Mr. and Mrs. Gary Hester of Jonesboro have announced the engagement and upcoming wedding of their daughter, Laura Marie, to Jared Dale Bassham, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dale Bassham of Highland.
The bride-elect is a graduate of Westside High School and attends the University of Central Arkansas in Conway.
She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Montgomery of Trumann, the late Mr. Howard Wright and the late Mr. and Mrs. J.T. Hester.
The prospective groom is a graduate of Highland High School and Arkansas State University. He is employed as a deputy for Craighead County.
He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Wood of Parkin and the late Mr. and Mrs. Benton Bassham.
The couple will exchange wedding vows Jan. 4 at 2 p.m. at Temple Baptist Church in Jonesboro.
All friends and relatives are invited to the wedding and to the reception which will follow in the church fellowship hall.