GLADSTONE - Alena Jean Ellis and Edward Joseph LaLonde Jr. of Gladstone have announced their engagement.
The bride-to-be is the daughter of Paul and Myrelle Ellis of Baradine, Australia, and Jayne LeHreaux of Daggett. Alena is a 2001 graduate of B.R.I.D.G.E. High School in Hancock. She is employed at Citgo in Gladstone.
The future groom is the son of Diane Lalonde and Conrad Hill of Pembine, Wis. Edward is a 1997 graduate of Gladstone High School. He conducts maintenance at the Island Resort and Casino in Harris.
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The couple have chosen Aug. 3 for their wedding date which will take place in Gladstone.