Kimbra Bell and Sam Balark to wed in June

Bell-Balark: CHICAGO, Ill. — Dr. and Mrs. James R. Bell of White Hall, Ark., are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Kimbra A. Bell, the granddaughter of Mrs. Cassie Bell, to Mr. Sam L. Balark, the son of the late Mr. Bennie Sellars and Mrs. Anna Belle Balark of Chicago, Ill.

Mr. Balark is a telecommunications lobbyist for AT&T Illinois and director of external affairs. Kimbra is an assistant professor of Clinical Medicine at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago.

A June 2014 wedding is planned and will take place at The Patrick Haley Mansion in Chicago, Ill. The happy couple will reside in the suburbs of Chicago.