DIEHLSTADT -- The Rev. Mark and Margaret Odle have announced the engagement of their daughter, Erin Elizabeth, to Lonnie John Slayton, son of John and Thelma Slayton of Canalou.
The future bride graduated in 2002 from Thomas W. Kelly High School in Benton and the prospective bridegroom is a 1993 graduate of New Madrid County Central High School.
Odle and Slayton are employed by the Sikeston Wal-Mart Supercenter.
Wedding plans are under way for an April 12 ceremony.