NEW MADRID -- Mike and Jane Barnes and Rick and Cindy Nowell have announced the engagement of their daughter, Allison Michelle Nowell, to David James Courtois, son of Jimmy and Donna Courtois of Lilbourn.
A 2001 graduate of Mississippi State University, where she earned a bachelor of science degree in elementary education, the future bride is a fourth grade teacher for the New Madrid County R-1 School District.
The prospective bridegroom graduated in 1996 from New Madrid County Central High School. Following graduation, he served five years with the U.S. Air Force and is now employed by Nelson Tractor in Sikeston.
The couple will exchange wedding vows in a Nov. 25 ceremony at the Sandals Ocho Rios Resort and Golf Club in Jamaica.