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Engagement announcements

September 11, 1998

Block-Poffenberger

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas A. Block Jr. of Falling Waters, W.Va., wish to announce the engagement of their daughter, Joanne Marie Block, to Adrian Charles Poffenberger, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles V. Poffenberger of Cascade.

Miss Block is a 1992 graduate of Hedgesville High School and a 1998 graduate of Shepherd College with a bachelor of science degree in chemistry.

Mr. Poffenberger is a 1989 graduate of Smithsburg High School and a 1994 graduate of Shepherd College with a bachelor of science degree in chemistry. He is employed by Southern Research Institute in Frederick, Md., as data center coordinator.

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A Nov. 14 wedding is planned.

Chatkin-Emerson

Mr. and Mrs. Joel Chatkin of Silver Spring, Md., wish to announce the engagement of their daughter, Jill Kimberly Chatkin, to James M. Emerson III, son of Mr. and Mrs. James M. Emerson Jr. of Clear Spring.

Miss Chatkin is a graduate of Springbrook High School and Towson State University with a bachelor of arts degree in elementary education. She is employed at Jacksonville Elementary School in Baltimore County, where she teaches second grade.

Mr. Emerson is a graduate of Clear Spring High School and Towson State University with a bachelor of science degree in elementary education. He is employed at Jarrettsville Elementary School in Harford County, where he teaches fourth grade.

A July 1999 wedding is planned.

Cooper-Dattilio

Mr. and Mrs. James L. Cooper Sr. of Hagerstown wish to announce the engagement of their daughter, Brenda Lee Cooper, to Nicola Joseph Dattilio, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph P. Dattilio of Hagerstown.

Miss Cooper is a 1987 graduate of Williamsport High School. She is employed by Staples of Hagerstown.

Mr. Dattilio is a 1980 graduate of Williamsport High School. He is employed by National Institute of Standards and Technology as a firefighter in Gaithersburg, Md.

An April 1999 wedding is planned.

French-Simmons

Kristin Paige French and Ryan James Simmons wish to announce their engagement.

Ms. French is the daughter of Vicki French of Boonsboro and Clyde French of Hagerstown. She is a 1996 graduate of Boonsboro High School and attended Hagerstown Junior College. She is employed as a selling manager at J. Crew in Hagerstown.

Mr. Simmons is the son of Tom and Kathy Simmons of Keedysville. He is a 1993 graduate of Boonsboro High School. He is employed as a bridgeman at CSXT.

An Oct. 10 wedding is planned.

Henson-Nave

Mr. and Mrs. Morris Henson of Hagerstown wish to announce the engagement of their daughter, Marcy Jean Henson, to Brian Arthur Nave, son of Dennis and Sandra Nave of Hagerstown.

Miss Henson is a 1996 graduate of Clear Spring High School. She is employed as a credit card fraud investigator with Chevy Chase/First USA in Frederick, Md.

Mr. Nave is a 1990 graduate of North Hagerstown High School. He is employed with Door Works in Hagerstown.

A June 1999 wedding is planned.

Kelly-Leasure

Tiffany Kelly of Celina, Tenn., and Rich Leasure Jr. of Martinsburg, W.Va., wish to announce their engagement.

Miss Kelly is a 1995 graduate of Celina High School. She is an aerospace control and warning systems specialist in the U.S. Air Force, stationed at Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana.

Mr. Leasure is a 1986 graduate of Heritage Academy in Hagerstown. He is a command and control specialist in the U.S. Air Force, also stationed at Barksdale Air Force Base.

A Sept. 14 wedding at Barksdale Air Force Base is planned.

Kern-Meek

Mr. and Mrs. Dan Kern of Red Lion, Pa., wish to announce the engagement of their daughter, Lacy W. Kern, to James J. Meek, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Meek of Greencastle, Pa.

Miss Kern is a 1996 graduate of Red Lion Area Senior High School. She is a junior at Millersville University majoring in special education.

Mr. Meek is a 1993 graduate of Greencastle-Antrim High School and received his associate in science degree with a major in forest technology from Penn State, Mont Alto, in 1996. He is an I.P.M. technician for Bartlett Tree Expert Co.

A June 17, 2000, wedding is planned in Red Lion.

Knode-Shank

Angela Diane Knode and Christopher Steven Shank wish to announce their engagement.

Miss Knode is the daughter of David and Shirley Knode of Hagerstown. She is a 1996 graduate of South Hagerstown High School and attends Hagerstown Community College, majoring in accounting and business. She is employed by Sears.

Mr. Shank is the son of Kenneth and Henrietta Shank of Hagerstown. He is a 1996 graduate of Washington County Career Studies Center and South Hagerstown High School. He is employed by Phoenix Color Corp.

No wedding date has been set.

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