagement, wedding and anniversary announcements

Wedding

Hopkins

Tiffany and Brad Hopkins

Tiffany Rose and Brad Hopkins were married Sept. 18, 2004, at Zimmerman's Kill Creek Farm in De Soto.

The bride is the daughter of Randy and Margy Rose, Lawrence. She is the granddaughter of Bob and Leda Rose, Lawrence, JoAnn Kappelman, Lawrence, and the late Karl Kappelman. The groom is the son of Ken Hopkins, Lee's Summit, Mo., and Vickie Hopkins, Lawrence. He is the grandson of Eugene and Mary Lou Mann, Malcom, Iowa, and Phyllis Hopkins, Montezuma, Iowa.

Maid of honor was Catie Johnson. Bridesmaids were Sarah Affalter, Alison Cropp, Katie Rhodes, Samantha Rose, Lauren Wilkinson and Amy Wright. Best man was Casey Hopkins. Groomsmen were Jake Fredenburg, Josh Homolka, Cullen Homolka, Brian Long, Matt Danielson and Kregg Schmidt. Ushers were Matt Mann and Robert Rose. Ring bearer was Payton Stuart. Wedding assistants were Amy Whitson and Meghan Tebo.

A reception was given at Steve's Place in Lawrence. Cake cutters were Jessica Carper and Briana Mann.

The couple reside in Lawrence.

Wedding

Opler

Stacy Liechti and Mark Opler

Stacy Liechti and Mark Opler were married July 2, 2005, at the Lawrence Arts Center with the Honorable Judge Jean Shepherd officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Paul and Sandy Liechti, Lawrence. The groom is the son of Lewis and Annette Opler, Mount Vernon, N.Y.

Attendants were Sarah Sisco and Daniel Opler. Readers were the attendants and Flora Lee. Guest book attendant was Jennifer Kinnard.

The bride is a 1993 graduate of Lawrence High School. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Arabic from Washington University in St. Louis and a master's degree in Middle Eastern studies from New York University, where she is a doctoral candidate. She recently returned from a Fulbright Fellowship in Uzbekistan.

The groom is a 1992 graduate of Bronx Science High School in Bronx, N.Y. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He earned a master's degree and doctorate in public health from Columbia University. He is a post-doctoral fellow at Columbia University in psychology.

After a honeymoon trip to Big Sur, Calif., the couple reside in New York City.

Wedding

Bonee

Jason and Joanna Bonee


Joanna Kristine Herrmann, Lawrence, and Jason Ryan Bonee, Basehor, were married July 30, 2005, at Abe and Jake's Landing in Lawrence with Gabriel Alvarado officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Stan Herrmann, Palo Alto, Calif., and Terri Herrmann, Mountain View, Calif. The groom is the son of Lonney and Tammy Bay, Basehor.

Maid of honor was Jessie Herrmann. Best man was Robert Kindred.

Bridesmaids were Nadia Anderson, Melissa Berry, Stefani Hepford and Marie Schellenberger. Groomsmen were Michael Vinyard, Dennis Guernsey, Andrew Vielhauer and Ian Patrick.

Ushers were Zach Herrmann and Elijah Herrmann. Wedding coordinator was Lori Alvarado. Guest book and program attendant was Christa Bay. Gift table attendant was Megan Bonee. Wedding cake designer and server was Healther Cordes.

A reception was given at Abe and Jake's Landing in Lawrence.

The bride is a 1999 graduate of Palo Alto High School, Palo Alto, Calif. She is pursuing a degree in English and theatre/speech secondary education at Kansas University.

The groom is a 1999 graduate of Bible Baptist High School in Bonner Springs. He works for Paul Vielhauer Plumbing Inc.

The couple reside in Lawrence.

Wedding

Swearingen

David and KanDee Swearingen

KanDee Fulks, Eudora, and David Swearingen, Ottawa, were married June 17, 2005, at Danforth Chapel in Lawrence with the Rev. Katrina Palan officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Rita Gail Fulks, Eudora, and Lloyd and Wanda Fulks, Lawrence. The groom is the son of Bob and Cheryl Swearingen, Ottawa.

Matron of honor was Crystal Hall. Best man was Kevin Fulks. Candle lighters were Rita Gail Fulks and Cheryl Swearingen. Flower girls were Chelsea Hall and Shelby Hall. Ring bearer was Colin Swearingen. Ushers were Nathan Swearingen and Neal Baughman. Guest book attendant was Anne Baughman.

A dinner and dance reception was given at Maceli's Ballroom.

The couple took a honeymoon trip to Sandals resort in Jamaica.

They reside in Ottawa.

Anniversary

Rice

Annie and John Rice

Annie and John Rice, Oskaloosa, will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary Sunday.

Annie Phillips and John Rice were married Sept. 18, 1935. They both attended Oskaloosa High School. John graduated in 1933 and Annie in 1934.

They spent 20 years of their married life in Montana, 25 years in Arizona, and returned to Oskaloosa in 1980.

