Skyla Chadwell, Salida and Benjamin Hawthorne, Buena Vista, are pleased to announce their engagement.
Skyla is the daughter of Lorene and Mathew Chadwell, Salida and Benjamin is the son of Carl and Tammy Hawthorne, Buena Vista.
The bride-elect is acquiring general educational development and is employed at Salida Subway.
The groom-elect is a Buena Vista High School graduate and is in U.S. Navy basic training in Chicago, Ill.
The couple plans to marry Oct. 8, 2005, at the Church of Christ.