SIKESTON -- Colleen Newton has announced the engagement of her daughter, Emily, to David Farquhar, son of Sharon Black of Columbia and the late Dr. Ralph Farquhar. The future bride is also the daughter of the late Jerry Newton.
A 1995 graduate of Risco High School, Newton received a Bachelor of Arts in speech therapy from Southwest Missouri State University in 1999 and is currently working on a Master of Arts in education at Webster University. She is an art teacher at Fox High School in Arnold.
The prospective bridegroom is a 1993 graduate of Lutheran High School South in Affton. He received a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1997. He is employed as a network administrator at the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod in St. Louis.
The couple will wed June 18 at Faith Lutheran Church in Oakville.