Rodney and Michelle Brown, Gorham, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Tafra Michelle Brown, to Christopher Anthony Randa, son of Leslie Randa, La Crosse, and Melissa Irwin, Hays.

Grandparents of the couple are the late Marvin Randa, Mary Ann Randa, Liebenthal, the late Fidelis and Ileen Ruder, the late Edward Weigel, Joan Weigel, Hays, Ron Arnerson, Hays, the late Richard Brown and Bertha Brown, Walker.

The bride-elect is a 2007 graduate of Victoria High School and a 2008 graduate of Hays Academy of Hair Design with a degree in cosmetology. She is owner of Mane Attractions Salon, Hays.

The prospective bridegroom is 2000 graduate of Hays High School and 2001 graduate of Northwest Kansas Technical College, with a degree in network communications technology. He is an IT network technician for Rural Telephone, Hays.

An April 30, 2011, wedding is planned at St. Mary Queen of Angels Catholic Church, Russell.