Sunday, January 30, 2005

MCCLURE, Ill. -- Gary and Candy Prater of Thebes, Ill., and David and Teresa Bigham of Olive Branch, Ill., announce the engagement of their daughter, Katherine Anne Prater, to Johnny Franklin Ford, both of McClure. He is the son of Bruce Ford of Olive Branch and Terry Ford of McClure.

Prater is a 2003 graduate of Shawnee High School. She is employed at Bi-State Southern in Cape Girardeau.

Ford is a 2002 graduate of Shawnee High School. He is employed at Ford Brothers Auto in Olive Branch.

A March 19 wedding is planned at East Cape Baptist Church.