John celebrated his 90th birthday on May 5, and Annie will celebrate her 90th birthday on Nov. 7. John served in the Navy in World War II and spent his time on the Pacific Ocean.

They have two nieces, Judy Lindsey and Jane Ann Rodgers, both of Tempe, Ariz., and one nephew, Herb Foster, of Shoteau, Mont.

Cards may be sent to them at P.O. Box 195, Oskaloosa 66066.

Anniversary

Shirk

Margaret and David Shirk

Margaret and David Shirk, of rural Douglas County, will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary Sunday.

David Shirk and Margaret Lewis were married Sept. 14, 1940.

David attended El Dorado High School and Kansas University, where he played football and was captain in 1938. He was coach, teacher and/or administrator at KU, Haskell Indian Nations University, Augusta High School, Abilene High School and Seaman High School. He served in the U.S. Army for four years and was discharged as captain.

Margaret attended Liberty Memorial High School, Colorado University and KU. She had different jobs, having spent 50 years with volunteer and part-time summer work with KU Alumni Association, and was associated with the Long Investment Co. of Abilene and is still active in the investment field. Margaret has been an American Red Cross volunteer for 40 years.

They have two daughters, Nancy Yonally, Overland Park, and Sally Walquist, Lawrence.

They also have four grandchildren and two great-grandsons.

A casual reception will be given from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at Shirk's Barn, north of Lawrence.

The couple request no gifts.

Anniversary

Brink

Frances and Ross Brink

Ross and Frances Brink, Perry, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with a family celebration Sept. 25.

They were married Sept. 25, 1945, in Kansas City, Kan. Ross is a retiree of Goodyear. Frances is a lifelong homemaker.

Their children are Mike and Saundra Brink, Dover; Janet and Jim King, Perry; Carol and Greg Howard, Lecompton; and Wesley and Marla Brink, Meriden. They have 14 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Cards may be sent to them at Box 22, Perry 66073. The couple request no gifts.

Anniversary

Strickland

Marion and Ruth Strickland

Marion and Ruth Strickland, Fairfield Bay, Ark., recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception in Edgerton.

They were married Sept. 3, 1955.

Ruth, daughter of the late James and Bonnie Tatham, grew up in Lawrence and graduated from Lawrence High School in 1954. Marion is from Gardner and served in the U.S. Army. He was stationed in Korea from 1946 to 1948. He received a degree in electrical engineering from Kansas University in 1955. He retired from the FAA in 1983 and owned and operated Strickland Consulting from 1983 to 1994 in Washington, D.C.

They have two sons Jim Strickland, El Dorado, and Terry Strickland, Sugarloaf Key, Fla.

Engagement

Harper

Travis Harper and Rachal Bouray

Jim and Liz Harper, Perry, announce the engagement of their son, Travis Wayne Harper to Rachal A. Bouray, daughter of Butch and Mary Bouray, Pittsburg.

Grandparents of the future groom are Wayne and Martha Harper, Perry; Joe Scraper, Baldwin; and Amelia Scraper, Topeka. Grandparents of the future bride are Eddie and Audrey Foster, Pittsburg, and the late Harold and Odessa Bouray, Pittsburg.

Rachel is a graduate of Winfield High School. She received a bachelor's degree in psychology and addictions counseling from Pittsburg State University. She is employed as a certified addictions counselor with DCCCA Inc. in Wichita.

Travis is a graduate of Perry-Lecompton High School. He received an associate's degree and an Airframe and Powerplant license from Kansas State University. He is an aircraft mechanic at Cessna Service Center in Wichita.

The couple plan a November wedding in Pittsburg.

Engagement

Oxandale

David Oxandale and Laura Haught

Molly Mulloy, Lawrence, announces the engagement of her son, David Evans Oxandale, Lawrence, to Laura Lynn Haught, Emporia.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Stephen and Nina Haught, Emporia. She is a 2000 graduate of Emporia High School. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Kansas University in 2003. She has been working at State Street Bank and Trust in Kansas City as a senior portfolio administrator.

The future groom also is the son of the late Richard Oxandale. He is a 1997 graduate of Lawrence High School. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from KU in May 2002. He is an independent trader.

The couple plan an Oct. 29 wedding at First Congregational Church in Emporia.

Engagement

Musser

Jim Musser and Marianna Koster

Marianna Koster, Cape Town, South Africa, and Jim Musser, Boone, N.C., announce their engagement.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Theophil and Anna Koster, Heidelberg, South Africa. She graduated from Riversdale High School in South Africa and Cape Town Technical School.

The future groom is the son of the late Owen and Mary Musser. He graduated from Connersville High School in Indiana. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in social work from Ball State University in Muncie, Ind., and a Master of Divinity degree from Emmanuel School of Religion in Johnson City, Tenn. He earned a master's degree in counseling psychology from Kansas University. He lived in Lawrence from 1983 to 2004. He is campus minister at Appalachian State University in Boone, N.C.

The couple plan an Oct. 2 wedding in Houw Hoek Inn in Grabouw, South Africa.