Jack and Sharon (Goodhart) Sykes are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. The couple were united in marriage May 27, 1967, at Enon Baptist Church in Dawn, Missouri. They have two sons, Bill Sykes (Whitney) and Jarrett Sykes (Stacy); two granddaughters and two step-grandchildren.

Jay and Marilyn Knight are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. They were united in marriage on June 6, 1967, at Hendrysburg Methodist Church in Hendrysburg, Ohio. They have two daughters, Marla (Matt) McBride and Marcia (Chris) McBride; and three grandchildren, Colby, Cullen and Ridge.

William and Carol Dawkins will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a renewal of vows at 6 p.m. and a celebration from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 18, 2016, at the Smithville United Methodist Church, 505 N. U.S. Highway 169. Cards may be sent to P.O. Box 972, Smithville, MO 64089.

William and Carol Dawkins will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a renewal of vows at 6 p.m. and a celebration from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 18, 2016, at the Smithville United Methodist Church, 505 N. U.S. Highway 169. Cards may be sent to P.O. Box 972, Smithville, MO 64089.

Buddie and Virginia Boswell are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary. They were married Oct. 27, 1956.

Al and Marty Taylor are celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary. The couple were married June 2, 1946.

Charles and Marlene Lord are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married May 14, 1966.

Ray and Helen Merrell are celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary. They were married Easter Sunday, April 21, 1946, near Sweet Springs. They have resided in Liberty since 1956.

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Lewis Jr. and Joyce (Wood) Tapp are celebrating 60 years of marriage. They were married Oct. 15, 1955, at Chandler Baptist Church in Liberty, Missouri.

Bill Potter and Doris McDowell are celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary. They were married Oct. 10, 1945, at the First Baptist Church in Van Buren, Missouri.

Vernon and Opal Graham are celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary. They were married July 30, 1945, in Jonesboro, Arkansas.

Buddy and Joyce Robeson celebrated their 60th anniversary May 24 with family and friends.

Drexel and Rosie Bateman are celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary. The couple was married June 7, 1945, at Danforth Chapel at the University of Kansas when Drexel returned on leave from World War II.

Lorne and Macil Leeds are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary. The couple was married May 29, 1955.

Mike and Mary (Holloway) Street are celebrating 60 years of marriage. The high school sweethearts were wed April 9, 1955, the Saturday before Easter, in their hometown of Aurora, Colorado. After a brief honeymoon, Mary returned to work at Time Inc. in Denver, and Mike returned to duty with t…

Denis and Susan (Elliott) Wendl are celebrating their 45th wedding anniversary. The couple was married on April 4, 1970, at St. John’s Catholic Church in Herington, Kansas.

Arthur W. and Lois J. (Thomas) Haney are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary. The couple was married on Oct. 17, 1954.

Denney and Shirley (Kimsey) French will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Friday, August 22. The couple was married on August 22, 1964 at the First Christian Church, Smithville, MO.

Dr. and Mrs. Oscar S. Brooks are celebrating their 65th wedding anniversary. Sarah Katherine Rives and Oscar Stephenson Brooks were married at the First Baptist Church of Gatlinburg, Tennessee, on Aug. 5, 1949.

Mr. and Mrs. Larry and Pauline Quigley recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. The two were married June 13, 1964, in Milan, Mo. Cards may be sent to 6821 SE Isley Drive, Holt, MO 64048.

Kaye and Leonard Studer of Liberty will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary June 1, 2014.

Howard and Jean (Grubbs) Neth are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary. They were married April 11, 1954, in Kearney.