Gowen-Upchurch

Sunday, May 8, 2005

LEOPOLD, Mo. -- Don and Donna Gowen of Leopold announce the engagement of their daughter, Sarah Jo Gowen, to Chad Bennie Upchurch. He is the son of Robert and Beverly Upchurch of Marble Hill, Mo.

Gowen is a 2000 graduate of Leopold High School. She received a bachelor of science degree in sports management from Southeast Missouri State University in 2004. She is an account executive with the Banner Press in Marble Hill.

Upchurch is a 2000 graduate of Woodland High School. He received a bachelor of science degree in agriculture from Murray State University in 2004. He will be teaching in the Bloomfield, Mo., School District this fall.

A July 16 wedding is planned at St. John's Catholic Church in Leopold.