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Wedding

Sommer and Akers

Jennifer Sommer, Lawrence, and Cliff Akers, Quincy, Ill., were married June 7, 2008, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Lawrence, with the Rev. John Schmeidler officiating.
The bride is the daughter of Joe Sommer, Lawrence, and Linda Sommer, Eudora.
The groom is the son of Lonnie Akers, Tennessee, Ill., and Tina Lencioni, Eudora.
Matron of honor was Denise Vinardi. Maid of honor was Tiffany Haller. Best man was Doug Akers. Bridesmaid was Elena Delkhah. Groomsmen were J.D. Vinardi and John Weitholder. Flower girl was Angel Cloud. Ring bearer was Garrett Sommer. Guestbook attendant was Jodi Wingebach. Ushers were Mark Able and Tyler Wingebach. Cake servers were Stefanie Wingebach and Alisha Wingebach.
A reception followed at Knights of Columbus in Lawrence.
The bride is a 2002 graduate of Lawrence High School. She attended Kansas University. She is employed with Capitol Federal Savings in Lawrence.
The groom is a 1999 graduate of Liberty High School in Liberty, Ill. He is employed with Chaney Inc. in Lawrence and is a member of union Local 441 in Topeka.
The couple reside in Lawrence.

Wedding

Porter and Rader

Heather Lynn Porter and Victor Lyn Rader were married April 8, 2008, in Las Vegas.
The bride is the daughter of James and Sandy Bustamante, Lawrence. She is a 2001 graduate of Free State High School.
The groom is the son of Richard and Betty Rader, Eudora. He is a 1995 graduate of Baldwin High School.
A reception is tentatively planned for later.
The couple first met at DishNet Co., where they both were employed. He is now self-employed in the oil business.
The couple reside in Eudora.