Mr. and Mrs. Earl Dicks of 700 W. Alta Vista, #121, Ottumwa, Iowa 52501, formerly of Payson, will observe their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, Oct. 16, 2004ith renewal of their vows and a reception following at the Church of the Brethren, Ottumwa, Iowa.
Jackie Smith and Earl Dicks were married Oct., 16, 1954 at the Little Brown Church in the Vale in Nashua, Iowa.
Their children are Greg Balmes of Erie, Colo., Kevin Smith of Scottsdale, Kent Dicks of Scottsdale and Sue Ridenhour, Tempe.
They have eight grandchildren, Christy Dicks, Amy, Jessica and Michael Balmes, Jordan and Jack Smith, and Kelly and Garen Ridenhour.
Earl is a retired teacher and home builder. Jackie is retired from Sears and the town of Payson.