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Wedding

Stanclift and Callan

Sadie and Michael Stanclift

Sadie Callan and Michael Stanclift Jr., both of Lawrence, were married June 14, 2008, at Stony Point Hall in Baldwin City, with Judge Mike Riling officiating.
The bride is the daughter of Daniel and Anna Callan, Lawrence.
The groom is the son of Michael and Jean Stanclift, Lawrence.
Maid of honor was Kristi Marshall. Best man was Michael Marshall. Bridesmaids were Rebecca Gant and Laura Dague. Groomsmen were Michael Craig and Josh Birney. Flower girls were Jenna Callan and Erin Miller. Ring bearer was Ty Miller. Ushers were Matt Callan and Cody Stanclift.
A reception followed at Stony Point Hall.
The bride is a 2004 graduate of Free State High School. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Kansas University in May. She is studying for a master's degree in accounting from KU. She plans to begin working as an auditor for KPMG in Kansas City, Mo., beginning in September 2009.
The groom is a 2002 graduate of Free State High. He attended Baker University. He is a network analyst for Rockhurst University in Kansas City, Mo.
The couple reside in Overland Park.

Wedding

Temple and Bird

Amber and Brett Temple

Amber Bird and Brett Temple, both of Lawrence, were married June 14, 2008, at Lawrence Free Methodist Church with the Rev. Bill Bump officiating.
The bride is the daughter of Troy and Angie Bird, Lawrence.
The groom is the son of George Temple, Grandbury, Texas, and Debra Temple, Lawrence.
Maid of honor was Kristy Holt. Best man was George Temple. Bridesmaids were Danielle Bird, Taylor Bird, Kelly Ballard, Stephanie Temple, Kerri King and Kylee Hines. Groomsmen were Neil Dougherty, Brett Shelton, Cole Cruse, Joseph Covino, Preston Hoobler and Triston Taylor. Flower girl was Emma Hanson. Ring bearers were Jace Green and Kaden Ballard.
A reception was given at Maceli's in Lawrence.
The bride is a 2003 graduate of Lawrence High School. She is studying for an education degree at the University of Texas in Arlington.
The groom is a 2003 graduate of Free State High School. He is studying for a communication degree at the University of Texas in Arlington.
The couple reside in Fort Worth, Texas.

Wedding

Farris and Bulger

Nicole and Christian Farris

Nicole Bulger, Lawrence, and Christian Farris, Marceline, Mo., were married June 27, 2008, at the Powell Gardens in Kingsville, Mo., with Dr. Roger Coleman officiating.
The bride is daughter of Jackie Bulger, Lawrence, and the late Rick Bulger.
The groom is the son of Kenneth Farris, Pleasant Valley, Mo., and Rhonda Alexander, Bozeman, Mont.
Best man was Travis Green. Bridesmaids were Shelby Farris, Jessica Gurney, Ysonde Handshy and Haylee Metzler. Groomsmen were Brad Gladbach, Preston Edgar and Jason Stella. Ushers were Joe Armin and Bryce Stella. Reader was Denise Vinardi. Trumpet soloist was Bob Lark.
A reception followed at the Grand Hall and Conservatory at Powell Gardens.
The bride is a 2002 graduate of Lawrence High School. She plans to graduate in May 2009 with a bachelor's degree in social welfare from Kansas University. She is a business analyst with Argus Health Systems in Kansas City, Mo.
The groom is a 2000 graduate of Marceline High School. He earned a bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 2004. He is a unit manager with Citi Cards in Kansas City, Mo.
The couple reside in Kansas City, Mo.

Engagement

Smith and Freeman

Daniel Freeman and Christine Smith

Christine Smith and Daniel Freeman, both of Overland Park, announce their engagement.
The future bride is the daughter of Monty and Laura Smith, Topeka. She is a 2000 graduate of Hayden High School in Topeka. She earned a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Kansas University in 2004. She is an elementary and middle school music educator for St. Michael the Archangel Catholic School in Leawood.
The future groom is the son of Jim and DeeAnn Freeman, Wichita. He is a 1999 graduate of Buhler High School in Buhler. He earned a Bachelor of Music degree in performance with a concentration in euphonium from KU in 2004. He earned a Master of Music degree in performance with a concentration in euphonium and a Master of Science degree in music education from the University of Indiana in Bloomington in 2007. He is the head band director at De Soto High School.
The couple plan a Nov. 22, 2008, wedding at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Lawrence.

Engagement

Ramos and VanCoevern

Angela Marie Ramos and Blake Alan VanCoevern

Angela Marie Ramos, Overland Park, and Blake Alan VanCoevern, Lawrence, announce their engagement.
The future bride is a graduate of St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Overland Park. She attended Kansas University. She is employed with Lawrence Presbyterian Manor and she is also a massage therapist.
The future groom is a graduate of Lawrence High School. He is a student at KU and he is enlisted in the Army National Guard.
The couple plan a Sept. 27, 2008, wedding at St. Lawrence Catholic Campus Center in Lawrence.

