Ronald W. and Joanne E. Allen of McCook, Nebraska, are hosting an open house in honor of their 40th anniversary and Ron's retirement. Ron's great- grandparents moved to Red Willow County in the 1880s and 1890s, where his family has farmed and operated businesses since then. The open house is Saturday, April 28, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Allens' home, 71149 Road 377, McCook. Their family includes children, Bonnie and Loren Isom of Lincoln, Nebraska, Eileen and Rodney Golus of Holdrege, Nebraska, Alan and Debra Staatz of Shawnee, Kansas, and eight grandchildren. Cards of congratulations will reach them at 71149 Road 377, McCook, NE. 69001.