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Wedding

Henderson and Hazel

Michael and Diane Hazel

Diane Rebecca Henderson, Amarillo, Texas, and Michael John Patrick Hazel, Lawrence, were married Aug. 22, 2009, at Claxton Farm in Asheville, N.C., with the Revs. John Gingerich, grandfather of the groom, and Patrick Hazel, uncle of the groom, officiating.
The bride is the daughter of Robert and Genette Henderson, Asheville.
The groom is the son of Steve Hazel, Mission Hills, and Robin Gingerich, Lawrence.
Maid of honor was Anne Lacy. Best man was Jonas Swartz. Bridesmaids were Lauren Brown-Brooks, Mary Patterson-Broome, Kate DeWitt, Emily Fuller, Sara Hazel, Jenni Gleason-Henderson and Lauren Young. Groomsmen was Ty Amass, Ershad Elahi, Todd Wilkins, Aaron Goldhamer, Mark Hecker, Ryan Henderson and Palmer Hoyt.
A reception followed at the Claxton Farm.
The bride is a 2001 graduate of Amarillo High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree in business from Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, N.C., in 2005. She is a third-year student at Georgetown University Law School in Washington, D.C.
The groom is a 2000 graduate of Free State High School. He earned a bachelor’s degree in public policy from Duke University, Durham, N.C., in 2004, and a juris doctor in 2008 from Georgetown University Law School. He recently completed a judicial clerkship with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit and will be an associate with the law firm Wilmer Hale in Washington, D.C.
The couple reside in Washington, D.C.

Wedding

Ferguson and Lisher

Jordan and Carl Lisher

Jordan Ferguson and Carl Lisher, both of Lawrence, were married June 27, 2009, at First United Methodist Church, in Lawrence, with the Rev. Tom Brady officiating.
The bride is the daughter of Kent Ferguson and Jackie Ferguson, both of Lawrence.
The groom is the son of Mel Jr. and Charlene Lisher, Lawrence.
Maid of honor was Hilary Ferguson. Best man was Chad Lisher. Bridesmaids were Candice Cesare, Rachelle Saathoff, Renae Saathoff, Kelsi Bailey, Bailey Harberg and Katy McConnell. Groomsmen were Brett Lisher, Jack Bell, Nick Walters, Ryan Eoannou, Jackson Ferguson and Taylor Martin. Ushers were Michael Lisher, Johnny Rathbun and Brett McBride. Readers were Kate Scaletty, Mandy Lisher and Sarah Heider. Candlelighters were Jessica Ely and Leslie Kirkpatrick. Guestbook attendant was Jayme Lisher. Flower girls were Kelby Meisinger, Jessica Meisinger and Eley Johnson. Ringbearer was Price Johnson.
A reception was given at Abe & Jake’s Landing in Lawrence.
The bride is a 2004 graduate of Lawrence High School. She earned a business marketing degree, with a concentration in strategic communications, from Kansas University in 2008 and is employed by a medical practice in Overland Park.
The groom is also a 2004 graduate of Lawrence High. He earned an associate degree in respiratory therapy from Washburn University in May and is a respiratory therapist at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Mo.
The couple reside in Overland Park.

Wedding

Cunningham and Curnes

Alex and Catelin Curnes

Catelin Cunningham and Alex Curnes, both of Lawrence, were married May 30, 2009, at Stony Point Hall, in Baldwin City, with the Rev. Don Cunningham, the bride’s father, officiating.
The bride is the daughter of Don Cunningham and Vicki Palmer, both of Lawrence.
The groom is the son of Bill and Denise Curnes, Lawrence.
Maid of honor was Katelyn Curnes. Best men were Clarke and Luke Cunningham. Bridesmaids were Layci Kuder, Katie Cunningham and Rachel Hawkins. Groomsmen were Dan McDowell, Nathan Hostetter and Justin Bloom. Junior bridesmaids were Mattie and Ellie Beers. Ringbearers were Sam and Stephen Curnes. Flower girls were Montana and Ella Haas. Ushers were Joshua Lance and Lee Bush. Bride’s personal attendants were Kyra Flummerfelt and Pam Wiggins. Cake attendants were Nikki Willis and April Messer. Program attendants were Megan Crawford and Kristen Lance. Guestbook attendant was Millie Bush.
A reception followed at Stony Point Hall.
The bride is a 2005 graduate of Lawrence High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree in social welfare from Kansas University in May and is employed by Healthy Families Counseling & Support in Kansas City, Mo.
The groom is also a 2005 graduate of Lawrence High. He earned a bachelor’s degree in history from KU in May and is employed by Nebraska Furniture Mart in Kansas City, Kan.
The couple reside in Basehor.

