Couples announcements for December 2008



Higginbotham and Compton

Robert and Melissa Higginbotham, of Payson, are pleased to announce the engagement of their son, Paul Robert to Hillery M. Compton, daughter of James and Laureen Compton of Illinois. Paul is a class of 2003 graduate of Payson High School and graduated with a bachelor's degree in media studies from Judson University. He is currently working toward his master's of science in integrated marketing communications at Roosevelt University in Chicago. He is currently employed at Anderson Animal Shelter in Illinois. Hillery is a class of 2005 graduate of Larkin High School in Elgin, Ill. and is currently attending the University of Illinois to obtain her bachelor's degree in psychology. She is employed at The Vines at Countryside, a nursing home, in Elgin. A May wedding is planned in Elgin, Ill., followed by a June open house in Payson.


Dorris and Anderson

David and Tammy Anderson of O’Fallon, Mo. announce the engagement of their daughter Alicia Renée Anderson to Cpl. Martin M. Dorris of Payson. The bride-elect is a 2007 graduate of Fort Zumwalt West High, and is currently attending Missouri State University in Springfield, Mo., where she is seeking a degree in nursing. The prospective groom is a 2005 graduate of Payson High School and is currently serving in the U.S. Marine Corps on his second tour of duty overseas. He is the son of Bonnie Dorris and the late Paul Dorris of Payson, and Jim McMillion, also of Payson. He plans to seek a degree in criminal justice. The couple is planning a May 2009 wedding.