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Couples

Engagement, wedding and anniversary announcements

Engagement

Rainbolt and Best

Mark Randall Best and April Nichole Rainbolt

Randy and Debbie Rainbolt, Larned, announce the engagement of their daughter, April Nichole Rainbolt, to Mark Randall Best, both of Lawrence.
The future bride is a 2002 graduate of Larned High School. She received a bachelor's degree in speech-language pathology from Fort Hays State University in 2006. She plans to receive her master's degree in speech-language pathology from Kansas University in May.
The future groom is the son of Michael and Elizabeth Best, Lawrence.
He is a 2001 graduate of Larned High School. He received a bachelor's degree in accounting and business administration from KU in 2005. He plans to receive a Master of Business Administration from KU in May. He will be employed as an instructor in the KU School of Business beginning in July.
The couple plan a June 14 wedding at the First United Methodist Church in Larned.

Engagement

Stewart and Allen

Nicholas Allen and Pamela Stewart

Gary and Dana Stewart, San Antonio, announce the engagement of their daughter, Pamela Stewart, to Nicholas Allen, Lawrence.
The bride-to-be is a 2002 graduate of Winston Churchill High School in San Antonio. She received a Bachelor of Arts in English and a Bachelor of Science in psychology from the University of Texas-Austin in 2006. She is a student at Texas Women's University in Houston. She plans to receive her Master of Occupational Therapy in December.
The future groom is the son of Rand and Gail Allen, Lawrence. He is a 2002 graduate of Lawrence High School. He received a Bachelor of Science in radio and television and film from the University of Texas-Austin in 2006. He is employed as a physical therapy technician with The Institute of Rehabilitation and Research in Houston.
The couple plan a March wedding in San Antonio.

Engagement

Ornburn and Sims

Michael Ornburn and Alarie Sims

David and Nancy Ornburn, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their son, Michael Ornburn, to Alarie Sims, Blue Springs, Mo.
The bride-to-be is the daughter of Warren and Cheryl Sims, Blue Springs, Mo. She is a 2002 graduate of Blue Springs High School. She received a bachelor's degree in business administration, with a minor in theater, from William Woods University in 2006. She is an admissions representative for William Woods University.
The future groom is a 2002 graduate of Lawrence High School. He received a bachelor's degree in biology, with a minor in political science, from Westminster College in 2006. He received a Master of Science in biomedical sciences from Midwestern University in 2008. He will begin medical school at Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tenn., in the fall of 2008.
The couple plan a July 26 wedding at Winston Churchill Memorial Chapel in Fulton, Mo.

Engagement

Morgan and Hehn

Erin Morgan and Tyler Hehn

Jeff and Sue Morgan, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their daughter, Erin Morgan, to Tyler Hehn, Lincoln, Neb.
The future bride is a 2002 graduate of Lawrence High School. She received a bachelor's degree in accounting from Kansas University in 2006. She plans to receive a Master of Professional Accounting from the University of Texas-Austin in spring 2009.
The future groom is the son of Todd Hehn and Angela Copenhaver, both of Lincoln. He is a 2002 graduate of Lincoln High School. He received a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
The couple plan a June 28 wedding at Asbury United Methodist Church in Prairie Village.

Engagement

Simmons and Bohling

Chris Bohling and Kelly Simmons

Brian and Sheryl Simmons and Geoff and Gwen Bohling announce the engagement of their children, Kelly Simmons and Chris Bohling, all of Lawrence.
The future bride and groom are 2006 graduates of Lawrence High School and Kansas University students.
She is majoring in violin performance and he is majoring in vocal performance.
They plan a summer 2009 wedding in Lawrence.

Wedding

Guernsey

Alexis and Dennis Guernsey Jr.

Alexis Cluchey and Dennis Guernsey Jr. were married Feb. 28 in Olathe, with John Bennett officiating.
The bride is the daughter of Lucinda Cluchey, Lawrence, and the late Joel Cluchey. She is a graduate of Free State High School. She received an Associate of Applied Science degree in interpreter training from Johnson County Community College.
The groom is the son of Dennis Sr. and Linda Guernsey, Tonganoxie. He is a graduate of Tonganoxie High School. He received a Bachelor of Arts in health, physical education and recreation from Kansas Wesleyan University.
The couple reside in Olathe.

Anniversary

Brynds

Violet and Albert Brynds

Albert and Violet Brynds will celebrate their 50th anniversary with their children on Sunday at the New Theater Restaurant in Overland Park.
Albert Brynds and Violet Pickel were married March 15, 1958, in Miami City, Okla.
Violet attended school in Lawrence. She was a homemaker before working at King Radio in Olathe. She later worked and retired from Hallmark Cards Inc. after 23 years. Albert attended schools in Cherokee and was a member of the Sheet Metal Workers Local Union for 30 years. He later worked and retired from Kansas University.
Their children are Bill and Liza Brynds, Mike and Viki Hegeman, Earl and Adrianne Brynds, and Albert Brynds, all of Lawrence. They have seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild. The couple reside in Lawrence.

Engagement

Young and Harms

Rory Harms and Randi Young

Randi Young and Rory Harms, both of Lawrence, announce their engagement. Randi is the daughter of Jim and Linda Young, Lawrence. Rory is the son of Orlin and Terrie Harms, Enid, Okla., and Brenda Harms, Newton.
The bride-to-be is a 2000 graduate of Free State High School. She received a bachelor's degree in political science from Kansas University in 2006. She is the Clerk of the Juvenile Court in Douglas County.
The future groom is a 2000 graduate of Halstead High School and attended KU. He graduated from Ocean Corporation Commercial Diving School in Houston in 2003. He is employed as a service manager for Lawrence Automotive Diagnostic.
The couple plan a June 6 wedding at Stony Point Hall in Lawrence.