Saundra Ann Butcher and Joel Landon Cummings, both of Tuscon, Ariz., have announced their engagement and forthcoming marriage.

Butcher is the daughter of Greg and Evelyn Butcher of Santa Cruz, Calif. She is working on her master's degree in teaching and recently received her teaching certificate from Western Governors University. She is employed as the technology teacher at a Tuscon charter school.

Cummings is the son of Tom and Phyllis Cummings of Baker City. He is a 2003 graduate of Baker High School, and is employed as a paramedic for Southwest Ambulance at Safford, Ariz.

The couple were engaged in Baker City on Aug. 23. They plan to be married on July 26, 2008, at Lake Tahoe. They will continue to make their home in Arizona.