Drs. E. Harlin and Mary K. "Kit" Staires celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary by taking a 14-day cruise around South America via Cape Horn. Harlin is the son of the late Ode and Eva Staires. He is a graduate of Alton High School and spent his professional years in the field of education. He is now retired and spends the winters in Sun City, Ariz., and the summers in Horseshoe Bend, Ark.
The Staireses have three children -- Steven of Wimberly, Texas, Dr. Deborah of Tempe, Ariz., and Phillip of Flagstaff, Ariz.