Melissa S. Blakesly and Michael "Mike" W. Crites, both of Stephens City, have announced their engagement and forthcoming marriage.
Blakesly is the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Smith.
A 1985 graduate of Warren County HIgh School, she is a office manager in Stephens City.
Crites is the son of Mr. and Mrs. James Judy of Moorefield, W.Va., and Mr. and Mrs. Jim Crites of Petersburg, W.Va.
He is a 1982 graduate of Moorefield High School and is manager at Southern States of Stephens City.
A Dec. 12 wedding is planned.