A.J. and Catherine Blankenship of Thayer will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary.
Andrew Jackson Blankenship and Dora Catherine Rouintree were united in marriage on April 9, 1954, in Saldis, Miss.
A celebration in honor of the couple will be held at Thayer Senior Citizens Center from 2 to 4 p.m. April 10.
The celebration will be hosted by their children -- Jacqueline Norton of Rogers, Ark., Terry Blankenship of Union, Mo., and David Blankenship of West Plains.
All friends and family are invited to stop in. The couple requests no gifts.