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Archive for Saturday, May 17, 2003

Engagements

May 17, 2003

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Odell-Zell

Teresa Odell, Lawrence, and James and Kathy Zell, New Strawn, announce the engagement of their children Lori Dawn Odell and Devin Thomas Zell, both of Lawrence.

The future bride is a 1998 graduate of Lawrence High School. She is a senior at Kansas University. She is a supervisor for the Energy Balance Laboratory at KU.

The future groom is a 1996 graduate of Burlington High School. He is a 2000 graduate of KU. He is advertising and promotions manager at Martin-Logan Ltd.

The couple plan an Aug. 9 wedding at St. John the Evangelist Church in Lawrence.

Britt-Hoppe

Karrey Britt and Christian Hoppe, both of Lawrence, announce their engagement.

The future bride is the daughter of Dan and Cindy Britt, Longford. She is a graduate of Chapman High School. She received a bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communications from Kansas State University. She is a copy editor for the Lawrence Journal-World.

The future groom is the son of Gary and Barbara Hoppe, St. Joseph, Mo. He is a graduate of Central High School, St. Joseph, Mo. He received a bachelor's degree in construction science from K-State. He is employed by Universal Construction in project management.

The couple plan a July 19 wedding at St. John the Evangelist Church in Lawrence.

Forschen-Pitts

Gloria Forschen, Mission, and Chris Pitts, Overland Park, announce their engagement.

The future bride is the daughter of the late Neiland and Chuncha Forschen. She is a graduate of Warrensburg, Mo., High School. She received bachelor's degrees in textiles and business from Central Missouri State University. She is employed by American Adoptions in Overland Park.

The future groom is the son of Norman and Mary Pitts, Lawrence. He is a graduate of Eudora High School. He earned bachelor's degrees in business administration, accounting and computer science from Kansas University. He is employed by Sprint PCS in Overland Park.

The couple plan a September wedding.

Reeves-Bulgren

Susan Reeves and Christopher Bulgren, both of Lawrence, announce their engagement.

The future bride is the daughter of Sandra and Michael McClure, Malvern, Iowa, and Samuel and Louise Reeves, Lancaster, Calif. She is a 1994 graduate of Rome Free Academy, Rome, N.Y. She plans to graduate from Kansas University in December with a bachelor's degree in journalism. She is employed by KU.

The future groom is the son of Janis Bulgren, Lawrence, and the late William Bulgren. He is a 1991 graduate of Lawrence High School. He received a bachelor's degree in journalism from KU in 1995. He received a master's degree in journalism from KU in 1999. He is employed by KU.

The couple plan a June 1 wedding at Danforth Chapel in Lawrence.

Oyler-Willems

Bob and Caryn Oyler, Lawrence; Ric and Julie Lonsinger, Lawrence, and Pieter and Alice Willems, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their children Jessica Oyler and Jonathan "J.J." Willems, both of Lawrence.

The future bride was home schooled through high school and graduated in 1998. She plans to graduate from Kansas University this month with a degree in Middle Eastern studies.

The future groom was home schooled through high school and graduated in 1998. He studied music at a university in Oregon. He returned to Lawrence to study and become licensed as a journeyman electrician. He is employed by Kansas Electric.

The couple plan a June 14 wedding at Mustard Seed Christian Fellowship in Lawrence.

Allen-Freund

Milton "Mick" and Linda Allen, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their son Brendon Allen, Carlton, Victoria-Australia, to Peony "Penny" Freund, Manhattan.

The future bride is the daughter of Jack Freund Jr., Pryor, Okla., and Cathy Dawes, Manhattan. She is a 1995 graduate of Lawrence High School. She received a bachelor's degree in 1999 from Kansas University. She earned a master's degree in 2001 in international marketing from KU.

The future groom is a 1995 graduate of Lawrence High School. He received a bachelor's degree in 2000 from KU. He is pursuing a master's degree at the University of Melbourne, Australia. He is a software engineer for Livetime Software in Melbourne.

The couple plan an Aug. 31 wedding in Lawrence.

Bloss-Carpenter

Ron and Jan Bloss, Wellsville, announce the engagement of their daughter Emily Bloss to Derrick Carpenter, both of Bentonville, Ark.

The future bride is a graduate of Wellsville High School. She earned a bachelor's degree in recreation and health promotion from Emporia State University. She is a live-in nanny in Bentonville, Ark.

The future groom is the son of Tim Carpenter, Lawrence, and Shelley McKaig, Wellsville. He is a Wellsville High School graduate. He earned a bachelor's degree in computer information systems from Emporia State University. He is employed by Wal-Mart as a computer programmer in Bentonville, Ark.

The couple plan an Aug. 2 wedding at First United Methodist Church in Baldwin.

Paulsen-Fries

Emily Ann Paulsen and Jeffrey Ray Fries, both of Lawrence, announce their engagement.

The future bride is the daughter of Robert Paulsen, Topeka, and Phyl LaRae Johnson, Lawrence. She is a 2000 graduate of Free State High School and a 2003 graduate of Johnson County Community College. She will complete a bachelor's degree at Black Hills State University.

The future groom is the son of Doug Fries and Rita Fries, both of Wichita. He is a 1994 graduate of Belle Plaine High School. He received a bachelor's degree in education from Kansas University in 1999. He completed officer training school for the U.S. Air Force in 2003.

The couple plan a May 25 wedding in Lawrence.

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