SIKESTON -- Jim Beaird and Mike and Nikki Vaught of Sikeston have announced the engagement of their daughter, Lauren Nicole Beaird, to Cory Blake Goetz, son of Kevin Goetz of Sikeston and Ellen Lingle Wilburn of East Prairie.
A graduate of Sikeston High School and Arkansas State University with a Bachelor of Science in nursing, the future bride is employed at LeBonheur Children's Medical Center in Memphis, Tenn. She is the granddaughter of Wanda and Gordon EuBanks of Murray, Ky., Thelma Beaird of Sikeston and the late James Beaird.
The prospective bridegroom is a graduate of Sikeston High School and Arkansas State University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in management information systems. His grandparents are Louie and Delois Goetz of Sikeston, Francis Lingle of Dogwood and the late Charles Lingle Sr. He is employed by NewWave Communications in Sikeston.
Plans are being finalized for a 6:30 p.m. wedding ceremony Aug. 12 at Miner Baptist Church in Sikeston.