The Reverend and Mrs. Earl Lafayette Ballard of Opelika are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Dorothy Kate Ballard, to Mr. Micah Guy Maurin, son of Mr. and Mrs. Guy Randall Maurin of Grove City, Pennsylvania. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Fred Thomas of Opelika, the late Andra Lafayette Ballard, and Mildred Long Ballard of Belle Glade, Florida. Miss Ballard is a graduate of Asbury University in Wilmore, Kentucky with degrees in English and Ancient Languages. She is employed as an English and Latin teacher at Trinity Christian School in Opelika. The prospective bridegroom is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Arthur Dixon of Grove City, Pennsylvania and the late Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Paul Maurin of Toccoa Falls, Georgia. Mr. Maurin is a graduate of Asbury University in Wilmore, Kentucky with a degree in Media Communications. He is employed as the Research Director with WTVM in Columbus, Georgia. The wedding will be an event of June 25, 2016 at Trinity United Methodist Church in Opelika.