SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. Ricky Parker were guests of honor for a drop-in reception April 7 at Susie's Bake Shop and Restaurant in celebration of their silver wedding anniversary. The event was hosted by their son, Ryan Parker.
Parker and the former Cheryl Kirkland were married April 9, 1977, at Murray Lane Baptist Church by Dr. Wade Paris.
Mrs. Parker is the daughter of Robert and Shirley Kirkland and is employed by the Sikeston Board of Municipal Utilities.
Parker, son of Wade and Beverly Parker, is a self-employed farmer.