Engagement

Shain and Mlynarski

Anthony Mlynarski and Jeanne Shain

Dennis and Casandra Shain, Lawrence, along with Adele Miner, Irving, Texas, announce the engagement of their children, Jeanne Shain and Anthony Mlynarski, both of Lawrence.
The future bride is a graduate of Free State High School. She is a provisioning specialist with Sprint in Kansas City, Mo.
The future groom is a graduate of South Grand Prairie High School in Grand Prairie, Texas. He is a network operations technician with Sunflower Broadband.
The couple plan an April 2009 wedding in Jamaica.

Engagement

Folks and Henderson

Brett Ray Folks and Angela Marie Henderson

Dennis and Cindy Folks announce the engagement of their son, Brett Ray Folks, to Angela Marie Henderson, all of Lawrence. Angela is the daughter of Larry and Vicki Henderson, Norton.
The future bride is a 2004 graduate of Norton Community High School and a 2006 graduate of Crum's Beauty College in Manhattan. She is employed at Pro Cuts Hair Salon in Lawrence.
The future groom is a 2002 graduate of Free State High School. He earned a history degree from Kansas State University in 2007. He is a supervisor for a firm in Lawrence and he is also the author of "Fate of Nations."
The couple plan an Oct. 18, 2008, wedding at the United Methodist Church in Norton.

Anniversary

Hastert

Don and Marvel Hastert

Marvel and Don Hastert, Lawrence, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Aug. 16 at the Knights of Columbus in Lawrence.
Don Hastert and Marvel Teter were married Aug. 17, 1958, in Garnett.
Don retired from Lawrence Ready Mix earlier this year. Marvel worked at K-mart for 10 years and spent most of the 50 years raising their children and grandchildren.
They have four children: Marty and Brenda Hastert, Lecompton; Mark and Lynette Hastert, Topeka; Carmen Hastert, Kansas City, Mo.; and Chris and Karen Coovert, Lawrence.
They have 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Anniversary

Worley

Mary and Dennis Worley Sr., Gardner, will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary by renewing their wedding vows at 2 p.m. on Sept. 20 at the First Baptist Church, 324 E. Shawnee St., in Gardner. A reception will follow from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the classroom building at the Johnson County Fairgrounds, 134 E. Washington St., in Gardner. Everyone is encouraged to come.
Mary Payne and Dennis Worley Sr. were married Sept. 16, 1983, in the gazebo at the Johnson County Courthouse in Olathe.
Dennis is a 1973 graduate of Lawrence High School. He attended Platt Business College in Topeka. He has been employed with Overland Park Regional Medical Center for more than 10 years.
Mary is a 1975 graduate of Lawrence High School. She graduated from the Certified Dietary Manager program at Washburn University in 1996. She is a homemaker.
They have three children: Dennis Worley Jr., Freemont, Ohio; David Worley, Gardner; and John Worley, Gardner.
They have eight grandchildren.

Wedding

Flachsbarth and Ornes

Guy and Heather Ornes

Heather Flachsbarth, Lawrence, and Guy Ornes, Gladstone, Mo., were married Dec. 1, 2007, at Danforth Chapel on the Kansas University campus with the Rev. Loyd Gentry officiating.
The bride is the daughter of Leland and Sandra Flachsbarth, Lawrence.
The groom is the son of Melvin and Jackie Ornes, Gladstone, Mo.
Maid of honor was Emily Flachsbarth. Best man was Gus Ornes. Flower girls were Kaylen Flachsbarth, Makenna Ornes and Isabelle Ornes. Ring bearers were Kyle Flachsbarth and Zander Ornes. Guest book attendant was Mackenzie Flachsbarth. Ushers were Joel Flachsbarth and Scotty Ornes. Reader was Lance Flachsbarth. Program attendant was Brett Flachsbarth.
A reception was given at Adams Alumni Center at KU.
The bride is a 1991 graduate of Lawrence High School. She earned Bachelor of Science degrees in physiological sciences and psychology from the University of Arizona. She is self-employed.
The groom is a 1993 graduate of North Kansas City High School. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Central Missouri State University. He is employed with JP Morgan Chase, Kansas City, Mo.
The couple reside in Lawrence.

Wedding

Seitz and Prather

Kathryn and Joel Prather

Kathryn Seitz, Clinton, N.J., and Joel Kim Prather, Kansas City, Mo., were married July 4, 2008, at Mount Princeton Hot Springs Resort in Buena Vista, Colo., with the Rev. Stanton Sikes officiating.
The bride is the daughter of Elizabeth Seitz, Sedona, Ariz., and the late Richard Seitz.
The groom is the son of Wayne and Jo Prather, Wheaton, Ill.
Maid of honor was Kimberly Stauder. Best man was Dennis Ross. Flower girl and ring bearer was Zoe Prather, daughter of groom. She also designed the wedding band, which consists of the birthstones of the daughter (ruby), bride (diamond) and groom (sapphire). Other flower girls were Jessalyn Grant, Meghann Stark and Reilly Stark. Flautist was Rod Taylor.
A reception followed at Mount Princeton Park in Buena Vista.
The bride earned a Bachelor of Science degree in anthropology and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish from the University of Wyoming. She is a certified nutritionist.
The groom is a graduate of Rockhurst High School. He earned Bachelor of Science degrees in psychology and education and a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from Kansas University. He is employed with Swiss Re America in Overland Park.
The couple reside in Lawrence.