Randy and Stacy Smith of Valley Bend announce the engagement of their daughter, Amanda Marie Smith, to Daniel Clyde Aubel of Delta, Pa. Dan is the son of Kelly Aubel of Redlion, Pa., and Dale Aubel of Abbottstown, Pa. Mandy is a 2009 graduate of Tygarts Valley High School and is currently attending Shepherd University. Dan is a 2008 graduate of Kennard Dale High School.

A March 2014 wedding is planned in Elkins.


Together with their parents, Adrienne Sparks and Brandon Sturdivant announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.

The bride-elect is the daughter of William and Sheila Sparks. She is the granddaughter of James and Patricia Simmons of Arbovale and David and Evelyn Sparks of Marlinton. She is a graduate of Elkins High School and is employed by Alternative In Home Care of Elkins. She is the mother of a daughter, Braelynn.

Her fiance is the son of Donald and Carolyn Sturdivant. He is the grandson of Leah Taylor and the late Charles Taylor, and the late William Arthur Sturdivant and Elizabeth Rosalyn Sturdivant. He is a graduate of Elkins High School and is employed by West Virginia Property Management.

An outdoor wedding will take place on Aug. 24, 2013.