Johnny Schales of Ash Flat and Leta Montgomery of Mammoth Spring have announced the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Joni Kristen, to Jonathan David Christopher, son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Christopher of Jonesboro.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Fred and Lima Schales, the late Price Montgomery, and Goldie Montgomery of Mammoth Spring.
She is a 1997 graduate of Highland High School and will graduate this month from Arkansas State University with a bachelor's degree in management. She is employed by Home IV Specialists in Jonesboro.
The prospective groom is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Ceburn Christopher of Smithville, the late Donald LeBlanc, and Dorothy LeBlanc of Slidell, La.
He is a 2000 graduate of Jonesboro High School. He is employed by Baker Engineering of Jackson, Miss.
The wedding will take place Dec. 31 at Couples Resort in Negril, Jamaica.
A reception for family and friends will be held following the couple's return.
The couple will be residing in Jonesboro.