Charles Allen and Janice Lee Howard of Bernie announce the engagement and forthcoming wedding of their daughter, Charita Liane (Howard) Johnson, to Ryan Curtis Shay, son of Desiree Jean Mangers of Dexter and Fred Samuel Shay of Dallas, TX.
The bride-elect is a 1998 graduate of Bernie High School and received an associate's degree in law enforcement from Three Rivers Community College in 2000. The bride-elect is also a 2004 graduate of the SEMO Law Enforcement Academy in Cape Girardeau.
The prospective bridegroom is a 2000 graduate of Dexter High School. He is currently employed as a software engineer by Network Ninja, LLC based in Chicago, Ill.
The couple will be united in marriage on March 10, 2007, at the Second General Baptist Church in Dexter with Rev. Joshua Carpenter officiating.