Engagements from January 2004
GRAYRIDGE -- Mike and Donna Evans have announced the engagement of their daughter, Amber Cruse, to Eric Black, son of Johnny and Betty Black of Bloomfield. The future bride will be a 2004 graduate of Richland High School in Essex. A 2000 graduate of Bloomfield High School, the prospective bridegroom is stationed with the U.S. Army in Arizona...
CAMDENTON -- Mike and Lynn Kuse have announced the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Kay, to Ryan Lee Shurtz, son of Roseann Story of New Madrid and Roger Shurtz of Breese, Ill. A 1995 graduate of Camdenton High School, the future bride received a Bachelor of Science in accounting in 1999 from Southwest Missouri State University in Springfield. She is a certified public accountant for the finance department of an international construction company...
Gross - Williams
BERTRAND -- Mr. and Mrs. Dennis C. Gross have announced the engagement of their daughter, Tara Ashli, to Michael David Williams, son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael D. Williams of Matthews. A 2003 graduate of East Prairie High School, the future bride plans to attend Shawnee Community College at Ullin, Ill., where she will major in wildlife technology...
SIKESTON -- Mrs. Robert N. Pennington has announced the engagement of her daughter, Tonia Renee', to John William Pillers, son of Patricia A. Pillers of Sparta, Ill., and William D. Pillers of Baldwin, Ill. The future bride is also the daughter of the late Robert N. Pennington...
Romine - Lawson
JACKSON -- Ron and Pauline Romine of Rolla have announced the engagement of their daughter, Michele, to Kevin Lawson, son of Carolyn Lawson of Sikeston. A 1993 graduate of St. James High School, the future bride is a 1998 graduate of Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau. She is general manager for Ruby Tuesday's in Cape Girardeau...
BLOOMFIELD -- Melinda Vandergriff and Kevin Holman have announced their engagement. The future bride attended Dexter High School and is the daughter of Ronnie and Rose Vandergriff of Dexter. A 1993 graduate of Sikeston Senior High School, the prospective bridegroom is employed by Griffin Contracting in Bloomfield. He is the son of Randall and Kathy Collins of Sikeston and William and Ruth Holman of Jackson...
Wade - LaValle
NEW MADRID -- Mark and Sherrie Wade have announced the engagement of their daughter, Whitney Lyn, to Lee Crisler LaValle, son of Robert and Linda LaValle of New Madrid. A 1999 graduate of New Madrid County Central High School, the future bride graduated in May 2003 with a Bachelor of Science in nursing from Southeast Missouri State University. She is a registered nurse at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau...
Menz - Miller
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- Angela Beth Menz and Brian Paul Miller, together with their parents, have announced their engagement. The future bride is the daughter of Richard and Judy Menz of Sikeston, Mo., and is a 1993 graduate of Sikeston Senior High School. ...
SIKESTON -- Terry and Sharon Bryant have announced the engagement of their daughter, Robyn Nicole, to Eric Lee Russell, son of Allen and Tana Skeen of Branson. A 1997 graduate of Sikeston High School, the future bride earned a Bachelor of Science in physical education from Southwest Missouri State University in 2002. She teaches physical education at Ozark Public Schools in Ozark...