Jody McFarland of Lincoln and Travis Lawson of Portland, Ore., announce their engagement and upcoming wedding. Parents of the couple are Robert and Roselyn McFarland of Maxwell and Gaylord and Deb Lawson of Hayes Center. The bride-to-be is a 1998 graduate of North Platte High School and is currently attending the University of Nebraska at Lincoln and majoring in business administration. The prospective bridegroom is a 1997 graduate from Hayes Center High School and graduated from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln in 2001 with a degree in construction management. He is currently employed by Howard S. Wright Construction Co. in Portland.