Thomas and Carol Backes, St. Thomas, announce the engagement of their daughter, Elizabeth Backes, Lonedell, to Kenneth "Robbie" Belew, Lonedell, son of Bruce and Sandy Belew, Lonedell. A May 16 wedding is planned at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, St. Thomas. The bride-to-be is a 2006 graduate of Blair Oaks High School, Wardsville; a 2011 graduate of Lincoln University with a B.S. Agriculture degree; a 2013 graduate of the University of Arkansas with a M.S. Animal Science degree; and a 2016 graduate of the University of Arkansas with a Ph.D. Animal Science degree. She is a Cattle Nutritionist with Purina Animal Nutrition, LLC. The groom-to-be is a 2001 graduate of St. Clair High School, St. Clair, and a 2004 graduate of East Central Community College with an Associates degree in Applied Science. He is a Feeder Driver with UPS.