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Jennifer Blakley and Brad Maertens

Peggy Blakley and Johnny Blakley, both of the Cumberland County area, announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Jennifer Jennelle Blakley, to Brad David Maertens. He is the son of Clyde and Kaye Maertens.

The private ceremony will be held Saturday, July 31, at 4 p.m. in Gatlinburg at the Little Log Wedding Chapel. A reception will follow in Gatlinburg at the Great Falls Conference Center.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Marvin and Jeannette Medley of Woodhull, IL, and the late James and Martha Blakley of Corbin, KY.

A Western Illinois University graduate, she is employed by C.R. Hanna Elementary School as a fifth-grade teacher.

The prospective groom's grandparents are Wilbur and Helen Beuseling of Geneseo, IL, and the late Frank and Alice Maertens of Cambridge, IL.

A graduate of Black Hawk College, he is an employee of Maertens Excavating, farm tilling and drainage as a heavy machine operator.

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