Sunday, August 3, 2003

MORLEY, Mo. -- Ronnie and Cathy Fondren of Blytheville, Ark., announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica Cathleen Fondren, to Ryan Lynn Perkins. He is the son of Wayne Perkins of Morley, and Mary Scott of Steele, Mo.

Fondren received a bachelor of science degree from Southeast Missouri State University in 2001. She is employed with the Social Security Administration.

Perkins received a bachelor of science degree from Arkansas State University in 2002, and is attending graduate school at the university. He is a teacher at Caruthersville Public Schools in Caruthersville, Mo.

An Aug. 30 wedding is planned at Huffman Church of God in Huffman, Ark.