Sunday, September 2, 2001

Rick Rusk of St. Joseph, Ill., and Terri Clark-Bauer of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Melanie Joy Rusk, to Shawn Alan Combs. He is the son of Gary and Patricia Combs of Mahomet, Ill.

Rusk is a graduate of Bismarck-Henning High School, attended Southeast Missouri State University and Parkland College. She is employed at First School in Mahomet.

Combs is a graduate of Mahomet-Seymour High School and the Universal Technical Institute in Glendale Heights, Ill. He is employed by Gilbert Brothers Inc. in Mansfield, Ill.

An Oct. 13 wedding is planned at Robert Allerton Park in Monticello, Ill.