The Meridian Star
Scott and Donna Kay Newell of Collinsville announce the engagement of their daughter, Bailey Katherine, to Richard Joseph Valko, son of Richard and Susan Valko of Flint, Mich.
The wedding will be held on Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, at 7 p.m. at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Meridian.
Miss Newell is the granddaughter of Joyce S. Rainer and the late Donald Rainer of Collinsville and Harold D. Newell and the late Lynn N. Newell of Meridian.
The bride-elect is a graduate of Mississippi University for Women with a bachelor of science degree in nursing and Meridian Community College with an associate degree in nursing. She is a graduate of West Lauderdale High School.
Miss Newell is employed in critical care at Pomerado Hospital in San Diego, Calif.
Mr. Valko is the grandson of the late Della and Troy of Tuscon, Ariz., and Stephen and Margaret Valko of Rochelle Park, N.J.
The bridegroom-elect is a graduate of Michigan State University with a bachelor of science degree in biomedical laboratory diagnostics and Powers Catholic High School in Flint.
Mr. Valko is a captain in the U.S. Marine Corps. He is currently stationed at Miramar Marine Corps Air Station, where he is flying the F-18 Hornet.