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Engagements

August 2, 2003

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Payne-Watkins

Aaron Watkins and Dawna Payne

Aaron Watkins and Dawna Payne

Barbara Watkins and Donald Watkins, both of Lawrence, announce the engagement of their son Aaron Mitchell Watkins to Dawna Kaye Payne, both of Kansas City, Kan.

The future bride is the daughter of the Revs. Robert and Katherine Payne, Waverly, Mo. She is a 1995 graduate of Wesport High School and a 2000 graduate of William Jewell College, where she received a bachelor of arts. She is pursuing a master of divinity at Central Baptist Theological Seminary.

The future groom is a 1988 graduate of Lawrence High School. He received a bachelor of arts in history in 1994 and a bachelor of science in park resource management in 1998 from Kansas State University. He is pursuing a master of divinity degree at Central Baptist Theological Seminary.

The couple plan a July 24, 2004, wedding at Chandler Baptist Church in Liberty, Mo.

Hermreck-Katzer

Emilee Hermreck and John Katzer

Emilee Hermreck and John Katzer

Dale and Linda Hermreck, Ottawa, announce the engagement of their daughter Emilee Joanna Hermreck, Prairie Village, to John William Katzer, Overland Park, son of Dennis and Margaret Katzer, Ottawa.

The bride-to-be is a 1999 graduate of Ottawa High School. She earned a bachelor's degree in journalism from Kansas University in 2002. She is employed as a media planner by Barkley, Evergreen & Partners, Kansas City.

The future groom is a 1995 graduate of Ottawa High School. He earned a bachelor's degree in accounting and business administration in 1999 and a master's degree in accounting and information systems in 2000 from Kansas University. He is a certified public accountant in the audit department of Deloitte & Touche, Kansas City.

The couple plan a Sept. 13 wedding at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Lawrence.

Wright-Smith

David Smith and Tara Wright

David Smith and Tara Wright

Dennis and Donna Gowing, Lecompton, and Kathy Hird Wright, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their daughter Tara Wright to David Smith, both of Canton, Texas.

The future bride also is the daughter of the late Richard Wright. She is a 1994 graduate of Perry-Lecompton High School and a 1999 graduate of Central Maine Medical Center school of nursing. She is working as a travel nurse at East Texas Medical Center in Tyler, Texas.

The future groom is the son of Glen and Joyce Smith, Canton, Texas. He is a 1994 graduate of Poteet High School, Mesquite, Texas. He is pursuing a computer network engineering degree at Westwood College in Dallas. He is employed by Wal-Mart Distribution Center in Terrell, Texas.

The couple plan an Oct. 11 wedding in Terrell, Texas.

Graber-Hazelitt

Scott Hazelitt and Katie Graber

Scott Hazelitt and Katie Graber

Katie Graber and Scott Hazelitt, both of Lawrence, announce their engagement.

The future bride is the daughter of Sally Miller, Lawrence, and the late Tom Graber. She is a graduate of Marcos de Niza High School, Tempe, Ariz. She received a bachelor's degree in elementary education from Kansas University. She is a legal assistant at Stevens & Brand law firm in Lawrence.

The future groom is the son of Betty Hazelitt, Topeka, and the late Ralph Hazelitt. He is a graduate of Shawnee Heights High School, Topeka. He received a bachelor's degree in architecture from Kansas University. He is an architect at GLPM Architects in Lawrence.

The couple plan a Sept. 20 wedding in Lawrence.

Wilhite-Morris

Dustin Morris and Julie Wilhite

Dustin Morris and Julie Wilhite

Julie Wilhite, Lawrence, and Dustin Morris, Bonner Springs, announce their engagement.

The future bride is the daughter of Tom and Cheryl Christian, Baldwin, and Tom and Mylinda Wilhite, Baldwin. She is a graduate of Baldwin High School. She is pursuing a degree in business and accounting at Kansas University. She is a meeting manager at Connex International in Lawrence.

