The family of Dean and Mary Jo (DeWester) Howard of Palisade are requesting a card shower in honor of the couple's 40th wedding anniversary. They were married Sept. 27, 1969, in Benkelman. Children of the couple are Jody and Steven Crouse of Haigler, DeAnn and Tim Davis of Palisade and Mandy and Erik Buderus of Hastings. They have seven grandchildren. Cards of congratulations will reach the couple at 72802 Ave 359, Palisade, NE 69040.