SIKESTON -- Terry and Davene Schaefer of Sikeston have announced the engagement of their daughter, Leslie Nicole, to Michael Vincent Ballard, son of Ben and Cynthia Ballard of Gainesville, Fla.
A 1996 graduate of Sikeston High School, the future bride graduated in 2000 from Vanguard University in Costa Mesa, Calif., with a bachelor of science degree. In 2002, she graduated with a masters degree from the University of Florida at Gainesville and is a training specialist at the Sunstate Federal Credit Union in Gainesvile. She is the granddaughter of J.D. and Corrine Schaffer of Sikeston.
The prospective bridegroom graduated in 1993 from Ellison High School at Killeen, Texas. He earned an associate of arts degree from the Santa Fe Community College and will complete a bachelor of science degree in business administration in 2004 at the University of Florida in Gainesville.
Wedding plans are being finalized for a May 3 ceremony at the First Assembly of God Church in Sikeston.