Bill and Lynn Dowling, Hays, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Christine Marie Dowling, to Allan Ryan Thomas, son of Art and Bonnie Thomas, Caldwell.

Grandparents of the couple are Bob and Joan Malir,Wilson, the late Ed and Marcia Dowling, Pat Terwiliger, Caldwell, Shirley Booth, Deer Creek, Okla., and the late Jim Booth and Richard Barrett.

The bride-elect is a graduate of Thomas More Prep-Marian High School, Kansas State University, and A.T. Still University-The Missouri School of Dentistry and Oral Health. She is a dentist at the First Care Clinic in Hays.

The prospective bridegroom is a graduate of Caldwell High School and attended Kansas State University, Salina. He is employed as an operations and maintenance technician at Goodman Energy Center, Hays, and part owner of Thomas Farms.

A Sept. 22, 2018, wedding is planned at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hays.