Ballard - Shelton

Sunday, May 22, 2011

BENTON, Mo. -- Steven Ballard of Anna, Ill., and Donna Ballard of Benton announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Ballard, to Brian Eugene Shelton. He is the son of Jim and Denise Shelton of Blodgett, Mo.

Ballard received a bachelor of science degree from Murray State University in 2008, with majors in broadcast journalism and sociology. She expects to receive a teaching certificate in secondary education English and literature from Southeast Missouri State University in December.

Shelton received a bachelor of science degree in criminal justice from Murray State in 2006. He is a conservation agent trainee with Missouri Department of Conservation, and expects to graduate in August.

A June 18 wedding is planned at St. Denis Catholic Church in Benton.