Deidra O'Connor -- Matthew Howard
Tim and Marsha O'Connor, Neodesha, Kan., announce the engagement of their daughter, Deidra O'Connor, to Matthew Howard, son of Kenny and Trisha Howard, Fort Scott, Kan.
The bride-elect graduated from Neodesha High School in 2001. She went on to receive her bachelor's degree in elementary education from Emporia State University. She plans to teach Special Education at Winfield Scott Elementary during the 2006-'07 school year.
The prospective bridegroom is a 2001 graduate of Fort Scott High School. He received his bachelor's degree from Emporia State University. He currently works for the Fort Scott Fire Department as a firefighter and EMT-I.
The couple plans to wed on Saturday, July 15, 2006, at Mary Queen of Angels Catholic Church.