Elaine McLaughlin and Samuel Brunaugh announce their engagement.

The bride-elect is the daughter of Gregory and Charlotte McLaughlin of Murphysboro.

The prospective groom is the son of Nathan and Marla Brunaugh of Carbondale.

Miss McLaughlin is a Murphysboro High School graduate and currently attends John A. Logan College. She is independently employed.

Mr. Brunaugh currently attends John A. Logan College and is an office assistant at Integritas.

An Oct. 7, 2017, wedding is planned for in Pate Chapel Baptist Church in Murphysboro.