Sunday, January 23, 2005

George and Carolyn Baron of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Melanie Baron, to Shawn Alberson. He is the son of Larry and Teresa Wright of Sikeston, Mo., and Tom Alberson of Frankford, Mo.

Baron is a 1985 graduate of Patricia Stevens College in St. Louis. She is a certified orthodontic assistant for Dr. Shanon Kirchhoff.

Alberson received a bachelor of science degree in industrial technology from Southeast Missouri State University in 1995, and a master's degree in business administration from William Woods in 2000. He is a process engineer at Noranda Aluminum in New Madrid, Mo.

A spring wedding is planned.