Mr. and Mrs. William Ficken, of Sedalia, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception, held by their children, from 2 to 4 p.m. Nov. 18 at Our Savior Lutheran Church.
Thelma Gordy and William Ficken were married Nov. 17, 1957, in Lincoln, by the Rev. Beck.
Mr. Ficken retired from Pittsburgh Corning. He is a farmer. Mrs. Ficken is a housewife.
They have three children, Mark Ficken, of Blue Springs, Bill Ficken and Debbie Brown, both of Sedalia; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
Friends and relatives are invited to the celebration. The couple request no gifts.