Engagement, wedding and anniversary announcements


Abel and Lawson

Rachel Abel and Aaron Lawson, both of Kansas City, Mo., announce their engagement.
The future bride is the daughter of Ron and Robin Abel, Eudora. She is a 2004 graduate of Eudora High School. She is a student at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.
The groom is the son of Eric and Jean Ann Lawson, Kansas City, Mo. He is a 2004 graduate of Eudora High School and a 2007 graduate of the Kansas City Missouri Fire Training Academy. He is employed by the Kansas City Fire Department.
The couple plans a September 20, 2008, wedding at Eudora with a reception to follow immediately after the wedding.


Johnson and Merkel

Steven and Terri Johnson, Tecumseh, along with Pam Merkel, Eudora, announce the engagement of their children, Sarah Johnson, Lawrence, and Devin Merkel, Eudora.
The future bride is a 2006 graduate of Lawrence High School. She is studying marketing management at Johnson County Community College. She is employed with NATEK in Lawrence.
The future groom is also the son of Jeff Merkel, Kansas City. He is a 2005 graduate of Eudora High School. He plans to graduate with an Associate of Arts degree from Johnson County Community College in fall 2008 and continue his education at Kansas University. He is employed with Printing Solutions in Lawrence.
The couple plan a May 30, 2009, wedding at Lawrence Free Methodist Church.


Canabas and Fearing

Christine Cabanas, Merriam, and Matthew Fearing, Eudora were married July 24, 2008, at the Sandals Halcyon in Castries, Saint Lucia.
The bride is the daughter of Dr. Justo and Minerva Cabanas, Roeland Park.
The groom is the son of Richard Fearing (deceased) and Nancy Fearing, Ephrata, Penn. The bride graduated from Bishop Miege High School in Roeland Park and received her undergraduate and masters degree from Kansas University. She is a social worker with the Lawrence Public Schools.
The groom graduated from Mt. Vernon High School in Mt. Vernon, Ind. He received his undergraduate degree from Christopher Newport in Newport News, Va., and his Masters degree from Washburn University in Topeka. He is an assistant principal at Lawrence Southwest Junior High School.


Montgomery and Faircloth

Frances Montgomery and Brad Faircloth, both of Eudora, announce their engagement.
The future bride is the daughter of Pam and Lee Christian, LaCygne. She is a 1993 graduate of JC Penney High School and is employed at Destination Properties.
The groom is the son of April and Randy Faircloth, Eudora. He is a 1994 graduate of Lawrence High School and is employed by AT&T.
They plan to marry August 30, 2008 in Eureka Springs, Ark. They will have a reception September 5, 2008, at Beer 30 in De Soto.