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Wedding

Thomas and Guffey

Emily and Nicholas Guffey

Emily Thomas, Lawrence, and Nicholas Guffey, Topeka, were married April 28, 2012, at Lake Shawnee in Topeka, with Jhami Guffey officiating.
The bride is the daughter of Ross and Heather Thomas, Topeka.
The groom is the son of Melvin Guffey, Topeka, and Margaret Warner, Lawrence.
Maid of honor was Molly Thomas. Best man was Matt Bulicz. Bridesmaid was Norah Jones. Groomsman was Christian Gilbert.
A reception followed at the lake.
The bride is a 2005 graduate of Free State High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree in education from Emporia State University in 2009 and is a bookseller at Barnes & Noble in Topeka.
The groom is a 2004 graduate of Topeka High School. He earned a bachelor’s degree in theatre from Emporia State in 2009 and will earn a master’s degree in rehabilitation counseling, also from Emporia State, this fall. He is a toyologist at The Toy Store in Lawrence.
The couple reside in Topeka.

Wedding

Bushouse and Panzica

Michael and Katie Panzica

Katie Bushouse, Lawrence, and Michael Panzica, Cleveland, were married Oct. 15, 2011, at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Lawrence, with the Rev. Tom Fanta officiating.
The bride is the daughter of David and Pam Bushouse, Lawrence.
The groom is the son of Tim and Donna Panzica, Cleveland.
Maid of honor was Kristen Bushouse. Best men were Matthew Panzica and Craig Panzica. Bridesmaids were Kate Boyd, Molly Cobb, Jenny Hansen, Liz Jordan, Meredith Panzica, Brigitte Seiler, Jenna Sheldon-Sherman and Audrey Worthington. Groomsmen were Tom Degnan, Mike Howley, Matthew Lane, Kyle LeClere, Jon Leisinger, Pat O’Brien, J.T. Staiger and Chris Tremont. Readers were Mark Bushouse and John Bushouse.
A reception was given at The Oread.
The bride is a graduate of Free State High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Kansas University and is the marketing specialist at BDO in Chicago.
The groom is a graduate of Gilmour Academy in Cleveland. He earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Notre Dame and is a real estate acquisitions associate for Burnham Capital Group in Chicago.
The couple reside in Chicago.

Engagement

Flick and Monroy

Aldemar Angel Monroy and Valerie Flick

John and Freya Flick, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their daughter, Valerie Flick, to Aldemar Angel Monroy, both of Lee’s Summit, Mo.
The future bride earned a bachelor’s degree in human biology from Kansas University in 2002, a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Kansas University Medical Center in 2005, and a master’s degree in nursing from the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 2011. She is a pediatric nurse practitioner at Independence Pediatrics in Independence, Mo.
The future groom is the son of Alfonso and Mercedes Monroy, Hawthorne, Calif. He earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology in 2000, a bachelor’s degree in nursing in 2006, and a master’s degree in nursing in 2010, all from Graceland University in Lamoni, Iowa. He is a family nurse practitioner at Carondelet Orthopedic Surgeons in Overland Park.
The couple plan a May 27, 2012, wedding at Powell Gardens in Kingsville, Mo.

Wedding

Anderson and Stauffer

Steve and Brandi Stauffer

Brandi Anderson, Wellsville, and Steve Stauffer, Lawrence, were married March 24, 2012, at the Ottawa Country Club with the Rev. Henry Drake officiating.
The bride is the daughter of Wayne and Jennifer Rhoades, Wellsville.
The groom is the son of Carolyn and John Kirby, Lawrence.
Matron of honor was Noi Phetsany. Best man was Rich Breshears.
The bride is a graduate of Wellsville High School and is the administrative assistant for Heartland Precision Fasteners in New Century.
The groom is a graduate of Lawrence High School and is a property/casualty and life agent for John Kirby Insurance.
The couple reside in Lawrence.