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Couples

Engagement, wedding and anniversary announcements

Wedding

Edmonds

Russell and Tamara Edmonds

Tamara Weeks and Russell Edmonds Jr. were married July 23, 2005, at Steve's Place in Lawrence with the Rev. Jerry Belzer officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Frank and Catherine LaPlaca, Tonganoxie. The groom is the son of Russell Edmonds Sr., Lawrence, and Janice Walters, Lawrence.

Matrons of honor were Chelly Sumner and Lenay McQueen. Best man was Mark Hadl. Bridesmaids were Cara Heck, Jennifer Brewer and Charly Edmonds. Groomsmen were Mark Edmonds, Ryan Russell and Chris Vananne.

Wyatt Weeks escorted the bride. Dylan Edmonds escorted the groom. Krissy Dye was guest book attendant. Easton La Placa was ring bearer. Peyton Brewer was flower girl.

A reception was given at Steve's Place.

The bride is a Tonganoxie High School graduate. She received a degree in cosmetology. She attended Johnson County Community College for two years. She works at Designers Salon & Day Spa.

The groom is a Lawrence High School graduate. He works at Hallmark Cards.

The couple reside in Tonganoxie.

Anniversary

Lindell

Charles and Pauline Lindell

Pauline and Charles Lindell, Lawrence, will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary with a family dinner.

They were married Sept. 28, 1940, in Lawrence.

Pauline is a retired teacher from the 497 school district. Charles is retired from FMC.

Their children are Charlene and Mel Lisher Jr., Lawrence. They also have two grandsons.

Wedding

Sterr

Matthew Sterr and Amy Brewer

Amy Webb Brewer and Matthew Mason Sterr were married Aug. 6, 2005, during a private ceremony at the home of the groom's father in Norman, Okla., with Judge Wayne Alley officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Jim Brewer, Boynton Beach, Fla., and Deb Brewer, Reno, Nevada. The groom is the son of Joe Sterr, Norman, Okla., and Gail Hughes, Norman, Okla.

The bride's witness was her brother, David Brewer, Dallas. The groom's witness was his sister, Julia Sterr, New York City. The bride's grandmother, Margaret Phelps, Reno, Nevada, also attended.

An outdoor reception was given at Joe Sterr's home.

The bride is a 1995 graduate of Lawrence High School. She received a bachelor's degree in 1999 from Kansas University and a master's degree in education from De Paul University, Chicago, in 2003. She is a teacher at Western Village Academy in Oklahoma City. The groom is a 1995 graduate of Norman High School, Norman, Okla. He received a bachelor's degree in 1999 from KU. He manages The Spirit Shop in Norman, Okla.

The couple reside in Norman, Okla.

Wedding

Carlsten

Kamme and Justin Carlsten

Kamme Kostner, Wichita, and Justin Carlsten, Lawrence, were married Sept. 16, 2005, at the Sedgwick County Courthouse in Wichita with Judge Jeffrey Goering officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Robert Kostner, Wichita, and Debra and Mark Grimes, Wichita. The groom is the son of Lance and Lisa Carlsten, Lawrence.

Those in attendance included their parents and Amber Kostner and Madison Grimes, sisters of the bride.

The bride is a 2001 graduate of Wichita Northwest High School. She graduated from Kansas University with a bachelor's degree in political science in 2004. She works for Quality Solutions as administrative assistant in Wichita. She will pursue a master's degree in public administration at Friends University in Wichita while the groom is overseas.

The groom is a 2001 graduate of Free State High School. He is a master-at-arms in the U.S. Navy and is stationed at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. He has been ordered to leave for Bahrain, where he will be part of a mobile detachment providing security for caravans in the Middle East.

Wedding

Sumner

Bret and Chelly Sumner

Chelly Belzer and Bret Sumner were married June 11, 2005, at Danforth Chapel in Lawrence with the Rev. Jerry Belzer officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Jerry and Carol Belzer, Lawrence. The groom is the son of Larry and Kathy Sumner, Perry.

Maid of honor was Tamara Edmonds. Best man was Ed Holt. Bridesmaid was Kelly Scott. Groomsman was Darian Craig. Flower girls were Jenni Hawkins, Becca Hawkins and Abby Reasoner. Ring bearer was Joe Reasoner.

Organist was Cindy Hawkins. Gloria Morris was children's attendant. Ushers were Ryan Martin and Dan Gillaspie. Guest book attendant was Lynn Walker. Cake attendants were Stacey Reasoner and Erica Gudenkauf.

A reception was given at the Eagle's Lodge. The couple took a two-week honeymoon trip to Ireland.

The bride is a Lawrence High School graduate. She graduated from the Superior School of Hairstyling. She works at Designers Salon & Day Spa in Lawrence.

The groom is a graduate of Perry-Lecompton High School and DeVry University. He works at Sprint Nextel in Overland Park.

The couple reside in Lawrence.

Wedding

Lancaster


Sylvia A. Hallowell, Lawrence, and Dr. John S. Lancaster, Huntington, W.Va., were married Sept. 2, 2005, at St. Margaret's Episcopal Church in Lawrence with the Rev. Darrel Proffitt officiating.

Matron of honor was Eileen Roddy-Phillips. Best man was Don Phillips.

A reception was given at the church.

The bride received a Master of Social Welfare degree from Kansas University. She is a retired child welfare supervisor for Social and Rehabilitation Services. She works part time as a clinical social worker specializing in marital counseling at Shane M. Jones & Associates P.A.

The groom received a doctorate from the University of Indiana. He is a professor of mathematics at Marshall University in Huntington, W.Va.

Engagement

Butts

Julie Hardin and Ryan Butts

Richard and Virginia Hardin, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their daughter, Julia Hardin, to Ryan Butts, son of Kelly Butts, Olathe, and Regina Bates, Mooreland, Okla.

The bride-to-be is a 2000 Free State High School graduate. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in theater and voice from Kansas University in 2004. She is pursuing a Master of Music degree in vocal performance at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill.

The future groom is a 1998 Protection High School graduate. He received a bachelor's degree in theater and film in 2003 from KU. He is pursuing a Master of Fine Arts degree in arts leadership at DePaul University in Chicago. He is an Arts Leadership Fellow at the Chicago Shakespeare Theater in Chicago.

The couple plan a March 25, 2006, wedding at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Lawrence.

Engagement

Wood

Bridget Falley and Justin Wood

Rick and Diane Falley, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their daughter, Bridget Falley, to Justin Wood, son of Bill and Robin Wood, Eudora.

The bride-to-be is a senior at Free State High School. She works at Stone Creek in Lawrence.

The future groom is a home-school graduate. He is a freshman at Johnson County Community College. He works at C&S Grocery store in Eudora.

The couple plan a June 10, 2006, wedding in the Naismith Ballroom of the Marriott SpringHill Suites.

Engagement

Adams

Madinah Hazim and Daniel Adams

Omar and Aliya Hazim, Topeka, and Dr. Larry and Donna Adams, Monument, Colo., announce the engagement of their children, Madinah Hazim, Topeka, and Daniel Adams, Lawrence.

The bride-to-be is a Topeka West High School graduate. She received a bachelor's degree in journalism from Kansas University. She will receive a master's degree in strategic communications from KU this spring. She is public relations executive for the Kansas Lottery.

The future groom is a graduate of Newton High School. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology at KU.

The couple plan an April 22, 2006, wedding in Lawrence.