BELL-PRATER — Miss Karen Bell's parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. D, O'Coruiell 301 Grandview Dr., announce announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter to Gary Prater, son of Mr. and Mrs. G. N. Prater of Odessa. The bride-elect, granddaughter granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Swan of 1301 Vincent, is a 1967 graduate of Early High School. She is a 1970 elementary education graduate of Tarlelon State College. Her fiance, a 1966 graduate of Midland Lee High School, was graduated from TSC in August and will teach industrial arts in the Fort Worth Public Schools this fall. August 22 at 7:30 p.m. is the time set for the wedding in St. John's Episcopal Church. The wedding will be open to relatives and friends.