CARUTHERSVILLE -- Rick and Janie Walker have announced the engagement of their daughter, Kristen Renee Walker, to Ryan Alan Halford, son of Neal and Sheila Halford of Risco and Georgia Halford of New Madrid.
A 2001 graduate of Cooter High School, the future bride graduated from the St. Louis College of Pharmacy in May with a doctorate in pharmacy. She is employed at Prescription Drug Store in Hayti. She is the granddaughter of Creed and Jewel Walker of Caruthersville and Bill and Jean Douglas of St. James, Fla.
The prospective bridegroom graduated in 2000 from New Madrid County Central High School and in June from Nashville, Tenn., Auto Diesel College. He is employed at Trinity Marine in Caruthersville. His grandparents are Bud and Mildred Hartwell of New Madrid and Roberta Rice of Risco.
Family and friends are invited to attend the 5 p.m. wedding Oct. 6 at New Madrid Baptist Church.