Bride-elect Smith received her Bachelor of Science in Sociology from Missouri Southern State University in December 2004. She is a case worker for Ozark Center in Joplin, Mo.
Prospective-groom Bichara will graduate in December 2005 from Missouri Southern State University with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing. He is currently employed by Roper Kia in Joplin, Mo.
A Dec. 31, 2005, wedding at St. Peters Catholic Church in Joplin, is planned by the couple.