Sunday, January 13, 2002

BENTON, Mo. -- Tammy Lynn Becker and Thomas James Arteme announce their engagement. She is the daughter of Jim McNabb of Maryville, Ill., and Joyce McNabb of Glen Carbon, Ill. Arteme is the son of Jim and Margaret Arteme of Benton.

Becker is a graduate of Cahokia High School in Cahokia, Ill. She received cosmetology licenses from the Academy of Beauty Culture in Belleville, Ill. She is operations manager of several Custom Cuts shops in Missouri.

Arteme is a graduate of Thomas Kelly High School. He received a bachelor of science degree in agriculture business from Southeast Missouri State University. He is a sales representative with Royster Clark Inc. in New Baden, Ill.

A Feb. 2 wedding is planned at St. Cecilia's Catholic Church in Glen Carbon.