Gene and Crystal Ward
The family of Gene and Crystal Ward of McCook is hosting a surprise open house celebration in honor of the couple's 40th wedding anniversary. They were married April 13, 1970. Family of the couple includes their children, John Ward of Idaho; Lory and husband, Gary Power of McCook; John and wife, Jeanette Ward of Washington; Jeff and wife, Kris Melby of Minnesota; Dawn and husband, Clark Andrews of Holbrook; Peggy Ward of Idaho; and Luke and wife, Stacie of Colorado; 14 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. The celebration is planned for Saturday, Aug. 7, 1:30-3:30 p.m., at the Chief Restaurant, back room. Cards of congratulations will reach the couple at RT 3 Box 101, McCook, NE 69001.