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Couples

Engagement, wedding and anniversary announcements

Wedding

Lawrence and Hetrick

Matthew and Pamela Lawrence

Pamela Hetrick and Matthew Lawrence were married June 30, 2007, at Lawrence Free Methodist Church, with the Rev. Kay Mills officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Lloyd and Jeanie Hetrick, Lawrence. The groom is the son of Richard and Marcell Lawrence, of Lawrence.

The maid of honor was Lisa Hetrick. The best man was Nick Lawrence. Bridesmaids were Molly Hoss, Jessica Hobbs and Jessica Wayner. Groomsmen were Casey Place, Gordon Snyder and Shaun O'Connor.

Junior bridesmaids were Courtney Parmenter and Brittany Parmenter. Flower girls were Andrianna Hetrick and Marianne Kunce. Candle lighters were Angela O'Connor and Kristen Hayes. Ring bearer was Michael Hetrick Jr.

Ushers were Noah Place, Alex Place, Mark Fullerton, Zachary Parmenter and Austin Marsh. Scripture reader was Valerie Hetrick. Soloists were Joe Marsh and Shannon Marsh. Door greeters were Ryan Hunter and Christopher Sommer. Guest book attendant was Kristin Marsh. Bubble attendants were Jack Kunce and Ashley Parmenter. Cake server was Mary Place. The bride's personal attendant was Jennifer Marsh.

A reception was given at Steve's Place in Lawrence.

Pamela graduated from Lawrence High School and plans to receive a degree in social welfare from Kansas University in May 2008. She is employed by Hetrick Air Services in Lawrence and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Douglas County.

Matthew graduated from Free State High School and received a bachelor's degree in business from KU in May 2007. He is employed by HighPointe Financial Group in Leawood.

The couple reside in Olathe.

Wedding

Bryan and Vinardi

J.D. and Denise Vinardi

Denise Bryan and J.D. Vinardi were married July 14, 2007, at Timmons Chapel at Pittsburg State University, with the Rev. Ken Butts officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Butch Bryan, Coral Springs, Fla., and Alex Hornbrook, San Diego. The groom is the son of John Vinardi, Arma, and Janice Roller, Independence, Mo.

The matron of honor was Jenny Sommer. The best man was Joshua Fowler. Bridesmaids were Nicole Bulger, Tiffany Haller, Ashlee Vinardi, Kristy Hackworth and Heather Rhuems. Groomsmen were Cody Rhuems, Ryan Mister, Cliff Akers, Andrew Sommer and Chris Farris.

A reception was given at Daltons in Pittsburg.

Denise graduated from Lawrence High School in 2002 and attended Kansas University. She is pursuing a finance degree at Pittsburg State University.

J.D. graduated from Girard High School in 2002 and works in construction for his father's business.

The couple reside in Arma.

Wedding

Masten and Jensen

Hollie Marie and Robert Masten

Hollie Marie Jensen and Robert Linn Masten were married April 21, 2007, at Dunn's Landing in Wellsville, with the Rev. Ira DeSpain officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Steven and Deena Jensen, Baldwin City. The groom is the son of John and Pam Masten, Oak Grove, Mo.

The maid of honor was Samantha Jensen. The best man was Brian Miller. Bridesmaids were Kristen Bell, Dawn Baus and Amanda Reinhart. Groomsmen were Todd Rainey, James Jessee and Bradley Webb. Ring bearer was Jacob Hughes. Flower girl was Emma Peeler.

A reception followed at Dunn's Landing.

Hollie is a 2003 graduate of Baldwin High School and received an associate's degree in veterinary technology at Colby Community College in 2006. She is employed as a registered veterinary technician in Kansas City, Mo.

Robert graduated from Oak Grove High School in 1996. He is employed by the Carpenter's District Council in Kansas City, Mo.

The couple reside in Oak Grove.

Anniversary

Kruse

Ethel and Delmar Kruse

Delmar and Ethel Kruse, Eudora, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary May 26, 2007, with a weekend celebration hosted by their children in Eureka Springs, Ark.

They were married May 26,1957, at Zion Lutheran Church in Herkimer. They spent the first 30 years of their married life on a dairy farm in Bremen before moving to Eudora.

Their children and spouses are Darrell and Sherry Kruse, Pratt; Don and Kris Welborn, Meridan; Allan and Cheryl Zreet, Dallas; and Steve Kruse, Ozawkie. They have five grandchildren.

Engagement

Grammer and Wickizer-Meyers

Shawn Grammer and Shallon Wickizer-Meyers

Judy and Wesley Grammer Jr., Lawrence, announce the engagement of their son, Shawn Grammer, Leavenworth, to Shallon Wickizer-Meyers, Leavenworth, daughter of William and Kathleen Meyers, Lansing.

The future bride is a 2000 graduate of Lansing High School and plans to graduate from Kansas City Kansas Community College in 2008. She is employed by Wal-Mart in Leavenworth.

The future groom is a 2000 graduate of Lawrence High School and is employed by O'Reilly Auto Parts in Leavenworth.

The couple plan a Sept. 22, 2007, wedding at Santa Fe Commons in Overland Park.