DESHA — Gary and Kim Hardin of Desha have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Candace Hardin, to Jimmy LaBrun, son of Mark and LouAnn LaBrun of Mountain Home.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Rocky and Betty Hardin and Bob and Shirley Harris, all of Batesville.
She is a 2008 graduate of Southside High School and is a graduate student with an accounting major at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway.
The prospective groom is the grandson of Roberta Nipp of Marinette, Wis.
PLEASANT PLAINS — Ron and Phyllis McCance of Pleasant Plains have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Erin McCance, to Nathan Rogers, son of Garold and Jackie Rogers of Bee Branch.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Juanita Harris and the late Arthur Harris of Pleasant Plains, the late Travis McCance of Cushman and the late Barbara McCance of Berryville.
She is a 2005 graduate of Midland High School in Pleasant Plains and a 2011 graduate of the University of Central Arkansas with a master of science in speech-language pathology.
MOUNT PLEASANT — W.C. and Ginath Evans of Mount Pleasant will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Cornerstone Baptist Church in Mount Pleasant.
They were married in 1971 at the bride’s home in Batesville with the Rev. R.A. Bone officiating.
Mr. Evans is retired from Boeing Aircraft. Mrs. Evans worked for Izard County Home Health and is a homemaker.
CAVE CITY — Ronald and Deborah Weaver of Cave City have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Danell Ragsdell, to Edmund Hetrick, son of Jim and Brenda Hetrick of Cave City.
The couple will exchange vows in a private sundown ceremony Monday on Waikiki Beach in Honolulu on the island of Oahu in Hawaii.
DESHA — Carlton and Joyce Measels of Desha will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Friday with a private reception.
Joyce Floyd and Carlton Measels were married Dec. 23, 1961, at the home of the groom’s parents in Carlisle. The Rev. I.D. Riddick officiated. Best man was Jim Orlicek, and maid of honor was Patricia Orlicek.
Mr. Measels is retired from White-Rodgers/Emerson Electric and enjoys working on the computer. Mrs. Measels was employed at Tommy’s Kingburger and enjoys taking care of a small garden and their pets. Both are active ham radio operators.
EVENING SHADE — Skip and Euna Franks of Evening Shade will celebrate their 55th wedding anniversary Saturday.
Euna Qualls and Skip Franks were united in marriage Dec. 24, 1956, in Batesville with Clyde Hance officiating.
Mr. Franks is a retired construction worker and a former security guard with the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville. Mrs. Franks is retired from the U.S. Postal Service.
PERRY, Iowa — Gregory and Lori Kautzky of Perry, Iowa, have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Jennifer Kay Kautzky, to Brady Thomas Bulmanski, son of Thomas and Margaret Bulmanski of Batesville.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Audrey Rhodes of Chariton, Iowa, and the late John Rhodes, the late Joseph and Rosann Kautzky and Margaret Bose-Kautzky of Golden Canyon, Ariz.
She is a graduate of Dowling Catholic High School in West Des Moines, Iowa, and the University of Dallas in Irving, Texas.
Donald and Vickie Wilkes of Batesville will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary Sunday.
Vickie Canard and Donald Wilkes were married Dec. 18, 1971, at Swaims Chapel Church. The Rev. Floyd Ramsey officiated.
Mr. Wilkes is retired from the U.S. Post Office and is an associate broker at Crye-Leike Batesville Estate Center. Mrs. Wilkes is a homemaker.
They have four children, Misty Insell, Daniel Wilkes and Jeffery Wilkes, all of Batesville, and Scott Wilkes of Killeen, Texas.
PARAGOULD — Mr. and Mrs. Michael Todd of Paragould have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Ginger Rae Todd, to Aaron Michael Thornton, son of Lakay Thornton of Batesville and the late Kenneth Thornton.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Fred Westmoreland of Jonesboro and the late Flossie Westmoreland, Lynn Tutor and Herbert Todd Jr., all of Wynne.
She is a 2008 graduate of Greene County Tech in Paragould and will graduate in spring 2012 from Arkansas State University with a bachelor of science in social work.
MANUEL ANTONIO, Costa Rica — Kimberly Paige Harper and Travis Allen Dockins were united in marriage Dec. 4 at El Parador in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica.
The bride is the daughter of Thomas and Carolyn Harper of Helena. She is the granddaughter of Carmen Carpenter of Waldenburg and the late Malcolm Carpenter and the late Dr. and Mrs. Bland “BR” Harper of Monette. The groom is the son of Tony and Jill Dockins of Batesville and the grandson of Billie Doyle and the late Ernest J.T. Doyle and Wilma Dockins and the late Lester Dockins, all of Batesville.
CORD — Billy H. and Barbara Britton will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with an open house from 4 to 6 p.m. Dec. 23 at Cord Senior Center, located at 7925 Cord Road.
The event will be hosted by their children.
All friends and family are invited.
The couple requests no gifts, but stories and memories of them will be appreciated.