SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Swiney have announced the engagement of their daughter, Amy Marie, to Neil Gates Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Lester Gates Sr. of Sikeston.
A 1999 graduate of Thomas W. Kelly High School, Swiney is pursuing a bachelor of science degree in finance at Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau.
Gates received an associate of applied science degree in automotive technology in 1997 from Lynn State Technical College. He is an automotive technician for the Missouri Department of Transportation in Sikeston.
The couple will exchange wedding vows in a Feb. 16 ceremony at the First Christian Church in Sikeston.