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Dale and Nancy Bearden, of Bloomfield, will celebrate their golden 50th wedding anniversary on July 24. The couple will take a vacation to New England in the fall.

Dale and Nancy Marie Turner have known each other since childhood. They were married July 24, 1965, at the First Baptist Church in Bloomfield, and Pastor Wayne Williams officiated the ceremony.

Dale is a retired engineer, and Nancy is a retired social worker. They both enjoy nature photography.

The couple have two children, Debra and Dave Ward of Odenton, Md., and Robert and Lisa Bearden of East St. Louis, Ill.; and six grandchildren, Joel, Faith and Eliana Ward of Odenton, and Megan, Hailey and Andrew Bearden of East St. Louis.

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