Herschel Briscoe, of Kansas, Okla., and Heidi McCormick, of Carl Junction, announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Amber Briscoe, of Carl Junction, to Thomas Turner, of Pierce City, son of Dennis and Theo Turner, of Pierce City. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mary Briscoe, of Grove, Okla. She is a 2003 graduate of Carl Junction High School and will graduate in May 2012 from the Missouri Southern State University dental hygienist program. She is employed at the office of Dr. McQuigg, DDS. The prospective groom is a 2001 graduate of Pierce City High School and is employed at the Missouri Department of Transportation. The wedding will be held on Oct. 20.