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Couples

Engagement, wedding and anniversary announcements

Wedding

Jenicke

Jennifer Schack and Jason Jenicke were married Oct. 20, 2007, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Lawrence, with the Rev. John Schmeidler officiating.
The bride is the daughter of Raymond Schack, California, Ky., and Therese Snowball, Alexandria, Ky. The groom is the son of Wayne and Gerry Jenicke, Piper.
Maid of honor was Rebecca Schack. Best man was Jeff Jenicke. Bridesmaids were Rebecca Wedel and Bridget Ruschman. Groomsmen were Jeremy Jenicke and Justin Jenicke.
Jennifer graduated from Bishop Brossart High School in Alexandria, Ky., and Thomas More College in Crestview Hills, Ky. She is chief meteorologist at 6News in Lawrence.
Jason graduated from Piper High School and Kansas University. He is employed as a painter of religious artwork for The School of Faith, associated with the Catholic archdiocese in Kansas City, Kan.
The couple reside in Lawrence.

Wedding

Johnson and Hendrix

Holly Hendrix and Jeffery Johnson were married Sept. 16, 2006, at Grace and Holy Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Kansas City, Mo., with the Very Rev. Terry White officiating.
The bride is the daughter of Scotty Hendrix, Topeka, and the late Sue Hendrix. The groom is the son of Phuong Johnson, Wichita, and the late Kenneth Johnson.
Maid of honor was Jaime Whitt. Best man was James Johnson. Bride's attendants were Jason Hendrix, Krista DeBaere and Courtney Young. Groomsmen were Scott Heidner, John Heleniak and Michael Troknya.
Flower girls were Payton Gunderson and Sydney Sanders. Ring bearers were Caden and Connor Johnson. Ushers were Chad Gunderson and Dustin Smith. Guest attendant was Jennifer Tyler, and the readers were Jerad Widman and Brendan Woodbury.
A dinner and dance followed at Club 1000 in downtown Kansas City, Mo.
Holly graduated from Topeka High School in 1998 and received a Bachelor of Science in journalism from Kansas University in 2002. She is a project manager at MMG Worldwide.
Jeffery graduated from Wichita South High School in 1988 and received a Bachelor of Arts in 1994 from Wichita State University. He is a supervisor at Sprint Nextel, and he previously lived and worked in Lawrence for 10 years.
The couple reside in Lee's Summit, Mo.

Wedding

Gilliland

Laura Smallwood and Keith Gilliland were married July 28, 2007, at Lawrence Wesleyan Church, with the Rev. Nate Rovenstine officiating.
The bride is the daughter of George and Becky Smallwood, and the groom is the son of Gary and Judy Gilliland, all of Lawrence.
The matron of honor was Michele Smallwood. Maid of honor was Marianna Gilliland. Best man was Gary Gilliland. Bridesmaids were Mindy Smallwood, Tessa Smallwood and Kori Alvarado. Groomsmen were Jamie Prescott and Danny Speicher.
Ring bearer was Keat Prescott. Ushers were George Smallwood Jr. and Sal Alvarado.
A reception was given at Abe & Jake's Landing.
Laura is pursuing a degree at the Baker University School of Nursing in Topeka. Keith is employed by Douglas County Bank.
The couple reside in Lawrence.

Engagement

Helm and Strunk

Max and Phyllis Strunk, Perry, announce the engagement of their daughter, Crystal Strunk, to Brent Helm, both of Topeka.
The future groom is the son of Bryan Helm, Kansas City, Kan.,Pam Howey, Garnett.
Crystal is a 2000 graduate of Perry-Lecompton High School and received a bachelor's degree in social work from Washburn University in 2005. She is employed by Dr. Kevin Lenahan as an optician in Topeka.
Brent is a 1998 graduate of Anderson County Junior/ Senior High School in Garnett. He is employed as a technology support consultant for the state of Kansas.
The couple plan a spring 2008 wedding at First Southern Baptist Church in Lawrence.

Engagement

Van Horn and Wenger

David and Jill Wenger, McPherson, announce the engagement of their daughter, Melissa Diane Wenger, to Keith David Van Horn, both of Lawrence.
The future groom is the son of Larry and Susanna Van Horn, Wichita.
Melissa graduated from Horton High School in 1998 and is pursuing a degree in forensic chemical science at Washburn University.
Keith is a 1997 graduate of Wichita High School Southeast. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in biology from Kansas University in 2001. He received a Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 2005. He owns a dental practice in Lawrence.
The couple plan a Nov. 17, 2007, wedding in Lawrence.

Engagement

Anderson and Rieder

Roger and Alicia Rieder, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their daughter, Christy Rieder, to Josh Anderson, both of Corpus Christi, Texas.
The future groom is the son of Beth and David LeDeaux, Galveston, Texas, and the late Mark Anderson.
Christy graduated from Lawrence High School. She received a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from Kansas University and a Master's of Business Administration from Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi. She is a process engineer with Flint Hills Resources in Corpus Christi.
Josh graduated from Ball High School in Galveston and received a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering, from Texas A&M University in College Station. He is a process engineer with Lyondell Chemical in Corpus Christi.
The couple plan a June 2008 wedding in Breckenridge, Colo.

Engagement

Samp and Muns

Jerry and Mary Kay Samp, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their son, Michael Samp, Lawrence, to Heather Muns, Augusta, Ga., daughter of Lee and Kim Muns, Augusta.
The future bride graduated from Evans High School in 1999 and received a Bachelor of Science in aviation business administration from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Fla., in 2004. She is employed as a senior pricing analyst at US Airways.
The future groom graduated from Lawrence High School in 1999 and received a bachelor's degree in communications from Embry-Riddle in 2004. He is employed as a strategic forecast analyst at US Airways.
The couple plan an Oct. 27, 2007, wedding at Champions Retreat Golf Club in Evans, Ga.

Engagement

Stockham and Johnson

Melia Johnson and John Stockham, both of Lawrence, announce their engagement.
The future bride graduated from Lawrence High School. She received a bachelor's degree in education and a master's degree in educational technology and communication, both from Kansas University. She is employed by the Blue Valley school district in Overland Park.
The future groom graduated from Jefferson West High School in Meriden and received a bachelor's degree in film from KU. He is employed by LAN Support Services at KU.
The couple plan a Dec. 1, 2007, wedding in Lawrence.

Wedding

Copus

Laura Gilliland and Travis Copus were married Oct. 6, 2007, at Country Club Congregational United Church of Christ in Kansas City, Mo., with the Rev. Janet Matthews officiating.
The bride is the daughter of Ron and Debbie O'Connor, Baldwin City, and Mike and Patty Gilliland, Osage City. The groom is the son of Larry and Bev Copus, Stilwell.
Matron of honor was Lisa Marx. Best man was Dylan Gill.
A reception was given at The Lodge at Ironwoods.
Laura, a graduate of Kansas State University, is employed by Burns & McDonnell in Kansas City. Travis, who graduated from Kansas University, is employed by Garmin International in Olathe.
The couple reside in Prairie Village.