Mr. and Mrs. Jim Ritchie of Minden are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Amanda Leigh Ritchie, to Joseph Benjamin Abshire, son of Dr. and Mrs. Samuel Abshire of Homer.
Amanda is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Rex Pugh and Mrs. Louise Ritchie and the late Mr. Shelly Ritchie, all of Minden. Ben is the grandson of the late Dr. and Mrs. James F. Gladney of Homer and Mr. and Mrs. Edres Abshire of Abbeville.
Amanda received her undergraduate degree from Louisiana Tech University and graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2012 with a Master of Arts degree in Speech-Language Pathology. She currently works in her chosen field treating young children with various communication disorders.
Ben received a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Engineering from Louisiana Tech University in 2009. He is currently employed by LA Chemical.
The couple will exchange vows on Friday, March 14, 2014 at First United Methodist Church in Minden.