Sunday, February 26, 2006

Gregory and Jeanie Branum of Columbia, Mo., formerly of Cape Girardeau, announce the engagement of their daughter, Kristin Marie Branum of Port Royal, S.C., to Anthony James Riley. He is the son of Krystal Phillips of St. Louis and Jim and Michaele Riley of Cape Girardeau.

Branum is a graduate of Central High School, and received a bachelor of science degree in education from Southeast Missouri State University. She is the education and curriculum coordinator with Lowcountry Building Blocks in Beaufort, S.C.

Riley is a graduate of Notre Dame High School. A sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps, he is stationed in Beaufort following deployment to Iraq.

A July 29 wedding is planned at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Cape Girardeau.