The future groom is the son of Jeff and Kristi Dolinar, Bonner Springs, and Chuck Morris, Bonner Springs. He is a graduate of Bonner Springs High School. He will receive a degree in business from Baker University this month. He plans to begin classes in the fall at Central Baptist Seminary.

The couple plan an Aug. 2 wedding at First Christian Church in Bonner Springs.

Wedel-Bonner

Sara Wedel and Wesley Bonner

Sara Wedel and Wesley Bonner

Sara H. Wedel and Wesley W. Bonner, both of Lawrence, announce their engagement.

The future bride is the daughter of Leslie and Carolyn Hochstetler, Wellman, Iowa. She teaches music at Deerfield School.

The future groom is the son of Jean and Orville Bonner, Lawrence. He works as an audio/video consultant for Kief's.

The couple plan an Oct. 11 wedding in Lawrence.

Mundinger-Kennedy

Molly Mundinger and Bradley Kennedy

Molly Mundinger and Bradley Kennedy

Tom and Brenda Mundinger, Baldwin, announce the engagement of their daughter Molly Thea Mundinger, Baldwin, to Bradley Alan Kennedy, Bolivar, Mo., son of Dan and Gloria Kennedy, Halfway, Mo.

The future bride is a 1999 graduate of Baldwin High School. She received an associate of science in 2001 from Highland Community College. She graduated from Southwest Baptist University in 2003 with a bachelor of science in mathematics. She is employed by Duck Creek Technologies.

The future groom graduated from Halfway High School in 1997. He attended DeVry Technical Institute and is employed by Fed-Ex Home Delivery.

The couple plan a Sept. 27 wedding in Bolivar, Mo.

Shafer-Holtzman

Dave Holtzman and Kerri Shafer

Dave Holtzman and Kerri Shafer

Derek and Karen Shafer, Topeka, announce the engagement of their daughter Kerri Shafer to Dave Holtzman, both of Lawrence.

The bride-to-be is a graduate of Shawnee Heights High School, Topeka. She received a bachelor of science in journalism from Kansas University. She is the communications coordinator for the Kansas Technology Enterprise Corp., an economic development organization in Topeka.

The future groom is the son of Jim and Sarah Holtzman, San Diego.

He is a graduate of Valhalla High School in El Cajon, Calif. He received a bachelor's degree in sports management from Kansas University. He is pursuing a master's degree in sports administration at KU. He is a research assistant for Lawrence baseball writer Bill James.

The couple plan an Oct. 18 wedding at Liberty Hall in Lawrence.

Luetchens-Neis

Matt Neis and Debbie Luetchens

Matt Neis and Debbie Luetchens

Wayne and Helen Luetchens, Murdock, Neb., announce the engagement of their daughter Debbie Luetchens to Matt Neis, both of Shawnee.

The future bride is a Murdock High School graduate. She received a dual business degree in human resource management and marketing from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She is pursuing a master's degree in human resource management at Webster University. She is a human resource assistant at Continental Disc Corp., Liberty, Mo.

The future groom is the son of Rita Neis, Eudora, and the late Harold Neis.

He is a graduate of Eudora High School. He received a dual business degree in business management and finance from Pittsburg State University. He is a financial consultant with A.G. Edwards & Sons, Lawrence.

The couple plan an April 24, 2004, wedding at Monticello United Methodist Church in Shawnee.

Wiggins-Turner

Nyle and Sharon Wiggins, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their daughter Tracy Lynne Wiggins to Steven Roy Turner, both of Dallas.

The future bride is a 1992 graduate of Lawrence High School. She attended Kansas University for three years. She received a bachelor of science in sociology in 1997 from Tarleton State University, Stephenville, Texas. She is employed as a business analyst at RealPage Inc., a software development company in Dallas.

The future groom is the son of Vernon and Arleen Turner, Malabar, Fla., and Sue and Tom Ray, Westin, Fla.

He is a graduate of Palm Bay High School, Palm Bay, Fla. He recently completed an associate's degree in computer networking. He has been employed with SBC Communications since 1996.

The couple plan an Oct. 18 wedding in Dallas.

Steven Turner and Tracy Wiggins

Steven Turner and Tracy Wiggins

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