Eldon and Mary Stoecklein, Hays, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Sara Stoecklein, to Wayne Bryan Shepheard II, son of Shaun Gardner.

Grandparents are Ervin and Helen Koerner and Earl and Vada Stoecklein.

The bride-elect is a graduate of Thomas More Prep-Marian High School and Fort Hays State University. She is employed with Advocare.

The prospective bridegroom is a graduate of Taft High School and FHSU. He is employed at KVC Psychiatric Hospital.

An Oct. 6, 2012, wedding is planned at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hays.