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Archive for Saturday, August 21, 1999

WEDDINGS

August 21, 1999

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Helm-Ray

Cinthia Darlene Helm and Paul Allen Ray, both of Lawrence, were married Aug. 8, 1999, at Danforth Chapel on the Kansas University campus with Gary Thomas officiating.

The bride is the daughter of John Ray Helm, Perry, and Linda Cunningham, Lawrence. The groom is the son of Lown Ray, Lawrence, and Juanita Ray, Lawrence.

Allison Viscowsky was maid of honor, and Ed Meyers was best man.

Thresa Wood was bridesmaid, and Curtis Dodd was groomsman. Brandon Helm was ring bearer, and Mackenzie Helm was flower girl. Kimberly Martin was guestbook attendant. Justin Nelson and Jerry Hadl were ushers. Billy Wood and Bryan Schiller were candlelighters.

The bride is a graduate of Lawrence High School and is manager of the Citgo station, Lawrence. The groom is a Eudora High School graduate and is night manager at O'Reilly Auto Parts.

The couple live in Lawrence.

Kraus-Stout

Neely Jane Kraus, Lawrence, and Andrew Ryan Stout, Wichita, were married July 3, 1999, at St. Lawrence Catholic Chapel, Lawrence, with the Rev. Vince Krische officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Dennis Neil and Linda Lou Kraus, Lawrence, and the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Saffell, Lawrence.

The groom is the son of Gordon and Bonnie Stout, Fort Smith, Ark., and Jay and Judy McDonald, Fayetteville, Ark.

Jamie Kraus was matron of honor, and Jay McDonald was best man.

Bridesmaids were Jill Saffell, Ashley Stout Hopkins, Kendall Conyers, Kelli Doege and Leslie Moshier. Groomsmen were Trevor Kraus, Elliott Farber, Cory Meschke, Jeff Pitts and Charles Stovall.

Ushers were Jeffrey Brown, James Nguyen, Bret Puls and Travis Stout. Kelly Maack was guestbook attendant, and Jamie Lightner and Olivia Lightner were reception assistants.

A reception was held at Alvamar Country Club.

The bride is a graduate of Lawrence High School and attended Kansas University. She is doing an internship for a dietitian degree from Kansas State University.

The groom is a graduate of Fayetteville (Ark.) High School. He earned a business degree from Kansas University and is an international trading manager for Koch Industries.

The couple live in Wichita.

Nutt-Donner

Erika Lynn Nutt, Eagan, Minn., and Scott Ward Donner, Derby, were married July 10, 1999, at First United Methodist Church, Lawrence, with the Rev. Missy Black officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Richard Nutt, Eagan, and Ellen Estes, League City, Tex. The groom is the son of Wayne Annsun-Donner, Wichita, and Judy Donner, Wichita.

Katie Donnally was maid of honor, and Brian Donner was best man.

Bridesmaids were Christina Anderson, Jill Caiazzo, Stephanie Wensmann, Ashley Nutt and Angela Nutt. Groomsmen were Brock Estes, Brandon Saunders, Brian Schmidtberger, Quang Lam and Jeff Ussery.

Melinda Carden was reader and personal attendant to the bride, and Lynsey Vice was guestbook attendant.

A reception was held at Lawrence Country Club.

The bride is a 1995 graduate of Eagan (Minn.) High School and a 1999 graduate of Kansas University, where she earned a degree in social work. She is a first-year student in KU's dual degree program in law and social work.

The groom is a 1995 graduate of Derby High School. He earned a degree in biology with emphasis in systematics and ecology in 1999 from KU. He is a first-year medical school student at KU.

The couple live in Overland Park.

How they met

Erika tells us: Scott and I met the summer before our freshman year at KU, on June 23, 1995. We both had come to KU for summer orientation, and we were in the same orientation group. I saw that he signed up for "Plants: Friend of Foe" for his honors tutorial, since he was a biology major. Even though I was a social work major, I signed up for the class, too, just so that I knew I would see him again. We started dating a month later, and dated throughout college.

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