SIKESTON -- Mr. and Mrs. Kem Marks have announced the engagement of their daughter, Kelly Elizabeth, to Raymond Laird Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Laird of Sikeston.
The future bride graduated in 1999 from Sikeston Senior High School. She will graduate in 2003 from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a degree in political science and history. She is employed by Walgreen's Pharmacy in Columbia.
Laird graduated in 1997 from New Madrid County Central High School. He graduated in May 2002 from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a degree in respiratory therapy. The prospective bridegroom is a pre-med student at the university and is employed by the University of Missouri Hospital and Clinic in Columbia.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the ceremony at 4 p.m. Jan. 4, 2003, at Nelson Memorial United Methodist Church in East Prairie.