Sunday, May 8, 2005

MOUNDS, Ill. -- Mr. and Mrs. Wayne L. Steavens of Salem, Ill., announce the engagement of their daughter, Emily Steavens, to Brant Blackburn of Salem, formerly of Cairo, Ill. He is the son of Christine and Mark Garner of Mounds, Ill., and Courtney and Teresa Blackburn of Ullin, Ill.

Steavens is a 2004 graduate of St. Louis College of Pharmacy. She is a pharmacist at Good Samaritan Hospital in Mount Vernon, Ill.

Blackburn is a 1999 graduate of West Chester University of Pennsylvania. He is a trooper with Illinois State Police.

A June 6 wedding is planned in Maui, Hawaii.