Wedding

Parr and Ammons

Trey and Annie Ammons

Annie Parr, Baldwin City, and Trey Ammons, Olathe, were married Sept. 5, 2009, at the World Revival Church, Lee’s Summitt, Mo., with the Rev. Bryan Riportella officiating.
The bride is the daughter of J.D. and Nancy Parr, Baldwin City.
The groom is the son of Don and Kim Ammons, Vancouver, Wash.
Maid of honor was Ellie Parr. Best man was Don Ammons, father of groom. Bridesmaids were Kara Bridges and Allison Ammons. Groomsmen were Jimmy Dunford and Randy Ammons.
Flower girls were Jillian and Jacklyn Markway. Music was provided by James and Emily Galbraith.
A reception was given at the church.
The bride is a 2006 graduate of Baldwin High School and a 2009 graduate of Baker University. She is employed by the Kansas City Veteran Affairs Medical Center in Kansas City, Mo.
The groom is a graduate of Baker University and is employed by Stowers Institute in Kansas City, Mo.
The couple reside in Baldwin City.

Wedding

Hughes and Merrill

Amber and Dimitri Merrill

Amber Hughes, Lawrence, and Dimitri Merrill, Boulder, Colo., were married Aug. 1, 2009, at The Eldridge Hotel in Lawrence, with the Rev. Thad Holcombe officiating.
The bride is the daughter of Steven and Ruth Hughes, Lawrence.
The groom is the son of John and Toula Merrill, Boulder.
Matrons of honor were Aphrodite Mangum and Melia Stockham. Best man was Joe Merrill. Groomsmen were Theo Antoniou, Collin Jackson and Kevin Heinz. Flower girls were Savannah, Sarah and Sidney Sebold. Ringbearer was Rocco Antoniou. Ushers were Cameron Hughes and Andrew Abell. Program attendants were Dawson and Leo Engelbrecht. Guestbook attendant was Maria Mamatsios. Gail Hughes, grandfather of bride, gave a reading.
A reception followed at The Eldridge Hotel.
The bride is a 2004 graduate of Kansas University and is a Montessori teacher at the Telluride Mountain School.
The groom is a 2006 graduate of Colorado State University and is a project engineer in Telluride.
The couple reside in Telluride, Colo.

Engagement

Steffet and Chappell

Becki Chappell and Cody Steffey

Gordon and Becky Chappell, Lawrence, along with Mahlon and Cindy Steffey, Oskaloosa, announce the engagement of their children, Becki Chappell, Lawrence, and Cody Steffey, Oskaloosa.
The future bride is a 2007 graduate of Lawrence High School. She attended Johnson County Community College and is a certified nurse assistant at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
The future groom is a 2006 graduate of Oskaloosa High School and a 2009 graduate of Washburn University. He is a radiology technician at LMH.
The couple plan an Oct. 23, 2010, wedding at Ozawkie United Methodist Church in Ozawkie.

Engagement

Ronan and Davis

Ashley Davis and Frank Ronan

Ashley Davis and Frank Ronan, both of Lawrence, announce their engagement.
The future bride is the daughter of Jacqueline Davis, New York, and Michael Davis, Lake Quivira. She is a graduate of Lawrence High School, Belmont University and the University of Limerick (Ireland,) and is a self-employed singer/song writer.
The future groom is the son of Patrick and Teresa Ronan, New York. He is a graduate of Holy Cross University and is completing academic preparation to enter nursing school.
The couple plan a Dec. 30, 2009, wedding at Mackree Castle, County Sligo, Ireland.

Engagement

Keen and Ehrhardt

Kalli Keen and Kevin Ehrhardt

Houston and Carol Keen announce the engagement of their daughter, Kalli Keen, all of Baldwin City, to Kevin Ehrhardt, Baldwin, Md.
The future bride is a graduate of Ottawa High School and attended Oklahoma State University. She helps manage the family farm, Rockledge Farms, and is employed by Dairy Agenda Today.
The future groom is the son of James and Elaine Ehrhardt, Baldwin. He is a graduate of Fallston High School and is employed by Ehrhardt Farms Inc., where he is charge of the sales and embryo marketing.
The couple plan a June 12, 2010, wedding at Trinity Lutheran Church in Lawrence.

Engagement

Bell and Frick

Karen Henry Frick, Lawrence, and John Frick, Kansas City, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Kerry Kathleen Henry Frick to Joseph William Bell, both of Lawrence.
The future bride is a 2002 graduate of Lawrence High School. She earned a human ecology degree from Kansas State University in 2006 and is a manager at Plato’s Closet.
The future groom is the son of Bill and Diane Bell, Lawrence. He is also a 2002 graduate of Lawrence High. He earned degrees in business administration and finance from Kansas University in 2007. He is an assistant vice president at Great American Bank.
The couple plan an April 2010 wedding in Montego Bay, Jamaica.