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Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Kari Ann Tooker and John Norman James Blythe were united in marriage April 28, 2006, at the Calamigos Ranch in Malibu, Calif. Lori Harmon officiated the outdoor ceremony.

Parents of the couple are Ella and Randy Tooker along with the late Lori Ann Tooker of Le Mars and Patricia and the late Norman Blythe of Barking, England. Grandparents of the bride are Ralph Taylor and the late Marilyn Taylor of Akron and Harold and Carol Tooker of Merrill.

Maid of honor was Kristin Tooker of Ventura, Calif., sister of the bride. Matron of honor was Noel Henrich of Le Mars. Bridesmaids were Amanda Tooker of Tulleson, Ariz., sister-in-law of the bride; Julie Dunn of Moorpark, Calif., Mary Stephens of Thousand Oaks, Calif., and Katie Diede of Sioux City, sister of the bride.

Best man was David Stephens of Thousand Oaks, Calif. Groomsmen were Nicholas Tooker of Tulleson, Ariz., brother of the bride; Michael Gentry of Barking, England; Spencer Cremin-Smith of Barking, England, and Kyle Diede of Le Mars, brother of the bride.

A reception, dinner, and dance following the ceremony, was also held at the Calamigos Ranch in Malibu, Calif.

Kari is a 1995 graduate of Le Mars Community High School and a 1999 graduate of Briar Cliff University with a bachelor of arts degree in business administration with an emphasis in marketing. Kari is currently employed as the Senior Financial Recruiter at the Mason Group Inc. in Westlake Village, Calif.

John is a 1992 graduate of Barking Abbey Comprehensive School in Barking, England; a 1998 graduate of Barking College in Romford, England, and a 2004 Mount View Academy of Theatre graduate with a bachelor of arts degree in musical theatre in North London, England. John is currently employed as a Personal Trainer in Ventura, Calif.

Following a short wedding trip to San Diego, Calif., the couple plans a further wedding trip to the Fiji Islands in the South Pacific. They are at home in Ventura.

For those unable to attend the wedding and the reception in Malibu in April, an additional reception will be held Sunday, July 2 , 2006 at 1 p.m. at the home of the bride's father, Randy Tooker, at 11691 Hwy 75 North, Le Mars.

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