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Couples

Engagement, wedding and anniversary announcements

Anniversary

Hamm

Keith and Virginia Hamm, Perry, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary.

Keith Hamm and Virginia Hunter were married June 28, 1947, at Perry United Methodist Church, with Retha Sadler officiating.

Keith worked for Hamm Cos. for 50 years, serving as superintendent of maintenance. He is retired. Virginia is a homemaker.

Their children are Janis Pearson and husband Gary, Williamstown; Jo Ann Guletsky and husband Alex, Portland, Ore.; Jeanette Elliott and husband Richard, Lawrence; and the late Julie Thornton.

They have five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Cards may be sent to P.O. Box 135, Perry 66073. The couple request no gifts.

Anniversary

Hehn

Forast and Thelma Hehn, Lawrence, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with an informal surprise party.

Forast V. Hehn and Thelma Ridgway were married June 28, 1947, in McLouth.

Forast is a retired carpenter, and Thelma taught in schools in Jefferson and Douglas counties.

Their daughter is Barbara Purdon and husband Mike, Ozawkie.

They have three grandchildren.

Cards may be sent to 1942 Learnard, Lawrence 66046.

Anniversary

Anderson

Pete and Joan Anderson, Lawrence, celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary.

Pete Anderson and Joan Lobb were married June 29, 1962, in Lawrence.

Their children are Craig Anderson and Todd Anderson, both of Lawrence. They have two grandchildren.

Engagement

Phlegar and Everett

Kurt Everett and Lauren Phlegar

Ed and Lisa Phlegar, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their daughter, Lauren Phlegar, Overland Park, to Kurt Everett, Overland Park, son of Mike and Linda Everett, Baldwin City.

The future bride received a bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 2005, and a massage therapy license from the Massage Therapy Training Institute in 2006. She is employed at Network Consulting in Gardner.

The future groom received a bachelor's degree in business administration from Kansas University in 2003. He is employed as general manager at Hillcrest Country Club in Kansas City, Mo.

The couple plan an August 2007 wedding in Kansas City, Mo.

Engagement

Pulliam and Brown

Carman Brown and Corbin Pulliam

Dan Pulliam, Valley Falls, and Kim Busch, Richmond, Mo., announce the engagement of their son, Corbin Pulliam, Lawrence, to Carman Brown, Atlanta, daughter of Norman Brown and Selese Kahrmann-Odom, both of Atlanta.

The future bride graduated from Lassiter High School in Marietta, Ga., the University of Georgia and the Portfolio Center in Atlanta. She is employed as an art director for graphic design at Miller Zell in Atlanta.

The future groom graduated from Lawrence High School and the Cleveland Institute of Art. He is employed at Miller Zell.

The couple plan an Aug. 18, 2007, wedding at the Little Chapel at Glenn Memorial Church in Decatur, Ga.

Engagement

Chapin and Zavarse Gilly

Leo Zavarse and Bridgett Chapin

Bridgett Rosemary Kennedy Chapin and Leonardo Alberto Zavarse Gilly, both of Lawrence, announce their engagement.

The future bride is the daughter of Wayne Barrett Chapin Jr. and Rosemary Anne Chapin, Lawrence. The future groom is the son of Oscar Enrique Zavarse Hurtado and Josefina Gilly de Zavarse, Caracas, Venezuela.

Bridgett graduated from Lawrence High School and received a Bachelor of Arts from Westminster College in Fulton, Mo. She earned a Master of Science, and a doctorate in ecology and evolutionary biology, both from Kansas University.

She is a professor at Haskell Indian Nations University.

Leo graduated from Caracus Luis Razetti High School and received a Bachelor of Science in electronics engineering technology from Southern University in Baton Rouge, La. He is employed as an engineer at Webber Inc. USA.

The couple plan a July 21, 2007, wedding at Three Sisters Inn in Baldwin City.

