Downing - Shedd

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Nathan and Mendy Downing of Anna, Ill., and Stephanie Downing and Chris Taylor of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Amity Merrill Downing, to Nicholas Perry Shedd. He is the son of Perry and Lisa Shedd of Perryville, Mo.

Downing is a 2008 graduate of Central High School. She received a bachelor of arts degree in mass communication-journalism from Southeast Missouri State University in 2012. She is a copy editor at the Southeast Missourian.

Shedd is a 2005 graduate of Perryville High School. He expects to receive a bachelor of science degree in technical graphics from Southeast in 2014. He is kitchen manager at Tractor's Classic American Bar and Grill in Jackson.

A Sept. 28, 2013, wedding is planned at Dodson Orchards in Fredericktown, Mo.