Tue, 09/04/2007 - 1:30pm
By: The Citizen


Mr. and Mrs. Richard Schaefer of Greer, S.C., announce the engagement of their daughter, Nicole Lynette, to Andrew Clifton Balchin, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Balchin of Fayetteville.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mrs. Helen Slade and the late Stanley James Slade of Cleveland, Ohio, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Schaefer, also of Cleveland. She earned a B.S. in animal science and a doctor of pharmacy degree from the University of Georgia. She completed a pharmacy practice residency at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, S.C., where she is now employed as a clinical pharmacist.

The groom-elect is the grandson of Mrs. Alma Smith and the late Henry A. Smith of Sparta, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Balchin Sr. of Elberton. He earned a B.S. in biology from the University of Georgia and served four years in the United States Army as a commissioned officer. He currently is pursuing a B.S. in civil engineering at The Citadel in Charleston.

The wedding is planned for Oct. 13, 2007, in Charleston.

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