Curtis L. Smith, Salina, and Brenda Streit, Salina, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Shawnee Marie Smith, to Bradley Jacob Dechant, son of Robert Dechant, Garden City, and the late Karen Dechant.

Grandparents of the couple are Clara Streit, Salina, the late Nick Streit, Richard and Emma Jean Smith, Tipton, Eloise Potter, Madison, Ala., the late Bill Potter, and the late Jake and Mary Dechant.

The bride-elect is a 2008 graduate of Salina High South and is a nursing student at Fort Hays State University. She is employed by Westlake Ace Hardware, Hays.

The prospective bridegroom is a 2005 graduate of Garden City High School and is a computer science student at FHSU. He is employed by N.E.W., Hays.

A Dec. 11, 2010, wedding is planned at Celebration Community Church, Hays.