Sunday, June 4, 2006

KELSO, Mo. -- Michael and Renee Murphy of Puxico, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Amy Murphy, to Randy Essner. He is the son of Norman and Dorothy Essner of Kelso.

Murphy is a 1997 graduate of Puxico High School. She received a bachelor of science degree in nursing from Southeast Missouri State University in 2002. She is a registered nurse in the Intensive Care Unit at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau.

Essner is a 1996 graduate of Notre Dame High School. He is employed by Tom Beussink Excavating in Jackson.

An Aug. 5 wedding is planned at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Kelso.