---- — April Louise Cole and Jared Allen Knapp announce their engagement.
The bride-elect is the daughter of Michael and Terry Gholson of Carbondale.
The prospective bridegroom is the son of Ted and Susan Knapp of Mt. Vernon.
Miss Cole is a graduate of Carbondale Community High School and a graduate of SIU with a bachelor of arts in foreign language and international trade. She is currently employed at Southern Illinois Healthcare in Carbondale.
Mr. Knapp is a graduate of Mt. Vernon Township High School and a graduate of the University of Tennessee with a bachelor of science in business administration with a concentration in finance. He also graduated from the University of Missouri with a master of business administration. He is Vice President of Community First Bank of the Heartland in Mt. Vernon.
A July 26, 2014, wedding is planned.