Arika Murray and Joseph Muck announce their engagement.
The bride-elect is the daughter of Michael and Kimberly Murray of Johnston City.
The prospective groom is the son of Teresa Nourie of Rantoul.
Miss Murray is a 2010 graduate of Johnston City High School, a 2015 graduate of Southern Illinois University with a bachelor's in criminal justice and a member of Sigma Kappa Sorority. She is a juvenile justice specialist for Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice in Harrisburg.
Mr. Muck is a 2005 graduate of Harrisburg High School. Joseph proudly served our country in the U.S. Army from 2004 to 2012. He is a roof bolter at Mach Mine, LLC, in Johnston City.
A July 2, 2016, wedding is planned in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Herrin.
The couple will reside at their new home in West Frankfort.