Engagement

Logan and Phillips

LaTonya Logan and Justin Phillips

Cyrese Lee Powell, New Orleans, along with her sons Markus T. Logan, Lawrence, and Joseph L. Polk, Orlando, Fla., announce the engagement of LaTonya Monique Logan, Atlanta, to Justin Bernard Phillips, Atlanta, son of the late Irwanna Sharp Phillips.

The future bride is a 1993 graduate of Lawrence High School and is a staff sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps.

The future groom is a 1996 graduate of Beecher High School in Flint, Mich., and is a gunnery sergeant in the Marine Corps.

The couple plan a July 21, 2007, wedding at Victory Bible Church in Lawrence.

Wedding

Vargas

Matt and Christian Vargas

Christian Marzette and Matt Vargas were married June 30, 2007, at Danforth Chapel at Kansas University, with Judge Jack Murphy officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Gwendolyn Marzette-Cunning, Lawrence. The groom is the son of John and Debra Vargas, Overland Park.

The maid of honor was Kristy Holladay. The best man was Jeff Foster. The bridesmaid was Meagan Vargas. Groomsmen were Justin Vargas, Jonathan Marzette and Andrew Mohr.

A reception was given at the Adams Alumni Center.

Christian graduated from Lawrence High School and received a Bachelor of Arts in psychology and a Master of Science in counseling psychology, both at Kansas University.

She is pursuing a doctorate in counseling psychology at KU. She is a predoctoral fellow at The Guidance Center in Leavenworth.

Matt graduated from Shawnee Mission South High School in Overland Park. He is employed as a supervisor at Infolink Services.

The couple reside in Lawrence.

Wedding

Kirkland

Keith and Amy Kirkland

Amy Lee Nixon and Keith Bernard Kirkland were married June 15, 2007, in St. Lucia in the Caribbean.

The bride is the daughter of Janet L. Nixon, Wellsville. The groom is the son of Michael and Dorothy Kirkland, Alabaster, Ala.

The groom's mother and his sister, Lori Patton, were witnesses at the ceremony.

A reception was given June 23 in Calera, Ala.

Amy is a 2000 graduate of Free State High School and attended Kansas State University. She is employed as an operations manager by RTJ Golf/Sunbelt Golf Corp.

Keith is a 1995 graduate of Thompson High School in Alabaster, Ala., and graduated from Southern Union State Community College in Opelika, Ala. He is employed as an estimator at Saiia Construction.

Wedding

Kincaid

Drs. Claudia and Charles Kincaid

Dr. Claudia Duque and Dr. Charles Kincaid were married June 16, 2007, at Alvamar Country Club.

The bride is the daughter of Hernando and Pureza Duque, Bogota, Colombia. The groom is the son of Paul and Mary Kincaid, Lawrence.

The maid of honor was Hannah Sheridan. The best men were Paul Kincaid and Ivan Santos.

Charles graduated from Lawrence High School and the University of Missouri-Kansas City's School of Dentistry. He is co-owner of Associates in Dentistry in Lawrence. Claudia is pursuing a dental license in the United States and also works in the practice.

The couple reside in Lawrence.

Engagement

Bryan and Vinardi

J.D. Vinardi and Denise Bryan

Denise Bryan, Lawrence, and J.D. Vinardi, Pittsburg, announce their engagement.

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

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

J.D. graduated from Girard High School in 2002 and is employed in construction at his father's business.

The couple plan a July 14, 2007, wedding at Timmons Chapel at Pittsburg State University.

Engagement

Braaten and Green

Alysia Braaten and Jason Green

Paul and Sharon Braaten, Lee's Summit, Mo., and Robert "Bob" and Joyce Green, Ottawa, announce the engagement of their children, Alysia Braaten, Lee's Summit, and Jason L. Green, Chicago.

The future bride graduated from Lee's Summit North High School and plans to graduate in December from Moody Bible Institute in Chicago.

The future groom is a 1995 graduate of Ottawa High School and a 2000 graduate of Kansas University. He is employed in the ready-mixed concrete business in Chicago and is a part-time student at Moody Bible Institute.
The couple plan an Aug. 4, 2007, wedding at Woods Chapel Bible Fellowship Church in Lee's Summit.