---- — Brad Thackrey and Sheila Mosier of Mt. Vernon announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Aminda Sue to Kenneth Paul Karnes of Benton.
The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Helen and the late Jack Thackrey and Barbara and the late Robert Graham of Mt. Vernon.
Aminda graduated from Mt. Vernon Township High School in 2004. She is currently the owner and director of On Point Dance Studio and is head coach for The Rangler Girls Dance team in Benton.
Kenneth is the son of Louise and the late Coy Jackson of Wappapella, Mo. He is the grandson of Conard and Marie Karnes of Logan.
Kenneth graduated from Benton Consolidated High School in 2001. He is currently employed at Bit Broker International and is president of the Junior Football League in Benton.
The wedding ceremony will be performed by the Rev. Bill Raby on Sept. 21, 2013, in West Frankfort at the Old Fire House Event Center. Formal invitations have been sent.