LeRoy and Joyce Elder, Linwood, announce the engagement of their daughter Crystal Dawn Elder, Linwood, to Michael Frank Best, DeSoto.
The future bride is a 1998 graduate of Basehor-Linwood High School. She is employed at Metro Park Warehouses as a customer service representative.
The future groom is the son of James and Sharee Best, Basehor. He is a 1998 Basehor-Linwood graduate. He is a miner at Hunt Midwest Mining.
The couple plan a Sept. 8 wedding at Shawnee United Methodist Church, Shawnee.
Don and Shari Muths, Clay Center, announce the engagement of their daughter Tracie Muths to Derek Dummermuth, son of Karen Dummermuth, Lawrence, and Richard Dummermuth, Marysville.
The future bride is a graduate of Kansas State University and Kansas University. She received bachelor's degrees in business administration and accounting. She is a loan operations analyst with Midland Loan Services, Kansas City, Mo.
The future groom is a Kansas University graduate. He received a bachelor's degree in accounting and a master's degree in accounting and information systems. He is a certified public accountant with Employers Reinsurance Corp., Overland Park.
The couple plan a Sept. 15 wedding at First United Methodist Church, Lawrence.
Jim and Jan Dicker, Lawrence, and Roger and Donna Field, Baldwin, announce the engagement of their children Emily Dicker, Lawrence, and Brett Field, Baldwin.
The future bride is a graduate of Lawrence High School and Washburn University. She is employed by attorney Dan Watkins.
The future groom is a Baldwin High School graduate. He attends Johnson County Community College.
He is employed by Kennedy Glass Co.
The couple plan a September wedding at Danforth Chapel on the Kansas University campus.
Michael and Anita Vail, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their daughter Kara Michelle Vail to Troy Allen Gourley, both of Lawrence.
The future bride is a 1994 Lawrence High School graduate. She is employed by DST Systems Inc.
The future groom is the son of Terry Gourley, Curtis, Neb., and Rose Gourley, Lincoln. He is a 1990 Lincoln High School graduate. He attended Kansas University. He is employed by DST Systems Inc.
The couple plan a Sept. 22 wedding at Free Methodist Church in Lawrence.