Rodney Pope of Nevada, Mo., and Cathy and Tony Haynes of Rolla, Mo., along with Vatrinia and David Arikian, and James Thompson of Newburg, Mo., announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their children, Sara Ann Pope and James David Thompson.
Bride-elect Pope is the granddaughter of Bonnie and Leonard Pope of Moundville, Mo., and Gene and Sheila Mitts of Nevada, Mo.
Prospective-groom Thompson is a 2003 graduate of Newburg High School is currently employed by Burrell Homes.
He is the grandson of David and Myrna Friend of Edger Springs, Mo., James Marvin Thompson of Powellville, Mo., as well as Carolyn and Bill Martin of Doolittle, Mo.
The wedding is planned for July 16, 2005, in Rolla, Mo.