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May 11, 2006

Lesleigh Latham and Derrick Hodam were married March 18, 2006, at Reynolds Lodge, Lake Shawnee, Topeka, with the groom's brother, the Rev. Davis Hodam, officiating.

The bride is daughter of the Rev. Larry and Elizabeth Latham, Topeka. The groom is son of Rick and Janie Hodam, Lansing.

Matron of honor was Holly Kane, the groom's sister. Bridesmaids were Stephanie Hodam, the groom's sister-in-law, and Jenny Michael, a friend of the bride. Best man was Mike Kowalewski, a friend of the groom's from Lansing High School. Groomsmen were Thomas Kane, the groom's brother-in-law; Del Hiniger, a friend from LHS; and Curtis Kitchen, a friend from college.

Wedding hosts were John and Linda Harriss, family friends of the groom. Bob Mann, the groom's uncle, distributed communion. Messages were given by the Revs. Larry Latham and J.K. Swopes, a friend of the groom. Soloists were Holly Kane; David Hodam, the groom's uncle; and Susan Frueh, the groom's cousin. Flower girl was Callista Frueh, cousin of the groom, and ring bearer was Connor Blakely, cousin of the bride. Ushers were Brett and Curtis Strumm, cousins of the groom, and Nikki Evans, cousin of the groom, was greeter.

A reception was at Reynolds Lodge. The couple went on a honeymoon cruise to the Grand Cayman Islands.

The bride is a 1997 graduate of the Cornerstone High School of Academics, Topeka, and graduated from Washburn University with degrees in interior design and physical therapy.

The groom is a 1995 graduate of Lansing High School and graduated from Washburn University with degrees in exercise physiology and cardiovascular ultrasound.

The couple live in Billings, Mont. Derrick is a cardiology echo sonographer and Lesleigh is a physical therapist, both at Saint Vincent Hospital in Billings.


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