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Nelson, Blackwelder to wed

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Bruce and Cheryl Nelson, of Colville, Wash., are pleased to announce the engagement and approaching wedding of their daughter Grace Nelson to Cody Blackwelder, of Ruston.

Grace is the granddaughter of Ned and Jeane Swanson, of Colville, Wash., and Sandy and Doris Nelson, of Spokane, Wash. She is a 2005 graduate of Colville Senior High School and a 2011 graduate of Washington State University with a degree in comparative ethnic studies. She is currently employed in the hospitality industry.

The groom-elect is the son of Dr. and Mrs. Mark Blackwelder, of Ruston. He is the grandson of the late Ray Blackwelder and Dorothy Blackwelder, of Monroe, and the late Johanna Hrachory and John Hrachory, of Leesville.

Cody is a 2007 graduate of Cedar Creek School and a 2012 graduate of Tulane University with a degree in cell and molecular biology and ethical philosophy. He is currently a graduate student at the University of Colorado — Denver Anschutz Medical Campus.

The wedding will take place May 25, 2014 in Spokane, Wash. The couple plans to reside in Denver, Colo.

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