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Wheelbarger, Shepherd wedding

Friday, February 24, 2012

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Samantha and Jason Shepherd
McCOOK, Nebraska -- Samantha Wheelbarger and Jason Shepherd, both of Colby, Kansas were united in marriage June 11t, 2011, at the First Congregational Church in McCook with the Rev. Steve Bales officiating.

Parents of the bride are Don Wheelbarger and Shirley Wheelbarger. Parents of the bridegroom are Fred and Pam Shepherd all of McCook. The bride's grandmother is Gloria McKenna of McCook.

The matron of honor was Amy Blake, sister of the bride, of Colby. Bridesmaids were Becky Woody, sister of the bridegroom, of McCook, Cami Koetter, cousin of the bride, of McCook, and Hannah Blake, of Lakin, Kansas.

The best man was Michael Paz, of Lincoln, Nebraska. Bridegroomsmen were Jake Shepherd, brother of the bridegroom, of Elm Creek, Nebraska, Daniel Blake, brother-in-law of bride, of Colby and Jon Wanjigi, of Wichita, Kansas.

The flower girl was Kinslie Blake, niece of the bride, of Colby.

The ring bearer was Daniel Shepherd, nephew of the bridegroom, of Elm Creek.

The bubble girls were Trystin McKenna, cousin of bride, of Hastings Nebraska, Madison and Melony Woody, nieces of the bridegroom, of McCook.

The brides personal assistant was Dusty McKenna, cousin of the bride, of Hastings, Nebraska.

The ushers were Justin McKenna, cousin of bride, of Hastings,, Dustin Koetter, cousin of the bride, of McCook, Rob Shepherd, cousin of the bridegroom of Minden, Nebraska. and Jen Shepherd, sister in law of the bridegroom, of Elm Creek.

The reception was at the Community Building at the Red Willow County Fair Grounds. The reception coordinators were Karl and Donna Hazen of Oberlin, Kansas.

The cake servers were Michelle McKenna, cousin of the bride, and Liana Rich, aunt of the bridegroom, and Lea McKenna, aunt of the bride.

The couple honeymooned in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The bride is a 2008 graduate of McCook Senior High. She obtained an Associates of Science and Associates of Arts from Colby Community College. She will graduate in May from Fort Hays State University.

The bridegroom is a 2003 graduate of McCook Senior High. He is employed by the City of Colby, Kansas, and is a member of the Colby Fire Department.