SIKESTON -- Mr. and Mrs. Howard Harper of Sikeston are celebrating their 50th anniversary today.
Harper, son of the late Thurman and Florence Harper, and the former Kay Green, daughter of the late James and Elsie Green, were married July 17, 1965.
Howard is a 1964 graduate of Kelly High School, and Mrs. Harper is a 1967 graduate of Sikeston High School.
The couple have made their home near Sikeston in Bement for nearly 40 years and are the owners of the Sikeston Sears dealer store. Mrs. Harper has also been employed at Reliable Life Insurance for over 24 years.
They have two sons and a daughter-in-law, Chris and Rose Harper and Jeremy Harper of Sikeston and four grandchildren, Dillon, Kelli, Christa Rose and Ryan Cameron.