Mr. and Mrs. Randy Loyd of Van Buren announce the engagement of their daughter, Desirae Lauren Loyd of Fort Smith, to Nick Niemann of Roland, son of Nancy Harwood of Muldrow and Phillip Niemann of Roland. A March ceremony is planned in Las Vegas.

Ms. Loyd is the granddaughter of Clifton Gunn of Alma and the great-granddaughter of Adabeth Gunn of Alma. She has a bachelor’s degree in middle level education from the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith and is employed by the Fort Smith School District.

Mr. Niemann is the grandson of Melba Thompson of Muldrow. He has an associate’s degree in general studies from the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith and is employed by the Fort Smith Fire Department.