Sunday, January 9, 2005

Mike and Carolynn Yates of Ironton, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Wendee Leigh-Marie Yates, to John Louis Hamm. He is the son of George and Della Hamm of Scott City.

Yates attended Mineral Area College and is a graduate of Southeast Missouri State University. She is a first grade teacher at Bonne Terre Elementary School in Bonne Terre, Mo.

Hamm attended St. Charles County Community College. He is self-employed in computer repair.

Wedding plans are incomplete.