Shelly Volker and Tony Ricks are happy to announce their engagement. Parents of the couple are Dennis and JoAnn Volker of Morris and Sandra Rauber of Covington, La. Shelley is a 1986 graduate of Hancock High School and a 1987 graduate of Alexandria Technical College. She is employed at Allina Health Systems in the Twin Cities. Tony is a 1985 graduate of Covington High School and a 2001 graduate of the University of New Orleans. He is a project manager for Stanley Consultants, Inc. in New Orleans, La. A wedding is planned for Oct. 18, 2014 at Assumption Catholic Church.